Music - Common Q&A

Common Music Questions and Answers


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 with our piano teachers by using an electric keyboard to practice on. Most Of our students will start on a keyboard first. We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized keys and a touch sensitive response. A touch sensitive response keyboard means if you press a key  harder it will play louder and if you press a key softer it will play quieter.

Q: Do I need a full drum set to take drum lessons?

A: No you do not need a full drum set to start your lessons. Students can start lessons by using a practice pad. This is a small plate sized pad that costs $20- $30 that is used for practicing basic drum rhythms.

Q: How Long Does it take to learn an instrument?

A: There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn an instrument. Age, maturity, and comprehension are all factors here. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be achieved in a few months. At this point students are able to play a few songs and are able to identify notes. 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 background or ability; can I still help my child practice?

A: Yes. Even if you don't have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on helping your  child practice. Students will receive a notebook with their weekly lessons to carry home and by simply monitoring that they are doing their exercises a certain number of times per day will help them to  progress. Parents will sometimes sit in on a lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound, how the student should be positioning their hands, or just to hear the communication of lessons so they can repeat it.