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Have questions about The Studios at Erie Music lessons? Just read on for answers to the most asked questions.

1) Why should I enroll myself, or my child in music lessons?

The reasons for learning to play music are numerous and varied but the best reason should be for Enjoyment! Playing an instrument has many health and social benefits in addition to just being Fun and Rewarding. For a complete list of the benefits of taking music lessons see The Top Reasons for Learning Music section.

2) What is the right age to start music lessons?

There is no "right age" to start learning an instrument. The Studios at Erie Music have taught students ranging in age from 4 years to 84 years old. A general starting guideline is--please remember this is a general guideline, there are always exceptions due to attention spans and physical size;

Violin 5 yrs old

Guitar 6yrs old

most Woodwinds - Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute etc. 8 yrs old due to needing a somewhat developed lung capacity

most Brass instruments - Trumpet, Trombone etc. 8 yrs old due to needing a somewhat developed lung capacity

Vocal 6 yrs old

Drums 7 yrs old but can vary depending on physical size, arms & legs need to reach pedals and cymbals

Piano 5 yrs old

3) How much does it cost?

Music lessons at The Studios at Erie Music cost $19.00 to $24.00 per lesson. Each standard lesson is 1/2 hr and 1 hr lessons are available in certain cases as deemed acceptable by the instructor. Lessons are private to ensure each student recieves the best instruction. Beginning students will most likely have to purchase a book or possibly two, with the average cost for introductory books being less than $15.00. More advanced students will have to purchase more books as required and again, most books will range from $10-$25.00 on average.

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4) What if I don't have an instrument?If you don't have an instrument, we have a limited number of rental instruments available but we encourage you to purchase your own to get the full enjoyment from your musical journey. (Our sister business, Erie Music, has many quality instruments at reasonable prices, plus great service!)

5) What days are you open?

The Studios at Erie Music hours:

Monday-Thursday.....2 pm - 9 pm

Fridays........4 pm - 9 pm

Saturdays..................9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Our standard lesson year starts September 4 and ends June 21. Summer lessons start in July and go until the end of August.

6) What about cancellations?

We ensure a professional teaching environment and your weekly lesson time is reserved for you. Your teacher is contracted to be there for you, so if you need to cancel, you are required to inform The Studios at Erie Music at least 24 hrs in advance at which time an alternate "make-up lesson" may be arranged. One "make-up lesson" is allowed per semester. Should you cancel without notice you will still be charged the normal cost for that lesson. In the case of inclement weather please call us for closures or cancellations.

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7) What qualifications do your teachers have?

All of our teachers carry various forms and combinations of qualifications and experience. For more information on our music instructors see Our Teachers section.

8) I would like to schedule two or more children for lessons at the same time, can this be done?

Yes, we will do our best to accomodate multiple lessons simultaneously. For people/families requiring multiple lessons at the same time please contact us to arrange the best times available.

9) Are there any chances to perform?

Absolutely! If the student wishes, we have opportunities to participate in "Celebration of Music" and Recitals. These are chances to perform in front of a live audience and feel the sense of accomplishment and excitement of Live Performance!