Private 30 min. lessons
Ages 5-10 - Beginners Welcome!
North Branch, MN, USA
Cambridge, MN, USA
‘Mobile’ MN (your location)
Piano Keyboard - Prep for Strings
Explore the basic fundamentals of music while learning to play a fun mix of music on the piano! Learn how to read notes as well as play by ear - songs, music scales and chords...
Stringed Instrument Prep Track Options:
• Prep for Violin
• Prep for Fiddle
• Prep for Ukulele
• Prep for Mandolin
• Prep for Guitar
Example: If you want to learn how to play the violin, your lessons will focus on playing scales and songs on the piano using the same range of notes as on the violin fingerboard.
Lessons also include demonstrations on the violin so that you can see and hear how the instruments relate to each other.
Q: “My child would like to learn how to play a stringed instrument, but they don’t have any previous music experience – should they learn the basics on the piano first?”
A: “Music basics (note reading, playing by ear and rhythm…) can be learned on the piano keyboard or on a stringed instrument. Here are a couple of things to consider when deciding which instrument to start with: The piano keyboard gives beginners the opportunity to use both hands to play notes, which for some may be easier than fingering with the left hand and picking (guitar, ukulele, mandolin) or bowing (violin/fiddle) simultaneously with the right hand. Also, in general when you push down a key on the piano it makes the sound you’d expect, whereas with a stringed instrument timing between the left & right hand needs to be achieved in order to produce clear tones.”
Q: “If my child chooses to learn the Music Basics on the Piano Keyboard, how long before they’d be able to switch to a stringed instrument?”
A: “Being that learning the Music Basics first on the piano or on a stringed instrument from the start is personal preference the timeline is likewise based upon a student’s age, preferences, progression and goals.”
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