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Music Lesson Scheduling & Frequency
Whether you take piano lessons for beginners or advanced music lessons, instruction is one part lesson, six parts practice. This ensures our students make quick progress rather than languishing in piano instruction for months or years without seeing results.
Getting Started with Music Lessons
At The Music Teachers Network, we are accountable for your instructor’s performance and quality. You can rely on us to send you a great match for guitar lessons, piano lessons, or voice lessons. We handle scheduling, lesson administration, billing and offer unique benefits such as lesson summaries and an amazing referral program.
- When to Start? Most of our piano instruction students start at age 5 or older. With a guitar music lesson, that is often 6 or older. Other instruments vary depending on the child’s ability to physically hold the instrument or sustain breath. If your child seems either highly interested in music or able to focus for 20 minutes at a time, go for it. You can always start again later if the time is not quite right.
- How Often? A music lesson is commonly once per week. Some of our students take more frequently. Less frequent lessons often do not produce results for the student, and therefore do not last.
- Lesson Duration? Many of our lessons are taken by children. Two siblings often share a 60 minute lesson, each taking 30 minutes. Single children and children over the age of 12 take 45 minutes – 60 minutes each week.
- What About Holidays? We recommend you call to reschedule around holidays where possible so the lesson is not altogether missed. It’s easy to fall out of a rhythm when lessons are inconsistent.
- What About Summer? Our students often take lessons during the summer months, with family vacations carved out. It provides great structure for kids and a nice break for parents.
- How Often to Practice? Practice a little bit each day. Ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes in the evening is just as good as 20 minutes in one sitting. To make it more fun, practice based on a goal other than time. For example, play a particular song three times, or work through scales once per day, etc.
- Family Time? We also have many families that take piano instruction or other music lesson together with the same teacher. With kids and adults, family lessons last between 90 minutes and 2 hours a week and provide an excellent way to set aside that extra quality time busy schedules often take away
Regular music lessons should be both fun and provide real value. We provide wonderful instructors, easy payment methods, free lessons for referrals, and flexible scheduling to make your life easier. Get started with lessons today.