Frequently Asked Questions
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 by using an electric keyboard to practice on. Most of our students rent or buy small electric keyboards to practice on at home. 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.
Q: How do we differ from in-home and other schools?
A: We differ from in-home in that teaching is a full-time occupation for our teachers, not a part-time or hobby thing. It is their full-time occupation. That means that they are more highly educated and have much more skill at dealing with a great variety of students. As for other music schools, we only can comment on what we offer and that we offer one of the most extensive programs available with extremely qualified and personable staff. We are the largest music organization in the Columbus area. We can only comment on what we do as a school.
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. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Many parents occasionally sit in on their child's music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.