FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

At what age can my child begin music study?

Music is for children of all ages. For children younger than age six, we recommend the class Folk Songs and Fun. For children age six and over, we offer piano lessons as well as Folk Songs and Fun.

 

What time should I arrive for my lesson?

Lessons will begin and end promptly according to schedule. You may enter the studio no more than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson time. In order to maintain concentration for the student prior to your lesson, please wait in the patio area outside the studio if you arrive more than 5 minutes early.

 

May I attend my child’s lessons?

In order to foster independence and concentration, it may be best for children to typically attend lessons on their own. However, parents are welcome to observe a lesson at any time. The last five minutes of each lesson are reserved for parent / teacher communication.

 

I’m an adult who would like to play the piano, is it too late to learn?

It is never too late to learn to play the piano! In fact, it may be exactly what your brain needs. Research proves that learning to play an instrument can fight cognitive decline, delay signs of aging, relieve stress, improve wellness, and bring enjoyment to your life.

 

What kind of piano do you recommend having at home?

An acoustic piano is preferable. A digital keyboard with a minimum of 66 regular sized, touch sensitive keys is sufficient at the beginner level. Digital keyboards must have a pedal attachment and stand adjustable to the appropriate height. Consider renting a piano if hesitant to buy one.

 

What teaching method do you use?

Students at Seeds of Sound experience a traditional teaching method blending intervallic reading and ear training. Our students are trained in complete musicianship. In addition to reading and listening skills, students develop strong technique, enjoy creative exercises such as improvisation and composition, build sight-reading skills, and learn music theory and music history.

 

What is the proper way to sit at the piano?

Sit tall with relaxed shoulders and muscles. The appropriate height will allow the forearms to align parallel with the ground when hands are resting on the keys in a natural rounded shape. Feet should rest flat on the ground, unless they do not reach. In that case, ankles should be crossed for stability. A good hand position is essential and will be developed with care from the very first lesson.