2023 Holiday & Teacher Training Schedule

Tinkling Ivories Piano Studio operates on a year round schedule. We observe 12 declared Victorian Government Public holidays, plus 1 teacher training week and 2 paid sick leave weeks within the calendar year for a total of 14 non-lesson weeks (Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall in the same week this year). There will be no classes during the entire week containing the holiday as scheduled below.

The flat-rate monthly tuition takes into consideration that all students will receive 38-40 weekly lessons within the calendar year, regardless of what day of the week their class is held. Some months will contain 2, 3, 4, or 5 lessons but your tuition will not fluctuate month to month. If I don’t need to take sick leave, you will receive 40 lessons for the year.

We also host 1 studio-wide Piano Party (recital) per year, date/location to be announced. There is no additional fee to participate in the Piano Party. However, during the week of a Piano Party, the rehearsal & performance is considered your lesson for that week.

In 2023, the Teacher Training Week will be a floating schedule determined by each individual instructor as Simply Music now offers several conferences throughout the year.

To maximize the value of your tuition, consistent class attendance and participation at all Piano Parties is highly encouraged.

2023 Observed Holidays: No Classes / No Power of Two Tutoring:

New Year’s Day – Sunday 1st January + Declared Public Holiday Monday 2nd January

No classes the week Monday 2nd January – Saturday 7th January inclusive

Australia DayThursday 26th January

No classes the week Monday 23rd January – Saturday 28th January inclusive

Labour Day – Monday 13th March

No classes the week Monday 13th March – Saturday 18th March inclusive

Easter – Saturday before Easter Sunday – Saturday 8th April &

Easter Monday – Monday 10th April

No classes for two weeks: Monday 3rd April – Saturday 15th April inclusive

Anzac Day – Tuesday 25th April

No classes the week Monday 24th April – Saturday 29th April inclusive

King’s BirthdayMonday 12th June

No classes the week Monday 12th June – Saturday 17th April inclusive

Friday Before AFL Grand Final – Friday 29th September

No classes the week Monday 25th September – Saturday 30th September inclusive

Melbourne Cup – Tuesday 7th November

No classes the week Monday 6th November – Saturday 11th November inclusive

Christmas Day – Monday 25th December &
Boxing Day – Tuesday 26th December

New Year’s Day – Monday 1st January 2024

No classes for two weeks Monday 25th December – Saturday 6th January 2024

* The Teacher Training Week is reserved and dedicated time for all teachers to conduct ongoing education and training to maintain licensing status. Dates are subject to change each year as we consider external conferences and seminars. Please keep in mind you are still receiving 38-40 lessons within the calendar year.

Updated 29/07/2023

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