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2023 STUDENT
INFORMATION & DATES

TERM DATES

Lessons begin on Monday 23rd January 2023 and continue weekly until Saturday 16th December 2023, excluding the following dates:

  • Auckland Anniversary Weekend, 28th - 30th January

  • Waitangi Day Holiday, 4th - 6th February

  • Easter Weekend, 7th - 10th April

  • Anzac Day Holiday, 22nd - 25th April

  • Kings Birthday Holiday, 3rd - 5th June

  • Matariki Holiday, 14th - 16th July

  • Labour Day Holiday, 21st - 23rd October

*Please note lessons continue through the school holidays.

CONCERTS

Open to all We Are Loud students of any instrument, age or level, participation in our concerts is always free of charge.

  • Term One Concert - Sunday 2nd April

  • Term Two Concert - Sunday 25th June

  • Term Three Concert - Sunday 17th September

  • End of Year Concert - Sunday 3rd December

*exact times TBC, concerts will be held in the afternoon.

CONCERT BAND PROGRAMME

Open to all students in group & private lessons. Students learn one song from a list of band songs, at the end of each term join a band with other students playing the same song. They will rehearse on the following dates, and perform their band song in the end of term concert. The concert band programme is $100 per student for the year. 

  • Term One Rehearsals - Sunday 26th March

  • Term Two Rehearsals - Sunday 18th June

  • Term Three Rehearsals - Sunday 10th September

  • Term Four Rehearsals - Sunday 26th November

We highly recommend students in this programme also participate in our monthly Open Jam Sessions and can offer the special rate of $275/year when booking in for both the Concert Band Programme & Jam Sessions.

OPEN JAM SESSIONS

These sessions focus on performance and improvisation techniques, working with others in a band and working through performance nerves. Jam sessions are held on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6pm for 90 mins on the following dates:

17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 21st July, 18th August, 15th September, 20th October, 17th November, 15th December. Fees are $20/session or $200/year.

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th April, Ages 6-12: 10am - 2.30pm, $70/day

Monday 17th - Friday 21st April, Ages 12-18: 10am - 2.30pm, $70/day

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th July, Ages 6-12: 10am - 2.30pm, $70/day

Monday 10th - Friday 13th July, Ages 12-18: 10am - 2.30pm, $70/day

Monday 25th - Friday 29th September, Ages 6-12: 10am - 2.30pm, $70/day

Monday 2nd - Friday 6th October, Ages 12-18: 10am - 2.30pm, $70/day

Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th December, Ages 6-12: 10am - 2.30pm, $70/day

Wednesday 20th - Thursday 21st December, Ages 12-18: 10am - 2.30pm, $70/day

CONTACT INFO

Studio Phone - 027 470 7042 (please text as our team are often all with students)

Studio Director - Jo Kelsey (general enquiries, lesson scheduling  & scholarships) - jo@weareloud.co.nz

Studio Admin - Wendy Mansfield (payment & new student enquiries) - wendy@weareloud.co.nz

LESSON CANCELLATIONS & MAKEUPS

Lesson cancellations with over 24 hours notice - email your teacher & cc jo@weareloud.co.nz or text 027 470 7042.

Lesson cancellations within 24 hours - please text 027 470 7042.

One make-up lesson per 12 weeks (school term) will be offered for private lessons missed due to student illness, provided the teacher is given reasonable notice (more than 6 hours before lesson start time). Additional makeup lessons may also be issued at your teachers discretion and on an individual basis.

  • Makeup lessons will not be issued for any lessons cancelled within six hours of the lesson start time.

  • Makeup lessons may be issued for private lessons only, cancellations for group lessons will not receive makeup credits.​

  • Makeup lessons may be booked in with your teacher at a mutually agreed time.

  • All other cancellations and missed lessons will not be rescheduled and will incur the full fee.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO LESSONS IF YOU'RE SICK! We will be happy to move your private lesson online, and send over virtual lesson resources for group classes.

LESSON MATERIALS

Lesson books are available for beginner piano, beginner guitar & beginner ukulele lessons. Your teacher can either email a free pdf version to you, or you can buy a physical hard-copy in the studio for $10.

INSTRUMENT RENTALS

Keyboard Rental - $10/week - please email wendy@weareloud.co.nz to arrange this. 

If you have any questions, concerns or we can help in any way please let us know. We look forward to having you as a part of the We Are Loud community this year!

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