Frequently Asked Question
Lessons are $30 for a half hour private lesson. $45 for a half hour 2 person lesson. Group lessons may vary.
Ages may vary depending on the instrument and the child. For piano and violin 4 to 6 years old. Ukulele: 5 to 7 years old. Guitar: 7 years old. vocal: 6 years old. Woodwind and brass 7 to 8 years old. Drums 6 to 7 years old.
A lot of it has to do with the size of the child, the bigger they are the easier it will be to handle an instrument.
Yes, all students must require an instrument to practice at home. If you do not own an instrument, you can purchase it at our location or we can refer you to a place that you can rent one.
If you are taking a lesson at our location then we provide piano and drums. If you are taking a guitar or ukulele lesson you may borrow one of ours but if you want to continue you must bring your own.
We like to use zoom for our lessons but if you prefer skype or face time we can do that as well. We will send you an email on how to adjust your volume and settings for zoom so you get the best audio quality. An hour before your lesson you will get an email with your zoom link. Once its time for your lesson you will click on the zoom link and the teacher will let you into the call when they are ready.
We typically like to have students take lessons on the same day same time each week. for example if your time is Tuesdays at 4:30 then that will be your time until you want to change it. If you need to switch your date or time then you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416-699-8333 and we can change it for you. If you cant make a lesson that week then give us at least 24hrs notice and we can try to move you to another day or time.
There is no commitment. If you only want to take one lesson then you can take one lessons. If you want to take lessons for the rest of your life then you can take lessons for the rest of your life. No commitments , no semesters.
Quick answer, Yes.
You cant beat one on one lessons. No matter what skill level you are, you can benefit from lessons. Private lessons will cater to what YOU want to learn and YOUR needs.
YouTube is a great platform with a bunch of videos to learn from. The problem with YouTube is that the videos are not personalized and a video cannot tell you if you are doing something incorrect. A lot of people that learn from YouTube will develop bad habits because no one corrected them on how to do a technique properly. A teacher will personalize your lesson, correct you straight away so you dont develop bad habits and they will go at your pace. YouTube is great if you want to pair it with lessons so you get that one on one guidance along with some cool YouTube videos.
For beginners 20-30 minutues is good. If you are advanced 30-60 minutes.
Getting your child to practice can be a challenging task. Here are a few things that might help. Keep it short if you need to, break the 20 minutes into 10 minutes twice a day. Start off small them work your way up. For young kids I like to ask how old are you? and what ever the age is, is the amount of time they are going to practice. for example if they are 6 then they can either practice for 6 minutes or practice the song they are working on 6 times. once they can practice for that amount of time increase it by a little.
They might just need some company or guidance even if you don't have any musical ability, sit beside them while their playing, you can have a positive affect on them. who knows, you might even learn a few songs.
Our teachers received their training in the music programs of well-respected universities and colleges. Our teachers have been teaching for many years. You can read their bios on our lesson pages.
It varies according to how much practice time each student has, the level of ability that each student wishes to attain and the fact that most students learn at their own pace. Most beginning students learn the basics after approximately six months of instruction.
The first Monday of every month you will get an invoice for the amount a lessons you are taking that month. You pay the online or we can set you up for automatic payments.
We accept all forms of payment.
No we don't.
Yes we do! We reapir all instruments. Prices may vary depending on what needs to be done. Call us or bring it in and we will give you an estimate.