How to Choose a Teacher
Convenience and cost should not be the sole deciding factors. Allow yourself time to interview prospective teachers and ask to listen in on one of their lessons. Some kids may prefer individual instruction, while others may get more out of group lessons, so investigate both options. Find out what professional organizations the teacher is affiliated with. Don’t hesitate to ask about a prospective teacher’s educational background, about the materials used, and about the policies of the studio. Consider the teacher’s personality and whether it is compatible with that of your child. Does the teacher convey enthusiasm and a love for music? Does he or she make lessons fun and interesting? These are important considerations since rapport between student and teacher is critical to success.
Whether you are an adult or a child, Kretzer Piano believes that finding the right teacher is an important part of taking piano lessons. For over 25 years we have developed relationships with the local teachers and have learned about their teaching philosophies, what age groups they teach, what styles of music and what types of students best fit their teaching techniques.
Our teacher directory is now available for you to use to find the teacher that is right for you or your child.
For more information please also see our Info for Parents page.