Group Lessons for Beginners

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Piano lessons need not be a solitary experience. 

Children thrive in groups - as they do at school, and the first few years at the piano are no different. A well-structured group programme that caters for the needs of young learners is as pedagogically-sound as any traditionally-taught (one-to-one) method, in fact, more often than not, children have a richer, happier experience and make better progress. 

Group classes are an ideal introduction to piano-playing for the young beginner, and I am delighted to be offering the KeyNotes Music programme to families in and around the Hawthorne area.

Group lessons make a sociable, fun and more natural learning environment.

For more information or to make an enquiry, read on!   

The KeyNotes programme

KeyNotes is an exciting new keyboard-based curriculum from the UK that teaches piano and general music through games and stories to primary school-age children. Designed for small groups of 6-8 students, it is perfect for complete beginners age 5-11yrs (Prep to Yr 6). 

There are 4 levels:

  • Little KeyNotes (age 5-6 yrs)

  • KeyNotes Level 1 (age 6+)

  • KeyNotes Level 2

  • KeyNotes Level 3 


Each level comprises 4 workbooks of pieces, tasks and activities centred around a familiar story or theme. Children are engaged through singing, listening, composing and performing and over its course develop a firm foundation of piano skills and musical knowledge.

By the end of level 3 students will have achieved a solid level of proficiency and understanding, and will be ready to move on to individual lessons and, if they choose, an exam syllabus.    

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About Lessons 


LESSON LENGTH      45 min (30 min for Little KeyNotes)  

WHERE                        28 Malcolm St

                                      Hawthorne QLD 4171

WHEN                          Saturdays afternoons

TIME                             12-3 pm

How to Sign Up 

Please read the Terms and Conditions below then call Alex on 0410 704 385  or email the form on the Contacts page.  A Waiting List may be in operation for some classes.

All students begin with a 3-week no-obligation trial period, payment for which is required in advance. Please note that your child's place cannot be secured without this

Group lesson terms and conditions


  • The KeyNotes Programme teaches early piano skills to young beginners using touch-sensitive keyboards.  Before enrolling, it is recommended that all students have a suitable instrument at home for practice, that is, an acoustic or digital piano with weighted/semi-weighted/touch-sensitive keys. I will be happy to advise if you need help choosing a suitable instrument.


  • Classes are 45 minutes in length and are held weekly (30 mins for Little KeyNotes).  All keyboards and workbooks are provided.


  • Lessons are invoiced termly in advance and are payable within 4 weeks.  


  • In the case of student absence, NO MAKE-UPS are offered but extra support will be given at the following lesson.  In the event of teacher absence, a substitute teacher will be appointed or the lesson will be cancelled and parents notified in advance by email or text.  A refund or credit will be given.

  • Please provide at least 4 weeks notice of intention to leave to allow your space to be given to someone else. 

  • Parents are not permitted to stay in the room during class. 

  • Students are expected to respect the class environment at all times. If a child is not settling or is continually disruptive, they will be asked to leave.

  • Photographs may occasionally be taken during the lesson for marketing or social media purposes: please advise in writing if you DO NOT wish your child to participate.

  • All parents will have access to the group piano Facebook page which will enable you to keep up with news and class activities.  

  • Finally, I want your child to have the best experience! Please avail yourself of the following opportunities to engage and discuss your child's progress:

                                                     - Facebook 

                                                     - Parent's Week (Performances!) once-a-term 

                                                     - Termly feedback

                                                     - Contact me directly via email/phone at any other time.

Want to know more about KeyNotes Music?  Visit the website here:


To book your child's spot, call Alex on 0410 704 385 or                         to email your details.

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