Frequently Asked Questions
How old should my child be before starting piano lessons? The ideal age will be different for each child, but most begin between ages 5-7. Children age 4-5 will need more parental involvement in lessons and at home. There are books and materials especially designed for every age group, preschool through adult.
What age is best to begin voice lessons? It is better to be a little older and to have some prior musical experience before beginning voice study. Vocal chords need to mature a little before being worked vigorously. Middle school aged students can begin with careful use of the voice.
Should I study piano if I want to sing? All voice students would benefit greatly from having 2-3 years of piano or another instrument before turning to voice.
Do you teach adults? I love working with adults, whether they are beginners or returning after studying when younger.
Am I too old to begin piano lessons? Of course not. My oldest beginner (so far!) was 86 at her first lesson. Playing piano is a fun and fulfilling way to exercise both body and mind.
30 or 60-minutes lessons? For most beginners 30 minutes is enough. After a year or two of study all students can benefit from more time to cover the increasing complexity of the music, finer points of technique, listening, rhythm, expression, etc.
Do you allow make up lessons? Yes. Though most teachers offer limited or no rescheduling of missed lessons, I have decided to make flexibility a feature of my relationship with you. Please check the Tuition & Policies page for details.
I have a keyboard, is it better to have a real piano at home? YES, for several important reasons: