Now that your child has decided to learn how to play the piano, you have the responsibility of choosing a piano school that can meet the needs and expectations of you and your child? Here are a few features to look for when deciding which piano school is right for you.
A Trial Period
One important feature that should be offered along with the piano lessons you purchase for your child is some kind of trial period. Whether the school will allow your child to take a class or two for free before you enroll them or a refund for the lessons is offered for a specific amount of time after enrollment, the piano school you choose for your child should offer some kind of guarantee that you won't be stuck with long-term enrollment fees even if your child decides to quit taking classes.
So, before signing any contracts or committing to any number of classes, make sure that the school you're considering offers a trial period that includes an in-person consultation meeting as well as more than one lesson. You may have to pay a minimal fee for the trial period, but at least you won't be responsible for long-term payments if you're not even reaping the rewards of those payments.
It's also a good idea to make sure that the piano school you choose for your child offers peer participation opportunities so your little one has the chance to experience playing with other people in a variety of different environments. It may be holiday concerts, community charity events, or neighborhood party entertainment.
Or maybe it's a tribute to the local football or basketball team during half time that's on the piano school's agenda. As long as there is some kind of peer participation included in your child's piano schooling, you can be sure that they are receiving a well rounded music education.
The piano school you choose for your child should also offer parents the opportunity to participate in their children's education and music playing progress. You should be able to attend some of the lessons that your child attends, and watch practice sessions when preparing for special concerts or events.
Special concerts just for parents should be included in the tuition that you pay for your child's piano playing education. And you should be able to meet with the teacher that your child is working with on a regular basis to review progress reports and address questions and concerns.
For more information, reach out to a local kid's piano lesson school.