Monster Music Gives Tips on Future Piano Players: What Crucial Questions They Should Ask a Piano Teacher

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Monster Music, provider of a wide network of music and piano teachers in Australia, advises prospective students on how to find the right piano teachers for their individual needs.

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We always encourage our future piano players to ask as many questions as they need to be fully comfortable that they are getting the kind of teaching they want from the teacher who is right for them.

Recently, a lot of potential piano students who have contacted Monster Music have asked one question more than any other: “How do I find the right piano teacher?” Monster Music decided that there really wasn’t a “short answer,” and asked some of their teachers what they thought. They came up with a list of essential questions.

The first question should be, “Can you teach me what I want to learn?” Everybody picks up the piano for a reason. Some want to play classical music, others want to play pop, jazz, rock, blues, the list goes on.

For example, in a lot of smaller music stores, there are one or two teachers for any given instrument. Often, the student studies whatever the teacher wants to teach. This can result in a student not learning anything close to what he or she wants, and eventually losing interest. The student might as well buy a video and learn at home.

Many teachers are good at teaching any style on the piano. Some are only good at teaching what they know best. It’s good to find out how your teacher could deliver right away.

The next question, in a similar vein, is this: “What is your favourite kind of music to play?” This gives the student a better idea of whether or not the teacher is right for him or her. Another version of this question is “What is your favourite kind of music to teach?” Either of these questions can help a student decide if they want what the teacher has to offer.

The next question should be: “What is your musical background?” To be more specific, you can ask, “How did you learn to play the piano?” or “How long have you been playing the piano?” You may also want to ask, “What bands or orchestras have you played in?” or “How many gigs or concerts have you done?”

Another question many might want to ask is, “Will you teach me in my home?” This may or may not matter to a student, but it can be a great factor.

After the first lesson, students should ask themselves, “Am I comfortable with this teacher?” or “Can I get to where I want to go musically with this teacher?” Another question may be, “Is this teacher fun to take piano lessons from?”

Danny Achurch, Owner of Monster Music, encourages all prospective students to ask any question they need to: “We always encourage our future piano players to ask as many questions as they need to be fully comfortable that they are getting the kind of teaching they want from the teacher who is right for them.”

Achurch continued, “We have an extensive network of piano teachers, not only in Perth, but across Australia. In any major area, we can find you a teacher who is right for you. Teachers and students all have individual styles, and we do our best to match the right teacher with the right student. We all know how great it feels when you have that one teacher who makes everything fall into place.”

Monster Music has an extensive network of music teachers from Perth to Melbourne to Sydney, and right across Australia. Their services include piano lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons, and many more. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.monstermusic.com.au/ or call them at (08) 9335 8881.

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