in conjunction with gem RECORDS
©Copyright Control gem 1998
|An Introduction from The Founder
Music’s link with social behaviour is now becoming more recognised, where music therapy is healing to everyone of all ages, sexes, and backgrounds. Music unlike any other subject area is successful at breaking the boundaries of ignorance amongst peoples, and makes it possible for cultures to share a common interest that eventually leads to a knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
THE gem SCHOOL is beneficial primarily to those who enjoy music and for example who would like to either take up learning an instrument for the first time, or who are already playing an instrument, or who would like to study other aspects of music and music related subjects. For those who are really keen, we provide a whole range of subject areas that can be “mixed and matched” to form an individual teaching and study plan for the teacher and pupil.
THE gem SCHOOL is unique in the sense that each pupil gets one on one tuition and works for the best interests of the pupil. The role of the teacher expands to the responsibilities of a personal coach and trainer, advisor and counsellor to our students, encouraging the development and progression of the pupils musical abilities, skills and talents.
Lessons cater to the individuals’ requirements through a primary consultation where together with the pupil we discuss their initial needs and strengths, and go on to discuss their short, medium and long-term goals. The teacher will record and write up each lesson. There will be regular reviews of student’s progress and reports will be written for the benefit of the pupil each year.
Pupils will be given the opportunity to be entered and prepared for private examinations from a selection of boards including ABRSM and LAMDA.
THE gem SCHOOL of MUSIC is an independent School trading as an associated company taught by gem and a network of private music and music related teachers. All teachers at THE gem SCHOOL are currently working in the music industry as well as working on behalf of gem RECORDS which endeavours to give career’s advice and aid the career development of its pupils.
The teaching year for THE gem SCHOOL is from September and ends August, although there is no set time throughout the year as to when pupils should commence lessons. Pupils are able to take up lessons at any time during the teaching year, however a minimum of 10 lessons per term is required, a lesson schedule will be discussed and completed before the start of the first lesson.
If the pupil is working towards a particular target such as an examination or performance or composition folio it is possible that more lessons will be required at that time.
Duration of Lessons & Times
September – December
Each student will be given an equipment kit list before the start of the year.
Equipment and instruments must be ready before the start of each term unless further discussed. In some cases students will have the opportunity to try a range of instruments and equipment. provided by the gem school should they need to or should they wish to explore other avenues of music.
Subject Areas and Styles
Each of the subject areas below can be incorporated into the pupil’s lesson plan. The pupil can choose as many or as few areas to study at any one time.
o Aural Listening
Stylised performance in:
Dance / Drama / Guitar / Keyboards / Piano / Poetry and Music including rapping, rhyming and MCing / Voice / Violin
classical, folk, jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul
If there is an area that you would particularly like to study which is music related but is not on the list above, THE gem SCHOOL will only be too pleased to incorporate it into your study plan.
o SELECT AREAS FOR STUDY
o TEACHING OF ALL CHOSEN AREAS
o CHRISTMAS CONCERT
|Price List September 1999-August 2000
Individual Private Music Tuition:
Consultation Lesson of 1 hour £15.00
30 minute lesson £15.00
45 minute lesson £17.50
1 hour lesson £20.00
Cost per term
Fifteen 30 minute lessons £225
Fifteen 45 minute lessons £262.50
Fifteen 1 hour £300
Payment of one terms fees in advance gives £30 discount
VAT is not charged for the first year of teaching. Payment by cheque, postal order or cash is accepted.
Scholarships will be awarded to pupils who show exceptional talent and who are unable to pay for lessons themselves. To find out whether you are legible for scholarship you must apply for an application and meet the school’s scholarship requirements, this includes a formal interview and concert audition. BOOKINGS
To make your booking, including consultations,
Contact the administrator on 0208 974 5755.
THE gem SCHOOL of MUSIC
o Fees must be paid on the day of the lesson
o The new teaching year commences each September
THE gem SCHOOL of MUSIC would like to thank the following for their ongoing help and support.
Chamber of Commerce, Kingston
If you would like to contribute anything that you feel may be of use to the school, please contactgem via email at the address: