What instruments do you offer lessons in?
We offer private lessons in piano, guitar, ukulele, trumpet, and woodwind instruments. There is also an option for small group ukulele lessons. We are always adding new educators to our team, so if you are looking for an instrument that is not on this list, give us a call and we will let you know if this is an option for the near future!
How old do instrument lesson students have to be?
Depending on the instrument, students will have to meet a minimum age requirement to start lessons. Piano and ukulele students must be at least six years old, Guitar students are recommended to start no earlier than about 10 years old. Woodwind and brass instruments must be 6th grade or already involved in a regular band program to take lessons. The great thing about learning an instrument is, you are never TOO old! We welcome adults for lessons at any stage in life, and prior experience is not necessary! Check out our Adult Ukulele group that meets in the winter and spring!
How long are instrument lessons?
Typically, instrument lessons are 30 minutes long, once per week. We do schedule in breaks for major holidays, so that is built into the monthly price of lessons.
What supplies do we need for lessons?
First and foremost, you need an instrument! Practicing at home is important, so an instrument is necessary. If you are looking for a recommendation, let us know and we can guide you in the right direction when choosing a brand or model of instrument. You will receive all other supplies in your music bag at your first lesson. (See FAQ about registration for details)
What is included in our Registration fee?
Your registration fee not only holds your time slot but also includes your Instrument Lessons Music Bag! Included in the bag is your first books needed for your lessons, a practice folder, pencils, notepad, and pencil sharpener. Everything you need to get started at your first lesson! (For ukulele students, your ukulele is also included!)
How much practice time should we plan for?
Parental support is crucial to the success for younger students. The practice folder is our means of weekly communication about expectations, assignments, scheduling reminders, and progress. At least 15 minutes of practice a day is recommended for beginners. More for intermediate or advanced players.
What if we miss a lesson?
Lessons canceled with at least 24 hours’ notice will be rescheduled, limited to one per semester. Students are responsible to pay for lessons canceled without 24 hours’ notice. No refund or make-up will be given for no-shows or tardiness.
Do you have performance opportunities?
Yes! We have at least one recital per year, usually in late Spring. We also try to do more informal events in the community where we encourage our instrument lessons students to come and perform.
Ms. Aubry is absolutely amazing! She has such a contagious passion for music! My 8 year old loves her and looks forward to his piano lessons at Kindermusik! - Cindy