Private Music Lessons
Lessons are available for ages 6 & up. We have instructors capable of teaching
at all skill levels. We are excited to offer private instruction for a variety of instruments including voice & piano. More instruments available this Fall. If you are interested in any other instruments, please let us know.
5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Music Lessons
1. How young is too young?
Starting at the right age... For children, starting at the right age is a key element to the success of their lessons. Some people will tell you "the sooner the better," but if a child is put into lessons too soon they may feel overwhelmed. Children who are older than the suggested earliest starting age usually do very well. The following are guidelines we have found to be successful in determining how young a child can start taking music lessons.
At Forevermore, 5 years old is the youngest age that we start children in piano lessons. At this age they have begun to develop longer attention spans and can retain material with ease.
Guitar - Acoustic, Electric, Base, Ukelele
Forevermore begins guitar lessons at age 7. We emphasize theory and music reading skills. Unlike other music schools, your student has the option of working with their instructor on the types of music they want to play. Like all of our lessons, we tailor the student's musical study to their area of interest. Even our students with a desire to play pop music have a sound musical theory base allowing them to progress as a true musician able to tackle many genres.
Forevermore begins voice lessons at age 7 for our students. However, students starting at ages younger than 10 are recommended to do voice/piano combination instruction where the fundamentals of music theory, ear training and basic music reading skills can all be taught. Traditional voice lessons are taught by our staff with a foundation in classic training, but the actual music performance study can be tailored to your student's musical ambition: classical, musical theatre, a combination of both, etc.
2. Private Lessons
Private lessons at Forevermore are the foundation of musical achievement of our students. Our one- on-one focused approach to music education has proven results. In only weeks, a beginning Forevermore student will be able to both recognize the basics of written music and be able to play or sing a small tune. As the lessons continue, our excellent instructors tailor the lessons to your student's musical aspirations. Whether you have a budding musical theatre performer, classical pianist or guitarist, our instructors are the right choice for your student's musical training.
3. Forevermore’s Professional Teaching Environment
Learning music is not just a matter of having a qualified teacher, but also having an environment that is focused on education. Forevermore's warm, professional setting produces better results than an in-home lesson where distractions occur often. Students in a music school are also motivated by hearing peers who are at different levels. Our educated, professional staff will ensure every lesson is taught with an exciting approach to music education, motivating your student to achieve. Our instructors don't answer phones or take valuable lesson time on scheduling or payment; they do only one thing, teach.
4. Make Practicing Easier
As with anything, improving in music takes practice. Here are some ways to make practicing easier:
Set the same time every day to practice so it becomes part of a routine or habit. This works particularly well for small children. Generally the earlier in the day, the less reminding is required by parents to get the child to practice.
We use this method quite often when setting practice schedules for beginners. For a young child 20 or 30 minutes seems like an eternity. Instead of setting a time frame, we use repetition. For example, practice this piece 4 times every day, and this scale 5 times a day. The child then does not pay attention to the amount of time they are practicing their instrument but knows if they are on repetition number 3, they are almost finished.
In our school we reward young children for a successful week of practicing with stars and stickers on their work. Praise tends to be the most coveted award - there just is no substitute for a pat on the back for a job well done. We, as educators, take a proactive approach to teaching music, and because our instructors are excellent, your student's desire to progress will be positively influenced.
5. Use Recognized Teaching Materials
Forevermore utilizes educational materials developed by professional music educators. These materials have been researched and are continually upgraded and improved to make learning easier. Books and materials for music lessons are available for purchase at Forevermore.