St Peter’s Primary

Instrumental tuition is available in the following instruments:

ABC
Prep – Grade 6
(G)

Percussion
Grade 1 – 6
(GDP)

Clarinet
Grade 3 – 6
(DP)

Violin
Prep – Grade 6
(DP)

Recorder
Grade 1 – 6
(GDP)

Acoustic Drum Kit
Grade 3 – 6
(DP)

Keyboard
Grade 1 – 6
(GDP)

Guitar
Grade 2 – 6
(GDP)

Singing
Grade 3 – 6
(GDP)

Ukulele
Grade 1 – 6
(GDP)

Flute
Grade 3 – 6
(DP)

Saxophone
Grade 5 – 6
(DP)

G – Group

D – Duo

P – Private

Tuition Info

  • Lesson costs per term for:  small group (max 4 students) $145, duo $190 & private $260 
  • A discount is offered for siblings, early payments and choosing direct debit as a payment option
  • In group lessons we try to put kids learning the same instrument together but this is not always possible as it depends on numbers
  • Lessons are all 30 mins and are scheduled at various times through the school day. We aim to work out a lesson time that is least disruptive to the class timetable.
  • After school timeslots might be available but this varies from year to year
  • Students are required to have their own instrument and bring to school for their weekly lesson. (The only exception to this is keyboard as they are provided for use at school but students still need their own for home practice)
  • If you need help with purchasing or hiring an instrument please contact us.
  • Progress reports are sent out in terms 1 & 3
  • We always have a major end of year concert for families and other performing opportunities are encouraged where possible

Beginner ABC Music Program

  • This program enables students to try a variety of instruments over the course of 2 terms (see below)
  • We supply the instruments and you only pay for the lessons
  • At the end of the program a report is given to you to let you know which instrument is suited to the skills and interests of your child

  • This is a golden opportunity for your child to experience music and have a ton of fun in the process
  • Tuition fees are $270 ($260 siblings) Please note that this fee covers 2 terms of tuition
  • Students learn in small groups of 4-6 students for 30 min weekly lessons

The instruments trailed in the ABC program are as follows:

Junior ABC

Prep - Gr 2: recorder (a good lead in to flute & sax), percussion, ukulele, singing, keyboard, guitar, violin & basic theory

Senior ABC

Gr 3 - 6: keyboard, guitar, percussion, violin, flute, clarinet, singing, saxophone, ukulele & basic theory.

Testimonials

After one year of keyboard, we were pleasantly surprised how well Christy performed as part of a group in a lovely end of year concert. Christy found further motivation when I finally made time to squeeze in a few private lessons so that she could measure her progress by completing exams. The group and private lessons provide complementary outcomes, by creating a musician who wants to improve and who can play as part of a group. Cath has a caring approach, and there is no pressure to take on private lessons.

Stephanie Mitten

My daughter has been attending Kids on Key through our school for the last 4 years. In this time she has developed a love of music and fostered a wonderful relationship with her music teacher. Kids on Key has provided my daughter with a positive, fun and challenging music program. My daughter is excited to be partaking in her next ANZCA exam for piano this year and I am positive that her love of music and piano is because of the fantastic environment provided by Kids on Key.

Kylie Kibsgaard

My children have been learning keyboard for about 4 years with Kids on Key. I think it is a fantastic program, especially as these classes can be done around school times. My children have learned to read music as well as learn keyboard, both of which I truly believe helps to expand our children’s mind for many other areas of their life, similar to the benefits of learning another language, and Susan is just a wonderful teacher. The opportunity to further the education with exams and grading is there for the students that wish to pursue their instruments further.

Nancy Gibson