We have arranged for some professional music tutors to teach before school and after school depending on their availability and we encourage you to use this facility as your first option. These tutors have provided us with their WWC checks and are recommended by our Conductors. Please note, however, that all tuiton fee payments are strictly between you and the tutor and WHPS Band and the WHPS have no involvement in this matter.
It is very difficult to get on-site tutors, and we do hope that you carefully schedule your school week around meeting your appointment obligations with on-site tutors.
When finding a tutor, call a few to get an idea of what you are after and ask questions. Consider the following:
We recommend that you evaluate your tutor every six months to see if your child is progressing and enjoying it. Sometimes a change of tutor can make a difference if your child is unhappy.
If you are thinking of a student tutor, we recommend the following minimum standards. Please think carefully about the advantages of using a professional tutor or changing to one when your child outgrows a student tutor. Please contact the band committee or speak to the conductors about recommendations for local student tutors if you want to use a student tutor. For student tutors it is wise to ensure they:
Check out our list of professional tutors on the Northern Beaches, you may also find your own - please let us know if you do as we are always looking for contacts and good tutors are in short supply! Some tutors will be teaching at the school in the mornings and afternoon (days to suit their schedule) and some teach from home. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to talk to any of the conductors for their advice.