Questions about starting online music lessons for your child? We're here to help
How often should my child be doing their music lessons?
This depends on the age of your child. Younger students (4-5 year olds) should do at least one lesson per week in one of the areas marked all ages. Choose what area you'd like to learn from and repeat as much as you want. OR, go to our "Full Music Lessons" area and do one of the lessons there each week. You can always do more.
How do I know if my child is learning enough?
Each child learns at a different pace. If you child is staying engaged and enjoying their lessons they are learning, that’s what we want. Being consistent will deepen learning and make the learning last.
Is this a replacement for Private Lessons?
Yes and no. My Music Workshop Online works well alongside private instrument lessons. My Music Workshop teaches concepts that are beyond what can be covered in a 30 or 60 min lesson that focuses on learning an instrument. However, My Music Workshop is also great for those who want to learn about music but either aren’t ready for private lessons or aren’t yet interested in studying an instrument but love music.
What are the benefits of online music education vs. in person?
Online music lessons are the most convenient way to learn music. With online learning becoming more common, adding online music lessons is a great way to round out a complete learning program. In person lessons and classes are also great when they are available and if they are done through quality programs and teachers and are a great compliment to online music education.
What will my child learn?
Your child will learn a lot if they follow the lessons on My Music Workshop online. They’ll learn the foundations of music theory, recognizing notes, song forms and patterns, high and low sounds, reading music through counting, singing and clapping, recognizing the sounds of various instruments and instrument families (string, wind etc.), slow and fast, the emotions that different types of music and musical sounds evoke and much more. They will also have the choice to start learning to play the ukulele, keyboard/piano and/or drums.
What’s the difference between My Music Workshop Online and Private Music Lessons?
Private lessons focus on one instrument and learning the skills to play that instrument. With the right teacher private lessons can be amazing. My Music Workshop focuses on a broad range of musical topics that can enhance learning an instrument or can stand alone to develop a child’s musical interest and skills.
Do you offer support and guidance for parents who want to be involved?
Yes! There are a few ways you and your children can approach using My Music Workshop Online. You can let your child work at their own pace and enjoy a variety of lessons and activities as they choose to navigate the website. You can also follow one of our lessons plans, that will be available to download on the website (coming soon). We also invite you to ask us questions.
Do I have to be a musician to help my child learn music?
Nope! If you can help your child make sure that they do their music lesson at least once per week and can also help them follow the lesson plan maps the lessons and activities on My Music Workshop Online will do the teaching. Who knows, if you’re not a musician you may learn a lit bit too!
How do I cancel my membership?
We are sincerely sad when our members cancel and we're sorry to see you go. But, when you are ready to cancel you can go to the my account tab, at the bottom of the home page (you'll see a down arrow, a face and a bell). Clicking this will open your account and you will see the option to cancel.