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Top 5 Things To Look For in Piano Lessons

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Ever wanted to take piano lessons? Don’t know where to start?

We’ve got you covered! We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 things to look for in piano lessons.

Remember, the best resource for any piano student is online lessons at ArtistWorks. You can learn to play with personal feedback from expert instructors at here.

Research

Every piano instructor is different. They all specialize in different styles, techniques, and educational preferences. Some work great with beginners and are perfect for a solid foundation in piano playing, while others can only work with experienced players who have years of practice up their sleeves.

It’s tempting to just dive into lessons with someone based on their impressive resume. However, the most important thing to find is a teacher that has experience in your level, and can really help you achieve the next level in your playing. Christie Peery, ArtistWorks classical piano instructor, is well known for working with musicians of all ages and levels.

Set Your Priorities

Before starting piano lessons, take some time to figure out exactly what you want from them.

Ask yourself:

What style(s) do I want to play?

What are my long-term goals for your playing (concert hall, professional, recreational, garage band, etc.)?

How much time am I willing to commit to my playing?

What do I plan to gain from taking piano lessons (better sight-reading skills, improving your fingering, learning improvisational skills, etc.)?

Do I want to learn music theory, or do I want to learn how to play by ear?

By knowing what you want, you can find the best fit for you. Luckily, ArtistWorks is built for flexibility. You get as much out of your practice as you put into it (and no one will be nagging you if you take a week away!).  

 

Identify Your Ideal Learning Environment

 

There is a difference between learning piano with a neighborhood instructor, a college professor, or an ArtistWorks online expert. Consider what kind of learning environment you feel you help you achieve your goals. Ask yourself:

 

Am I looking for lessons that are face-to-face or online? Maybe even a combination of both?

 

How often do I want these lesson? (Monthly, weekly, or even daily)

 

Would I prefer a 1-on-1 course with a private instructor, or would I rather be in a group course with other people?

 

Would I like the course to be specific to my level of playing, or a combination of many?

 

Every offering is different, so it’s important to know what you want before making an investment.  

 

Luckily, you can’t go wrong with ArtistWorks. Through patented Video Exchange technology, ArtistWorks piano lessons bridge the world of in person and online lessons, offering personal attention from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also be able to connect with a diverse and passionate online community through features like chat and the Shout Board.

 

Determine Your Financial Investment

 

Piano lessons can be expensive, so finding an instructor that is both beneficial and worth your money is a must. When looking to start piano lessons, ask yourself:

 

How much am I comfortable paying?

 

How will I measure the value I am getting out of my investment?

 

Quantity does not always mean quality, and you don’t want to pay outrageous amounts of money for lessons you may not end up enjoying or finding useful.

 

ArtistWorks was built with a mission: democratizing access to musical masters. For as little as $23 per month, you’ll gain unlimited access to lessons, and the ability to send in practice videos for personal feedback.

 

Determine The Total Expenses

 

Depending on the style and method of your lessons, you may require different materials. Some only require a small keyboard while others say you need to practice with an upright or grand piano and buy all the books for the course. Buying keyboards and/or pianos can be expensive so talk to the instructor first and see what materials are needed for your lessons before buying.

 

On ArtistWorks, tabs, written materials, and more all come included with the price of your plan. Though classical piano with Christie Peery does require purchasing a book, the tremendous savings on lessons offset that cost easily.

 

Overall, the most important thing is to enjoy your piano lessons. Get to know some fantastic piano instructors through our ArtistWorks Piano Schools! We offer lessons in popular, classical, and jazz piano -- we can’t wait to hear you play!

 

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