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student learning music Lessons in Lake Forest, CA

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What if I missed some classes?

We have classes on Mondays and Thursdays. Your student can totally join us on a different day if they miss a class. Just show up on the alternate day.

Does it cost more to do virtual lessons?

No there is no price difference between virtual or in-studio lessons. It is completely up to you.

What if I just want 1 or 2 lessons a month?

We have a single lesson program just for you. We find that adult students sometimes sign up for single lessons. Most of our clients take a weekly lesson so they can enjoy the monthly program discounted pricing.

Are you authorized to do Certificate of Merit?

Yes! Sign-ups are in the Fall, and testing is done usually near the end of February and beginning of March. If you are interested in Certificate of Merit, the best time to let the teacher know is in the August or early September.

What is the $5 monthly recital Fee?

We produce 5-7 recitals a year. The great things about our recitals is that they are free to attend! Find more details in our studio policies.

How Long Should Lessons Be?

Students 5-7 years old should start with 30-minute weekly lessons.

Students 8-11 years old usually start with 45-minute weekly lessons depending on developmental readiness.

Students 12-adults should start with 45 or 60-minute weekly lessons.

How Long Should I Practice?

Student’s daily practice should be about the length of their weekly lesson. Your teacher may recommend a longer lesson as the student improves or learns how to practice.

Do I have to know how to read music?

No. Beginners are welcome! Our lesson plans aim to educate, engage and inspire students.

Do I need a piano to start taking lessons?

Yes. It is really important to have a piano so that students can develop proper technique, be able to develop a wide dynamic range (volume), and learn how to work with a real piano to create beautiful music. While it certainly is wonderful to be able to practice on a grand piano, baby grand or upright pianos work as well. If you are worried about cost, there are companies in Orange County that rent pianos at a reasonable price. If you have a keyboard, it is acceptable for the first 2-3 months. Contac your teacher for keyboard suggestions before purchasing. After that, please be prepared to make the investment of buying or renting a piano.