COMMON QUERIES

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.

WHERE DO YOU HOLD YOUR LESSONS?

Piano and vocal lessons are taught from Tamboerskloof Cape Town.  For pupils overseas or unable to get to lessons, Skype lessons are on offer.  Piano, saxophone & Clarinet lessons are offered in Greenpoint.  Our Guitar teacher is able to offer lessons from the comfort of your own home for those living in Cape Town.

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.