WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT?
Now. For children, we recommend that they are able to concentrate for at least 20 minutes, that they are able to read (or at least know their alphabet) & that their fingers are sufficiently developed to manage the intricacies of the instrument. For pupils younger than 5, we recommend doing our online "Piano Readiness Course" which is designed to help you, the parent, determine if your child is ready to start individual lessons. If you're an adult but are unsure because you've never played before or think you've forgotten what you were taught as a child - sign up for an intro. We teach anybody who is willing to learn. Come and find your music.
WHERE DO YOU HOLD YOUR LESSONS?
Piano, Vocal, Violin, Guitar, Saxophone and Clarinet lessons are offered from our studio in Gardens (Higgovale). We also have a teacher based in Tamboerskloof & Pinelands. Teachers are also able to offer lessons in the comfort of your own home for those living in Cape Town. For pupils overseas or unable to get to lessons, Zoom lessons are on offer.
DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS?
Toni Crichton has a degree in Music and postgraduate Degree in Music Education from UCT. She has been teaching her passion for a number of years in schools as well as the private sector. Her individual teachers are carefully selected for what they will offer as musicians, teachers and human beings. She values the privilege it is to share in a pupil's musical journey.
DO I NEED AN INSTRUMENT BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR LESSONS?
It is essential that you do have access to an instrument as it is the practise between lessons that ultimately ensures progress. We are happy to advise on where to rent or purchase an instrument. For pianists who don't have acoustic pianos and are opting for keyboard, we recommend that you look at getting a full-sized, fully weighted (keys) one.