How long until I can read music?
The student learns to read music from their first lesson. Just like reading literature, as their skills improve the music they read becomes more complex. Depending on the practice habits of the student, students can successfully read basic pieces of music unaided within 8 weeks.
How long does it take for my child to sound “good”?
It really depends on many factors. For example, a total beginner can be playing two-handed piano pieces in 8-12 weeks. The most important factors are the child’s ability to consistently practice and the pace in which the student is willing to progress.
Am I too old to learn an instrument?
We have had adult students work with us into their 80s. At no time is a student too old to learn music. It is just a matter of making the decision to make it a priority to have music in your life.
What is the first thing we study?
Your teacher will assess your musical ability on the first lesson. Depending on your level, your teacher will design a curriculum that fits your current ability.
Can I buy a couple lessons just to see if I like it?
We want you to feel comfortable with your decision to take music lessons with our instructors. Our free trial lesson offers you the chance to experience our unique curriculum first hand with no obligation to buy.
Can I take my lessons every other week?
For children, unfortunately no, this is not something we recommend as students need weekly interaction with their teacher. However, we do offer a flexible scheduling plan for our busy adult students.
Do you teach special needs students?
Yes, we have teachers who have had great experiences working with special needs children.
I can only do weekday mornings. Are you open?
Please ask about availability, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Do you have a teacher for my hyper-active child?
With our wide variety of instructors available, we have a teacher that can match any personality type. Allow our front office to pair you or your child with the teacher that best fits that personality.
Will you help me get into a prestigious university or conservatory as a music major?
Our teachers work with you specifically to meet your goals. If you are thinking of applying to a full-time music school or conservatory, our music college prep courses and extensive repertoire training can get you ready for auditions and your future studies.
Which instrument is the easiest to learn?
Every instrument has its own difficulty level, but we recommend piano for beginning musicians. It also lays a great foundation to transfer into another instrument.
How do I study the music I am most interested in? Is there a pathway of classical works I will need to learn first?
We want you to be happy with your lessons. That is why we offer classes in many other musical styles besides classical including jazz, gospel, contemporary pop, and rock. Some students take a parallel path of studying classical along with with pop.
What should I bring to my first lesson?
1) Your instrument, if you don’t have one we likely have a loaner you can use.
2) Any printed music you enjoy or would like to explore (if you are not a beginner).
3) A list of goals and interests to share with your teacher.
These things, while not necessary, will help your teacher customize lessons in a way that is most relevant to you.
Are you a full-time school?
We are a full-time academy but that does not mean you are required to attend daily. Students are typically required to attend their lesson once a week.
Does the teacher pick the music I will have to learn or do I have a say in it?
You and your instructor will work closely in choosing the music you would like to study. Depending on your level, your teacher will design a curriculum based on your current ability, musical preference, and the core curriculum required to learn the instrument.