Selecting a Music Stand

When thinking of the many accessories one could have for an instrument, it really varies depending on the instrument.  However, one important accessory that initially gets overlooked is the music stand.  Sure, you can prop up your book on a chair or lay it on the table, but both of these "methods" promote bad posture when playing and make it harder to read the music.   When we enroll new students, we encourage them to buy a music stand that meets their personal needs. 

Generally speaking, there are four levels of music stands.

folding music stand    The first is the folding music stand which is usually silver or black, although it may come in various colors.  These are typically the least expensive option ($10-12) and are easy to fold up and take with you.  However, they are also the hardest to use, as they tend to fall over easily, especially when you are reaching to turn a page in a lesson book.  This can be very frustrating and a waste of valuable time (picking everything up off the floor!). 

 

 folding music stand sturdyThe next type of music stand is only slightly more expensive than the cheaper folding stand.  This one is what I call the heavy-duty folding stand.  Like the regular folding stand, it folds up to a small size and is very portable, yet it is made from a stronger metal and tends to stand more firmly.  This one is often sufficient for home use and costs between $15-20.


MusicStd    The next quality level of music stand, and the one I personally prefer, is called the portable music stand.  While not entirely compact, this stand's legs can be folded up and the length shortened so that it is more transportable.  It is made from an even heavier metal and can be found at most local music stores, Guitar Center, and online at various places, such as Musician's Friend.  It typically costs around $30.

 

 

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The last stand is the symphony or concert stand.  This is usually the sturdiest and highest quality stand and, therefore, costs the most.  These cost anywhere from $40-60.  These stands are not collapsible.  They are best used in one location, and for that reason, not recommended for the beginner student who may need to travel with his or her stand. 

The type of stand you choose may depend on how your student will be playing his or her instrument.  If your child shows commitment to long term playing, you will want to invest in a nicer music stand.  If your child needs to transport the stand to school or elsewhere, you may want to get a sturdier folding stand. 

 

Should I take Piano Lessons?

Looking for a piano teacher for private music lessons is one of the best things a person can do. The advantages that you will enjoy while taking these private lessons are quite many; some of them include:

  • Personal Attention;  Attending private lessons mean that you will have the attention of the teacher. The teacher will determine your skill level before creating a personalised lesson fits with it. They will ensure that all aspects of your skills are taken care of and you will be able to easily monitor and work on your weaknesses without ignoring your strengths..
  • Paced LessonsWith group lessons, chances are that you will be forced to keep up with the rest of the class, which consists of mismatched students. On the other hand, working with a private piano teacher, your lessons will be paced as per your needs. The teacher will review the lessons and stop where there is need or focus on a topic that you are interested in. In doing this, you will no longer feel frustrated in trying to focus on the areas that really interest you or those that are a challenge.
  • Easy to monitor ProgresssOne other reason to take private music lessons is the ease of monitoring progress. Since you will be the only student, it will be easier for the teacher to focus on you and monitor your progress all through the lessons. This is easier as compared to group lessons where the teacher will need to focus on a larger group. Consequently, this provides stability to both you and the teacher.

With these advantages in mind, it is important for you to look for the teacher who is not only skilled but also experienced in piano lessons. The best thing is that these lessons are for anyone regardless of age. In doing this, you will easily enjoy the benefits of the one-on-one instruction from the piano teacher.

Should I take Private Music lessons ?

We are lovers of music and know what it means to practice for long hours until your back aches and your fingers get numb when playing an instrument. If you are training in a music school it is even more involving when you invest all your day practicing

Most people today who would like to learn about music quite often do give up easily when they think of joining a music school. The purpose is that most music schools are a bit costly while others might see it as time consuming and tedious to sit in a classroom practicing.
Music is fun if the one undertaking it does it in a more comfortable environment and under minimal pressure.That is why music teachers have taken it upon themselves and have devised a cost effective and convenient way to provide music lessons.
Private music lessons allow you to learn and study music at your own convenient time. It is usually fun to mark your own progress as you learn and discover new musical concepts.

The music theory that is provided by these lessons is one of the fundamental basics of understanding music .The lessons also allow you to go over and over the music for a better understanding.You do not need to sit and tire yourself up attempting to catch up with the rest of the class because with private music lessons you will study at your own pace.

Whether you are a slow studier or a fast discoverer these lessons allow you to work at your own time and pace. That is why I would recommend anybody with a passion to learn music to take the option of private lessons with a music teacher. It is an affordably priced and convenient way to learn music.

Should I take Private Music lessons?

I am a lover of music and I know what it means to practice for long hours until your back aches and your fingers get numb when playing an instrument. If you are training in a music school it is even more involving when you spend all your day practicing.
Most people who would like to learn about music quite often do give up easily when they think of joining a music school.The reason being that most music schools are a bit costly while other people see it as time consuming and tedious to sit in a classroom practicing.
Music is fun if the one undertaking it does it in a more comfortable environment and under minimal pressure.That is why music teachers have taken it upon themselves and have devised a cheaper and convenient way to provide music lessons.
Private music lessons allow you to learn music at your own convenient time.These music lessons usually take the place of a music teacher and even more! It is usually fun to mark your own progress as you learn new musical concepts.
The music theory that is provided by these lessons is one of the fundamental basics of understanding music .The lessons also allow you to go over and over the topics for a better understanding.You do not need to sit and tire yourself up trying catch up with the rest of the class because with private music lessons you will always learn at your own pace.
Whether you are a slow learner or a fast learner these lessons allow you to work at your own time and pace. That is why I would recommend anybody with a passion to learn music to take the option of private lessons as their music teacher.  Reason being,it is an affordable and convenient way to learn.

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