FAQ

General Questions

Q. How much does it cost?
A. $30 for a 30 minute lesson. 1 hour lessons also available.

Guitar Questions

Q. Do I need my own guitar?
A. Yes, acoustic and electric guitars are great. I find that it is a better idea for a beginning student to start on acoustic. For smaller children 3/4 size guitars are a good idea. A $20 guitar is never a good idea. Cheap guitars will not stay in tune and the student will be discouraged from the start. Plan on spending $100 and up for a playable instrument.

Q. What else do I need besides a guitar?
A. An electronic tuner, metronome, music stand, and a good practice environment.

Q. What kind of books should I purchase?
A. The instructor will assign books based on an initial evaluation of the student’s experience. Be prepared to purchase what the instructor assigns.

Q. How much should I practice?
A. A minimum of 20 minutes a day, 4 days a week is a good starting place.

Q. How does my son or daughter know what to practice every week?
A. The instructor will date pages in the student’s book for the week. If desired, a practice log will be given to the student to fill out assignments and times practiced each day.

Piano Questions

Q. Do I need my own Piano?
A. A piano is not necessary, a keyboard will do; although I do recommend a keyboard that has weighted keys. This makes it feel more authentic and is easier to play.

Q. What else do I need?
A. Books, which will be purchased by the instructor on your behalf, which will be paid for upon the lesson the book is started.

Q. How much should I practice?
A. A minimum of 20 minutes a day, 4 days a week is a good starting place.

Q. How does my son or daughter know what to practice every week?
A. The instructor will date pages in the student’s book for the week. If desired, a practice log will be given to the student to fill out assignments and times practiced each day.