Frequently Asked Questions

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What age should my child start learning music?

This largely depends on the individual child – though some children begin learning as young as 4 years old, this all depends on what is most developmentally appropriate for them. We’d love to meet with you and your child to discuss what works for you! This will also vary instrument to instrument – for example, we’d recommend the youngest age to start guitar to be around 6.

That being said, you do not have to be under a certain age to begin learning an instrument, either; it’s a misconception that you must start learning very young in order to play an instrument. Some children may actually learn better starting at age 8, 12, or even as a teenager – and it’s also perfectly okay to start learning as an adult too!

For especially young beginners, we tailor our approach with the exercises from Music Mind Games.

I'm an adult learner - can you cater for me as an absolute beginner/can you cater for my existing music experience?

Absolutely! We’d be thrilled to start you on your musical journey. All of our teachers are capable of catering to your individual learning style. It’s never too late to learn an instrument!

Likewise, returning to music lessons as an adult after previous experience is always a joyful process, and we’re able to adapt and “meet you halfway” with your existing knowledge. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to your instrument.

Is music theory important?

Yes! Music theory is an invaluable part of music education. A solid understanding of music theory makes for a more well-rounded musician, rather than somebody who just plays an instrument.

The music theory that is the most appropriate for your instrument will be taught alongside your lessons.

How do I schedule my first lesson?

You can get in touch via our New Student Form, or via our phone/email below.

Or, you’re more than welcome to swing by for an in-person chat!

What books do I need?

The music books you use for your study will be decided in collaboration with your teacher. Each individual teacher has their preferred “method” book from our library, but it’s unlikely that you will only play from this book and you’ll be encouraged to find and play music that you enjoy.

We stock a wide range of books in store – we might just have have the sheet music for your favourite song! Come in and have a chat with us and we’ll see what we can find for you.

What happens if I can't make a lesson and I need to cancel?

Learn Music requires 24hrs notice for timely lesson cancellation in order for us to work with you to reschedule your lesson.

If less notice is provided, unfortunately the lesson will need to be forfeited.

Our full cancellation policy can be downloaded here.

Are you able to do online lessons over Zoom?

Yes, of course! We’re also able to adapt to change an in-person lesson to a zoom lesson if the need arises due to sickness, etc/

How do you accept payment?

We accept payment either by direct transfer, or in person via debit or credit card or cash.

Which teacher should I learn with/I'm considering changing teachers, what do I need to know?

When you book in for your first lesson, Elva will talk with you about your musical tastes and learning styles, and then will pair you with a teacher accordingly.

Changing teachers within the studio is not a drama at all! In fact, our teachers often work collaboratively – if one teacher feels a student might learn better with one of our other teachers, or feels another teacher would be better suited to the styles and techniques the student is gravitating towards, we’ll bring this up with you.

If you’re looking to change, feel free to start the conversation with us about why you’d like to change and we’ll see what we can do! It never hurts to try a lesson with another teacher to satisfy your curiosity.