It is ideal if your child has a piano at home before starting lessons, but they can start lessons with our piano teachers by using an electric keyboard to practice on. Most of our students rent or buy small electric keyboards practice on at home. We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized keys and a touch sensitive response. A touch sensitive keyboard means if you press a key harder it will play louder and if you press a key softer it will play quieter.
Craigslist is a good resource and you can find a piano for around $200. It can be expensive to pay a piano mover (around $300), but worth it unless you have strong men, moving straps and a truck! (Which can be done!)
To have the best success, look for the following things in a keyboard
- 88 keys
- Sustain Pedal (when you hold it down, the sound rings out)
- Touch sensitive keys (when you play harder, it sounds louder; when you play softly, it sounds quieter)
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I learn in piano lessons?
If you enroll here for piano lessons, your child’s teacher will ask them about their favorite type of music, and set goals to help them accomplish whatever musical aspirations they have. Together, we will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!
What styles of music can I learn?
Are your instructors qualified?
Our instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a teacher–that’s why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!
We search the Twin Cities for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Minnesota School of Music. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don’t have to!
How long does it take to learn an instrument?
I don’t have any musical background or ability. Can I still help my child practice?
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How It Works
Registration is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. We have friendly customer service staff to assist you 6 days a week!
Because our lessons are month-to-month, there are no long-term contracts, no large upfront payments, and no annual fees. A one-time registration fee of $35 is due at the time of registration.
Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to schedule your first lesson!
Lessons are available 6 days a week.