frequently asked questions

  • Can anyone sing?

    Singing is a learnt skill even though everyone has their own individual sound. With correct training, everyone can improve their voices and overcome any limitations

  • Do you teach beginners? I have no experience singing.

    Yes, of course! At the RED MUSIC CENTRE we always start at the beginning, learning the basics – The Foundations of singing. With some direction, encouragement and a little practice, we can get you singing quickly and confidently!

  • Do you teach mature beginners?

    Definitely! You are NEVER to old to sing. The RED MUSIC CENTRE has many students who come to learn for self–enjoyment, self–improvement and to learn a new skill. Regardless of your age, there is always something amazing to learn through the instrument of your voice.

  • How long will it be before I can sing well?

    Singing well doesn’t develop over night. Skills are steadily built up over a period of time. How often you attend class and how accurately you are practicing at home will influence your development and growth.

  • I don't have the instrument I'm learning at home. What should I do?

    We encourage you to talk to your teacher about what style/brand of instrument you should purchase or hire for yourself. Your teacher is experienced in this area and will happily suggest and guide you through the purchase/hire of an instrument.

  • What do we bring to each lesson?

    Students need to bring any Resources/workbooks they have been asked to bring by their teacher, a pencil, a USB and a bottle of water to each and every class.

  • Do I need to practice at home?

    Yes! Practice is essential to the learning and reinforcement of new skills and techniques learnt and studied during class time. You will be given all the resources you need to practice properly at home during your lesson. You will also be given a practice guide; so that you know how long and how often you will need to practice.

  • Can I sit in and watch my child's lesson?

    Developing trust between student and teacher in a Private lesson can be difficult when a parent is supervising a lesson. Some children are ok with this skill, while others are not – meaning that they work better with a teacher when a parent is not there. At RED, we encourage parent support by asking the parent to stay; however to sit and wait outside the teaching studio while the lesson is being conducted. In Group lessons, no parents are allowed to attend classes, due to the nature of having multiple students in the one class. Parents are encouraged to stay and sit outside the teaching studio.

  • What facilities do you have?

    The Red Music Centre is a professional vocal, instrumental, movement & drama-training studio. All students have access to state of the art and current music technology to use during lessons. Professional amplifiers, studio microphones, stands, computer technology etc are in the studio for lesson use at all times.

  • Do you have concerts or events that we can perform at?

    Definitely! RED students perform at a variety of events and concerts throughout the year. Performance opportunities range from shopping centre appearances, local festival performances, workshops and competitions. Our main performances are the Half Yearly Concert and Yearly Showcase which are both held at the ‘The Birds Nest’ RSHS and YMCA ‘The Space’.

  • When do I pay my account?

    Lessons are invoiced at the beginning of every term via email and are payable within 7 days. If you are unable to pay your invoice in full, you will be required to sign up to our Ezidebit system where you can have your fees debited from a nominated account or Credit Card weekly or monthly.

  • What if I need to cancel because I am sick or have a planned event?

    If you are not able to attend your lesson, you must give the Centre 24hrs notice to allow for rescheduling. Forgetting, late notice or a “no show” to lessons will mean that a full lessons fee is forfeited with no rescheduling allocated to you for that week.

  • What if we forget to go to a lesson?

    If a student is booked in and doesn’t show up for a lesson, payment in full is forfeited for the lesson.

  • I have a problem regarding lessons. How can I reach you?

    Please contact the Centre Manager via email, text or phone. Ensure you leave a clear message and a time and date of call.

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