Courses & Fees

We welcome children of all ages from 24 months onward. Being situated in RYDE, we aim to provide excellent service to the children who live in the following suburbs such as RYDE, Eastwood, Epping, Gladsville, Putney and all the surrounding areas. All our courses are specially designed to deliver the maximum benefit to your child. Check out the details of our courses below.

Jitterbugs – Age 2

ISM Ryde JitterbugsOur Jitterbugs music program provides children with the opportunity to be immersed in a fun-filled and engaging musical world.

The program is one year in length which incorporates singing original and known favourites, action, percussion, dancing, musical craft relating to lesson topic and experiencing early musical concepts for the 2 Year old.

We introduce children to early music fundamentals such as:

  • Aural – developing listening skills
  • Fine motor skills- musical craft
  • Gross motor skills – action to music or songs
  • Pitch – singing songs
  • Rhythm – using percussion
  • Structure – movement to music

Within the 30 minute Jitterbugs music classes, we not only provide an exciting yet secure early learning environment for both parents and the child, we also encourage them to share a love of music. Through play, we model and nurture children to learn to socialize within their age group and they experience how to take turns and share with others.

Enrol your little Jitterbug today!

Tuition Fee: $140.00 per 10-week term. (30 mins/ session per week)

plus Course Material Set (Book and CD) costs $40 each and it lasts for 12 months .

 

Casual visit is now available for Jitterbugs course only at $25 each session. Prior booking is essential.

 

 Duration : 1 year.

Term 3 New Timetable:

Monday 10.45 am (Call 9807 2187 to be wait listed for 2018 )

Thursday 10.45 am (Call 9807 2187 to be wait listed for 2018)

Friday 10.45 am (Open for Enrollment)

(Each session is 30 mins in length and the maximum intake is 8 children per class)


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Beeboppers – Age 3

ISM Ryde BeeboppersThe one year Beebopper program is specifically developed for 3 year old children, to develop all aspects of early music fundamentals for this most receptive age group through singing, listening, playing and moving. The focus of this program highlights the importance of early music education whereby learning music as a language from this very young age, can assist in the development of a musical ear. Each lesson involves:

 

  • Action and movement for gross and fine motor co-ordination
  • Singing to encourage pitch
  • Lots of musical games
  • Learning to work in a group
  • Music appreciation for listening
  • Percussion to develop rhythmic skills
  • Reading and writing basic musical symbols

The small group environment creates an ideal environment for developing social skills and new friendships. LOADS OF FUN! Classes are 45 minutes long with a carer or parent. As the course progresses, children are introduced to basic rhythm and pitch notation in preparation for our Pianorama Junior Programme at age 4. Enrol your little Beebopper today!

 

 

 

Tuition Fee:  $190 per 10 -week term . (45 mins/ session per week)

plus Course Material Set (book and CD) costs $40 each and it lasts for 6 months.

Duration : 1 year.

 

 

2017 new timetable for new beginners.

Term 3 New Time Table: 

Monday 9.45 am (New for 3.5-year-old and above; Open for Enrollment) 

Thursday 10.00 am (Suitable for 3.5 year old and above- 3 spots left)

Saturday 12.15 pm (New for 3- 3.5 year old; Open for Enrollment)

(Each session is 45 mins in length and the maximum intake is 10 students per class)

 


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Pianorama Junior – Age 4 to 6-year-olds

Preschoolers (4 to 5-year-olds)

Kindergarten (5 to 6-year-olds)

Year 1 (6 to 7-year-olds)

 

ISM Ryde PianoramaOur Pianorama Junior Music Course is a two-year all rounded musicianship course, which uses the piano as the practical instrument to assist in the development of budding musicians. The course comprises all the elements required to develop musical and technical skills for the young beginner. The curriculum is specifically written based on a simple yet powerful philosophy: “What we hear we sing, what we sing we play, what we play we read and what we read we write” all of which encompasses a wide range of musical activity, enabling concentration to be kept at the optimum during the 45 mins lesson. A focus on developing a musical ear accelerates the process of achievement. Our classrooms are equipped with a digital piano for each student in the classroom, as well as a full range of percussion instruments. Magnetic music boards for all students simplify theoretical work and all piano pieces are learnt with the additional support of speed variable backing tracks. Our teachers are highly qualified both musically and in teaching young students. In each 45 minute weekly lesson, the students experience the following:

  • Piano tuition – technical development, with solo and ensemble experience
  • Aural (Ear) – to train the musical ear for faster comprehension
  • Singing – pitch and vocal expression through original, contemporary songs
  • Percussion – practical experience of learnt rhythmic patterning
  • Theory – intellectual confirmation of music notation and theoretical elements
  • Music Appreciation – to develop listening skills and through actions understand   musical structure
  • Musical Games – Fun activities involving learnt skills

Enrol your child today!

