What to expect during a lesson - based on frequently asked questions
No need to be nervous!
If you're exploring music lessons, and never had any as a child, here's a glimpse into what a lesson at The Music Studio is actually like. We want inquiring students to be excited about meeting us, and eager to play music. Our teachers are very experienced working with all ages, have music degrees, and bubbly personalities.We enjoy making new students feel safe and confident, and we like to have fun at our lessons!
Why is it called an "Accelerated Program"?
Our students move through their lesson books in half the time they would with traditional private instruction! We incorporate practice directly into the lesson, so songs are mastered before going home to practice. Students (and parents) are thrilled at how quickly they can progress from song to song!
Time, Structure, Materials
Lessons meet once per week for 60 minutes.You'll choose a day and time slot convenient for you, and that will be your permanent lesson time throughout the year, unless you need to make a change. Classes are casual and relaxed. Students bring their music books with them to every lesson.
Will my child have a lot of homework (practice)?
No! We've taken the work out of practice, and put the confidence back in! We guide your child to learn and master songs DURING the lesson, so there's nothing "new" or difficult to practice on their own at home -- they will simply be reviewing and maintaining what they've already mastered. Furthermore, we encourage students to work independently at their own comfortable pace, so they are relaxed and absorb new music concepts easily.
What if my child has trouble focusing?
Rest assured that lessons are fun and time flies by! We typically have students work in 5 to 10 minutes blocks on their songs, while we also work on music theory, fun listening and rhythm exercises, and play musical games between intervals. Even our youngest students admit they are surprised when it's already time to go home!