WHY WE’RE THE
We’ve been teaching students the art of music since 1980. Under the leadership of Marcel Riethmann (Director) and Lionel Reekie (Manager), our school has changed the lives of thousands of people.
As we continue to build a strong reputation in the Auckland communities as a leader in music education, we’re dedicating resources to grow and develop our programmes for musicians of all ages. The school caters to approximately 1500 students each week, being taught by over 90 teachers across our North Shore, West Auckland and Central Auckland locations.
The school is founded on the promotion of education, performance and creative activity. We strive to cultivate strong bonds between students, families and communities.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What instruments are taught?
Accordion, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Drums, Flute, Recorder, Saxophone, Singing, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Piano, Keyboard, Guitar.
How much are tuition fees?
Basic fees for an individual lesson:
- $32.90 per half-hour lesson
- $49.35 per 45 minute lesson
- $65.80 per hour
Students in our great Forte School of Music Classes are invoiced in 10 week blocks based on $259 per term.
There is a one off enrollment fee of $69.90 for students that have not learnt with us before.
There are a variety of options to help meet individual requirements, our lesson fees depend upon which of our programmes you choose. Contact one of our helpful team and we can advise which of our programmes best meets your needs and the costs involved.
What are the courses fees?
Price as given per course.
What is the tuition length?
20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour.
How can we be sure that our teacher is right for us?
All our teachers are trained. Should the student needs mean a change of teacher is appropriate, our management team will make sure that another teacher is more effectively matched to meet the needs of the student.
How do I enrol?
Call: 0800 102 380, or enquire now.
What level of tuition – beginners or advanced?
We teach all levels, from beginner to advanced students.
Do I need my own instrument?
Yes. You should have an instrument at home to practice between lessons. Whilst we have pianos, keyboards and drums at the centres, students of other instruments will need to bring their instrument to each lesson.
Can I hire an instrument?
Yes. Our industry partners will assist. Please call: 0800 89 39 39
How do I pay?
We accept, credit card, cash, cheque, EFTPOS or direct credit. All payment is invoiced in advance. Lesson fees not paid may attract a late fee of $15 per month outstanding
Do you give refunds?
We start with an over the phone assessment and then try you or your child out with an instrument and teacher. If something’s not right, we will adjust the plan until it is, in the unlikely event we can’t get it right in the first month, we’ll give your money back, no questions asked.
After that following the requirements of the Consumer Guarantees Act, a refund can only be given is the centre is unable to provide the service that has been booked and paid for. With this in mind, students should expect to complete all lessons that they have paid for. Alternatively, students will be offered vouchers to the value of their overpayment so that they can use the lessons at some time in the future.
Personal information from our customers is only shared with the Music Education Centre, staff, teachers and associated agencies and will not be shared with 3rd parties for marketing purposes.
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CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US
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Testimonial By Kim and Rus
I didn’t realise when we started just how much they would gain from music lessons, the important life skills learnt along the way. Music has encouraged commitment, enhanced memory & confidence…”
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