Frequently Asked Questions/Music Lessons at Maxx Music
Maxx Music offers private music lessons for students of all ages and ability. As the lessons are on a one to one basis, our tutors are able to make the lessons fun, age appropriate and can ensure that the student progresses at a speed which works for them.
Why should I take lessons with Maxx Music?
Over 10,000 students can’t be wrong!!
At Maxx Music we understand that choosing the right music school for your music lessons is a very important decision. To get the best results from your music lessons, or your children’s music lessons, you require skilled and experienced music teachers who can guide you and inspire you to realise your goals in your chosen instrument.
All Maxx Music tutors are qualified to ensure students can achieve their musical ambitions, with many of them having studied music to degree level or holding the highest AMEB qualifications. Equally, many of our teachers enjoy highly successful careers as professional musicians. All of the Maxx Music teachers have undergone and passed a rigorous induction to ensure you the best experience and results.
At Maxx Music, we take the safety of children in our care very seriously. Maxx Music is a Child Safe Organisation. This means that, as well as our teachers all having valid Working With Children Checks, we have clear and robust Child Safety Policy and Guidelines.
How old should my child be to take music lessons?
It is our experience at Maxx Music that children need to be of school age to achieve the best results from one on one private music lessons. However, there are always exceptional cases. Adults and mature aged students are encouraged! Currently our youngest student is 5yrs and our most senior student is a sprightly 70 years of age.
How long is a lesson?
Lessons are available in 30mins blocks. We have found that a 30mins lesson provides enough material for students, with otherwise busy lives, to keep them stimulated between lessons and progressing at a sustainable pace. For those who are wanting a more intense program or who are studying for music exams, hour long lessons are available.
Do you offer Group lessons?
No. We don’t offer group instrumental lessons. We find that people learn more quickly and consistently in a focused one on one environment. By offering one on one lessons it is possible to individually tailor all lessons for the student. Students are offered the opportunity to play in a band or other ensemble in our School Holiday program, providing them with a new perspective and motivation for learning.
Do I need to have my own instrument?
Yes, although we do have a small selection of instruments of different sizes to get you started. You will require your own instrument to enable you to practice between lessons, thereby maximising your progression. Our knowledgeable, experienced sales staff in Castle Hill and Rouse Hill stores will be able to help you find the right instrument for you. And don’t forget, as a student of Maxx Music, you receive automatic discounts on products!
Can I take music exams?
Yes. Maxx Music can help you study for, and pass both AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) and Rockschool Exams. Visit our Music Exams pages to find out more.
Do students get the opportunity to perform?
Yes. At Maxx Music we know that performing is a really important element of learning to play an instrument or sing. We have a small workshop/performance space called The Session Space at Rouse Hill which we use for small recitals for younger or less experienced students. In addition, we also have a showcase performance once a year where more experienced students can perform.
I have a Creative Kids NSW Voucher. Can I redeem it at Maxx Music?
No problem! As a registered Creative Kids provider, you can use your voucher towards the costs of one on one music lessons, our one-day holiday workshops and our weekly groups and classes. Just print off the voucher and bring it in with you. We’ll also need your child’s birthday so that we can redeem your voucher.
What happens if I can’t make a lesson?
Maxx Music offers a generous Make-Up Lesson policy, meaning that you don’t have to miss out just because you have to miss a lesson. You will be provided with a copy of our Make-Up Policy when you enrol.
If we have missed any of your questions, please feel free to contact us.
Where are Maxx Music lessons held?
Lessons are offered in two convenient locations in the heart of The Hills Shire. Our Castle Hill school is located just off Victoria Avenue and our Rouse Hill school is located in the Coles Quadrant of Rouse Hill Town Centre.. Each location is well serviced by public transport and has ample parking.