Frequently Asked Questions

"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."     --- Frédéric Chopin

1. At what age can my child begin piano lessons?

This mainly depends on the child’s ability, maturity and interest. Research shows that the natural sense of pitch and rhythm is at its peak between ages of 4-6. Basically, 4 to 5 years old children can start to have piano lessons. There are some factors that parents should consider when planning to enroll your kids in a piano class.

  • Does your child show any interest in music?
  • How's your child’s capability of reading skills? Can he/she read and count numbers?
  • Can your child physically sit still and focus for at least half an hour?
  • Can your child listen to tutor and follow a given set of instructions?
  • Do you have time and patience to supervise your child to practice at home almost every day? Because most children will not successfully practice by themselves at home until they are at the age of 8 or 9.

2. How long and how often to have the lesson?

Usually lessons occur once a week. We suggest half an hour is for very young children and one hour is at least for the advanced students.

3. How to make the piano lessons a success?

Motivation, encouragement, achievement and enjoyment are the mission of Aegean Music School. In Aegean Music School, we tutor set realistic goals, provide professional teaching ways and assign weekly assignment. Make sure students have a good way to practice and make progress step by step. Lessons are once a week and it is recommended that children keep practicing at home by themselves on a regular basis.

4. Do I need buy an instrument?

Each student needs to have an instrument available for regular practice. You may buy or borrow an instrument. Some beginners might not have decided to buy a piano because they don't know whether they will sustain the learning for a period of time. You can always practice in our studio. We provide piano renting service including grand and upright pianos.

5. Can my child take piano theory lessons only?

Usually theory and practical are taught together during the lessons. Some students play well but may have limited knowledge in theory. We provide theory lessons in one to one and group tutoring.