Q: How much time do I need to practice?
A: Short daily piano sessions are much more effective than one long weekly session. Begin with 10-15 minutes, 3 days a week for steady progress. Plan your practice time the way you plan other important parts of your day and week.
Q: What are the benefits to having a teacher?
A: It is human nature to need the motivation of an impending lesson to pull us toward the piano bench and a good teacher inspires and ensures you are playing correctly and not forming bad habits.
Q: Is it okay to learn on a keyboard?
A: It is okay to start on a keyboard if the keys are full-sized, touch-sensitive and weighted to feel like a piano. It should have at least 76 keys, though 88 is best.
Q: Why is Suite Music Studios the best method for adults?
A: Suite Music Studios applies the latest information about adults to get you playing quickly and easily. I use two Pedagogical Methods that include the Faber & Faber series and the Upper Hands Piano Series for Adults. These methods maintain the highest reputation in music education because they are written specifically for adults to aid memory retention by using cognitive tools such as mnemonics, novelty and brain games and features larger type and notes. You will learn all the basic chords right away which provides a structure with which you can apply immediately to any scale pattern.
Q: How long will it take for a beginner to be able to play a song?
A: You will be able to play songs almost right away from Book I and, every time you spend time at the piano, the faster you will progress, strengthening neurons in the activated parts of your brain.