FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Musicians in Motion Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
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There is a contract which commits you to a minimum of two months and a 30-day notice to stop or pause lessons.
A consistent lesson day is key to keeping up with you or your child’s progress. If you miss a regular lesson day the following lesson is then used to catch up on the missed material. Instead of missing a lesson your teacher can send you a virtual lesson or virtual assignment so that you or your child won’t miss out on new material. This way you can keep up with regular lessons without back-tracking.
If your child gets sick, your teacher will send you a custom tailored virtual lesson which is simple to access and understand. This way, there’s no need to rearrange your schedule for a make up lesson!
30 days notice is required to stop or pause lessons. We should be notified before the 15th of the month. Your notice must be in writing to the office. If you tell the teacher, this does not count, so please email the office at email@example.com. Please note that when you resume lessons, a $40 registration fee will apply.
We hold a recital two times a year. And through the studio we offer group lessons to supplement students’ private lessons. In the summer, we offer Summer Camps, a fun exciting group class where students learn to play guitar, bass guitar, piano and drums.
If you are not able to purchase/rent a real piano, a keyboard with touch sensitive keys will be a fine way to go in the beginning. If the student stays with it for a few years, you can then consider buying either a digital or real piano.
Electric guitars are easier and more fun to play, so we recommend starting there. Fender makes a great instrument around $100, and a small amp is $50-70. Be sure to also get a gig bag to carry it as well as and a tuner ($40 and $15 respectively). If you have a tablet or smartphone, you can download a free guitar tuner app.
We choose to have full size digital pianos at our music school because they are more fun for beginners. The keys are weighted just like a real piano and they are capable of producing the sounds of many different instruments such as flute, trumpet, guitar, organ, etc. as well as different rhythmic patterns so that you can play with a “band.” Kids especially love this!
Beginners are required to take a group lesson for at least the first year. We start private lessons at age 6.
Piano as is the most logical place to start for most students. Guitar is OK, but we suggest starting guitar at age 8 or above due to the difficultly and strength required. Violin is possible, and voice for ages 6 and above. For the young beginner under 8, students should have gone through the Music Funtime class before taking private lessons. This will significantly increase the chances of success which is why we require this course of action.
We offer a “drop-in” plan if your schedule changes frequently. The drop-in plan does not secure your day or time for future lessons. If you would like to schedule a drop-in please email or call us for availability 1 to 7 days in advance prior to the day and time you want to schedule. There is a $5 per lesson surcharge for this service.
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