Do we need to have an instrument to practice on at home?

All of our student-musicians must have their own instruments, beginning on the day of their very first lesson, in order to practice the skills they’ve learned in their lessons. In fact, with the exception of piano and percussion, students are required to bring their instruments to each lesson. Most instruments are available for either rent or purchase at your local music store. (Many of our piano students purchase a full-size, touch sensitive, electronic keyboard with which to begin practicing piano at home, which is fine for the first six months or so – and can always be used later on for travel or for use when visiting friends and family – but we strongly recommend practicing on an acoustic piano after the first year.)