Private Instrumental Program
The AAS Private Instrumental Program (PIP) began in 2008. Our PIP instructors are all professional musicians, experienced teachers and proficient English speakers. Each is successful in their field and aware of the high standard of education expected by students at AAS. Upon request, teachers will also prepare appropriate students for internationally recognised exams and assessments, such as The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).
If you have any questions, particularly in relation to availability, fees or assessments offered, please do not hesitate to contact any of the tutors listed below:
Private lessons are usually held weekly for 30 to 50 minutes at the suggestion of the instructor with the agreement of the parent and student. You are welcome to contact an instructor and schedule a lesson. For lessons to take place at AAS, the teacher will also need to contact the school to confirm room/instrument availability. Lessons are not usually held when school is not in session.
Lesson fees (length, location, frequency, period, method of payment) are negotiated between parent and instructor. We suggest you use AAS trimester dates and holidays to guide your planning. For the use of school practice rooms, the instructor will also pay a facility fee in accordance with the AAS School Facilities Procedures.
Lessons on Campus
Lessons are generally held at the school from 3:40pm (3:10 on Wednesdays). Subsequent time slots are then available on the understanding that most classes finish by 5:25 so that students may catch the late bus service if required.
At least 24 hours notice of cancellation is expected, except in cases of emergency. We recommend you establish clear expectations from both sides with your instructor.
All instructors have provided background checks, have agreed to comply with the AAS Code of Professional Conduct and have undergone the school’s basic training in Child Protection.
Important to Note
Private Instrument tuition is a private agreement between instructor and parents. The school promotes the programme through its list of approved instructors and can also provide facilities/instruments as outlined above. The school does not involve itself in contractual arrangements between instructor and families.