Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the right time to begin piano lessons?
Every child matures differently and every family is unique; there is no 'right' age. Young children usually need more daily help and guidance than older children, although all children, at all ages, need some degree of support and guidance. Furthermore, the extent to which any student needs support will vary over time. I, personally, prefer to start beginners somewhere within the range of kindergarten and second grade, depending on the child's musical, emotional, intellectual and physical readiness as well as the willingness of the child's parents to provide guidance and support. When meeting with prospective teachers, ask if they have a preference for teaching a particular age group or level.

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