5 Critical Elements to Choose the Best Piano Teacher
If you want to choose the best piano teacher for your student, here is what you need to know:
#1 – An Experienced Teacher that makes learning fun.
Learning music should be exciting, creative, and fun for the student. Each session should include playing musical pieces and review, technical training on technique, and instruction on musicality and how to express yourself through music. Also, music theory and the basics of how music is structured, help students both young and old to become musicians for life.
#2 – A Quality Instrument
Whether a student has a grand piano or just a keyboard at home, it is important to have lessons on a high-quality instrument like a Steinway or Yamaha grand piano. The quality provides strong ear training as you learn, as well as giving inspiration and a greater desire to learn. A quality instrument is inviting and makes lesson time more exciting and important.
#3 – A Creative Environment
Each lesson should be an event in a creative environment that is warm and encouraging. Moreover, teaching studios should be sound proof and be well lit. Teachers should sit alongside a student to offer affirmation as well as critique in a constructive and positive method.
#4 – A Community of Learning
Music lessons of all types are enhanced when shared across a community of learners. When in a location with numerous other students on a learning, musical journey, music students of all ages find comradery, friendship, and a community of encouragement. This sense of “I am not alone as I learn,” provides comfort and safety as they take musical risks and explore the world of music.
#5 – Proven Success
Working with a music school and teacher that has a long track record of producing highly accomplished musicians, provides a student a path of aspiration. Younger students can look up to older student’s abilities and dream of their future proficiency. The result is a student that desires to learn more, practice more, and achieve higher levels of musical ability.
At Gray School of Music, we make every effort to deliver The Gray School Difference. This industry-leading commitment includes:
- Our faculty all have Masters of Music degrees
- Each lesson studio has grand piano
- Our location is bright, colorful, and fun
- Every day the studio is busy with numerous students of all ages learning
- 50 years in the business of making musicians for life
To schedule your personal tour or to discuss lessons for yourself or your student, please call 214-369-7772 or use the Contact Us form on this page. We look forward to answering your questions and beginning your musical journey.