Frequently Asked Questions - PIANO   

Q:  How can I pay for lessons? 
A:  However you'd like.  We appreciate cash payments, but you can pay by check and online with credit card or bank transfer at your chosen frequency.   

Q:  What is a good age to start piano lessons?  
A:  When your child has learned how to read and can focus on a single activity for 30 minutes, they MAY be ready for music lessons.  You may schedule a trial lesson to see if your child is ready for the commitment to the studio's current and upcoming sessions.      

Q:  Do I need to have a piano at home to take piano lessons?  
A:  No.  You can have a keyboard to start on.    


Frequently asked questions - VOICE  

Q:  How can I pay for lessons? 
A:  However you'd like.  We appreciate cash payments, but you can pay by check and online with credit card or bank transfer at your chosen frequency.   

Q:  Do I need to audition for the studio? 
A:  No.  All of our teachers are qualified to work with students at all levels and there is always benefit to music lessons from learning to match pitch, to auditioning for music as a major in college, pre-professional work and coaching at the professional level. 

Q:  What styles do you teach? 
A:  All of our teachers are classically trained and proficient pedagogically in operatic, musical theatre, CCM and Jazz techniques in singing.   

Q:  What age is good to start singing lessons? 
A:  When your child has learned how to read and can focus on a single activity for 30 minutes.  They MAY be ready to start music lessons.  Burns Music Studio offers a voice class for beginning younger students and when students are ready from that class, they may sign up for a private lesson slot at the teachers availability and discretion.       

Q:  How long can I expect to be on the waiting list for a private lesson spot?   
A:  This depends on the availability of our teachers each session.  We are all heavily involved in the professional performance community and our schedules change.  Some sessions have more hours available than others depending on the professional contracts we are engaged in during sessions.   

Q:  If I can not match pitch, can I still take singing lessons?   

A:  Yes.  There are exercises and techniques to help students who want to learn how to match pitch "feel" the processes required to navigate pitch vocally.  These lessons are usually more about the musical language at the piano and exercising the voice at first.  When the student is ready, we start working music and song selections.