It is a 20 minute consultation for us to get to know each other. Beginner pianists can just show up. For experienced pianists please bring in what you have been working on recently or anything memorized.
For vocalists, please sing anything you know, recordings of your music or something memorized to sing acapella. Or just show up and we will start from there!
This is a time to discover skill level, basic goals and experiences in music. We can also discuss the lessons process of how to possibly enhance your musical abilities.
Anyone with the desire to learn music may enroll! Muscles are usually same for all so let’s see what you can do?
6 years and up.
For students under 6 years it depends on attention levels and desire to learn in order to see how ready they are for lessons.
Lessons are once per week on the same day. Those with busy high school or college work loads may reschedule as needed, but regularity weekly is preferred.
Lessons are paid by month and due on the week you first started: 1st-10th, 10th-20th or 20-31st of the month. Payments made 10days after the due period please add $20 to your amount.
If there is a 5 week month then please add payment for the 5th extra week.
For those in upper high school or college with heavy workloads, lesson days can be adjusted on an individual basis.
Some like to take a month off for holiday and travel vacations, especially in December or July. Please plan months ahead and mention something about your plans beforehand! How else can a music studio support itself (especially if everyone did this at the same time)? Thank you.
Please give a 24hr notice to reschedule a lesson! Canceling last minute or not showing up for a lesson makes it hard to make up.
To prevent spread of illness, missed lessons may be rescheduled or credited no problem!
Piano students will need an acoustic piano and it should be tuned at least once a year. Keyboards are also possible if they have weighted keys and more than 67 keys.
Don’t own a piano yet? To discover if piano may be right for your kids, start by visiting a relative or friends house and see if any interest is made toward playing their piano? Craigslist.org, FB auction forums or thrift stores offer good prices for startup pianos or even giveaways? Please be sure ALL the piano keys, pedals and all inner components work and soundboard is not cracked! Let the piano settle into your home climate/atmosphere for a while and then contact Baldwin Studios for lessons.
Once interest has grown while learning piano, it will be time to invest in a quality instrument. You can then check out quality pianos from some local music stores. Students of Baldwin Studios have received referral discounts on occasion from local stores! Please ask about it!
Vocal students will also benefit with a keyboard for tuning the voice to melodic pitches and reading music notation.
If a student is able to put the time into practice the likelihood of success is higher! Of course there is no guarantee on how successful a student may become.
A 30-day notice to stop lessons is preferred please! The entire monthly time-slot along with a reservation the following month (total of 60 days from payment) is made upon enrolling.
You may discontinue lessons mid-month and you will be given a credit to reschedule missed lessons anytime. No cash refunds is the preferred method. Thank you!
Baldwin Studios reserves the right to turn anyone away for various reasons such as:
- Too many other activities to be productive in music.
- Too many missed lessons.
- Irregular payments.
- Late for lessons.
- Lacking zeal to be productive
Situations and reasons may vary.
Please have your kids listen/watch piano performance videos of pianists playing all styles and genres before enrolling. If your kids enjoy the music, they are ready to enroll!
Vocalists: If you have any vocal issues such as damage to your voice or throat please mention this in the Message box when you Sign Up. You may also try visiting a ‘Nose and Throat’ (Otolaryngologist) or ENT doctor FIRST before enrolling. Once checked up you should be ready to work your voice!
Vocalists with Asthma, extreme allergies, throat or physical conditions, whiplash related, prescribed medications or anything worth mentioning please just add some info about it in the comment part of the Contact form.