||What age should young students start piano lessons? When a student can sit with an attention span of
approximately 30 minutes, then that is the time. To accomplish successful learning attention and practice is
required. See Piano Lessons GUIDE.
- What about adult students? Adult students usually have a reason to move to piano lessons for one of
several reasons, either for a refresher course, learning to play better, or those that have background in piano
and wish to learn more with an instructor that will guide or empower him or her to achieve more.
- What kind of piano should I have? Many people start with a keyboard. This is an inexpensive way to
introduce you or your child to a piano, but it is not the best long-term instrument. I recommend an acoustic
piano for the best musical growth and development. If you prefer a digital piano, make sure it has 88 keys,
and that they're weighted. Most students will want an acoustic piano within 3-5 years...especially if the
student is talented and ambitious. I have a very good digital which is an excellent practice piano. Also we
have new and restored pianos, Yamaha and Kawai plus more, and we can check a piano for you that you are
wanting to buy. See more.
- Why are private lessons important? Private lessons allow the best interaction between student and
teacher. I can tailor my choice of instructional materials to the needs of each student regardless of age.
- How much does my child have to practice? The quality of practice time is much more important than the
quantity. 10 minutes of productive practice is better than 30 minutes of unproductive practice. Students will
work with me to learn how to practice and what they should be doing at home. Younger children often need
parental supervision to ensure they are practicing correctly. In general, students should practice at least five
days per week. This will give you a general outline of approximate practice commitment:
Level 1: minimum of 30 minutes/day. Level 2-3: minimum of 60 minutes/day.
Level 4-5 minimum of 90 minutes/day, Advanced students minimum of 3 hours daily.
Weekends also! if you can....the good ones do!