 

 

Tuition Fee:  $ 240 per 10- week term. (45 mins/ session per week)

Plus Course Material Set ( 4 Books and CDs) (Level 1- Level 4) costs $40 each and it lasts about 6 months each.

 

 Duration: 2 years

Minimum enrollment per school term: 10 weeks. Cancellation policy: 4 weeks written notice is required in advance prior to the current term finishes.

 

2017 New Timetable for new beginners.

Term 3 New Timetable: 

For Preschoolers 

Monday 10.30 am ( Available for beginners; 2 spots left)

Thursday 11.00 am (Available for beginners; 3 spots left)

Saturday 9.45 am (Call 9807 2187 to be wait listed for 2018)

Saturday 1 .00 pm (Available for beginners; 2 spots left)

Saturday 1.45 pm (New from Term 3 – Open for Enrollment)

(Each session is 45 mins and maximum intake is 8 children per class)

 


For Kindergarten and Year 1 Children (5-year-old and above beginners)

Monday 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm ( Year 1 Children : Call 9807 2187 to be wait listed for 2018)

Tuesday 3.45 pm (Available for beginners of Kindy children: 2 spots left)

Wednesday 3.45 pm (Available for beginners of  Kindy children: 1 spot left )

Saturday 1.45 pm  (Kindy – Year 1  Children: Open for Enrollment )

(Each class is 45 mins in duration – the maximum intake per class is 8 student per class. )


 


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Pianorama Primary – Age 7 to 12

For older beginners.

Year 2 ( 8 to 9-year-olds)

Year 3 (9 to 10-year-olds)

Year 4 ( 10 to 11-year-olds)

ISM Ryde Pianorama Primary CourseThis course is aimed for students with no previous experience in piano tuition. The focus primarily is to teach the piano as the practical instrument, whilst simultaneously developing strong aural and theoretical skills. Teaching in a group environment for this age is particularly beneficial from the learning perspective, as the students enjoy learning together and aspire to reach standards set by one another. With regular home practice, the students fly through this curriculum and can feel progress from the early stages, which in turn encourages them to continue through to more advanced levels. The Pianorama Program is an effective and structured programme taught by a highly qualified music educator combined with a fun and unpressured atmosphere. Enrol your child today!

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition Fee: $250 per 10 – week term. (45 mins/ session per week) (Minimum 4 to start  a group)

plus each course material set costs $40 and it lasts for 6 months.

Duration: 2 years.

Shared private can be available for this age group on request.

 

Primary ( 7 year old and above beginners)

Monday  5.15 pm (2 spots left)

Tuesday 4.30 pm (10 year old +)

Saturday 2:30 pm (Call 9807 2187 to be wait listed for 2018 ).

 

(Each session is 45 mins in length and the maximum intake is 6 students per class)

 

Pianorama Extension- Age 12 & above

ISM Ryde Pianorama ExtensionExtension Course is for Primary and Intermediate Course graduates. All musical styles of repertoire with an expanded technical development program are covered at this level.  This, together with the acquired musical awareness, enables the teacher to work with the students in a broader field including composition, improvisation, keyboard harmony and extended theoretical components. In our Australian schools, many students will present for the AMEB theory exams, having completed the set syllabus for this level in the Extension curriculum. The Pianorama Program is an effective and structured programme taught by a highly qualified music educator combined with a fun and unpressured atmosphere. Enrol your child today!

 

 

 

Tuition Fee:

Intermediate course $285 per 10-week term . (45 mins/ session per week)

or

Extension course $365 per 10 – week term. (60 mins/session per week)

plus course material set which costs $40 and it lasts for 6 months.

 

Duration : 18 months to 2 years.

 

 

Intermediate and Extension classes are offered to existing or transferred students.

Intermediate:

Wednesday 4.45 pm

Thursday 5.15 pm

Saturday 3.15 pm

 

Extension classes:

Tuesday 5.15 pm ( Year 3/4)

Wednesday: 6.00 pm ( Year 5/6)

Saturday: 12.00 pm (Year 3/4)

(Each session is 60 mins in length and the maximum intake is 6 students per class. )

 

Individual Tuition

Not a child but want to learn music as well? Why should kids have all the fun? Individual tuition is also available for group graduates and older students who are studying for AMEB examination or purely playing for pleasure.

 

For more details and to discuss your requirements call us on 0422-264-473 or contact us online.

The fee depends on your level and requirements. To find out lesson availability, please call us on 0422-264-473 or contact us online. Please leave your day preferences and prior musical experience when register online.

Beginner-Preliminary: $40/30 mins;

Grade 1-4: $42/30 mins; $60/45 mins; $84/60 mins

Grade 5-7: $63/45 mins;  $88/60 mins;

Grade 8 and Diploma levels : $92/60 mins; (G.S.T inclusive)