Finding the right piano teacher in Singapore for your child is essential if you want your child to pass the piano exams easily. I am sure that your child wants to ace the piano exams, and you as a parent also do not want to keep repaying the exam application fees over and over again.
Here are some tips to help you ensure that you find the right piano teacher in Singapore for your child’s piano lessons in Singapore!
1. Find out your child’s learning style, and find a music teacher who can cater to that
For example, some children learn better when lessons are regimental. Some children follow instructions very well. On the other hand, other children feel heavily stifled in such an environment and perform worse. Therefore, you want to see which style of learning your child suits most. Make sure to communicate your child’s learning preference to the Singapore piano teacher agency you are engaging.
2. Are you fine with letting your child travel to the teacher’s home for piano lessons on the days you are not free?
If your child is very young, and needs to travel constantly to the teacher’s house to learn the piano, will you have a peace of mind? Sometimes, you are worried about your child when he or she travels to the piano teacher’s house. Even if you have a car, you may not be free all the time to fetch your child to the teacher’s studio. Additionally, you do not want to trouble the teacher and your child to change the lesson timing just because you are unavailable. I strongly recommend that you get a piano teacher in Singapore who is willing to travel to your house instead, so that it is much more convenient for your child to take piano lessons this way.
3. Does your child have any demographic preference for the type of teacher he or she wants to learn from?
There are some students or perhaps their parents who only want a female music teacher. If your child or perhaps you as a parent have a strong preference, make sure to make this preference known to the piano teacher agency so they can find you the right teacher.
4. Try to find a teacher who lives near your place
The reason for this is so that it won’t inconvenience your child’s piano teacher too much if there is a need to reschedule urgently. Additionally, you also want this so that the teacher feels more motivated to teach. Everyone is human, including your child’s piano teacher. Obviously, a teacher who lives in the same town as you and travels for 10 to 20 minutes to your location will be much more motivated to teach than a teacher who lives in Jurong West while you stay in Pasir Ris for example.
Most agencies and teachers will automatically only accept students who live relatively near them, but just in case, you want to notify the agency in advance about this. Always make sure to specify this to the agency.
5. Tell the teacher that you are looking for child piano lessons!
Some teachers only teach adults, some only teach children, and others teach anyone. Make sure to let the teacher know this upfront so that the teacher will not get a shock and reject you.
6. Tell the teacher if your child intends to take lessons for the purpose of graded examinations or casual piano playing
There are some teachers who specialize in teaching lessons for graded exams only. Few teachers specialize only in teaching casual playing. However, just to be safe, make sure to tell the piano teacher agency what your child wants to learn so that they can best convey the message.