Terms and Conditions

Term Fees must be paid for by Week 2 of each term or lessons will be discontinued.

If your tutor can not make your scheduled lesson, a replacement tutor will be organised. If we are unable to organise an appropriate replacement and have to cancel your lessons, a credit will be issued.

Students participating in AMEB and Eisteddfods MUST use original books and under no circumstances allowed photocopies.

There is an increasing trend in the music teaching industry for parents to use photocopies of music instead of purchasing the books. THIS IS ILLEGAL, not to mention a disadvantage to students who miss out on all the additional material and pieces included in music books.

We take pride in our studio’s by providing good quality instruments for our students to learn on. We appreciate it if those attending the studio’s to respect and take care of our instruments; especially the Pianoforte Showroom Piano’s. Students and family members who wish to wait in the studio, must do so in a respectful and quiet manner for students who are in their lessons.

Read our full terms and conditions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “Do your tutors hold Working with Children Checks?”
A: Yes. All our of our tutors must have a Working with Children Check. We do not allow our tutors to teach with out a Working with Children’s Check.

Q: “Can I get feedback on my child’s progress?”
A: Yes. Your tutor will tell you your child’s progress and how to improve on the piece or exercise, and how long to practice.

Q: ‘Is their any performance opportunities?”
A: Every year we do a concert where the students perform a piece with other students. This allows kids to work with other students and gain experience with doing ensemble work.

Q: “Can I pay by the week?”
A: No. Fees are invoiced by the school term; this is approximately 10 lessons. If you cannot pay your invoice in full please contact our office to arrange a payment to be made in 2 or 3 installments.

Q: “What do I do to discontinue lessons?”
A: to discontinue lessons please notify via email, or SMS or charges will still apply.

Q: “Can two or more children share a lesson?”
A: Unfortunately, no. this is an individual lesson, and for the learning and development of each child to learn at their own pace, one child at a time only.


  • How to pay

    Payments can be made via
    Direct Transfer
    BSB:112-879 Acc: 446634198 Bank: St George
    Please state surname & invoice no. as description
    Cash or Cheque
    Payable to Studio 85 School of Music
    Available in Riverstone Studio, 2% surcharge

  • Make up lessons

    Make up lessons are available if notification of absence is provided a minimum of 48 hours prior to lesson via SMS or Email. If adequate notification is provided, a rescheduled lesson will be offered at some time during the term. All required make up lessons will be finalised by the end of the applicable term. If adequate notification is not provided, the lesson must still be paid for with no opportunity for a make up lesson.

  • Practice Guideline

    To work out how long your child should practice their instrument at home depends on how long the child has been learning and how old they are. We recommend following this guideline:
    AGE x YEARS LEARNING = MINUTES (3 x a week)
    For example, John is 8 and has been learning for 2 years. His practice should be 16-minutes, three times a week. If you are still unsure, your tutor can provide more information.

  • Instruments

    Instruments are supplied in the Studios for your child to use throughout the lesson. You will not need to bring your instrument. If you wish to purchase an instrument, please look at our suppliers:
    Pianoforte – www.pianoforte.com.au
    The Music Base – www.themusicbase.net.au


  • 30 minute lessons range from $25 - $35 Prepaid Term-by-Term basis

  • 1 hour lessons range from $50 - $70 Prepaid Term-by-Term basis

  • Sibling Discounts are given to families who have 3 or more children participating in lessons.

  • Fundamentals Workbooks are from $20

  • AMEB books and resources are priced between $19.95 and $74.95 depending on instrument and level.

  • AMEB examination fees range between $79.00 to $165.00 depending on instrument and level.