FAQ

Q: When can my child start individual piano lessons?

A: Generally I don’t start any students younger than 6. It is dependent on the child and their ability to concentrate. I do use different techniques for younger students to improve concentration and information retention. I understand that it is difficult for younger children to stay focused so I do adapt my lessons to their ability to focus. I do offer 15 minute introduction lessons for those younger students just starting out. These lessons are helpful to slowly help the student increase their concentration. These lessons are great if they have another sibling already learning the piano.

If you are still unsure if your child is ready for piano lessons please contact me for a chat.

 

Q: What is unique about Epics Music?

A: Epics Music is a growing business that embraces technology and new trends. Through the use of the tool Music Teachers Helper you have 24/7 access to your lesson notes to remember what we worked on and what to practice (no more loosing that piano book). You have the freedom of flexible secure payment methods including Paypal, credit card, bank transfer and more. There is a wide range of music to learn from including new releases and popular pieces from hit movies such as Twilight and Hunger Games. Communication is easy as Epics Music is accessible via all varieties of social media while having the possibility to contact your teacher through email, Skype, Instant Messaging and more. Most importantly you get to set your own goals and focus on the style you want to learn, not what suits the teacher. From Beethoven and Mozart, to Adele and Billy Joel. Whether you feel inspired by a movie, an Anime series, a musical or a Youtube clip, Epics Music will help you to become the musician you aspire to be.

 

Q: What does my tuition cover?

A: Your tuition covers more than just your allocated lesson time. Not only does it cover lessons but it also covers music that is purchased for you, Practice Materials such as helpful stencils, tests and worksheets. It covers the cost of piano maintenance of both the available Digital Piano and Grand Piano. Concert expenses, online tools and your Music Teachers Helper registration is also included in your tuition. Any workbooks that we choose to work from are not covered by your tuition fee, however they are available to be purchased through Epics Music if required for your convenience.

Q: I’m an adult and I’ve always wanted to learn piano. Is it too late for me to learn?

A: It is never too late to learn the piano! I love teaching adults as it requires a completely different teaching style. It still does require practice and a commitment to develop your skills on the students behalf but the rewards are great! You can learn that classical piece you’ve always loved or that favorite hit off a movie that you wish you could play. The possibilities are endless. Their are only two major points to make in regards to adult students; you must have a keyboard/digital piano/piano to practice on, and secondly you must be able to dedicate a minimum of 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week, to practice; be it after work, while the kids are at school or before jumping on Facebook.

 

Q: How much do I have to practice?

A: Learning the piano, although it is fun, does require practice and hard work. The average student’s required practice time is 30 minutes a day. For adult student and advanced students this may be more. However I understand that life is busy which is why I aim to make practice fun and flexible, so you can practice anytime and anywhere. Unfortunately if sufficient practice isn’t achieved it can slow down the learning process and lengthen the time it will take to accomplish the goals that we set.

 

Q: Do I need a piano?

A: Although it is possible to do some practice without a piano the majority of practice is done at the keys. Unless you are studying music theory, you have access to someone else’s piano or you are only without a piano for a short period of time, piano lessons without a piano are very difficult.
However, what you have doesn’t have to be a traditional upright piano. There are many different options from standard keyboards, keyboards with weighted keys, digital pianos and more.
If you don’t yet have a piano and wish to purchase one I suggest waiting until your first lesson so we can discuss the pros and cons as well as where you can purchase them from.

 

Please send through an email to christine@epicsmusic.com and let me  know what you want to learn and when you want to start!

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