music queries

Where is Middle C?!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my child do music exams?
A. Yes, absolutely. I prepare pupils for Royal Irish Academy or ABRSM exams.

Q. Does my child have to do an exam?
A. No, in fact it’s my policy not to enter a pupil for an exam unless they are truly ready and want to tackle that achievement.

Q. Do we have to have a guitar/piano/keyboard if my child is taking lessons?
A. Yes.

Q. How much and how often should my child practise?
A. Every day! The aim is to create a positive routine so that your child practises without worry. The duration of time varies depending on level so I will advise during lessons.

Q. How can I help my child to practise?
A. The pupils who show the most success are the ones whose parents show an interest in what they’re doing at home. You don’t have to play an instrument to help! Asking to hear a piece again, or asking them what the names of their scales are will help enormously. Ask questions, or ask your child to show you how to play or understand something. This reinforces their knowledge.

Q. Are there lessons for school-age pupils during school holidays?
A. You can learn when lessons are on by checking this calendar.

Q. What are the methods for payment?
A. You can pay in cash, cheque or by card!

Q. What is a make-up week?
A. There are two weeks scheduled to make up lessons missed by the teacher, in the unlikely event that I miss one due to illness/other. These are also the concert weeks, so your child will be performing in these weeks.

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