FAQ

Do I need a piano at home to take piano lessons?
It is ideal if you do have a piano at home; however, new students can rent or purchase a keyboard or digital piano for practicing at home. We recommend an instrument that has a full keyboard (88 notes), regular sized keys, a proper action 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?
While it is possible to start lessons using a practice pad, students will benefit from being able to practice on a full size acoustic or electronic drum kit. Renting a drum kit is also an option.

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.

How can I best help my child practice?
By simply monitoring that the student is doing the exercises outlined in the teacher’s weekly lesson notes, you will ensure that your child is practicing correctly. Regular communication with the teacher regarding your child’s progress will be beneficial.

Does playing Rock Band all the time help with playing a real instrument?
Unfortunately not. Much like a race car driver needs to drive a real car to be a better race car driver, a music student needs to play a real instrument. Although we all like Rock Band too.