November 5, 2019

Individual Music Classes – Details reposted

Dear Parents

This is the start of an another exciting year for music at El Alsson. As part of our Music programme, we are delighted to be able to offer individual music lessons to your child. We hope that you and your child’s love of music grows over the course of this year and they consider trying out individual instrument lessons.

I am delighted to tell you that I have managed to secure some fantastic teachers, most of which are leading performers in the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and teaching at the Cairo Music Conservatoire, who have been trained abroad with full qualifications. The education your child would receive will be of the highest quality.


In 2019/20 we are offering the following individual, one to one, instrument lessons following both Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music & Trinity College of Music examination board.

Students wanting to take examinations on Guitar and Drums can opt for a qualification from Rock School.


Violin- Cello

Flute- Clarinet- Saxophone

Trumpet- Trombone

Acoustic Guitar- Electric Guitar-Bass Guitar



In order to secure a place please Click Here for the google form where you can select the instrument/s you would like to study

Lessons will be held over ten weeks each term. Lessons will be timetabled on a rotational basis to avoid students being withdrawn from the same school lesson more than once per term. Once teachers have contacted parents and confirmed the lessons, lesson times will be confirmed on the notice board in the Performing Arts Centre and outside the Music rooms in both schools.


This year, the school has a range of instruments that can be loaned out to pupils for a small charge on a first come first served basis. Instruments can be used for up to two full terms. After a period of two terms, parents and pupils should make a decision to acquire their own instrument should they wish to continue further study. Pianos and drum kits are not available for hire. If any damages occur to hired instruments students and their families will be held financially responsible.


The total cost of each 30 minute, 1-1 lesson will be in the region of 300-370LE (including hire fee) per week.

The fees are payable in advance upon receipt of the invoice.


Attendance is compulsory for Individual Instrumental Lessons. If a pupil is going to be absent, it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure the school and music teacher are notified at least 12 hours in advance. An email on the

day of the lesson is not enough notice. Failure to notify the teacher will result in the student being charged for the missed lesson.

If a pupil is absent due to illness, parents must please notify the Director of Performing Arts, Mr Phillip Bailey ( or the Head of Music for British and American schools Mrs Louisa Bailey ( who will inform the relevant music teacher. Failure to do so will result in the lesson being recorded as missed and the teacher concerned will not be obliged to make up the lesson.

Should parents and pupils decide to discontinue lessons, the school should be notified in writing, giving one terms notice.

Pupils must bring their student planners or learning journals to all instrumental lessons so that the teacher concerned can assist in monitoring potential clashes with the class tests. Lessons missed due to compulsory school activities and teacher absence will be made up by the teacher concerned.


  • Lessons take place in the Performing Arts Centre or in the small music rooms in each school building

Students are expected to leave their classroom lessons five minutes before their lessons so they are able to receive their full lesson allocation.

  • In order to make adequate progress, it is strongly recommended that pupils practice their instrument for a minimum of twenty minutes per day.
  • Parents are encouraged to organise a suitable practice time as part of their child’s regular homework


  • It is expected that parents will support their children in their effort to practice.
  • The individual music teacher will contact parents to organize the lesson timetable and any other requirements.
  • All instrumental music pupiIs may be issued with a music practice diary at the start of the term, depending on the preference of the teacher. Parents are requested to monitor and sign these practice diaries every week.

If you have any inquiries about the individual instrument lessons here at El Alsson, please do not hesitate to contact me at or

Kind regards

Phillip Bailey

Director of Performing Arts

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