INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
When choosing the right instructor for yourself or your student, we want to make sure we deliver. The Sound Coalition partners with who we believe is the best instructor for each instrument in each area we represent. Of course, with anything new, there will be questions, and the following Q&A section seeks to help answer some of them. Of course, for any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
How can I be guaranteed that The Sound Coalition’s instructors are the best available? Do I have to commit to anything before booking lessons?
At The Sound Coalition, not only do we want to make sure we offer you or your student the best instructor, but we want to prove it. Before committing to anything, all students are offered a free trial lesson with their instructor. If you enjoy the lessons, commit to more. If not, there’s no obligation to continue.
At what age does The Sound Coalition recommend students begin lessons?
We want to make sure that all students have lessons that are individualized. With this in mind, we don’t have a magic age that we recommend students begin learning. We have seen students as young as 3 succeed greatly in learning music, and the best option is to take your student to the free trial lesson, see if it’s something they can handle, and then plan the best course of action along with the instructor.
Where will lessons take place?
Most of our instructors offer lessons both in their studio and in home. Some instructors also offer lessons online via Skype / Google Plus. Details are provided on each instructor’s profile page.
How long / how often are lessons?
We recommend all students attend lessons at least once a week for a 30 minute session. For students 12 and under, this is what we typically suggest. For teenagers and adults, hour lessons are usually preferred. It is also important to practice throughout the week, and we suggest at least 15 minutes daily or 30 minutes every other day as a minimum amount of practice time needed to succeed.
Will the student need an instrument before beginning lessons?
In short, a student doesn’t need an instrument to begin lessons, and it is possible to practice without one much of the time. However, once a student realizes that they want to dig deeper into learning, we highly recommend that the student has access to the instrument. Our desire is to see students inspired and practicing without the instrument isn’t very inspiring.