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 Day – Thursday 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 Birthday – Monday 12th June
No classes the week Monday 12th June – Saturday 17th April inclusive
Friday Before AFL Grand Final – yet to be declared, subject to AFL schedule
Week off to be advised
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.