Musical Instrument Classes
Children 6 to 8yrs
For older children see
A Testimonial to be proud of :
It is with much sadness that I am letting you know that Lisa and Toby won’t be returning to music with you next year as we are relocating to NSW. After five years of lessons with you, you have become a regular part of Lisa and Toby'’s lives and they will miss you too.
Peter and I can’t thank you enough for how you have taught, supported and encouraged our children in their love of music. The style of your program is awesome and exactly what we, as parents, wanted for our children. Teaching them to love music, to have fun with music and appreciate music at their own pace. Enabling them to not only learn about all types of instruments, but to actually see them and hold them and play them is a unique specialty of yours Rod. And also we appreciate the time and effort that has gone into your music theory books and songs, also a unique specialty and so valuable for laying the foundations of their music knowledge. You are definitely going to be a hard act to follow !
Kind Regards Joanne and Peter Thomson
Christensen's have innovative classes and learning material to develop a young child's natural 'ear', feel and rhythmic abilities when first learning a musical instrument. Children play along on their instrument to stimulating song accompaniments for achieving this purpose. Music theory and reading of music is approached through easy fun quizzes and songs.
Read our blog on Age / Instrument Information
Christensen's Music & Learning have a vast background at teaching musical instruments to young children. The teacher is Rod Christensen who is a multi-talented musician and music teacher with over 30 years experience. (see 'About Us' page)
We recommend our small group classes for children of this age but we can also provide individual lessons in certain circumstances.
Instrument Rental is available at very reasonable rates so parents can see how children progress before buying an instrument. We also sell good quality children's instruments if parents decide to buy.
Small Group Classes
In our small group classes we take 3 children maximum per class. We can mix the instruments within a class with compatible learning material specially developed by Christensen's. Learning in a group class enables young children to develop musicianship skills and confidence at playing along with other children as well as the skills specific to their instrument. Sometimes we can accommodate more than one family member in the same class depending on their age and level.
Age / Instrument Information
Children's physical capabilities from 6 to 7 years of age allow them to learn Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard / Piano and Violin. At 8 years they may also be able to handle Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone. Free assessments can be given if necessary !
Some young children may be too young to focus and apply themselves to learning an instrument or are unsure of which instrument they'd like to learn. If this is the case our popular 'Music Discovery' classes may be the ideal consideration for your child at this point.
Class Duration & Times
Each lesson is 30 minutes in duration. Class times vary but are generally held on week-day afternoons and evenings. Many of our classes get booked out so we ask parents to be as flexible as they can with days and times to help us be able to accommodate your child.
Lesson fees are payable on a term basis or for the remainder of a term, on or before the first lesson. Lesson fees exclude books or learning material. Payment arrangements can be made for term fees in certain circumstances.
Term 1 2018 commences 22nd January and ends 29th March and yes you can enrol during a current term.
Small Group Class Rate per 30 minute lesson. Maximum 3 children per class.6 to 7 yrs $27 ( x weeks in term ) 8 to 9 yrs $28 (x weeks in term)
Individual lessons can be arranged under certain circumstances. Cost is $37 per 30 minute lesson (x weeks in term).
Christensen's teaching studio is located at the Alcooringa - Fusion Centre, 176 Ballinger Road, Buderim. (near the Wanderers Soccer Club) A children's play area and toilet facilities are available at the centre.
Please note this is our teaching premises only and all enrolments and enquiries should be directed to our office. (see below)
Enquiries and Enrolments
Please phone Rod or Keryn on 5494 7502 or email.
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