Common Questions and Answers about our Music Lessons
You have some questions? It is our pleasure to answer them. Don't forget that you may not be the only one with the same questions. Here are some commonly asked questions.
Q. Do I need a piano at home to take piano lessons?
A. It is ideal if you have a piano at home, but you can start lessons by using an electric keyboard to practice on at home. Most of our students buy small electric keyboards to practice on at home. We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized keys and a touch sensitive response. A touch sensitive keyboard means if you press a key harder it will play louder and if you press a key softer it will play quieter. Although it is acceptable to begin lessons practicing on a keyboard, the student should not remain too long practicing on this if he wants to continue to play piano at higher levels. Finally, the keyboard option should only be used long enough to ensure that the student enjoys it.
Q. Do I need a full drum set to take lessons?
A. No you do not need a full drum set to start drum lessons. Students can start lessons by using a practice pad. This is a small dinner plate sized pad that costs $20-$30 that is used for practicing basic drum rhythms. Later, the student can look into getting a 5 piece drum set.
Q. How long does it take to learn an instrument?
A. Unfortunately, there is no set answer to this question. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
Q. I don't have any musical backgroud or ability. Can I still help my child practice?
R. Yes. Even if you don't have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Many parents occasionally sit in on their child's music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands. We simply ask that you let the teacher teach your child without disturbing them.
Q. I have an irregular work schedule or we have joint custody. Can we still register?
R. It is very difficult for us to register students that don't have a regular schedule. We work with steady schedules to supply a regular follow up that the student needs and also for the teacher that must teach that schedule. If you choose a scheduled time, you are responsible to attend your classes on a weekly basis.
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