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Piano lesson

Postby concern » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:55 pm

Hi,

My girl starts her 1-1 piano lesson when she is 5. Can someone tell me normally how long it takes before she can sit for her grade 1 exam?

Thanks.

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Postby caroline3sg » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:30 pm

1.5 yrs from beginners.

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Postby concern » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:48 pm

Thanks for your reply. Do you think it is better to send a 5 yrs old girl to attend lesson in school or at home?

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Postby caroline3sg » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:36 pm

Home:
1) no travelling
2) can hear how teacher teach
3) flexibility to change schedule if want to go for holiday or have sch exams.


School:
1) priority to book studio for exam practise
2) cannot hear how teacher teach
3) no flexibility in schedule change
4) can't choose teacher, you only choose time slot.
5) not sure if can get books at cheaper rate.

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Postby Petlover » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:58 pm

I think kids usually find the group lesson more fun than individual, they may learn a bit slower than individual lesson but it's more enjoyable. My ds joined the Sempi MIM course last year, I found the course material quite good for kids, well structure and together with those flash card , the kids can learn the music theory in a fun environment. When I found my ds was ready, I started individual lesson on top of the group lesson to speed up her learning and give her more time to practice...

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Postby Mama Leong » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:30 pm

Do u buy a piano when they start learning? What if their interest doesnt last??

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Postby buds » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:35 pm

If you're unsure whether your child sustains the interest, do find out from
your child's music school whether they allow practice sessions at their
studios... If yes, when? Cause peak hours like both Sat & Sun where
lessons are all full back to back, it can be really impossible to arrange.
If yes, ask how much per hour? This way, after a while you can gauge
whether in the long run... the interest has increased and improved and
whether you will eventually need a piano for home use/practice. If you
are already considering to buy one for starters, go for good 2nd hand
ones that include tuning and delivery.

Hope this helps.

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Postby acforfamily » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:56 pm

concern wrote:Thanks for your reply. Do you think it is better to send a 5 yrs old girl to attend lesson in school or at home?


It depends on your child. If your child is sociable, it will be quite fun to send to a group class. A lot of parents, however, do think that you can progress much faster in an individual setting. I sent mine to a group class because I want him to enjoy music rather than see it as another 'subject' that he has to master.

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Postby Mama Leong » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:24 pm

buds wrote:If you're unsure whether your child sustains the interest, do find out from
your child's music school whether they allow practice sessions at their
studios... If yes, when? Cause peak hours like both Sat & Sun where
lessons are all full back to back, it can be really impossible to arrange.
If yes, ask how much per hour? This way, after a while you can gauge
whether in the long run... the interest has increased and improved and
whether you will eventually need a piano for home use/practice. If you
are already considering to buy one for starters, go for good 2nd hand
ones that include tuning and delivery.

Hope this helps.


Oh, thanks a lot for yr valuable input.

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Postby buds » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:29 pm

You're welcome.

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