FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do you teach beginners?
A: Yes. Not only do we love to teach absolute beginners but we also teach at every level of ability.
Q: What size guitar should I get for my child?
A: It depends on your child’s age and size. Generally children ages 5-7 are best suited with a 1/4 size guitar, ages 8-9 a 1/2 size, and ages 10-12 a 3/4 size. We can recommend music stores that will be able to help find the appropriate guitar.
Q: How long and how often are the lessons?
A: The lessons are a 1/2 hr. long and we meet once a week. We give lessons Monday-Friday from 10am until 8pm.
Q: How long does it take to learn the guitar?
A: Our goal is to have student making music from the first lesson. The Childbloom curriculum gives students appropriate and achievable challenges that help them develop the interest and self discipline to make guitar playing a lifelong activity. We recommend that parents commit to a minimum of 2 months of lessons when starting a child with learning the guitar.
Q: As a parent, how can I best help my child’s musical ability?
A: Even if you don’t have any musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply encouraging your child, showing interest in their playing, and helping develop the student’s practice habits your child will improve. Parents are encouraged to attend their child’s music lessons to get an idea of how songs should sound and what the student should be practicing.
Q: What is the class size of the Childbloom Guitar Program?
A: We are structured lessons in small groups of 2-4 students of the same age and ability level. This format allows for a low-pressure learning environment while giving room for individual attention. Using the small group approach allows us to introduce students to the experience of making music with others, and gives kids the support and camaraderie of learning alongside peers.
Q: What are the biggest benefits of the Childbloom Program?
A: Our instructors are trained to understand and appropriately work with the dynamics of a child's specific emotional, intellectual, and physical development level. The Childbloom curriculum and teaching techniques have been developed over the last 30 years using thorough research into child development theories and a central philosophy that children learn best through play. This solid foundation of training and tested teaching tools allows us to create a learning atmosphere in which students consistently experience success. We give parents tools to be involved directly in their child's learning process, which has proven instrumental in helping students make music an integral part of their lives. Our lessons are affordable, our location is convenient, and we offer lesson scheduling with the needs of busy families as the priority!