Do I need a piano at home to take piano lessons?
It is ideal if you do have a piano at home, but you can
start lessons with our piano teachers by using an electric
keyboard to practice on at home. Most of our students
rent or buy small electric keyboards 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.
Do I need a full drum set to take drum lessons?
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 plate sized pad that costs about $30 that is
used for practicing basic drum rhythms.
Do you supply rental instruments?
Yes we do! We can even supply a loaner instrument at no
extra charge, depending on inventory, for the first two
months of lessons. Our regular rental fees are 10% of
the retail value of the instrument and paid monthly. Should
you decide to purchase the rental instrument you can do
so at any time. Any rental fees you have paid and apply
towards the purchase price.
How long does it take to learn an instrument?
There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn an
instrument. 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.
I don't have any musical background or ability; can I
still help my child practice?
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.