The piano is a beautiful instrument with many possibilities for solo or community music-making. You will need one at home that is of a sufficient quality to allow your child to learn the subtleties of tone production and technique. We begin our passionate pursuit of golden tone from the first lesson, so expect to start on a good-quality acoustic instrument rather than a keyboard or spinet. Your teacher will connect you with resources for purchasing a piano, adjustable bench, and footstool.
Violin & Viola Lessons
Many parents feel a natural concern over listening to the sound of a beginner violinist. We give very specific exercises to produce good tone as soon as possible, and guide you to the best sources we can find for affordable, quality instruments so that your child's playing will be enjoyable from the first week.
Since it is as important for you to play and practice as it is for your child, you will most likely need to rent or purchase two instruments, one in your size and one in theirs. Violinists and violists also need a shoulder rest, which may require adjustment and experimentation along the way, and you will occasionally need new strings. Expect to replace your child's instrument as they grow, and gradually work your way into a professional quality instrument.