Tinkling Ivories Piano Studio operates on a year round schedule. We observe 11 declared Victorian Government Public holidays plus 1 teacher training week within the calendar year for a total of 12 non-lesson weeks. 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 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 2022, 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.
2022 Observed Holidays: No Classes / No Tutoring:
Australia Day Monday 24th January – Saturday 29th January
Labour Day Monday 14th March – Saturday 19th March
Good Friday Monday 11th April – Saturday 16th April
Easter Monday Monday 18th April – Saturday 23rd April
Queen’s Birthday Monday 13th June – Saturday 18th June
Teacher Training Week to be advised
Friday Before AFL Grand Final yet to be declared – to be advised
Melbourne Cup Monday 31st October – Saturday 5th November
Christmas Day Monday 19th December – Saturday 24th December
Boxing Day Public Holiday Monday 26th December – Saturday 31st December
New Year 2023 Friday 1st January – Saturday 2nd January
* 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 40 lessons within the calendar year.