If you’re taking music lessons for the first time, you’ll quickly find out there is so much more to learn than just the notes! Read on to find out the 5 things you can do to get the most out of your first music lesson.
September 6th, 2019
1. Get an instrument! It seems obvious, but having your own instrument to practice at home will make a huge difference in the quality of your music education. If you’re reluctant to buy an instrument before you know if music lessons are really for you, you can look into renting one from a local music shop.
2. Do your homework. Do some research and learn a bit about the care and maintenance of your instrument. Also, practice, practice, practice! Getting to know your instrument and being well versed on how to take care of it can help you prepare for that first lesson.
3. Ask your teacher. Give your teacher a call before the lessons begin and ask him or her what they recommend you do to prepare. Every teacher is different and may expect different things. Find out what music books they teach from and ask them if there are any other supplies they recommend.
4. Practice the commute. If you are going to your teacher’s studio for lessons, practice driving there around the time of your lesson. Make sure you know how to get there and how long it takes you with traffic.
5. Check your expectations! When you’re learning music, you’re learning a new kind of language. Have patience with yourself and don’t expect to be a virtuoso by next week. Don’t be hard on yourself; embrace the learning process!
This article is a re-post, with small modifications, of “5 Must-read Tips For Your First Music Lesson” an article published on www.takelessons.com