Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do the online lessons work?
A: When you sign up for online lessons, we then send you a Zoom link to your classes. Before the first lesson, you will need to have a Zoom account created. At your lesson day and time, you will just need to click the Zoom link that was sent to you and your instructor will connect with you when it’s your lesson time. It is very simple and we are always available for any questions or tech issues that might happen.
Q: Do I need a piano at home to take piano lessons?
A: It is ideal if you do have a piano at home, but you can start lessons with our piano teachers by using an electric keyboard for practicing. We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized keys 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. Weighted keys add expense, but will be needed if your student shows good interest in playing piano.
Q: Do I need a full drum set to take drum lessons?
A: No. Students can start lessons by using a practice pad. This is a small dinner 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. 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.
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 how to help your child practice. Many parents occasionally sit in on their child’s music lesson to learn helpful ideas.