Question & Answer

Q: How long does it take to learn to play an instrument?
A: There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn an instrument. However, with daily practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving, and they find the lessons enjoyable.


Q: Do I need a piano at home before I can take piano lessons?
A: It is ideal if you do have a piano at home, but many students start lessons on some type of digital piano or keyboard. We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized weighted keys. A weighted keyboard means if you press a key harder it will play louder, and if you press a key softer it will play quieter.


Q: Do I need a full drum set to take drum lessons?
A: No, you do not need a full drum set to start drum lessons. Students can start lessons by using a practice pad or just a snare drum.


Q: I have never played an instrument before. Will you still teach me?
A: Yes, most of our students are beginners. All students begin at their current level they come in at.


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. If you simply monitor 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.


Q: Does the School of Music rent instruments?
A: We do not rent instruments, but we will help you find other affordable options.