since 1988 music that lasts a lifetime.
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. How much time does it take to learn an instrument?
A. That depends how good you want to be. Some students are very competent at Twinkly Twinkle Little Star after only a month while others may take half a year or more.
It all depends on age (younger students progress a little slower), previous musical experience but most importantly how much time is dedicated to daily practice at home.
Q.Is my child too young to learn an instrument?
A. If your child is out of diapers they can start in our program, usually around 3 years old.
Q. Am I too old to learn an instrument?
A. While most of our students are young beginners we do have a number of adult students. The most important thing to realize is the time committment, generally between 3-5 hours a week, depending on how quickly you would like to progress, how much time you have. If you are able to commit this amount of time, you will be successful in learning an instrument.
Q. How much will it cost to rent or buy an instrument? A. Renting an instrument will cost around $50 a month, buying an instrument will cost around $1500.
Q. I found an instrument on the internet for under $500 dollars, why can't I use that? A. We advise against buying instruments online without first being able to check the quality. Often these instruments will last no more than a year because of poor workmanship.
Q. Can I do group lessons without private lessons? No. Group lessons are an integral part of the learning process, but private lessons are the foundation for acquiring technique.
Q. Can I do private lessons without group lessons?
No. Private lessons are essential for building good technique but groups develop a sense of musical community and provide motivation for everyday practice, as well as training ensemble skills.