as Compared with
In-home Piano Lessons
I think it important to make a case for choosing a professional studio for your music lessons over having lessons in your home. An itinerant teacher does provide convenience, which is clearly a plus.
But I'd like to mention all that a studio teacher provides that the itinerant teacher cannot. It's my hope that when you weigh all these advantages against the one advantage of convenience you will see that the better of the two choices lies with the studio teacher. Here's the list of perks that studio lessons offer:
1) A professional music studio, above all things, speaks to the dedication and commitment of the piano teacher. There is a major investment of capital in choosing quality instruments as well as stocking the studio with abundant supplies. My studio offers students the use of a Yamaha baby grand and a Yamaha digital piano. No teacher would venture into this investment unless they were most serious about their teaching.
2) I also have a reference library of books and sheet music that is instantly available. This can save students and parents a trip to the music store. I'm also stocked with metronomes, 2 white boards, a stool for small students' feet, stickers, highlighters, and rhythm instruments.. These supplies helps me take full advantage of every minute a student is in lessons.
5) Finally, another advantage of studio lessons is the opportunity for students to play in ensembles with other students. When students play with others who are similar in age and level, they become motivated themselves. Students will push themselves to become better musicians, and even motivate themselves to practice, to keep up with the other students.
In short, without my studio and all my equipment I couldn't be nearly as effective and successful in my teaching. Studio lessons offer more for your money, and students get a more rounded musical education, overall. I think that as you watch your children or yourself progress in studio piano lessons, that you will be glad you chose to take lessons in a studio, rather than having a teacher come to your home.
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Contact: Vicky Mackerman