Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is my child ready for piano lessons? 

Parents

  • If my child is under the age of nine, I have the time to help monitor practice, check in after every lesson and make sure my child understand the practice assignment.

  • If my child is under the age of fifteen, I will be an active parent by encouraging practice and participation in festivals and recitals.

  • I will provide a weighted keyboard for my child when starting piano lessons, and will ideally purchase or rent an acoustic piano within 6 months to a year of lessons.

  • I will be on time when dropping off/picking up my child to/from lessons.

  • I will be responsible for getting new books for my child when necessary.

  • I understand that my involvement can have a positive effect with lessons.

  • Should special circumstances arise (i.e. the child consistently fights practice time) I will communicate the situation with the teacher and we will work together to find positive solutions.

 Students

  • I understand that I will need to practice anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour-at least three to five days a week.

  • I understand that it is my responsibility to practice, but my parents are there to help, encourage and remind me to practice!

  • I will practice regularly and be prepared for all upcoming festivals and recitals by performing my pieces to the best of my ability.

  • Although other activities are important in my life, I am ready to balance them along with my piano lessons.

  • I will bring all my books to each lesson and keep my fingernails trim and neat.

  • I like the sound of the piano! Playing intrigues me and makes me feel happy.

Q: Do I need a piano?

Yes! This is step number one! Your child needs to practice and play on a real instrument that is not a toy in order to learn to play it! Digital pianos with 88 weighted keys and proper pedals are acceptable, but eventually an acoustic piano is most ideal should the student go on to participate in festivals and enjoy the true sound of the instrument. Feel free to email me about student rentals as an option to purchasing.

Q: How much do you charge? Privates Lessons and Group Lessons available.

School Year Tuition (September - June) both private lessons and group lessons are billed as a package. It is not based on lesson time alone. “Where does my Tuition Go?” brochures are available to any potential family who inquires about lessons. 2019-20 billing includes lessons over 10 months including the recital day. Pricing for private music teachers vary depending on the level of education and experience of the professional you are choosing for your child. Group lessons are a very cost effective way to have your child take piano lessons. Please call or text more information on group lessons. 917.449.4029