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 lessons are in comfortable, individual studios with good equipment and separate from other lessons.

We accept NSW Creative Kids vouchers. Online lessons are available.

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Prices – lessons* and combos

 Fees as of December 2020
regular 30 minutes $54.80
Regular 45 minutes (recommended)$82.20
Regular 60 minutes$108.50
Casual lessons & gift certificates$60 per 30 minutes (flat rate)
Jazz Combo (small ensemble), per semester of 18 rehearsals.$792 for 2 terms
Jazz Combos - summer session$44/week.
*There is extra GST payable on piano lessons with Gavin Ahearn.

Instruments & teachers (private music lessons)

Jazz saxophone: Peter Farrar; Jack Stoneham; Charlie Sundborn

Classical saxophone lessons: Jack Stoneham; Charlie Sundborn

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

Trumpet: Deven Rahman, Bernice Tesara.

Trombone lessons: Francis Raciborski, Ragan Kang

Guitar (jazz & contemporary): Saul Richardson; Michelle Shih; Yutaro Okuda; Tony Barnard

Classical guitar: Michelle Shih

Piano: Gavin Ahearn

Drums (jazz & contemporary): Ashley Stoneham, Luke Hennings

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’ where you pay cash upfront directly to the teacher $55/70/95 for 30/45/60 minutes.
  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.

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Instrument Hire

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