Music Lessons for School Children (7yrs+)
Cello, guitar, piano, violin and voice.
[My daughter] was also doing guitar in a specialist program at school, but I decided to withdraw her from it and focus on cello at Advantage because she learns so much more and so much deeper and the lessons bring everything together – theory, ear training, technique etc. Advantage is the best environment for learning.
About the program
In this program, your child will learn:
to read, write and perform music in an engaging and comprehensive way;
to play or sing engaging music or music they know and love;
to play or sing expressively and comfortably;
to explore, improvise and create.
During this program, your child will have access to:
free regular performance opportunities and competitions;
free weekly theory and musicianship classes;
free ensembles (duos, duets etc)
reward systems (primary school kids).
From this experience, your child will:
learn the value and reward of commitment, applying themselves and taking ownership of their learning;
increase their capacity for learning, expand the capabilities of their mind, and enrich their experience of the world and their educational and cultural lives;
develop confidence and self-efficacy;
have the desire to share music with others.
Enjoy peace of mind
Your child's musical education is in the good hands of our encouraging, positive, tertiary-educated and experienced teachers, some of whom are qualified classroom teachers.
Our teachers are under the leadership of an award-winning former academic in music and qualified educational leader with over 20-years' teaching experience who works very closely with all of our teachers.
Our teachers will update you on your child's progress, provide clear weekly goals, and strategise with you in every lesson to ensure that your child's learning needs are being met. Our teachers will make videos of practice techniques so that your child (and you) know exactly what is expected and how to do it.
The Academy is conveniently located inside Cottesloe Central Shopping Centre on Stirling Highway, Peppermint Grove. There is an abundance of parking and we're just metres from Woolworths, Priceline, and other retailers.
Go downstairs and get the groceries while your child has their lesson. Or join us in the lesson - we can all fit in our spacious and comfortable studios. Or sit back, put your feet up, make a tea or coffee and catch up on emails. Siblings can play with the Lego or grab a beanbag and read a book.
We have simple systems in place for missing lessons, changing lesson days or times, registering for events, and making payments.
A large-scale study in Canada found that students who learned to play a musical instrument in primary school and continued playing in high school not only score significantly higher but were about one academic year ahead of their non-music peers with regard to their English, mathematics and science skills.
A study in the USA found that students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardised tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district.