In a down economy, you may be looking for ways to shave costs, especially large ticket purchases like a piano or digital piano. Renting a piano or digital piano can be a good idea in some cases, while it is a much better plan to purchase in others. We will take a look at some circumstances for both.
Renting makes the most sense if you have a child who you are not sure how interested that they will be in playing the piano after six months of lessons. If they stay interested, then it is clearly a better move to purchase at that point. We usually recommend going with a good upright or baby grand if your child shows sustained interest.
Many people do not know that they can rent a digital piano, but this is a very good option for college students, people who are in the country temporarily, or those who are hesitant to make a large scale purchase until they know they won't be moving for a while.
Renting also buys you time to make an informed purchase while your child's skills continue to bloom. We recommend Yamaha, Kawai, or Samick as a good brand to take you or your child to the next level.
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Parents are often eager to introduce their children to music early on because of all of the benefits that learning an instrument offers, but how young is too young to start? You probably guessed the answer: It depends on the child. Generally, we don't recommend starting one-on-one lessons before the age of five but we do see value in group lessons for children as young as two years old with the participation of the parent. During these group lessons, there is typically dancing, singing, learning about various instruments. Clapping and counting is also introduced as a way of exposing children to rhythm and time. These classes will also help keep the child interested in music because they are fun and engaging.
As the child approaches the age of five, it will be time to select an instrument and begin one-on-one lessons which we will discuss in an upcoming blog post. If you have questions about group lessons in or near Gaithersburg, MD, please feel free to reach out to us.
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