Frequently Asked Questions
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Where can I find information about your location, rates, policies, etc.?
- Check out one of the pages listed under the "About" section of our website!
What times are available for lessons?
- Our schedule is always changing. Contact us for current availability!
What type of instrument is best for lessons and practice?
- Alyssa or Jon would be happy to give you recommendations for affordable and high-quality guitars, ukuleles, and drum sets!
- For advice and recommendations for purchasing a piano, check out this page: Purchasing a Piano
What do I need to know about caring for my acoustic piano?
- You can find plenty of information about this on this page: Piano Tuning & Maintenance
Will students have performance opportunities?
- Absolutely! We highly encourage performances (check out this great article by Teach Piano Today to see why!).
- We host two studio-wide recitals each year: before Christmas, and in the Spring. Our goal is to provide students with an opportunity to develop their performance skills, share their progress with loved ones, and have a lot of fun in a positive and stress-free environment! Although encouraged, these performances are never mandatory.
- Optional performance opportunities include the Kiwanis Music Festival, and other mini-events that change year to year. We're always looking for new and exciting ways to showcase our students!
Why should I register my child in music lessons?
- Learning music has so many benefits for children and adults alike! Ultimately, we want our students to find joy, comfort, and self-expression in making music. We hope that it becomes a valuable part of their day-to-day lives! However, musical education also has the following benefits:
- the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- healthy brain development (for example, math and literacy skills in children, memory retention in adults!)
- self-expression and creativity
- empathy and understanding of others
- appreciation for the arts
- self-discipline and inhibitory control
- goal-setting, skill mastery, and confidence
- teamwork and collaboration skills, and a sense of community
- physical skills and coordination (hands-eye-foot coordination for drums and piano; coordination of muscles and breath for singing!)