FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do payments work?
Tuition is billed monthly and is due at the first lesson of each calendar month(in advance).

An invoice will be emailed each month with an online payment option. You may also send payments to FisherMusic Studio@gmail.com via Venmo or PayPal.

 

*Late payments incur a $10 late fee, if received after the 8th day of the month.

What is the minimum age for learning an instrument?
We recommend potential students wait until they are least 5 years old to play most instruments (including piano). This is mainly because students need a certain amount of attention span, self-awareness, and maturity that usually isn’t quite there until 5 years of age. For voice, we recommend 11 years old, because the voice is more developed and physical awareness is growing.

 

Am I too old to learn music?
No! We have students from 5 to 85. Although younger brains tend to be more “adaptable,” older students have several advantages. They tend to know how they learn best, have more discipline in practicing, and a longer attention span.

 

What if I don’t like classical music?
You don’t have to like classical music! You work with your teacher to learn what YOU want to learn, at your pace. There are plenty of books and resources available to help you achieve your goals and play the music that you want to play.

Will private lessons help me learn to read music and/or music theory?
Ms. Fisher teaches music literacy and can emphasize music theory, if you like. All lessons are tailored to your needs, so feel free to speak up!

 

How long will it take me to be good at an instrument?
Obviously, this depends on your definition of “good.” Progress is mostly determined by how much one practices and attitudes toward learning, which can vary widely. For most musicians who practice at least 15 minutes each day, they’ll likely be able to play snippets of songs with ease pretty soon after starting, a full song after 3-6 months and so on. 

 

Will there be opportunities to perform?
Yes! We have frequent recitals in the Round Rock area. These are open to all students enrolled in lessons. If you are in interested in performing in our next recital, please call Lori at 512.538.8791 to reserve your spot.

 

Can I practice on an electronic keyboard?
Although it is ideal to practice on traditional acoustic pianos, keyboards are acceptable for non-piano students, and piano students must have regular access to a full range 88 key weighted keyboard. Visit Capital Music Center for details on renting, buying, and renting-to-own keyboards or pianos.

What are the benefits of studying piano?
Piano lessons are very beneficial for both children and adults. For children, it benefits education skills used in reading, science, and math. It helps develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, as well as brain and memory development. Adults who study music enjoy better emotional and physical health. They also have the benefits of personal satisfaction, increased confidence, coordination, enhanced memory, and concentration.

How do I really excel at music?
The most important thing is to practice your instrument frequently. A minimum of 15 minutes per day, but 30-45 minutes per day will produce more rapid improvement. It helps to make using your instrument a daily habit, and to establish a good environment for playing – good lighting, easy access to your instrument, and quiet. Work with your teacher to pick music that you will like and challenges you.