There is no better time than the New Year to begin piano lessons. If you have been thinking of enrolling your child in piano lessons, don’t wait because piano lessons are so valuable for children. Parents know this, but a common excuse given is “We haven’t found a piano teacher yet.” Don’t let this be a stumbling block to enrolling your child in piano lessons. Below are a number of options that will result in your locating the piano teacher that’s right for your family. Just go down the list to find some options you probably haven’t thought of yet, and get your young child enrolled in piano lessons for the New Year.
o The easiest way to find a piano teacher in your area is to expand your area! The Internet is a great way to find information about piano lessons and piano teachers, as well as home piano lessons and resources. Do an internet search for “piano lessons for children” or “piano resources”. Here you’ll find internet resources available immediately to guide you in supporting your children in piano lessons at home. You can also do an internet search of “Piano lessons for children + your home town” to locate music instructors in your area. Check their websites to learn about them and call any that interest you.
o Check with your local sheet music store. Your local music store is a common location where music instructors leave their business cards for shoppers to find them.
o Look in the phone book under Music Instruction and call for interviews. Check the listings in your area. Today you even do this online. Make a list of questions you want to begin with such as location, and cost. But don’t stop there. Ask for an interview for you and your child to meet the teachers in person to get an idea of how the teacher will relate to your child. The person you are looking for should go out of their way to make your child feel comfortable and send a message that says, “I would love to be your piano teacher.”
o Send an email to your friends requesting their knowledge about piano teachers in your area. Referrals are the most common way parents locate piano teachers. Since we trust our friends, we trust their opinions. If after all of the above you are still unsure about choosing a piano teacher, ask your friends for a little help. Piano teachers really appreciate it when their students send them referrals, so this is a good way for your friends to say thank you to their child’s piano teacher for a job well done.
Start at the top of this list and work your way down. I guarantee you’ll find plenty of options to get your child started in piano lessons for the New Year. Remember, you don’t have to wait until another school year rolls around. You can begin today!