STARTING MUSIC EDUCATION
If your kid shows interest in music or you tried different methods of learning music for him/her and haven't seen much progress - come to our School
If your child loves singing/ dancing/humming and you think your child is passionate to discover his/her new talent. When you'd like him/her to expand the musical tastes, participate in recitals or competitions or get the MERIT certificate and enhance your college Statement of Purpose
We have 35+ teachers that have different teaching styles, and we will help you find the right teacher for your child.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO START LESSONS?
We recommend starting private music lessons, especially Piano at 4. Some gifted children can start as early as 3.
For Violin, Flute, Saxophone, Guitar, Drums and other instruments, we recommend children be at least 5 to get started (unless they are gifted).
See if you can hold his/her attention for some time reading a book/playing a game before starting private music lessons.
For children younger than 5, we recommend a group music class such as The Little Mozarts program.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING MUSIC?
Music develops a child's confidence and helps them overcome public appearance anxiety
SHOULD MY CHILD PRACTICE AT HOME?
Absolutely! You and your child should be committed to practicing. Without practice, progress will be extremely slow and your child might lose interest pretty soon. We've seen this happen over and over again. A minimum of 20 minutes a day makes a huge difference in how your child progresses. You will be amazed. You child will develop a lot more self-confidence, and interest in continuing music education.
Children usually start with just repeating the 2 songs (we drill at the lesson) once a day every day after their homework is done.
WHERE CAN I FIND INSTRUMENTS FOR RENTAL OR PURCHASE?
If you are planning to start guitar, drums, or a string or wind instrument, we recommend you rent or purchase at the Music Village in San Jose. They have a wonderful rent-to-own program, and have a wide variety of instruments.
You should also be able to buy most of your instruments on Amazon.
SHOULD I BUY A PIANO? OR IS A KEYBOARD ENOUGH?
YES, you should buy a Piano. We can't emphasize enough here! The relationship between the string/hammer and the ear is the key to the deep understanding of music. Keyboards are not very well responsive to touch and children develop a rough sound. When occasionally they play at the concert where there is an acoustic piano/grand piano - sudden volume of sound can be very intimidating. We strongly recommend buying an acoustic piano.
CAN I SIT IN CLASS WITH MY CHILD?
Absolutely! We strongly encourage it! It is your choice to sit in on your child's lessons, but not required. That said, some students find it distracting, but others work better with Mom or Dad in the room. The teacher can give you some advice on this after they get to know your child.