Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: When can my child start individual piano lessons?
A: Your little one can start as young as 3 with our Preschool Piano Program! It is dependent on the child and their ability to concentrate. I do use different techniques for younger students to improve concentration and information retention which includes integrating games and other fun activities. I understand that it is difficult for younger children to stay focused so I do adapt my lessons to their ability to focus.
If you are still unsure if your child is ready for piano lessons please contact me for a chat.
Q: I’m an adult and I’ve always wanted to learn piano. Is it too late for me to learn?
A: It is never too late to learn the piano! I love teaching adults as it requires a completely different teaching style. It still does require practice and a commitment to develop your skills on the students behalf but the rewards are great! You can learn that classical piece you’ve always loved or that favorite hit from your past that you wish you could play. The possibilities are endless. There are only two major points to make in regards to adult students; you must have a keyboard/digital piano/piano to practice on, and secondly you must be able to dedicate a minimum of 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week, to practice; be it after work, while the kids are at school or before jumping on Facebook.
Q: Do I need my own instrument?
A: Although it is possible to do some practice without an instrument the majority of practice is done on your instrument. Unless you are studying music theory, you have access to someone else’s piano or you are only without a piano for a short period of time, piano lessons without a piano are very difficult.
However, what you have doesn’t have to be a traditional upright piano. There are many different options from standard keyboards, keyboards with weighted keys, digital pianos and more.
If you don’t yet have a piano and wish to purchase one I suggest waiting until your first lesson so we can discuss the pros and cons as well as where you can purchase them from.
Q: What does my tuition and enrollment fee cover?
A: Your tuition covers more than just your allocated lesson time. Not only does it cover lessons but it also covers music that is purchased for you, Practice Materials such as helpful stencils, tests and worksheets. It covers the cost of piano maintenance of both the available Digital Piano and Grand Piano. Concert expenses, online tools and your My Music Staff registration is also included in your tuition. Any workbooks that we choose to work from are not covered by your tuition fee, however they are available to be purchased through Epics Music if required for your convenience.
Q: How much do I have to practise?
A: Learning the piano, although it is fun, does require practice and hard work. The average student’s required practice time is 30 minutes a day. For adult student and advanced students this may be more. However I understand that life is busy which is why I aim to make practice fun and flexible, so you can practice anytime and anywhere. Unfortunately if sufficient practice isn’t achieved it can slow down the learning process and lengthen the time it will take to accomplish the goals that we set.