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What to Bring

Piano Lessons
A+ currently has one upright piano and two full-size digital pianos with fully-weighted keys, so a healthy pair of hands and your method book is all you need to get started. Having each piano with weighted keys is especially useful to those who have an acoustic piano to practice on at home, giving a similar experience to playing on a traditional piano. Arties Music Max (next door) stock the newest and best in keyboards and digital pianos for your learning needs, so be sure to pay them a visit between lessons.
Recommended Method Book: John Thompson Modern Piano Course
Guitar, Bass and Ukulele Lessons
For best results it is ideal to have your own instrument and pick (plectrum) to bring along to lessons, but if you’re just starting out we keep a few guitars and ukuleles in store for students to use in lessons. Arties Music Max (next door) have a range of guitars and ukuleles to suit everyone from learners to advanced players. We have amplifiers in each room if you happen to use an electric guitar, so you can get the best learning experience possible.
Recommended Method Book: Progressive Guitar Method
Drum Lessons
The only equipment you’ll need to bring along is a pair of drum sticks. All students should start out with 5A drum sticks, and any brand is fine (we recommend Promark, Zildjian, or Vic Firth as a good starting point). A folder is an optional extra, just in case your teacher writes out some sheet music especially for you. Having a drum kit to practice on at home (whether electric or acoustic) is ideal. However, a practice pad will suffice for beginners. Talk to Arties Music Max (next door) about your drumming equipment needs.
Recommended Method Book: Rhythm Section Drumming
Singing Lessons
Singers will only need to bring themselves, a list of songs you like, and a folder to put any sheet music in.
Band Instruments
In terms of jazz or classical ‘band’ instruments (strings, brass, woodwind, etc.), simply bringing your instrument along with your method book is essentially all you need. One possible extra would be a simple folder in case the teacher should provide you with any extra worksheets or manuscripts. We do have our own recommended method books, but we realise many students are already commencing or undertaking school programs – so whichever is already suggested in those instances are ideal to work with, and our teachers will happily accommodate.
Recommended Method Book: Essential Elements 2000 (caters for all band instruments)
Academic Lessons
Academic students need to bring your writing equipment, calculator (if appropriate), notebook, textbook, term plan and any assessment you are working on.