Costs

Fees are paid to the Centre for centre fees, hiring or buying an instrument. Other costs, such as required resources or purchasing your own instrument, can be made through Music Warehouse or other music stores in the area. 

 

We prefer online banking and ask all fees to be paid by the first day of classes.

If an enrolment is cancelled before the third class, we will refund the Centre fees paid.

There will be no refund paid if a student cancels an enrolment on or after Saturday the third class.

 

Our 2019 costs include: centre fees, hiring or buying an instrument, music books & extras. 

 

Types of fees per year

We prefer that you pay by Internet Banking Internet Banking: remember to insert the 6-digit payment identifier in the particular field before the first day of classes. It takes us a few weeks to reconcile payments so the online enrolment system may continue to say that you owe money until we have done the reconciliation.

 

Type of fee Cost
Centre fee for single student $60 per year                                                             
Centre fee for family $100 per year

Instrument hire

Cello, clarinet, flute, saxophone

$150 per year

Keyboard and drum fee

This helps to maintain the drum kits and keyboards that students use at the Centre for their lessons.

$30 per year                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Donation / koha

We ask each family to donate about $40 or to offer to help out at the Centre during the year

$40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional costs: required resources

Below are required resources for each course - these can also be found on each class page or our required resources page. Costs for books and resources will vary from year to year and we recommend purchasing your resources from Music Warehouse. Books usually range from $10-$40 approximately. 

 

Class Required Resource Notes
Cello

Instrument

A New Tune a Day for Cello (Book 1) 

Instrument hire available ($150 per year).
Choir N/A: Free add-on Everybody welcome. Your child will learn songs and have the opportunity to perform them. Free add-on with one student registration.
Clarinet

Instrument

A New Tune a Day Book 1 for clarinet

Instrument hire available ($150 per year).

Two size 1.5 reeds for clarinet.Reeds are $4-5 each and will need to be replaced every 2-3 weeks or when broken.

Drums

8" hard rubber drum pad

Either Omega or Regal drum sticks at 5B weighting and preferably wood tip as opposed to nylon

(Not the 7A weight as these are too light)

Drum practice pad and drum sticks are available for purchase on the first day from Music Warehouse. $45 approximately. 
Flute

Instrument

Level 1: A New Tune a Day for flute vol 1

Level 2+: A New Tune a Day for flute vol 2

Instrument hire available ($150 per year).
Guitar Instrument

Guitar from Music Warehouse:

1/2 ($99) ‘ADONIS’ with soft gig bag

3/4 ($115) ‘CARLOS’ with soft gig bag

4/4 ($125.00) ‘CARLOS’ with soft gig bag

Keyboard

Instrument fee (listed above)

Level 1: John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course Part One

Level 2: John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course Part Two

Level 3: John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course Part Three

Level 4: John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course Part Four

Instruments provided in the classroom only, please have access to a piano or keyboard outside of RMC in order to practise at home.
Orchestra N/A: Free add-on Everybody who has learned an instrument for at least one year is welcome. Free add-on with one student registration.
Recorder

You will need to bring your own recorder. We recommend a Yamaha recorder (comes with bag and cleaning rod).

Level 1: Musikit Recorder Book One with CD by Roger and Carol Buckton

Level 2: Baroque to Rock Book Two for recorder 

You can purchase a recorder before the first day or on the first day from Music Warehouse. $15 approximately. 
Saxophone

You will need to bring your own saxophone and reeds.

A New Tune a Day Book 1 for alto saxophone

At least two size 1.5 reeds for alto saxophone

Instrument hire available ($150 per year).

Reeds are $5-6 each and will need to be replaced every 2-3 weeks or when broken.

Ukulele Instrument Ukuleles - $45 each. Kiwi brand (7 colours: red, orange, yellow, mint green, dark blue, lavender, pink)
Violin Instrument; All for Strings book for violin We recommend visiting Alistair’s Music Shop on Cuba St. Please mention that you will be learning at the Raroa Music Centre.