Piano Lesson FAQ's
Q) How long has Steve Burleson been giving piano lessons in Sussex?
A) 16 years teaching hundreds of students how to play piano and enjoy music.
Q) At what age should I start my child taking piano lessons?
A) I like to start girls at 5 or 6 and boys at 6 or 7. Girls are usually more mature, however, there are exceptions. These are just guidelines. Adults are always welcome.
Q) Are your lessons private or group?
A) I give weekly, private lessons, 1/2 hr in length.
Q) How much time should a piano student practice?
A) Beginners 15-20 mins a day, Intermediate 30-45 mins a day, Advanced 1 hr+ a day. Every student is different. Work with your teacher to develop good practice habits and time management techniques.
Q) What piano methods do you use?
A) I like the Faber Method and supplement Martha Mier Jazz, Dozens a Day and Hanon for exercises. I also encourage other styles, methods & composers based on the student’s interest.
Q) What performance activities do you offer?
A) We have (2) "Celebrations of Music" (recitals) each year and participate in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival. We also participate in the WSMA. We've had many trophy and state performance winners.
Q) Are piano lessons year round?
A) Yes, piano is a year round activity.
Q) What is the cost per studio lesson?
A) Lessons are $25.00 per half hr. Payment is due at the start of each month. We address make-up lessons on an individual basis.
Q) What is the cost for home lessons?
A) Lessons are $75.00 per hr. (2) student minimum
Q) Are there material or sign-up fees?
A) No, the only additional costs are to purchase music and registration fees for the music festivals.