Frequently Asked Questions and their Answers
“Is there a certain curriculum or method that you follow?
“Do you only teach children?”
We specialize in only teaching children. However from time to time, we invite parents to adult classes or brush-up lessons to help support their child at home.
“At what age should my child start private music lessons?”
Usually around 3 or 4 years old depending on the child. If he/she knows their ABCs (can correctly order the letters up to G) and shows an interest in music, we can try it out.
With any beginning student, we are connecting them to sounds that they create in their bodies with their instruments. These sounds are then connected to the “alphabet of music” (the names of the notes) and then connected to where those notes reside on their instrument(s). Then we connect them to how those notes are represented in written form. We use a combination of techniques with the youngest children to bridge the gap between knowing the note names and standard musical notation including colors, boxes, flash cards, movement and vocal games.
“Do you teach intermediate or advanced students?”
Yes. Please register after reading this information.
“Why are the lessons half an hour and not one hour?”
Unless you are an advanced student or a professional, 30 minutes is plenty of time to cover a lot of material. The younger the student, the shorter the lessons can be as their attention spans are shorter. For pre-school students, we need to do a lot of switching up of activities, moving from keyboard to xylophone or just to writing and drawing exercises to change it up.