Preparing for Your First Lesson

Whether you’re enrolling your youngest child, yourself, or your grandmother in music lessons (you’re never too old to learn to music, trust us), there are some things you should know about your first music lesson. Your first lesson, no matter the instrument or setting, is exciting. Even if you’re registered for a group lesson versus a private lesson, you should come prepared to learn a lot and have tons of fun. Here are some great tips on how to prepare for your first lesson so you get the most out of it.

  • Bring Questions! Teachers love questions, and they love students who ask them. Plus, any music teacher is happy to have a reason to talk more about their instrument. Brainstorm a list of questions and make sure to jot them down to give to your teacher either before or after your lesson.
  • Speaking of bringing items to your lesson, make sure you have everything, including your instrument (unless you’re starting piano lessons)! Contact your teacher if you should bring your instrument, sheet music or just yourself on the first day.
  • Communicate your goals and expectations with your teacher. That way your lessons will be as effective as possible!

If your child is starting music lessons for the first time, consider some of these tips before their first lesson.

  • Make sure your child knows their alphabet from A to G and back again. These letters make up the musical alphabet, and if your child understands that order of letters you’re ahead of the music lesson game.
  • Set up a practice area for your child somewhere in the house beforehand. Let them get comfortable with their instrument before their first lesson as well. Once they realize music can be integrated and easily practiced in everyday life, they’ll be more willing to practice every day. On that same note, make sure their practice space is not lonely or isolated. Hiding a practice space communicates that music is separate from everyday life.
  • Set aside time to discover new and exciting things about music with your child. After all, music is fun to make as well as listen to, both for you and your child!

This is definitely not an exhaustive list of ideas on how to prepare for your first music lesson, but it is a great start. Contact your local Evola Music if you have any questions about music, and Play On!

Preparing for Your First Lesson - Blog and News updates from Evola Music - blog-preparing-first-lesson
Music lessons are a wonderful, educational addition to anyone’s life, but you have to come prepared!

Why is Your Piano Out of Tune?

Keeping the motivation to play piano going is tough for some people. If you sit down to play, and striking the keys brings out a terrible noise, your motivation can drop off all the way. Playing a piano that is out of tune is an ugly experience....

When Should My Child Begin Piano Lessons?

Unless you have a child prodigy of the likes of Beethoven, Chopin, or Mozart, you have a few years before your child needs to begin piano lessons. But knowing the best time to get started can be tough to figure out.    Following...

Should Your Child Take a Music Break During Summer?

With School out for the summer, your child can finally take a break from all the classes, rushing around, and tests. Summer gives kids a great chance to kick back and take it easy after working so hard in School, not to mention much-needed family...

Benefits of Your Child Learning an Instrument

Choosing the best Activities for your children is not an easy task. Between sports, clubs, games, crafts, and more, the ways your child can spend their time seems wide open. But what will give them the tools to be successful, proud of themselves,...

Keep Your Hands Warm: Tips for a Pianist

When you or your child are ready to start piano lessons, don’t just jump in. A few steps ahead of time will set you up for long term success. Follow our guide below to have a great first lesson paving the way toward many more! Steps to...

How to Get Your Piano Winter Ready

Pianos are huge investments. The craftsmanship and time that goes into creating one beautiful instrument require a premium price tag. Maintaining your instrument is a big part of helping it last for years to come. In the cold winter months,...

Welcome to Our New Website!

We've added great new features and updated our content to bring you the most up to date information about our company.  Check back often for updates.

Organ vs. Piano: Which is the better choice for you?

If you are someone who is considering adding a keyboard instrument to your home, have you considered whether you should get an organ or a piano?  Many people can’t tell the difference between the two! They both have keyboards, so they...

Why Your Child Should Study Music this Summer

Music lessons are not only fun, but educational and a great way to spend your summer. There are many things to do with your kids this summer – why not make it fun and educational? Have you heard of the benefits that musical education has...
Happy Customers Are Music to Our Ears

…you can’t possibly beat the quality of
product and customer care…
Olive M., Bloomfield Hills
See More Testimonials
2489757465
2483680627