If you are searching for that person that will give you the best instruction on how to play the piano, read on. This article will give you some great insights as to what goes into selecting the right instructor for your situation.
First, any good teacher will want to know your goals. For example, what do you want to be able to do? Why learn the piano? It is a really good idea to answer those questions before you start to look for an instructor.
Let's say, for instance, that you have a piano in your house, you have plucked around on it for a time, and you would rather try to learn how to play it instead of selling it or giving it away. I can tell you that there is a spark of interest there, and it is worth pursuing. A quick self-evaluation reveals that you had music classes in school, you enjoy listening to music, and you would like to learn to play for your own enjoyment at home. Great! Here's what you do:
When you make contact with the instructor, make sure those things are known to him or her. You might not feel comfortable being scheduled to play on a recital with people listening to you, you just want to learn to play. Make sure that your instructor can tailor a program to your needs. Be up front about your experience, your perceived limitations, and the time you have available to practice. Remember, just because you are paying a piano instructor does not mean that you will magically turn into a virtuoso. You want to practice the things that the instructor says to practice.
You also want to find an instructor that is patient, and can deliver lessons that are especially for you. This means that the lessons will be delivered according to your preferred learning style, your personality, and your goals. Piano lessons should be fun, so try to find an instructor who really loves music and who really loves teaching. That will make your lessons something to look forward to each week. You don't want an instructor who is not interested in you, or who just seems to be doing it for the money. The teacher should truly enjoy working with you.
You should also think about what kind of music you want to play. If you are just beginning, this is not a big deal since there will be some basic techniques that apply regardless of the style. Most early method books will touch on each style, but try to find out if the instructor can teach classical piano, jazz piano, or both. This will help you in your decision because it won't make much sense if the instructor is teaching you a style that is not too appealing to you.
Finally, if you are searching for a teacher for your child, it is always a good idea to make sure the instructor has a clean background check. It is what is required in schools and now churches when adults will be working directly with children. You can also request to sit in on the lessons with your child. I have found this to be very useful as the parent is learning right along with the child and can help ensure that the child is practicing what the teacher has laid out.
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