Individually tailored music lessons in Wakefield and Barnsley for students of all ages and abilities.
Take advantage of a free 30 minute initial assessment to meet your teacher and asses your needs before you commit.
Students who wish to gain professional qualifications can opt to work towards ABRSM examinations. The pass rate is 100%.
Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music.
Piano, Cello, Theory and Singing exam preparation.
Boost your predicted grade with targeted support for listening, appraising, composing and performing.
My two boys had piano lessons with Joanne over the course of about 4 years. She took both my sons through ABRSM Exams up to Grade 2, with the younger one also doing Grade 3. She kept them motivated and enjoying playing throughout. From the first time we met her, I so appreciated her calm, warm approach. She could always talk to the boys in a fun and engaging way, never talking down to them and they responded well to her. I can’t recommend Joanne highly enough as a music teacher.
Linda, mum of 2 past students.
Joanne was an amazing teacher for me. Her method of teaching was very enjoyable, for example she would describe certain scales as “pop-overs” because of the fingering or that there were “flowers” in pieces where there were gaps in the tempo. She is overall a lovely person and I would recommend her to any student, young or old, who was interested in learning the piano with her.--Andrew, age 13.
Joanne taught me for over six years on both piano and singing and never once did I have a boring, unhelpful or unenjoyable lesson. Consistently Joanne was available to both boost my musical ability and self confidence dramatically. Prior to these lessons I had little to no musical knowledge or ability, yet due to the well structured and well thought out learning techniques, my playing and musical theory became something I was proud of whilst all the while I was having fun.
In summation, Joanne is the best teacher (of any field) I have ever had, developing me as a person and as a musician. Joanne will forever be someone I will remember as having influenced my life in an extremely positive way and a superb teacher.
Archie, age 17.
Lessons take place during weekday afternoons and early evenings. Most students benefit from weekly lessons at a fixed time as that helps with fitting things in to our busy weeks. However, there is plenty of scope for flexibility. Joanne is happy to offer advice about appropriate lesson lengths for age and ability. Similarly, please feel free to ask for advice if you are considering buying an instrument.
Most people prefer to pay by cash or cheque at the point of delivery but lesson fees can be paid monthly in advance.
Piano Lessons, Cello Lessons, Singing Lessons
All subjects all abilities:
30 mins £ 17.00
45 mins £ 25.00
60 mins £ 34.00
Lessons cancelled at less than 24 hours notice incur the full charge.
Full Terms and Conditions.
30 minutes £17.00, 45 minutes £25.00, 60 minutes £34.00 . Charges are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
Charges for music supplied by Joanne will be added to the charges at the point of transfer of goods and prices may include delivery charges. Any photocopied pages will be charged at £0.25p per sheet and added to charges at the point of transfer of goods.
Safeguarding, Health & Safety
Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied on site by a responsible adult. Whilst on site the nominated adult will be responsible for the safety of their possessions, any student under 18 years of age and themselves. Please let Joanne know of any medical or Special Educational Needs a student may have as this could help her to improve progress if it is relevant to music lessons. The nominated adult is responsible for the online safety and security of any student during an online lesson. The nominated adult is responsible for providing, maintaining and insurance for all and any equipment used to receive online tuition. The nominated adult agrees to ensure that children under the age of 18 are monitored whilst online lessons are in progress and younger children should be more closely guided in their use of equipment. Joanne Armitage is not responsible for any virus, online scam or malicious cyber attack which may result from online activity. The nominated adult will be responsible for managing equipment to assist in creating the best possible lesson experience with the available equipment.
Covid 19 Management and Guidance.
If any member of your family is showing symptoms of Covid 19 do not attend your lesson. Please ensure that students and any accompanying adults wash hands thoroughly before attending a lesson. Please keep the number of people entering the building to a minimum. If a sibling who is not being taught has to accompany your party, it would be preferable if they wait in a vehicle outside where possible. Masks are not compulsory but hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes will be available where needed. There must only be one family group in the building at any time. If you would ring the bell/knock then wait in your vehicle Joanne will let you know when the previous party has left and the equipment has been cleaned. Whilst in the building please try to encourage particularly younger students, to touch as little as possible. It would be helpful if the bathroom was only used in the case of absolute emergencies. If responsible adults could remind younger students before they set off to their lesson, that would helpful.
Booking a lesson in person, by text, email or phone is confirmation of acceptance of all terms and conditions and charges will become due on the day of the lesson. Lessons cancelled at less than 24 hours notice will incur the full charge. (Except in the case of inclement weather conditions for face to face lessons). If it is not possible to complete more than half of an online lesson due to technological failure on either party, no charge will be made.
The nominated adult will be responsible for entering students for any required examination via an appropriate examination board and making payment for examinations direct to the chosen examination board. Joanne can advise.
Please try to give Joanne as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend your weekly lesson. Other students may be waiting for empty slots so more notice benefits everyone.
Payment should be made by cash, cheques made payable to Miss J Armitage or BACS transfer. Joanne reserves the right to suspend tuition if payments are not made.Payment becomes due on the day of the lesson.
To secure a regular weekly lesson booking please complete a registration form, sign and date it then return a copy (hard or electronic) to Joanne Armitage. If the student is under 18 years of age a nominated adult will be required to complete the registration.Copyright © 2018 Piano Tuition Barnsley -
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