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Piano Lessons for Adults

Thinking about taking piano lessons as an adult? Here are some quick FAQ for you!

  1. Am I too old to take piano lessons?

    Of course not! Piano lessons are for everyone. However, it is true that adults learn very differently from children. Adult students are more analytical, and self-conscious about their technique; they also pick up complex musical ideas quicker than the average child. The best way to learn piano as an adult, is to find a teacher that understands your needs and communicate with you clearly.

  2. Do I have time to take piano lessons?

    Besides the weekly one-hour appointment with your piano teacher, the adult student should prepare to practice at least 15-20 minutes a day. The consistency of practicing is important, as it reinforces muscle memory and music concepts we discuss in class. Just like any other skill, the most important part of learning is to build and maintain healthy habits. It does not have to be a huge time commitment! Take piano lessons at your own pace. Lessons every two weeks is also popular among adults with a busy work schedule.

  3. What kind of music will I play?

    If you are a beginner, we will likely use a music book written for adult students. These books will go over the basics of note-reading and piano technique while using recognizable easy tunes. As we advance further, the adult student will be able to choose the music they want to work on. However, it is crucial to persevere through this initial “learning” stage, which can sometimes be tedious and hard work. While piano lessons are fun,  it is almost meant to be a challenge and mental exercise.

  4. What can I gain from piano lessons?

    Most adults cite a long-term love for music but never being given the opportunity to study piano. Taking piano lessons as an adult can be very fulfilling and rewarding. In addition, adults use music lessons as an artistic outlet to de-stress from their busy work life. In-home piano lessons are ideal for adult students with a busy schedule.


Your First Piano Lesson

At EN Music Studio, I aim to make piano lessons as accessible as possible to the community. I understand that busy parents and busy adults do not have the time to make it to a weekly appointment with so much on their schedule already. In-home piano lessons are ideal for those who want to pick up a long-term fun, challenging, and rewarding skill with many mental developmental benefits.

Here are 5 things to know about your first lesson with me:

  1. If you do not have a preferred piano book, I will pick up an appropriate book based on the students’ level before the first lesson. I will include the book price into the first invoice. Because students can advance very quickly, I like to start with one book and will communicate with the parents if more books are needed.
  2. Please have a folder or a binder. While most of the notes I make will be directly on the music books, we will also sometimes have handouts.
  3. If possible, please have a small table available nearby where we could work on written work, such as composition or music theory.
  4. Parents are not required to supervise the lesson. They are welcomed to if they’d like. Most parents feel free to work on other projects nearby. Cook! Clean! It’s the benefit of in-home piano lessons. Listen in while getting your work done.
  5. I will want to meet with the parents after the first lesson to go over any questions of the studio policy. The studio policy will go over agreements such as lesson rates and cancellation policies.

Moving forward from this first lesson, every lesson will look different for everyone. Music is a broad subject, and the piano is a versatile instrument. My mandate is to fuel the student’s interests while giving them appropriate challenges to help them advance. Parents can expect to hear a variety of folk, Disney, pop, and classical music. If parents have any requests, we can definitely consider those too!

 

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