Piano FAQ

Dear Parents,

Students enrolled in the M.U.S.E. Program are taught the basics of playing Piano in a group setting (4 students per class).  Classes are designed to be fun and encouraging. There is no prior experience necessary. Piano Classes are not offered at each school so please check the School Page under your school.

The M.U.S.E. Program provides small group lessons to students in 2nd through 8th grade. The curriculum of each class varies by grade-level and abilities of each student. The goal of the teachers is to create a stimulating and enjoyable environment in which students can experience playing the piano both individually as well as in a group setting. This is a great way to introduce your child to the piano. The cost of these lessons are half what it costs to take privately. We have a fabulous staff of very qualified and talented teachers. Students will learn how to read music right away and will be prepared to perform at several recitals during the year. 

A: Go to our “School Page” Link to find out .

A: Go to our “School Page” link under the region and name of your school.

A: Schedule will be on the “School Page” Select your school for start up date, day of classes, and times.

A: Your teachers name and email address will be listed under your school on the School Page of our website

A:  At school. Check with the school office for location of the class.

A: Yes. No experience needed.  Students will be placed together by level (Beginning, ect..)

A:  Nothing. We supply the pianos and books the students will use.

A: There information on our Instrument page (Click here). Piano students do need a piano or an inexpensive electric keyboard to practice with at home. Average cost for an electric piano is between $100-$200.

A: see our “schools page” and select your school

A: Many schools have an aftercare program. If the cost prohibits you, talk to the instructor. Each school has different arrangements. Some teachers will allow a small group of students to stay in band room and do their homework.

A:  The instructors email will be on the School Page of our website. Teachers will also be touching base with you early on by email.

A: No. This is included in the materials fee. Instructors start using the books by the 2nd or 3rd week.

A: The first day of beginning band is an “Open House” where parents can come and meet the instructor and ask questions. We understand that not all parents can make it.  If you have questions for the instructor, please email him or her. Students who have instruments that day will also be shown how to put together their instrument.  Those who don’t have an instrument on the first day can observe.

A: We recommend that you sit and talk with your child to make sure they understand the commitment involved. We highly recommend that students make a year commitment to the program. It takes time to learn an instrument. Students will experience times when their lessons may be difficult. They need to practice and work through those times. 

For those students who start in September, by the 1st of November, if you decide that the program is not for your child, you are not obligated any further. For those who start in October, by December 1st.  See Billing Policies for more details.

A: It is really important to get their child to practice at home. Each child is different. Some will create their own time to practice.  Others need parent encouragement. If they don’t practice at home, they will likely fail and have a bad experience.

A: 3-4 days a week for 15-20 minutes a day minimum. Small amounts of concentrated practice are better than longer periods of unfocused practice time. This is very reasonable knowing how busy students lives are with extra curricular activities. Students need to come to class prepared.

A: Teachers take a lot of time in class showing students “How to Practice”. We teach them to recognize where they need to spend their time practicing. There is also a practice journal in their book where they write down their assignment and keep track of practicing.

A: Possibly.  It depends on each teacher’s situation. We would recommend contacting the teacher or M.U.S.E.

A: Yes!!  Teachers will schedule two recitals during the year. These events will be listed on our Events Page.