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Private music lessons @ the Jazz Workshop in St Leonards

Want to start or try lessons right away? Contact us and let’s get you started. All students are welcome, any age, any level. In-person private music lessons are all at the JWA studio @  89 Chandos St, St Leonards. All levels and ages*. Adult students are welcome. All our face-to-face lessons are in comfortable, individual studios with good equipment and separate from other lessons.

We accept NSW Creative Kids vouchers. Online lessons are available – fees are the same as for face-to-face lessons.

*Very young children must take a trial lesson to gauge their readiness before we can accept them as ongoing students.

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Prices – lessons and combos

All lessons are to be paid in advance.
Fees current from 25 January, 2024
30 minutesFrom 8 to 10 lessons: $61.00

From 1 to 7 lessons: $65
45 minutes$91.55 for 8 to10 lessons
$97.50 for 1 to 7 lessons
60 minutes$120 for 8 to 10 lessons
$130 for 1 to 7 lessons
Trial lessons30 min $65
45 min 97.50
60 min $130
Casual lessons & gift certificates$65 per 30 minutes (flat rate)
Pay-as-you-go lessons cash on the dayNot available
Jazz Combo (small ensemble), per semester of 18 rehearsals.$850 for 2 terms.
Jazz Combo half semester$460

Instruments & teachers (private music lessons)

Jazz saxophone: Peter Farrar; Jack Stoneham; Sam Gill

Classical saxophone lessons: Jack Stoneham; Sam Gill

Clarinet lessons (Jazz and/or Classical): Sam Gill, Peter Farrar, Jack Stoneham

Trumpet: Deven Rahman, Amy Fox

Trombone lessons: Francis Raciborski, Ragan Kang

Guitar (jazz & contemporary): Michelle Shih, Tony Barnard, Saul Richardson

Classical guitar: Michelle Shih

Piano: Gavin Ahearn, Roshan Kumarage, Jacob Jayasena McCormick

Drums (jazz & contemporary): Ryu Kodama, Alex Tucker

Electric bass: Jacques Emery; Saul Richardson

Double bass: Jacques Emery

Group lessons: Jazz combos (mixed instrument small ensembles)

 Trial lessons & How to get started

  1. Contact us and give some basic details about yourself or your child (e.g. age, what instrument, beginner or already experienced). Tell us the teacher and/or times you would prefer.
  2. You’ll hear from us and/or the teacher to arrange a convenient lesson time
  3. Your first lesson can be a ‘trial lesson’ which can be booked as a one-off before you commit to more, but you must pay in advance online.
  4. After your first lesson, if everyone is happy, then you enrol and pay for the remainder of the current term.
  5. Enjoy your lessons!
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About the lessons

There are teachers of most common instruments at the Jazz Workshop. Some also offer jazz improvisation as a stand-alone subject. All the Jazz Workshop teachers are experienced educators. All ages and levels are welcome. Most of the teachers offer both jazz and classical lessons. Private music lessons are mostly paid in advance to the end of each school term though casual lessons are also available. Most lessons are on weekday afternoons & evenings, or all day Saturday. For all but beginner students we recommend at least 45 minutes weekly. All teachers running their studios at JWA have current Working With Children certification. We work closely with our tenant teachers to ensure high teaching standards and work towards the best outcomes for our students. The lessons are all at our studio in St Leonards. The teachers don’t do house calls.

Private music lessons are paid in advance, usually for a school term or blocks of ten. Teachers need 24 hours notice to reschedule a lesson, if rescheduling is available. We will only reschedule once per term. If your account remains unpaid by the second week of term lessons will be suspended and we may make your lesson time available to someone else.

Before you start music lessons at the Jazz Workshop, please take a moment to read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Booking for lessons indicates you have understood and accepted all the relelvant terms and conditions.

Instrument Hire

Instrument hire, repair, and new or used sales are available from In Tune Music in  48 Atchison st, St Leonards .


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