Learning to play a musical instrument can at times be frustrating and exhausting and we understand. Our music instructors will help you execute an effective practice routine based on scaffolding lessons, so you can experience faster results without a ton of frustration with an easy to follow system. You will have at your fingertips, video, audio, method books and PDF examples to help you along your way.
Our Music Lessons program is about making sure new students are started correctly and have the appropriate resources and support, so they’re prepared for success.
Choosing the right size instrument – When it comes to choosing as instrument, you want to make sure you’re little one, (or yourself), are properly fitted for the right size instrument and or an instrument that is best suited for your needs. Because most instruments come in different sizes, we are able to custom fit you to the appropriate size.
Guitars and Violins
Guitars and violins come in different sizes. 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and full. Violins come is sizes as small as 1/32. So, if your little one is 8 years old, and wants to take violin lessons, they may need a 1/4 size violin. Or, if your daughter, age 11 wants to take guitar lessons to help with song writing, she may need a 1/2 size or 3/4 size guitar.
For the young keyboard player, wanting to take piano lessons, we recommend choosing either 61 keys, 76 keys or 88 keys.
Interested in Drum Lessons? You can choose from a studio drum set, (smaller sizes), or a stage drum set (bigger sizes). If noise and or room is an issue, electrics drums may be the best option.
Over 80% of music instructors will start their first music lesson with their new student, (that has never played before), by just jumping into playing. Without ensuring that the student is playing the correct instrument for them, or by going over the fundamentals and or basics first, the student faces frustration before they even start. If your musical instrument does not sound good or is not the right fit or size for you, you are not going to want to practice. The instrument should make you want to play.
The first time we meet is a “Meet & Greet”. Our first goal is to ensure the student has the right instrument from them to practice at home with that sounds good and that they are going to want to play. Next, we go over goals and direction, so that when it comes to your first paid lesson, your music instructor already has their lesson planed for the direction you want to head towards. New music student? Never played and instrument before? No Problem! We can go over what songs you like to listen to and your favorite bands. This will give us an idea of the style you are into and what you like and don’t like.
How to prepare for your “Meet & Greet” – If you have taken lessons or played before, bring in any books you have worked from or are currently working from. Make a list of areas you want to improve on and styles of music and bands you are into. If you have never played before, listen to as many songs and styles of music as you can. List the bands you like and write down what you like about them. If you’re not sure what to say……just right down “they sound cool”!