Quality Piano Lessons in Brampton
Why learn piano?
Although any musical instrument is worthy of study, the piano offers students many unique advantages. It is one of the instruments that young students can effectively learn. Furthermore, as a keyboard student, you learn to read several notes at once as opposed to just one as is the case for many solo instruments. This provides an excellent harmonic foundation.
We primarily offer the RCM curriculum in our piano program.
But before beginning the RCM method, students must begin with an alternate method. Some recommended books are the ABC method by Boris Berlin for children ten and under, and Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course for the older beginner. A suitable age for 30 minute piano lessons is around 6 or 7, but we also offer programs for younger beginners. Lessons can begin as early as 4 years of age through our Young Beginner’s Piano Course.
Do you teach higher levels such as Grade 10 or ARCT?
Tan Music Academy provides piano lessons for all levels from beginners to ARCT. If you are preparing auditions for entrance into a regional arts program or college or university, we can help you with that. We have already helped dozens of students reach their goals of gaining admittance to various arts programs around the country.
What instrument do I need to begin piano lessons?
In order to make suitable progress, it is imperative that any piano student have a proper instrument to practice on. That means you must purchase an actual piano (as opposed to an electronic keyboard) if you want to get the most out of your lessons. As a piano student, you are not only learning the notes on the staff or on the keyboard, you are also learning to manipulate the piano in order to achieve the proper sounds while performing piano works.
That said, as a parent of a young beginner, it is completely understandable if you feel reluctance to make such an investment as a proper piano may cost thousands of dollars. It is not absolutely necessary to have an acoustic piano to begin lessons. If you would like to see how your child does before making that investment, a digital piano may be the next best option. Many models are affordable and mimic the piano relatively well. As for electronic keyboards, they may be better than nothing, but the digital piano route would be a far preferable route to go.
Ultimately, there is nothing more ideal than having a proper acoustic piano to practice on. On one hand you may tell yourself that you’ll purchase a proper piano if your child is doing well enough, but on the other hand, you can never really know how well they are doing with their piano lessons unless they have a proper instrument to practice on.