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FAQ'S - Piano Teaching & Lessons
Tim P Manger - Piano Teacher

FAQ'S - Piano Teaching & Lessons

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If you are thinking of having piano lessons and need some quick answers, Tim has formulated the most common questions he receives as a teacher, including questions about his teaching style.

If your question has not been answered below, please feel free to contact Tim, either by phone or by filling out his online enquiry form.

Questions & Answers Questions & Answers

Q1. How much do you charge for lessons?

As of 2018, all new students are $75 for 1 hour (See my Fees section for Children)

Q2. Do students come to you or can you teach on-site?

You have either option (provided that there is a tuned piano available on-site and that my schedule allows for your area or region). See - On Site Learning

Q3. What sort of piano do you use to teach on?

A Kawai grand

Q4. If I want to do AMEB grades, what level can I start at?

It's completely up to you, although I highly recommend starting at the lowest possible grade for maximum benefit

Q5. Do you teach most styles of piano?

Yes, I teach everything from classical to Jazz, including Improvisation

Q6. What age do you need to be to learn piano?

Anywhere from 3 to 100+

Q7. Can anyone learn piano?

Yes, provided they have the passion and willingness to learn

Q8. How long are lessons?

1 hour in length (this varies for children - see My Fees)

Q9. How regulary should I have piano lessons?

Weekly, fortnightly or tri-weekly, depending on the level you are at, and the amount of time you have to dedicate to practice

Q10. Do you teach music theory (musicanship)?

Yes, theory is a critical element when learning piano

Q11. Do I need to have a piano?

No, you can have an electronic keyboard as an alternative (although weighted keys are desirable)

Q12. I have an upright piano, is this an issue?

No. Although upright pianos have a different feel and action to grand pianos, they are often excellent for learning and playing

Q13. How much practice do I need to do?

This will vary depending on your grade level and extracurricular life commitments. I recommend some practice each day (if possible)

Q14. If I need to cancel a lesson, how much notice do I need to give?

See my Terms & Conditions section

Q15. Do you offer a school term account?


Q16. Can I pay for my lessons as I go?


Q17. How do I pay for my lesson?

By EFT or cash

Q18. If I cancel my lesson, do I get a refund?

No. I prefer that students take a make-up lesson

Q19. If I miss a lesson can I do a make-up lesson?


Q20. Can I meet with you before taking my first lesson?

Yes, this is often a great idea for parents with young children, and also a great way to see if you are comfortable with the teaching environment

Q21. Do you teach any well-known methods?

Yes. Whilst I do not subscribe to any particular method, I adopt many of their most popular and basic principles (See Piano for Children)

Q22. I am a parent, can I attend lessons with my Child?

Yes, I strongly encourage parents to attend all lessons. There is a comfortable are where parents can relax, read a book or simply listen

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