During this time of year, one of the questions that we are asked most often is “How do I know when it’s the right time to get started or if music lessons and are they going to be a good fit for me or my child?” Having 2 children myself, I understand that kids show an interest in many things, and it can sometimes be hard to predict what will stick. What I have personally found is that many times you just don’t know until you try it out! my kids have tried gymnastics, soccer, karate, art, theatre, among other things (in addition to piano and voice lessons).
If you find your children dancing, playing air guitar, leaping all around the house or banging on pots, pans, and other things - you may want to consider enrolling your child in music lessons at Plymouth School of Music! Case in point - our piano sits in the living room right before the hallway to children’s rooms, so they pass by it often. It is very rare for my son to pass by the piano on the way to/from his room without serenading us with a few bars of “Star Wars”. He literally cannot help himself and hasn’t yet fully mastered his dynamic range, so sometimes the walls tend to vibrate a bit and we have found it necessary to impose a piano curfew in the evenings! My Daughter loves piano too, but my son is a bit of a bench hog so one of the goals this Fall is to negotiate a practice schedule. Anyway, long sidebar there - but that’s how we knew it was time to get them started in piano lessons. I’m sure many of you have similar stories!
Even when children show an interest in something, on occasion they may find that their new after school activity isn’t exactly what they had in mind when enrolling. With music lessons at Plymouth School of Music, this is definitely a very rare situation since we have so many different instruments offered for lessons. If piano lessons don’t work out, the student can easily transfer to guitar or drum lessons, etc. We always want to ensure that both our programs and teachers are the right fit for the goals and personalities of our students which is key to the enjoyment and success of instruction here at Plymouth School of Music.
If you child has shown an interest in music, Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to answer any questions that you may have and possibly get you enrolled in music lessons! ~Jeff Davis
Director of Music
Plymouth School of Music