Above all else, we value...
We see LEARNING as a process of curiosity and discovery wherein students are given the opportunity to find the knowledge they seek through exploration and experimentation in the presence of expert guidance.
We see PRACTICE as the key ingredient of mastery, a journey of personal growth and fulfilment leading to competence, confidence and the realisation of potential through self discipline.
We see PLAYING music as a means of being genuinely creative and the ultimate vehicle for expressing our thoughts and feelings, connecting with others and really enjoying life.
A large percentage of music education involves encouraging kids to be curious, explore and discover the nature of music for themselves through play and practice. Without this, children never really develop the ability to be creative and express themselves musically which is the entire goal of mastering an instrument.
Our unique approach
At Fretvision, we don’t just teach music, we teach people. People succeed at music when they practice. They practice because they are dedicated. Their dedication is strengthened when they are given clear, achievable goals and when they are supported by people who care about their success.
As teachers, we succeed when our students begin to see themselves as musicians, imagining one day they’ll be able to play just like their favourite artists. We teach kids fundamentals in the context of the music that inspires them by breaking down long term goals into small, achievable steps.
We give our students opportunities to perform, hear others play and to experience the positive role model of a teacher who excels at their instrument. Some of our students achieve great success in music. Others find it a positive outlet, pastime, or experience which adds value to their life. We are happy either way.
It is our goal to teach every student how to learn, practice and play the music they love in the shortest time possible while having the most fun doing it.
Each lesson follows a set format but still leaves room to cater for individual needs.
Review of homework from the previous week. (Reward points awarded if earned).
Warmups and games to get your body parts moving correctly and centre your focus.
Studying and working on chords, scales, theory, sight reading and correct technique.
Working through songs that you are learning.
Setting homework for the following week.
Books and Sheets
We provide all of the books you'll need when learning with us. If you're signed up for the Standard Plan, they are free. If your on the Basic Plan, you'll get the first one free and will then have to pay for any other books as required by the teacher while having lessons.
All of the sheet music, diagrams, TAB sheets, chord charts and practice sheets are provided free of charge by your teacher during each lesson.
Practicing at Home
Practice is an essential part of learning to play an instrument. They say "practice makes perfect" but really it's "what you practice becomes habit". If you don't practice, you'll never feel comfortable and confident with your instrument. Teaching students how to practice correctly is something our tutors pay particular attention to.
While practice is important, just attending weekly lessons is also enough to make lasting positive changes in the brain and enrich a student's life. So if your schedule doesn't allow for a lot of practice, don't worry, it's still worth attending lessons.
fretvision reward points - fretpoints
Children respond well to incentives and extrinsic motivation. Earning rewards for their hard work can take some of the pressure off parents who struggle to get their kids to practice. Rewarding students with points helps them develop the discipline to practice more often which leads to improvements in their ability to play the instrument which builds intrinsic motivation. Kids receive a fretpoint card which they use to accrue and spend points in our fretshop at reception.