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Phone (204) 697-4565
Registering for lessons is a quick and simple process. Please give us a call and we'll help you find a suitable teacher, day and time. Your first music lesson could be as early as next week!
Monday - Friday: 1:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday : 10:00AM - 4;00PM
Sunday : N/A
** Hours vary by location. Please call for in-person hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
What safety measures do you have in place for in-person lessons?
Please refer to our Covid-19 Safety Plan page for up-to-date and complete details.
Should I take lessons online? How does it work?
Online lessons offer the added convenience of being able to do lessons in the comfort of your home, perhaps when you just don't feel like going out or when the family has scheduling constraints that make it hard to "make it to your lesson", or as a way to schedule a makeup lesson when you can't attend your in-person lesson.
Please note that going online does not have to be an all-or-nothing decision. It is now popular for students to take a combination of both in-person and online lessons. Maybe you want to alternate weeks between in-person and online, or maybe you like the idea of staying online most of the time but don't want to miss out completely on the benefits of in-person lessons and would like to have an in-person lesson just once per month.
New students, particularly those who are complete beginners and young children enrolling into a group program for the first time, would be better off starting lessons in-person in most cases; at least until a bit of a relationship with the teacher and some basic skills and practice habits can be established. It really all depends, though, on the people involved. The age of the student is a big factor here. Younger students who take lessons online will require more assistance at home from parents in order for online lessons to go smoothly during the actual lesson since the teacher is not in the room to easily correct a student's mistakes and proper guidance will be highly dependent on verbal communication.
A couple of other important factors to consider are the type of learning environment that's consistently available at home and the technology/technical side of online lessons. Ideally you will have a dedicated space that is consistently quiet during your regular lesson time so the best communication possible can take place between teacher and student. Also, having a reliable internet connection, a computer or tablet with a decent screen size and perhaps even a USB microphone for better sound quality will all help to make online lessons go smoothly and be more viable long term for both you and the teacher.
For more information on what's involved with getting setup for online lessons and other considerations, you can give us a call at (204) 697-4565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much do lessons cost?
All Group and Private Lesson programs are taken month-to-month and are charged in 10 equal monthly payments from September to June. In group programs the actual number of lessons may vary slightly each month according to the number of days in each month. In Private lessons each payment will cover 4 specific lesson dates as outlined in the school lesson calendar. In a full school year there are 40 private lessons scheduled.
The cost of lessons will vary based on the type of program, the length of each lesson and what grade or level is being studied. Lesson fees are posted on our website for each program we offer. Select the instrument or program you are interested in from the Programs menu and scroll down to the section titled Lesson Fees & Details for a description of fees and other details for the program selected.
How big of a commitment are music lessons? Do I have to sign any long-term contracts?
On average most students will go on to study their instrument for several years in order to achieve their goals in music, however there are no contracts or long-term commitments required for any Tauber Music program. Private lessons and group lesson programs are taken on a month-to-month basis during the regular school year from September to June. Although lessons renew automatically each month until the school is notified that a student will stop there is no obligation to continue beyond the end of any month. Students may stop lessons by notifying the school before the end of any month. Lesson fees are only payable to the end of the month in which notice has been given.
What kind of payment options are available?
Tauber music offers several payment options. These are:
- Pre-authorized debit (PAD) from a chequing or savings account
- Post-dated cheques (PDC)
- Pre-authorized Credit Card (PACC) (Visa or Mastercard)
- Monthly Statement (On Account)
A monthly lesson discount will be applied for Options 1 and 2. Please inquire for details.
Tuition fees do not include music books, materials or an instrument, except when specified.
All tuition fees are PST and GST exempt.
All Tauber Music programs qualify for the Manitoba Children's Arts and Cultural Activity Credit. Official Income Tax receipts will be issued in January.
What lesson times are available and when can I start?
- Our standard teaching schedule is Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
- Group lesson programs for young children run from September to June and students must register at the beginning of the school year. Late starts may be permitted up to 4 weeks if there is a place available in a class.
- Private lessons may start anytime during the school year including the Aptitude Music Program. Once you have registered and selected a lesson time you will usually begin the following week.
- Summer lessons are available during July and August. Schedules in the summer will be different than the regular school year and lessons will not be scheduled on weekends.
What if I have to miss a lesson? Do I still have to pay? Do you offer make-up lessons?
Attending your lesson every week is very important to the success of learning to play your instrument. When you register your lesson time is reserved exclusively for you and if you are absent you will still be required to pay for that lesson. However, Tauber Music does offer make-up lessons and if you have given proper notice that you were going to be absent you will be eligible* to receive a make-up lesson for the lesson you have missed.
*Makeup lesson policies vary for different programs and additional terms and conditions may apply based on the program you are taking. Please request details for your program.
What kind of security clearance/background checks do you perform on your instructors?
All instructors at Tauber Music School must provide a clean Criminal Record Check and a clean Child Abuse Registry check before they start teaching.