Frequently Asked Questions
LEARNING THE PIANO
Why learn the piano?
The piano is a great instrument to start with. This is because its very visual, and produces a great sound without having to learn how, (such as the violin or the guitar).
Because of this, it is and ideal starting instrument, especially for a young child, and this is probably why it is the number one instrument choice in the world. The piano is also the best instrument to understand music theory, (the study of the structure of music).
This is because while most instruments can only play one note at a time, the piano can play many, helping students see the musical structure. While the piano is the easiest instrument to begin, and provides a great musical foundation, it is also the hardest instrument to master.
How long does it take to learn the piano?
Usually a few months to learn a simple piece.
That said, everyone learns at a different pace, and this question is difficult to answer. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months.
Also, progress tends to accelerate over time. Most of our students take lessons on a long term-basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
What digital keyboards do you recommend?
We recommend any keyboard with weighted keys, so students strengthen their fingers as they play. Popular beginner digital keyboards include Yamaha P45 or P125 models.
What is the best age to start piano Lessons?
Usually 4 and up. This is hard to answer however, because music requires concentration and focus, and children are ready for this at different ages.
The best way to find out is enrol in classes and see how well the child responds. If the parents can provide some structure and oversight to practicing that makes a huge difference.
Also attendance of our masterclasses and recitals often sparks curiosity about learning the piano.
Is it too late to learn the piano?
No. This is a question we frequently get from adults who are interested in getting back into piano after many years, or who are thinking of starting for the first time.
We fully believe that its possible to learn piano at any age, and in fact some element of learning such as the technique, theory, and reading can be faster learned by the adult mind.
How long of a lesson should I take?
For children 5 to 9 years old, a 45 minute musical lesson is sufficient. For studnets 9+ years and students who have specific musical goals such as playing in orchestra, a full 1 hour lesson is a better investment. For any advanced players a 1 hour lesson is highly recommended.
Do I need my own instrument?
Can we split a 60 minute lesson into two lessons?
If you have two students wanting to learn, we are able to divide a 60 minute lesson into two 30 minute lessons.
What happens if I leave for 2 months and come back?
If you are leaving for 30 days or longer, you have the option of holding your time and teacher for when you return by paying your normal monthly tuition.You may also withdraw completely and re- register when you return, however your time and teacher may not be available.
Do you accept the government’s Creative Kids Voucher?
Currently we are only accepting Creative Kids Voucher in NSW. We hope to accept the government voucher in other states soon.
Do I need to travel anywhere for my lessons?
We will come to your home, meaning you don’t have to fight traffic to get to after school lessons.
How can we access the MyMusicStaff student portal?
You can visit https://app.mymusicstaff.com/ to log into the student portal. Email us at [email protected] to get your login details.
Is my child too young to start music lessons?
How old should my child be to begin music lessons?
Children as young as five can begin learning their instrument and basic music theory.
We are very experienced in tutoring young children who are complete beginners, and have all the patience and personality needed to engage your child and give them best start in their musical journey.
Is a 45 minute lesson too long for my child?
In our 45 minute lessons, we are able to cover music theory, technical skills alongside the songs we teach. These important aspects of musical education are often skipped over in 30 minute lessons.
How do I know my child is progressing ?
To keep our students learning and progressing, we use the Musical Ladder system. Every 3 months our students take a test with their teacher to make sure they are absorbing the material in the lessons and making progress. Our students love this system as they get to earn cool colourful wristbands and certificates as well as trophies for their achievements! Our teachers also will take the time to conference
What happens if I ( my child ) gets sick and can’t make a lesson one day?
We have group make up classes on the weekend, that are age and level appropriate. You can sign up online for as many as you would like and the make up never expires, meaning you can take the make up class a week or 2 months later.
What are your teachers qualifications?
We are highly experienced in teaching students of all ages and skill levels, and have completed the relevant exams that allow us to teach. All teachers have undertaken a government certified “Working with children” police check.
BOOKING A LESSON
How does booking lessons work?
We offer weekly lessons, scheduled at the same time each week, with your teacher. Our lessons run throughout the school terms.
How frequently do I need to pay for lessons?
Students have the option of paying per month or term. Invoices are sent to students on a termly basis, so please let us know if you prefer monthly billing.
How does the payment work?
We ask all students to pay via direct debit or credit card. Our teachers will not accept cash. Lessons are prepaid to guarantee your placement.
Local Teachers for Private Piano Lessons throughout the Chatswood Shire
Music Lessons Academy is the right place if you are interested in private piano classes or piano lessons with certified piano teachers in Chatswood district.
You can take these lessons in the traditional way (in person), or if it is more convenient you can take them online.
Either way, private piano lessons will speed up your progress when learning to play the piano, make piano practice more enjoyable, and improve your chances of gaining any real success playing the piano.
The modest cost of private 1 on 1 piano lessons far outweigh the long term rewards.
Our professional Chatswood area piano teachers are able to help students from all age ranges: from seniors, adults, teenagers, to young children.
In addition to the physical aspect of learning to play the piano your piano teacher will also introduce you to the basics of music theory, such as chord progressions, the fundamentals of voice, key training, chord inversion, and note counting.
In addition you will learn exercises to facilitate and improve your technique more quickly such as posture and finger speed exercises.
In short your piano teacher in Chatswood can offer techniques and insights that will help to accelerate your progress in a way that likely will not happen if you try and learn piano yourself.
No matter whether you are at an advanced piano student, intermediate piano student, or piano beginner level, our piano teachers have a variety of different styles and backgrounds which means it should not be hard to find the right match for both your skill level and your musical taste.
The specialties of each of our piano tutors are listed on their profiles along with additional details like their personal background, photos, feedback from students, and their availability for giving lessons.
Piano students who prefer to take their piano classes online can learn conveniently from home, pay lower rates, and choose from a much broader selection of professional piano teachers from all around the country.
If you have any experience taking learning piano online using Zoom, you will probably love the 1 on 1 online piano lessons.
We are so confident that you will be happy with your first piano class that we offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee for their first piano lesson.
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