FAQ’s

What styles of music do you teach?
What will I learn in my lessons?
What days and times do you offer lessons?
What qualifications do HMLA instructors have?
How much do lessons cost?
Do I need to buy my own instrument, or does HMLA provide one?
Do you offer group classes?
Do you offer trial lessons?
How old does my child have to be to start music lessons?
What is your cancellation/refund policy?

What styles of music do you teach?
Our teachers are able to share a wealth of musical knowledge, with interests in Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots, Funk, Reggae, Ska, Roots, Hip Hop, Jazz, Classical, RnB, Soul, Electronic, Salsa, Flamenco, Fusion, Metal, Grunge, Acoustic, Improvised Jams and everything in between. We have often found the best musicians (and teachers) to be those who are able to draw from a vast musical background to find that special sound that truly belongs to them. Tell us what your favourite music is and what you would love to play when you make an enquiry and we will pair you up with a like-minded teacher and who will not only happily teach you the skills needed to get the but also broaden your musical horizons by showing you what else is possible as your skills progress.
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What will I learn in my lessons?
Our teachers make it a priority to understand your goals, individual needs and what motivates you. We understand that every student is unique, and we conduct our lessons accordingly. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson, a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the second time after having had lessons as a child, an advanced singer who would like to explore saxophone lessons and someone learning to DJ will have vastly different needs (read more about our teaching philosophy).

Home Music Lessons Australia takes pride in being sensitive to the needs of every individual student – before starting lessons, we will work with you create make a customised plan that fits your musical preferences and preferred speed of progression. We also encourage our students to make a list of their favourite songs which our teachers can work through with the students to simplify, transpose or adapt them to suit your instrument.
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What days and times do you offer lessons?
Lesson times are subject to instructor availability and lesson location. The majority of our lessons are conducted in the late afternoon/evening between Monday and Thursday, however we are generally available to teach lessons 7 days a week from early morning to late at night. Contact us now and we will find a lesson time that fits into your schedule.
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What qualifications do HMLA instructors have?
The bad news for many students across the country is that private music tuition in Australia is an unregulated industry, meaning literally anyone can set themselves up as a studio music teacher regardless of their ability to teach. There are many extremely talented musicians who simply do not possess the experience, skills and mindset of a music teacher. Some talented performers simply don’t know how to connect with their students in a way that inspires them to put in the practice required to progress, or don’t have the patience or necessary tools and teaching materials to explain things in a simple way that makes sense to a learner. As a result, a huge number of would-be students move between a couple of low-quality teachers before becoming discouraged and eventually quitting their instrument.

Here at Home Music Lessons Australia we do things a little bit differently. Our teachers are chosen purely based on criteria such as their ability to clearly articulate the nuances of technique in the instrument and the ability to improvise lessons based on core material that directly interests the student and breaking the song down into “bite-sized chunks” of easy-to-digest musical material in a fun and relevant way. Of course, many of our teachers are talented performer with regular shows and professional studio recordings (you can visit our featured teachers page to check out their very own recordings and upcoming performances). Our teachers all agree that the most important aspect of music is enjoyment for the student, and that this is achieved by providing the tools and guidance the student needs to progress further down their own path towards musical independence.
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How much do lessons cost?
Our standard rate is $50/hour, however due to the nature of home music lessons, costs may vary based on your location, as well as any special requests you may have such group lessons or consecutive lessons for 2 or more children. Make an enquiry now and we will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a free trial lesson to assess your level and create a learning plan that works for you.
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Do I need to buy my own instrument, or does HMLA provide one?
While it isntIn order to get the most out of the guitar lessons we offer, our students need to practice during the week.
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Do you offer group classes?
We certainly do, and we also offer special lesson packages for siblings or friends who would like to learn together or have their lessons one after another. Contact us now and we will get back to you as soon as possible with a range of options that suit your needs.
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Do you offer trial lessons?
Yes we do! We understand that one of the most important elements to successful lessons is having a teacher you enjoy learning with, and while we always try our best to match you the best possible teacher to suit your personal learning style, unfortunately people sometimes just don’t click. That is why we offer a free, no-obligations first lesson during which you and your teacher can get to know one another, play some music and work together to create a personalised learning plan.
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How old does my child have to be to start music lessons?
We don’t place any restrictions on age, and only require that young children can clap their hands, know their ABC’s and can count to 10. While many music schools won’t accept children younger than four due to concerns about underdeveloped motor skills, we strongly believe (and research keeps on showing) that the younger children are when they start to be exposed to music, the greater potential they will have during the rest of their life. It is a great shame that many music schools don’t fully embrace this, as there is always a way to introduce even very young children to music. For example, a guitar an be tuned to an “open tuning”, allowing children to strum different rhythms without worrying about frets and fingerings. Percussion can be taught on simple hand drums and via clapping, and feet reaching the piano pedals is in no way a prerequisite to playing piano. If you want the gift of music to be shared with your child, Contact us now and we will match you with one of our teachers who specialises in teaching young beginners.
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What is your cancellation/refund policy?
See our lesson terms and conditions for more information.
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