So you are interested in piano lessons? You may want to ask yourself a few questions first:
- Can my child sit still (at a piano bench) for at least 15 minutes?
- Can my child count from one to five, starting with the thumb, on both hands?
- All the piano method books that I use start with this simple exercise: thumbs are “one”s, index fingers are “two”s, middle fingers are “three”s, ring fingers are “four”s, and little fingers are “five”s. For years to come, we will use these “finger numbers” to label music, to indicate which fingers play which notes.
- Can my child say the alphabet, at least from A to G, correctly?
- While the fingers have numbers, the keys have letters. This may be confusing at first, but most students catch on fairly quickly within their first year of lessons.
- Are my child’s hands big enough to fit one-finger-per-key on a piano?
- Can my child and I agree to the “Piano Lessons Contract“?
If you can answer “yes” to all these questions, then your child is ready for piano lessons. Use the contact form to ask any questions that you might have about piano lessons. Use the sign up form to be placed on a waiting list.