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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I download Zoom?
Go to zoom.us. look for the word download. Choose Zoom Client for Meetings.

How long are lessons?
Weekly lessons are 45 minutes duration, works well for adults, once a week with a set day and time.

How long do I need to practice?
If you are fairly new to piano, about two hours a week (20 minutes a day). Intermediate and advanced students usually
practice four to five hours a week (30 - 45 minutes a day). It really depends on how quickly you want to progress, or if you want a more relaxed approach.

Do you teach popular music, jazz and music from musicals?
Absolutely! I know you will practice it, if you choose it.

What music can I learn?
There is so much to choose from - I can suggest suitable music from my library for you as well, depending on your interests.

How are the fees structured?
Fees are usually based on a block of 5 or 10 lessons. Fees are payable in the first week of a block of lessons.
Okay to just pay for your first lesson to see if we are a good fit and then the remainder at your second lesson.

What happens with missed lessons - do you make them up?
I am unable to make up or reschedule lessons.

Do you prepare students for piano exams?
Yes, Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) Piano and Theory Exams. A good quality acoustic piano is needed to do practical exams.

What do I need to get started?
You will need either an acoustic piano or a good quality electric piano, with weighted keys ($700+).

Missed Lesson Policy: Please Read
Refunds are not given for any lessons you miss or cancel. Your tuition payment reserves time in my schedule for your lessons.
Rescheduled lessons (an alternative lesson at no extra charge) will only be offered for the following reasons: Illness, Bereavement, Hospitalisation or Serious Crisis.
I am unable to make up lessons for any other reasons. You may like to have a look at this link: ottawasuzukistrings.ca/makeuplessons