Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about our Lesson Program
Am I too old to learn an instrument?
At Hilton Music Center we are asked this question everyday! You are never too old to take private lessons. Our lessons are designed around the the students learning style and their individual goals. We make it fun and enjoyable learning the music that you want to play.
Are lessons private or in a group?
Lessons are private and held once per week for a 30 minute session. We do encourage the parents of young children to sit in on the lessons if this is more comfortable.
Is there and application fee?
No, we do not charge any additional fees.
What if I only want one lesson?
If you want to drop by and schedule only one lesson and do not expect to be holding your lesson time we can do that!
What if I want to come more than once per week?
We find that a solid week of practice is necessary prior to the next lesson. Coming in bi- weekly really does not benefit the student.
How old must my child be for private lessons?
We typically feel school age is best. With younger students we find that parent involvement makes a big difference. You should plan on sitting in on lessons with children under 8 years old. Ultimately, everyone is different, and what works out best for your child can be determined with your instructor. We invite parents to explore the mall, many massage chairs and close by food courts and such. Please however be back prior to the lesson ending time.
Do I have to learn to read music?
We have experienced and seasoned teachers who not only want to give their students the ability to love music but to be able to grow to their full potential. Because it is all about the student, and not in a group, each lesson is tailored to keep that student enthusiastic and with achievable goals whether it is more formal or not.
What if I can not make it to the lesson?
Remember you are reserving the time with a professional instructor in a private session held just for you. Since you are purchasing a time on a schedule we are expecting commitment of the student and held as a priority of other events. That being said take care in choosing a lesson time that will not conflict with other events. Consistency is very important for the student and teacher. We understand life happens and illness. We are happy to offer once per quarter a make up in these instances with a 24 hour advance notice to your teacher. In the event of bad weather, please check with your teacher or our Facebook page for store closings and of course that lesson will be taught virtually at your same time. You never are charged when the store or your instructor has cancelled.
I have a special needs child, are your teachers patient?
We pride ourselves on having the most experienced and versatile instructors here at Hilton Music Center. We will be happy to work with both student and family in finding the right fit to make the most rewarding experience possible.
Why does taking lessons at Hilton music Center an advantage?
We love what we do. There is great passion with our teachers to offer music in your lives. Having experienced teachers who can adopt to the student and their needs and wants and to teach correctly to enhance that student's ability and goals and to customize the session each week is what sets us apart.
Do you offer recitals?
Yes! We love to showcase our student's progress with recitals that we hold yearly typically spring or summer each year. Please see our Facebook page for pictures of last years events.
This is not a mandatory event, only if the student is ready and willing.