Frequently Asked Questions

What type of piano should I have at home?

I recognize that every family has different needs regarding instruments. I have advised many families on selecting the instrument that best addresses their situation. While some students have traditional upright or grand pianos, digital pianos are a great alternative. The fully-weighted keys provide a similar experience for beginners. Yamaha, Roland and Casio brands are all good options. 

At what age should my child​ begin lessons?

Generally speaking, 5 year-olds with good fine motor skills are ready to start lessons. However, I always encourage families to set up a trial lesson before signing up.  

Do your students get opportunities to perform?​

The studio holds two recitals, one in the winter and one in the spring.  MMTA and NEPTA also provide performance opportunities for students throughout the year.

How much practice is necessary?​

A daily practice schedule is essential for being a successful piano player. A beginner is expected to establish a good practice routine of 15 minutes per day. However, the exact quantity of time is not the focus; rather, it is the mindfulness and the purpose of the practice that matters.