Frequently asked questions
Is my preschool child ready for lessons?
Preschool children vary widely and they all develop differently. Even a few months can make a huge difference in their readiness for preschool piano lessons. Here are some guidelines to help you assess your own child's readiness:
Do you offer a free trial lesson?
Yes! I always offer one free lesson, so you can see if we're a good fit or not. Occasionally, I run a special offering TWO free lessons for preschool children.
Do you offer online lessons?
Yes. I've found online lessons to be just as enjoyable and effective as in-person lessons, and with the added convenience that I come to you. :)
Do you offer in-person lessons?
Yes and no. Normally I teach in-person lessons at Deermeadows Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida, near the corner of Southside Blvd and Baymeadows Rd. Right now I am teaching exclusively online.
Do I need a keyboard or piano to take piano lessons?
Yes. Students will need daily or near-daily access to a quality instrument. At minimum the piano or keyboard should have full-size weighted keys and the keys should be weighted. Please contact me if you have questions about this important purchase.
What does the registration fee cover?
Your registration fee is non-refundable and guarantees you a lesson spot in Explore Music Jax studio for the school year. It is used for a variety of things, including but not limited to, the following:
Do you offer group classes?
Yes, some semesters I offer group classes. For fall 2020, there will be two online singing clubs for children and some online early childhood preschool music classes. Group piano may follow in January 2021.
How much does this cost?
Private piano or voice lessons tuition cost is as follows:
What forms of payment do you take?
I accept online payment with a credit card, checks or cash. If you are an online student, please do not send cash in the mail.
Do you offer scholarship opportunities?
Yes! Explore Music Jax offers scholarships to cover a large part of the lesson tuition, for families who could not otherwise afford music lessons. Want more information? Drop me a note, call or text:
What do I need for online lessons?
You need a high-speed internet connection and a device that can stream from the internet. Generally speaking, the newest and/or largest screen device you own is the best choice for lessons.