Musical Instrument Tuition
Children 9 to 17yrs
For younger children see
Christensen's teach Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Keyboard / Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Cello and Drums. The teacher is Rod Christensen who is a multi-talented musician and music teacher with over 30 years experience. (see About Us page)
We offer both small group classes and individual lessons although we recommend our group classes which are very successful and provide children with as much content as they can handle at a given time.
Christensen's have an innovative approach and learning material with play-along accompaniments to develop children's natural 'ear', feel and rhythmic abilities as well as reading abilities relative to their instrument. Music theory is approached through constructive and fun quiz material.
Recent parent's comments in an email to us:
"Hi Rod, Josh is really enjoying his lessons. I'm looking forward to also sending Jennifer back eventually and maybe my littlest Toby (nearly 6) when we feel we can afford it. You are definitely an inspirational music teacher and I love your different approach"
See our blog .. 'What Is A Complete Musician'
Students who learn with Christensen's stay with Christensen's !
Alexander (in the rear of this pic) learnt guitar from us for 7 years and now plays in bands and has gone on to a career with a music production company !
Here is an Audio Sample of Matthew, another up and coming guitar student at Christensen's !
Instrument Rental is available at reasonable rates so parents can see how their children progress before buying an instrument. We also sell good quality student instruments if parents decide to buy.
Performance Opportunities are arranged from time to time for our students when their skills and confidence have reached a suitable level.
Small Group Classes - Recommended !
In our small group classes we take 3 children maximum per group. The advantage with our group classes is that children learn the playing skills on their instrument and at the same time develop musicianship skills at playing along with other young musicians. We can also mix the instruments within a class using instrument compatible learning material specially prepared by Christensens. Sometimes we can accommodate more than one family member in the same class depending on their age and level.
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 in certain circumstances.
Term 3 2017 commences 10th July and ends 14th September. Yes you can enrol during a current term.
Small Group Classes
9 to 12yrs : 2 to 3 children per class - $28 per 30 minute lesson ( x weeks in term )
13 to 17yrs : 2 to 3 children per class - $29 per 30 minute lesson ( x weeks in term )
Individual Lessons9 to 17yrs - $37 per 30 minute lesson ( x weeks in term )
Christensen's teaching studio is located at the 'Alcooringa 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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