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Small Group Music Lessons

Sometimes it’s just best to learn with other people – to help with confidence, to interact with other musicians and to simply share the cost.

Small Group Music Lessons take place at our campus in Wollongong’s beautiful Botanic Garden weekly during school term time. For all instrumental lessons you need to have access to a musical instrument (or you can access one of WollCon’s) and to get the most out of your WollCon lessons you need motivation and time for regular practice.

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Jazz Combos

TIME

1 hour once a week

STUDENTS

3-8 students

FEE

$283.00 per 9 week term

TEACHERS

Eric Dunan

Des Cannings

David Reglar

Abel Cross

Jazz Combos provide students with an opportunity to work in small groups to develop their skills in jazz performance under the close supervision of a professional musician and educator.

Jazz Vocal Combo

AKA ‘The Hummingbirds’

TIME

1 hour once a week

STUDENTS

3-8 students

FEE

$283.00 per 9 week term

TEACHER

Trish Delaney-Brown

This is WollCon’s premier vocal ensemble performing 3 & 4 part arrangements heavily weighted towards the jazz genre. Members must be able to strongly hold a harmony line on their own, as arrangements often feature a single voice on one part.

Inspired by groups such as The Andrew’s Sisters; The Chordettes; The Puppinni Sisters; Lambert Hendricks and Singers Unlimited, the Hummingbirds is a wonderful opportunity for members to fine tune their blending and sight singing skills; develop a strong swing and jazz sensibility; play with improvisation; develop vocal consistency and confidence, and explore performance aspects such as movement, patter, set programming and vocal balance in amplified settings.

This is an auditioned group.

Keyboard

TIME

30min | 45min | 1hr - once a week

AGE GROUP

Ages 8+

STUDENTS

3-5 students

FEE

See below per duration

TEACHERS

Brad Baker

Sonia Sozio

Group keyboard lessons provide an opportunity for students to learn piano basics in small groups of three to five. The classes follow a progressive curriculum that will prepare students for individual tuition. Students will learn to read music, learn basic chord progressions and explore improvisation and ensemble playing.

No experience is necessary to begin and the program is best suited for the 7-12 year-old beginner. Group lessons for teenage and adult students are also on offer but are subject to demand.

Scheduled throughout the week (early afternoon and Saturday mornings), the lessons are forty-five minutes in length and incorporate group and individual work.

Having a piano or keyboard at home is required to ensure successful learning.

Contemporary/Jazz Group Keyboard Lessons

TIME

Wednesday 6pm-6:45pm

AGE GROUP

All Ages - Grade 4 AMEB level or equivalent required.

STUDENTS

3-4 students

FEE

See below per duration

TEACHERS

Kelvin Haisman

An ideal class for intermediate and advanced piano students who have an interest in jazz and/or other contemporary styles. Students will learn to read jazz charts, explore improvisation, and understand chord progressions.

Students who succeed may opt to join jazz combo or start individual tuition with one of our experienced jazz piano teachers.

Group lessons for adult students are also on offer but are subject to demand. The lessons are forty-five minutes in length and incorporate group and individual work.
Please also bring some over-ear headphones.

Having a piano or keyboard at home is required to ensure successful learning.

Recorder

TIME

30min | 45min | 1hr - once a week
Adult Group - 'Recorder Revellers': Wednesdays 6:30pm (45 mins lesson)

AGE GROUP

Adult Group (18+) - 'Recorder Revelers'
Ages 8+ - TBC

STUDENTS

Up to 8 students

FEE

30-mins $200 per term or $22.22 per lesson, 45-mins $237.00 per term or $26.33 per lesson, 1 hour $283.00 per term or $31.44 per lesson.

TEACHERS

Mel Wishart

Small group lessons provide a motivating environment to learn music. They encourage teamwork, communication skills, and offer an authentic and empowering environment that can boost confidence and reduce stage fright.

Students will learn to read music at a steady pace but are also encouraged to explore improvisation, as well as taking part in small ensembles.

Lessons are tailor made to explore student’s individual interests, whilst progressively developing their skillset through an established curriculum with each other. “Classical to Whimsical” is Mel’s motto.

Rhythm Club

TIME

Saturday 11:15am-12:00pm

AGE GROUP

7-10 years

STUDENTS

Up to 10 students

FEE

$237

TEACHERS

Chris Fields

The Rhythm Club offers a wonderful introduction to the vast world of percussion and rhythm for children aged 7-10 who are transitioning into individual lessons and ensembles.

Students will learn a wide variety of percussion techniques while exploring rhythms from Brazil, Cuba, Africa, India, Japan and more.

In the course of the program students will develop a strong understanding of rhythm in a wide range of musical styles, an understanding of rhythmic notation, confident performance skills and good listening and group co-operation skills.

This class is ideal for children with an interest in percussion and drums, but is suitable for all music students.

Speech & Drama

TIME

45 mins, 60 mins, 75 mins Lessons (one class a week)

AGE GROUP

Ages grouped accordingly

FEES

Group Lesson – 3 people at 45 mins: $283
Group Lesson – 3 people at 60 mins: $354

Group Lesson – 4 people at 60 mins: $283

Group Lesson – 5 people at 60 mins: $227
Group Lesson – 5 people at 75 mins: $283

TEACHERS

Erin Mascord

Frances Curtis

Focusing on the individual needs of the student, Speech and Drama can be used to develop skills in public speaking, debating, characterisation, mime, improvisation, and recitation of prose and poetry. Speech and Drama is perfect for those struggling with speech impediments or accents as it works towards developing confidence and clarity of speech. A good basis upon which to build a career in the dramatic industries, it can also be taken as a leisure course for those students just wishing to embrace their creative and extrovert personalities.

Fees

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30-minute Lessons

Time: 30 minutes once a week
Fee: $200.00 per 9 week term

45-minute Lessons

Time: 45 minutes once a week
Fee: $237.00 per 9 week term

60-minute Lessons

Time: 60 minutes once a week
Fee: $283.00 per 9 week term

Small Group Lessons take place at our campus in Wollongong’s beautiful Botanical Gardens weekly during school term time. For all instrumental lessons you need to have access to a musical instrument (or you can access one of WollCon’s) and to get the most out of your WollCon lessons you need motivation and time for regular practice.

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