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Music Lesson FAQ


1. How much are lessons?

Lessons range in price from $30 to $75 for a 30 to 60-minute session.

2. I have no musical talent, can I still learn an instrument?
Absolutely! Improvement is based on one thing - consistency. While talent may help beginners, even talented musicians face challenges and must practice consistently to progress.


3. Is it too late to start learning?
No, it's never too late to start learning. The biggest challenge for adults is maintaining regular lessons and practice. We recommend carving out time and making music a priority.


4. How long until someone can play music?
We encourage every student to share a song they'd like to learn in the first lesson. Learning pace varies depending on one's schedule, focus, and talent.


5. Do I need an instrument to start lessons?
While you can start without an instrument, it's highly recommended to have one for consistent practice. We can guide you in choosing the best instrument to suit your needs.


6. Do you provide instruments for lessons?
We have guitars and ukuleles available for lessons. However, we do not sell pianos or drums.


7. What is your makeup policy?
We offer online lessons for illness, personalized recorded lessons for forgotten/late cancellations, and 90-day credits for cancellations with over 24 hours notice. Group makeup lessons are not available.


8. How many lead singers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Just one - they stand there holding the lightbulb waiting for the world to revolve around them. - David Lee Roth - Van Halen.


9. Do I have to commit to lessons for long periods of time?
We offer monthly payment options for lessons and require 30 days notice to withdraw. Additionally, we have optional year and term payment plans at a special rate.


10. What curriculum does your school follow?
Our teachers use their own method books based on the technique, style, and age of the student. We also incorporate fun songs that students enjoy.


​11. Can I enter competitions through Footprints Music?
We do not follow or enter any music competitions. Instead, we prepare students for the RCM exams, including written and playing components.


12. How often should a student practice?
We recommend practicing every day. The amount of practice depends on the student's schedule, but we encourage focusing on repetition rather than specific time frames.


13. How long are the lessons?
For beginners, we recommend 30-minute lessons. As students progress, 45 or 60-minute lessons may be necessary. We assess each student's needs individually.


14. What instruments do you teach?
We offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice/singing, ukulele, bass, drums, and rock bands.


15. Do you have a sibling discount?
No, we do not offer a sibling discount.


16. What are your musical teachers' qualifications?
We prioritize personality types during the hiring process, ensuring a strong connection between teachers and students. All our teachers undergo a Police Record Check, and our studios have video cameras to ensure student safety.


17. Why are lessons different at your school?
With over 15 years of music experience, we understand what parents want from music lessons. Our teachers focus on getting results by understanding each student's unique characteristics and needs.


18. Does a piano student have to buy an acoustic piano?
No, a 61-key touch-sensitive digital piano is sufficient to start lessons. Our staff can assist you in buying or renting options.


19. How often does a student need to practice?
Consistency is essential for achieving the best results. We recommend practicing regularly for optimal progress.


20. Do you need to practice for 10,000 hours to enjoy music?
No, not at all! Enjoying music doesn't require 10,000 hours of practice. Music brings joy from the very beginning, and improvement happens at one's own pace. Even a few hours of practice each week can make a difference.


21. What makes learning an instrument difficult?
Learning an instrument can be challenging due to the commitment required and the need for good hand-eye coordination. At the beginning, students may experience discomfort, but regular practice helps overcome these hurdles.


22. Does a student have to learn Classical piano/guitar?
No, students are not limited to classical music. We teach a diverse range of genres, including jazz, blues, rock, pop, hip-hop, and even video game themes. However, classical music remains an excellent choice for developing solid technique.


23. What should a student look for in a piano/music teacher?
We prioritize hiring friendly and personable teachers who can create a comfortable and positive learning environment. A strong connection between students and teachers is essential. If a student doesn't connect with their initial teacher, we'll make a smooth transition to someone they do connect with.


24. How much are pianos, guitars, ukulele, drums for beginners?
A. Pianos: $300

B. Guitars: Used $150, New $300

C. Ukuleles: $50-$70

D. Drums: Digital Used - $200, New $500-$600
E. Acoustic Used - $150-$200, New $400-$800
*Pricing is an estimate

25. Are private or group lessons better for learning?
Both private and group lessons have their advantages. Private lessons may result in slightly faster progress, while group lessons are more affordable and offer a social aspect that benefits many students.


If you have more questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us. We're here to make your musical journey enjoyable and fulfilling!

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