Frequently Asked Questions

Why do kids hate to practice so much?

The answer is simple:  kids hate to practice because they are not taught how to practice.  They go to piano lessons and hear all this wonderful music and their teacher talks to them about what they are going to practice and what it should sound like when they are finished with the music learning process.  But no one ever tells them how to get from "new piece" to "completed piece."  So, they go home and play the easy parts or pieces the already know over and over in the best case.  In the worst case, they are so overwhelmed with trying to figure out what to do that they just give up entirely.

What do you do differently?

From day one, our students are taught how to practice in a myriad of ways.  Because there are myriads of ways to practice!  We teach practice skills.  We help parents understand their role in the practice process.  We build goo practice habits.  We pace learning so that there is always the right amount of challenge and satisfaction involved in every practice task.  

How do I sign up for lessons?

Congratulations, you've already taken the first step to signing up for lessons with Accent Music Academy!  After purusing our website, the next step is to contact us via any of the methods on the contact page to set up a phone interview.  We'll call you within 1-2 business days to guide you through the remainder of the process.

What will happen at the meet-and-greet?

The goal of the meet-and-greet is to assess the student's current musical ability, so that Accent Music Academy can order appropriate lesson materials and plan an individualized musical curriculum.  We will ask the student to play some scales and technical exercises, a couple of repertoire pieces they have already learned, and demonstrate their sight reading skills.  We may also play an off-bench game or other activity.  

How do small children learn to play the organ?

PedXTends(R) are devices that fit over the organ pedals to make them tall enough so that a young student can reach them and there are a small number of method series for organ in publication.  Accent Music Academy is currently in active development of a more cost-effective pedal extension device as well as an engaging and exciting organ method of our own.  Stay tuned!

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