Frequently Asked Questions
A: Many children are ready for piano, violin, or ukulele lessons at ages of 4 and after. Basic reading and math skills are extremely helpful, though not required. If the child is well behaved, can follow directions, and has a true desire for lessons, then even a young child may begin lessons. Guitar and voice students can begin as early as age 7-8. Brass and woodwind students can begin around age 10 and after.
A: Of course, practice is important between lessons to remember everything we’ve learned. Very young children should keep practice sessions short and fun. With as little at 5 minutes a few times a week a music student can progress quickly while enjoying music. Every day is a wonderful goal. However, some students are very busy and involved in numerous activities. Those busy students can still progress with as little as 2-3 practice sessions a week. The best rule to follow is the day after a lesson, the day before a lesson, and a day or two in between.
A: Yes, anyone can begin learning music at any age. The lessons will be tailored to your specific goals.
A: Our teachers have studied various methods of teaching including Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, Suzuki, and Estill. Our lessons include developing proper technique, sight-reading, ear-training, and musicianship, while learning various styles and pieces.
A: For voice students, a good recording device (ipad, ipod, iphone, etc) and speakers will suffice.
A: For piano students, an acoustic piano is desirable, though not required. A keyboard with weighted keys is also acceptable.
A: For ukulele and guitar students, a high quality instrument, not a toy, is necessary for high quality lessons.
We have so many opportunities for students to perform for family and friends at formal recitals, community performances, and adjudicated events.