Lessons

1 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the Lord. PSALM 150

Home Students

Phone: +61253531227     Email: chapmansguitars@gmail.com

       


 

At Chapmans Guitars and Music we offer private Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin or Ukulele lessons using a teaching method developed by experienced teacher and musician, Spencer Chapman.

Spencer will show you how to play lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar and techniques used by the worlds best musicians.

Spencer is one of the finest teachers in Orange and he will teach you the most realistic and practical method to master a Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin or Ukulele, improve your musical ability, learn your favourite songs in minutes, create your own melody and write your own songs.

"I found Chapman Guitars and Music almost a year ago and have had the best experience ,Spencer is a great teacher he takes his time and brings enjoyment to learning Music.
Spencer cares about your progress and is always encouraging, he goes the extra mile to ensure you understand the lessons and makes learning fun.
It has been wonderful to watch the shop grow and have a great range of Guitars and Instruments available, it is Spencers commitment and passion that's made this expansion happen and has given the students a chance to experience what performing on a real stage feels like. 
I would recommend Spencer and Chapman Guitars and Music to anyone that wishes to learn from a experienced Musician who is not only a professional but a genuine and caring Teacher."
Darren Jordan Employer Relationship Manager (Guitar Student)


Amazing knowledge, service and CAN teach!

"Spencer has been the most amazing guitar teacher for my children (and many others at Nashdale School).
Students really respond to his lessons and are making wonderful progress.
Spencer also has a wonderful range of well priced and quality products that are provided with exceptional before and after sale service. Thanks Spencer"
Kylie Toberty, Principal at Nashdale Public School NSW.


 

Lesson Payments, Bookings, Policies and Procedures

At CHAPMANS Guitars & Music we strive to provide a fantastic comfortable learning atmosphere, where musicians are having fun and getting the most out of there time.

To achieve enjoyment for the students, parents and children as an ongoing experience, we have the following policies and procedures.

Please respect the dedication, commitment and time you have in yourself and also of other students, as it is precious to everyone who is learning.

What we learn here is for life! A Musician, A Skill, A Passion, A Love, A Joy, A Life full of Memories!

Please ask us if you require assistance understanding the following information.


"Shop & Lessons" - PLEASE READ!

  • At this time there is only one person running the shop and teaching there may be times that customers enter the shop and need to be attended, all effort will be given to ensure the time is given in priority to the student.

  • If this occurs then i will encourage the student to practice what we are working on until the customer is finished.

  • If the customers time takes up more than half of the lesson than a makeup lesson or credit for next month will be supplied at the students choice.

  • Note: this does not happen all the time, when the shop becomes busier we will endeavour to rectify the situation with staff. We do hope you understand.

Please be aware of this situation before booking a lesson.!!!!


BOOKING

Booking for a lesson can be done on the phone calling 0253531227

or

Email: chapmansguitars@gmail.com

or

Come to the shop to see and discuss time and availability.

Monday-Friday 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm

Lessons = 30 minutes once per week.

Cost = $30 per lesson, $120 per month, If lesson day occurs 5 times in a particular month then $150.

Payments can be made in store via cash or Eftpos

or

Direct Deposit via Internet Banking using student name as a reference.

CHAPMANS Guitars and Music,   BSB: 012790     ACCOUNT: 190403491


All lessons are personalized for each student, making sure they are learning things that will inspire them to not only practice, but to learn independently, in an effort to grow as a musician.

In addition:  

§ Work with students in-shop.

§ Offer advice to students when buying new instruments and equipment.

§ Help with school music homework.

§ Repair/maintain student’s equipment.

§ A folder will be provided at start of the program and some songs.

§ During the program there will be books that need to be purchased by the student.

§ Halfway through the program an upgrade of the instrument to Acoustic Guitar or Electric Guitar may be needed.

§ Sheet music is the responsibility of the student and will need to have the songs printed and ready at each lesson. A list will be provided.

§ Songs can be downloaded, printed and paid for online at www.sheetmusicdirect.com

Lessons are booked in at an agreed day of the week and time of the day.

§ Lesson times once booked in are NOT changeable unless agreed by the teacher first.

§ Changing of times is for special occasions and is not a regular occurrence as times are very limited.

 

Lesson Fees are on a Flat Monthly Plan  

§ The fee for a month of lessons is to be paid at the 1st lesson of each month.

§ Payments made after the 7th of the month will receive an invoice and incur a $15 late fee.

§ If no payment is received by the 2nd lesson, the lesson time slot will be made available to waiting students.

§ Consistent late payment may result in termination of service.

§ Paying per lesson (individually) is no longer available.

 

Lesson Scheduling & Make ups  

§ I am very flexible with scheduling and accommodating the times as much as practical.

§ 24-hour advance notice is required to be eligible for a makeup lesson.

§ Lessons cancelled within 24 hours are able to be rescheduled for the makeup lesson and are subject to availability.

§ Makeup lessons can only be scheduled once and are forfeit if cancelled

§ If you do not re-schedule, you forfeit the fee for that lesson.

§ Any student who misses two (2) consecutive lessons without calling or email (24 hours before the missed lesson) will be assumed to have quit and will be dropped from the schedule. I do understand that there are certain extenuating circumstances that do come up, and I will try to work within those circumstances to help someone.

§ Refunds and credits are not available.

§ We are serious about helping you reach your goal and have made ourselves available specifically for you!

§ As Such, lessons cancelled less than 24 hours and “no shows” are not rescheduled.

§ Refunds and credits are not available for these circumstances.

 

Refunds  

§ If Student decides to quit taking lessons in the middle of the 4-week lesson month/cycle, all remaining lessons will be forfeited.

§ NO Refunds or credits will be given.

 

Procedures and Liability

 

·         Lessons will be conducted On Stage and students are to conduct themselves in an orderly respectful manner, being cautious about equipment and their surroundings.

·         Students and their family members will be held liable with any damages they may incur while in the shop.

·         No swearing or foul language will be tolerated and students who conduct themselves in this way will be barred from the shop and lessons immediately cancelled forfeiting any payments made.

·         CHAPMANS Guitars and Music and Staff will not be held liable for any accidents or damages caused or sustained by the students and or their family members.

·         CHAPMANS Guitars and Music have the right to refuse lessons or students based on any conduct that is deemed unsatisfactory.

 

Cancellations

Students are allowed one (1) excused cancellations per month. An excused cancellation includes the following criteria and a makeup lesson will be scheduled. No refunds or credits will be given.

 § Call or email by 6:30pm day before the lesson.

§ Voicemail and email messages after 6:30pm will not be received until the following day and will be considered unexcused.

§ Exceptions: Students with a contagious virus, such as the flu may call before 12noon on the day of their lesson.

§ Absence due to emergencies such as hospitalisation, severe injury, or death in the family will be excused.

 

In the event that I must miss a Lesson, we will either

 § Schedule a makeup lesson.

§ Deduct a $30 lesson fee from next month’s lessons.

 Feel free to e-mail or call me with any questions you may have!

Phone: 02 5353 1227

Email: chapmansguitars@gmail.com

www.chapmansguitarsandmusic.com

 

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Last Updated: Monday, 17 September 2018