2024 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 annual/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.

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 addition, we host other exciting events for our students to attend and participate in that will enhance their musicianship. The dates of these events will be advised when organized and will also be considered the student’s lesson for the week.

In 2024, 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 events is highly encouraged.

2024 Observed Holidays: No Classes / No Power of Two Tutoring:

New Year’s Day – Monday 1st January

No classes the week Monday 1st January – Saturday 6th January inclusive

Australia DayFriday 26th January

No classes the week Monday 22nd January – Saturday 27th January inclusive

Labour Day – Monday 11th March

No classes the week Monday 11th March – Saturday 16th March inclusive

Easter – Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday 29th March – 1st April

No classes for two weeks: Monday 25th March – Saturday 6th April inclusive

Anzac Day – Thursday 25th April

No classes the week Monday 22nd April – Saturday 27th April inclusive

King’s BirthdayMonday 10th June

No classes the week Monday 10th June – Saturday 15th June inclusive

Teacher Training Week – Monday 1st July to Saturday 6th July (inclusive)

No classes for the week as above

Friday Before AFL Grand Final – to be declared, subject to AFL schedule

No classes the week of – to be advised

Melbourne Cup – Tuesday 5th November

No classes the week Monday 4th November – Saturday 9th November inclusive

Christmas Day – Wednesday 25th December & Boxing Day – Thursday 26th December, New Year’s Day – Monday 1st January 2025

No classes for two weeks Monday 23rd December – Saturday 4th January 2025

* 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 15/06/2024

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