- Why should a person learn to play the piano or take voice lessons?
Learning to play the piano involves multiple neuro-muscular skill sets simultaneously. The study of piano playing has been proven to provide numerous psychological and brain-development benefits that no other field of study can produce. Singing (especially when learned as a child) will provide a lifetime of benefits -- both musically and physically. Children who learn to correctly match pitches and intervals with their voices or at a keyboard have a built-in advantage as they proceed with their later musical instruction. See this page for a list of informative articles about the many benefits of studying music.
- How long are the lessons?
Beginners under the age of 7 years may have 30 minute lessons once or twice each week. Older students may take lessons lasting 45 minutes or one hour. Bi-weekly lessons are available for adults with busy schedules.
- How much do private lessons cost?
The fee for private lessons is discussed during a free in-person consultation/interview in the studio.
- Do I have to sign a contract to take lessons?
A contract is not required for music lessons.
- Where do I get the music I will need for my lessons?
Students may purchase the textbooks and music needed for their lessons through local music stores or online.
- What happens if I have to miss a lesson?
Missed lessons may be made-up when scheduling permits. Students are not charged for missed lessons for reasonable cause.