Common Music Questions and Answers
Do I need a piano at home to take piano lessons?
It is ideal if you do have a piano at home, but you can start lessons by using
an electric keyboard to practice on. Many of our piano student rent a piano for
the first 6-12month. If you choose to start with a keyboard, we recommend a keyboard that has regular
sized keys and a touch sensitive response. A touch sensitive keyboard means if
you press a key harder it will play louder and if you press a key softer it will
Do I need a full drum set to take drum
A: No you do not need a full drum set to start drum lessons. Students can start
lessons by using a practice pad. This is a small dinner plate sized pad that
costs $20-$30 that is used for practicing basic drum rhythms.
How long does it take to learn an instrument?
There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn an instrument. With regular
practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of
our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be
constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
I don't have any musical background or ability; can I still help my child
Yes. Even if you don't have a musical
background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child
practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of
times per day the student will progress. Many parents occasionally sit in on
their child's music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound
or how the student should be positioning their hands.
Veksler Academy of Music & Dance
Mountain View Campus: 1710 Miramonte Ave, Mountain View, CA 94087
Sunnyvale Campus: 176 E.
Fremont Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94087