New To Piano Lessons? Things to consider for your playing success.
1. What kind of keyboard will I need?
Although a real (acoustic) piano is always best, it is not necessary to begin lessons. Many of our students begin with a full size electric keyboard. Once they decide they like it, we recommend that you consider renting or purchasing an acoustic or digital piano so that you or your child gets the most from lessons.
The most important thing to know when renting or purchasing a keyboard or digital piano is that it must have full sized keys (each individual key should be the same size as an acoustic piano key) and it must be touch sensitive (if you hit the key hard, it makes a loud sound, if you hit it softly, it makes a soft sound). It is best to get a keyboard with at least 61 keys so that the student does not outgrow it too quickly (a regular piano has 88 keys).
Whenever possible, a weighted action is preferred to a semi-weighted or non-weighted action so that students can practice on an instrument that closely resembles the feel of the piano.
2. How are the lessons structured?
Piano teachers at GTR Music Studio will help you select a method book that is right for YOU and that covers the following aspects of learning how to play the piano:
Proper fingering techniques
Strengthening and stretching exercises
Scales and arpeggios
A student who chooses to take piano lessons at GTR Music Studio can expect to develop confidence in reading notes, a good sense of rhythm, and valuable technique that will enable beautiful music making. They can also expect to be encouraged to reach their full potential while having a good time.
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