We have answered some of the most common questions asked about taking piano lessons.
Absolutely. I would be happy teaching students from the age of five upwards. There is no upper age limit for students - adults of all ages are warmly welcomed.
Yes, you will require a piano / keyboard to enable us to take our lessons as I am a mobile piano teacher. I can help advise you which piano / keyboard to buy before you start your lessons.
I am a mobile piano tutor, enabling me to travel to you to teach you in the comfort of your own home if you are based within Norwich itself. You will need your own piano / keyboard at home to enable us to start lessons - I am happy to help advise about a good first piano / keyboard to buy.
Not at all - no prior musical experience or knowledge is needed before our first lesson. I always teach students how to read music no matter what genre we explore as it's a great life skill to acquire, but we will also work a lot without music in order to help train your musical ear.
I teach children from the age of 5 upwards.
That is totally up to you. Exams can be very helpful in motivating students to achieve their best, but they also limit in the genre and amount of music you can learn. They are definitely an option, but by no means compulsory.
You can pay in weekly, monthly or termly installments by cash, cheque or online transfer. We'll choose a payment plan that suits you.
It's easiest if we keep the lesson time consistent, however there is of course flexibility if appointments need to be changed.
I always prefer parents to sit in on lessons as a matter of good safeguarding practice, however, this is not compulsory. This also allows parents to guide the practice of younger students.
Regular practice is really important if you want to progress on an instrument. You don't need to practice for hours on end, in fact this is often detrimental. Instead it's about keeping a consistent routine and using your time effectively. A major part of my teaching is giving students tips and tricks to get the most out of their practice time. 20-30 mins a day is plenty for beginners, 30mins-1 hour for intermediate players.
This is totally up to you. Lessons are tailored around the pupil's musical preferences. You can learn classical, jazz or pop music and can undertake to prepare for examinations or simply learn for enjoyment.
It's important to keep a regular pattern of lessons going, including through the school holidays, but of course there will be breaks here and there when you or I go away.
Please note that Piano Lessons Norwich operates a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. This means that if a lesson is cancelled within 24 hours of the arranged time the student will be charged the full price of the lesson. Should you need to cancel a lesson please contact me at your earliest opportunity to re-arrange.
As an experienced teacher I know that professional lessons can make all the different to help students learn the piano. Get in touch to find out more.