Music Tuition FAQ's

Should I have an instrument?

It is usually a good idea for anyone learning how to play an instrument to have their own as this is the best way for the pupil to progress.  Your Primavolta teacher will be able to offer support with this.  We also have our own online shop available with recommended musical instruments.

Do I have to pay in blocks of 5?


We find that payment in blocks of 5 is an easy way of arranging payment.  It means lesson time is not wasted sorting out lesson fees each week.  We are happy to allow you a few weeks to trial our lessons before you pay for a block but after this our 5 week policy comes into affect.

What ages do you teach?

At Primavolta we are able to provide high quality tuition to pupils of all ages.  We have special 20 minute lessons designed for younger students from 4 upwards.  We have also taught students in their retirement who wish to enjoy a leisurely pastime.

Do I have to do exams?

Absolutely not.  The choice of taking a music examination is completely down to you.

Can I have a shared lesson?

Sometimes this is a good way of starting if a few of you in a family want to start on the same instrument.  From experience this does not benefit for long as everybody learns at different speeds.  At this point individual tuition would give more benefit.

Which length lesson should I choose?


Much of this can come down to cost and the age and ability of the student.  As a rule, children under 6 should have the 20 minute tuition.  After this 30 minute lessons are the average.  As a student progresses in ability 40 minute to 1 hour lessons may be more appropriate.  This can be discussed with your Primavolta teacher.

Do I have to have a lesson each week?

For your progress it is best to have a lesson each week.  During the evening our teachers are not able to offer fortnightly lessons as these are peak slots.  Daytime slots with certain teachers may allow some flexibility.  This would need to be discussed with your individual Primavolta teacher.

Where can I buy books and instruments from?

We have our own shop online for most books and instruments that we would recommend.  Anything that is not available on there can be discussed with your individual Primavolta teacher.

How do I pay for tuition?

Tuition can be paid for by cheque or cash, although cheque is preferred.  At this stage we do not offer card payments as the readers can be difficult to use in certain remote locations.

What can I do in the student area?

The student area is our innovative way of allowing you access to resources, letters and information from the comfort of your own home.  It will be updated regularly and allow you unique support with your music tuition.  Once you become a student you will be given a username and password to log on to this part of the site.