Most everyone does a bit of price comparison shopping. However, what students and parents do not realize is that there can be hidden "costs." Where piano lessons are concerned, "getting what you pay for" is a very misleading and convoluted business. What exactly ARE you paying for (for starters)? And what kind of RESULTS can you expect?…Read More
Hopefully, by now, you've come to a conclusion about how having a teacher is a superior experience to self-guided learning. If you're still on the fence, be sure to read my previous article.
If you know for sure that you want a private piano teacher. How do you find one that's "the one"...or, at least, the right one?Read More
In the normal course of my day, I get asked this question by lots of people. I'm sure you're familiar with the typical scenario. Maybe you're out to dinner with a group of friends, or you meet someone new at your church, and one of the first questions that comes up for adults is...
"So...what do you do for a living?"Read More
So we live in the age of the internet, an era of instant connectivity. One of the primary benefits of everyone being linked and connected to each other so easily is that the sharing of knowledge across large expanses of the globe, and even across time, has become almost second nature and effortless. For someone wanting to learn an instrument like the piano, it only takes a few seconds to find literally countless options for learning how to play - from online lesson courses like Udemy to YouTube tutorials and everything in between.
So, why would anyone want (or need) a private piano teacher when all it takes to "master the piano in 4 weeks" is $49 and the click of a mouse? Better yet, why pay anything at all, when pretty much any song you've ever wanted to play can be found on YouTube for FREE?Read More
This is probably the most important question that a student could ask any potential teacher. The problem is that many musicians would never tell you that they'd rather be strictly a performer or artist, even if that is actually the case. So, the best thing to do is to ask this question and see how they respond.Read More