How to Prepare for Your First Music Lesson
Scheduling your first music lesson is an exciting endeavor, especially if you or your child has been wanting to learn how to play an instrument for a very long time. It may be a few days before your lesson, but that gives plenty of time to prepare for what’s to come. In today’s post, we will provide you with a few tips on how you can make sure you’re ready for your very first music lesson.
At Prattland Music Adventures in Lehi, we are proud to offer music classes for kids and adults of all ages. When you visit us, not only will you be able to rent the instrument of your dreams, but one of our talented instructors will also be able to show you how to play. Whether you’re taking lessons to fulfill a life-long dream of playing an instrument or you want to introduce your child to the world of music appreciation and theory at an early age, we are here to help. Explore our website to learn more about our music classes for kids and adults, as well as our instruments. Ready to enroll? Give us a call or use our online contact form to get started!
Get an Instrument
First and foremost, you will need an instrument before your first lesson, unless you plan to take singing lessons. There are hundreds of different instruments to choose from, and the task of finding the perfect one may seem daunting at first. If you’re not even sure where to start, check out our post about finding the perfect instrument! We discuss some of the most important things you need to keep in mind as you begin the search for an instrument.
Once you have an instrument in mind, Prattland Music Adventures offers rentals! We have a wide selection of musical instruments, music, and more, so you can make sure you’re prepared for your very first lesson. We recommend renting your instrument prior to your very first lesson, as it will give you or your little one to become more familiar with it.
Research Instrument Care
Some people think taking care of their instrument is as easy as putting it back in the case when they’re done playing, but proper instrument maintenance is so much more than that. With instruments such as guitars or string instruments, you may be able to put them safely in their case after practice, but in order to keep it in the best shape in the long run, you may need to tune it regularly or replace the strings. Other instruments, such as brass and wind instruments, will need to be cleaned after each practice to remove any moisture that may have accumulated from being played. In addition to regular maintenance, you may want to research how to keep the instrument clean on a monthly or even yearly basis to ensure that it is in the best condition at all times.
Meet the Music Teacher
Going into a music lesson can feel nerve-wracking, even if you’ve done everything you can to prepare. However, if you or your little one is still feeling nervous about their first lesson, it may be a good idea to take some time and meet the teacher! Meeting the music instructor can help put your mind at ease, and they may even have some advice on how to prepare that is specific for their class. For example, they may want you to buy a specific music book that you will use during the lesson, or they may ask you to write down any questions you have about the class. Either way, meeting the teacher prior to your first lesson is never a bad idea.
Ready to Learn to Play an Instrument?
If you’re feeling excited and ready to learn how to play a musical instrument, then Prattland Music Adventures is ready to help! Not only do we offer instrument rentals, but we also have many music teachers who are willing and excited to help grow your love of music. Explore our website to learn more about our music classes for kids and adults, and when you’re ready, reach out using our online form to enroll today.
We look forward to seeing you!