Which musical instruments are taught at AGAPE
guitar, drums, singing, flute and
a student wishes to learn an instrument not currently taught by
us, we may be able to employ a tutor for that instrument, or
direct the student to a tutor who is teaching that instrument
elsewhere in the area.
What else do we teach at AGAPE?
Creative Arts!! Workshops and short
courses for people of all ages.
Who are our tutors:
Patron and Music Advisor: Dr Marilyn Meier-Kapavale.
AGAPE Director and Senior Piano Teacher:
Piano Tutors: Heather Bieman,
Guitar Tutors: Tom Oliver, Brett
Drum Tutors: Scott Baldwin
( currently on leave overseas ), Josh
Tutor: Sharna Elliott
Are the tutors friendly?
Yes! All the tutors at AGAPE are people who are not only good
teachers, but are also people who have a great rapport with
name AGAPE is the Greek word for love – meaning caring,
Do I have to belong to a church to take lessons at AGAPE?
No. People of all races and
creeds are welcomed at AGAPE.
Where are the lessons held?
All lessons are held on
the premises of
Corner of John and
Are lessons taught “one on one” or in a group?
Practical music lessons are
one on one with a tutor. Music theory may be taught one on one,
or in a small group.
Creative Arts classes are
How long are the lessons?
ndividual lessons are
usually 30 minutes. Group music theory
or creative arts classes
usually range from one to two hours.
When are lessons held?
Music tuition is
after school hours during the state school terms. AGAPE does not observe
state school pupil-free days.
Creative Arts workshops for children may be in school holidays,
a Friday afternoon after school, or on a Saturday. Creative Arts
short courses for adults are usually one morning or evening
per week for 4 or 5 weeks.
Are lessons held on public holidays?
Music Tuition does not take place on
Is there a trial lesson?
lesson may be paid for prior to a trial lesson, before
committing to a
is usually 10 weeks.
How much are lessons?
Individual lessons range from $30 to $33 per half hour.
Group lessons usually range from $10 to $15 per hour
How are fees expected to be paid?
On receiving an invoice
for the term, payment can be made by direct deposit, cheque or
cash. If fees are paid in full by the end of week 2 , a small
discount is allowed on the following term’s account. A discount
is available if there are three or more children from the same
family learning at AGAPE.
Does the student pay for lessons missed?
Yes, if the lesson is missed by the student. (The time slot is
booked for the term, and tutors need to be paid.) No, if the
lesson is missed because a tutor is unavailable on a given day.
In this case a credit for that lesson is given on the next
Are students given homework to do between lessons?
Yes, progress will be very
limited unless some effort is put in at home. Students are
expected to practice regularly between lessons.
Can students be prepared for external examinations such
(Australian Music Examinations Board)?
Students can be prepared for practical and/or
Are AGAPE students encouraged to perform in front of an
Yes ! The P in AGAPE stands for Performance. We encourage all
students to perform at “AGAPE Performances”
are held twice a year. Students are also
encouraged to perform at
school concerts and for family and friends.
Can students learn “just for enjoyment”?
we encourage all students to set
goals, but they do not need to prepare for external
examinations. We would hope that all students enjoy their music
learning experience, and gain a sense of accomplishment as new
skills are learned.
Does AGAPE offer any pre-school music classes?
Not at present.