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For piano is is best if your child is old enough to read a little bit and knows the alphabet. Usually between the ages of 5 to 6. For guitar, your child has to be old enough to reach around the guitar and be able to wrap their hand around the neck of the guitar. This is usually around 8 to 9 years of age.
Do you offer lessons to adults?
Yes – adults are very welcome. Many adults have dreamed of playing a musical instrument but never had a chance. It is never too early or too late!
Do I need to know how to read music?
No – you will learn to read music in your lessons. You will be taught: sight reading, ear-training and technique (scales etc).
Can I sit in on my child’s private music lesson?
Yes – we have an open door policy. It is your choice when to sit in. Some students though find it distracting, while others like mom or dad in the room.
Can we take lessons every other week instead of every week?
You might think this is a good idea, but we have tried this in the past and we do not recommend it. If you miss a lesson then it would be an entire month before your next lesson. It is important to have your progress checked every week. Attending every week will also continue the learning and generate mastering a new skill quicker.
Do we need a real piano at home to take piano lessons?
It is best to have either a real (acoustic) piano, or a digital touch sensitive piano. However, they are not necessary to start. Some students may start with a keyboard and once they decide that they like the piano then you can look at upgrading to an acoustic or digital piano.
How much practice time is required each week?
It is recommended that you set aside time for music practice at least 6 days a week. Typically, a beginning student practices 20-30 minutes a day.