Private Piano Teachers vs Music Schools – Which Should You Pick?

Not sure whether you should choose home piano teachers or go to a local music school?

If you are wanting to take piano lessons in Singapore, and are not sure if you should decide on hiring a private home piano teacher to teach you in the comfort of your home, or to go to the local music school near you in Singapore, then read on.

Do you have a piano at home already?

First of all, if you already have a piano at home, then the answer is a no brainer. You must engage a private piano teacher logically. Not only do private piano teachers charge a lower price, they are able to teach you on your piano in your home. This means that lessons are conducted using your piano, and this essentially allows you to get used to your own piano! Also, why waste extra money going to a music school if you already have invested in a piano for whatever reason(s)? It is already sitting in the comfort of your home, why not use it?

Are you willing to purchase a piano to place at home?

Second of all, if you do not have your own piano, then the answer is more tricky. There are three ways to go around it. Are you willing to buy your own piano? If so, then look at the above paragraph. If you are not willing to buy anytime within the next 1-2 years, then read on. You will then likely need to learn at a private piano teacher’s home or at a music school. Since this requires you to leave the comfort of your home, and you need to practise on someone else’s piano anyway, then price and the quality of the teacher is important. In such a case, most students will then pick the public music school such as the local Yamaha or Cristofori classes at the nearest shopping mall. However, you need to ask yourself… are you really wanting to learn and master the piano? Because you will definitely need a piano to practise on regularly to get great at it. Remember – even Mozart needed to practise his piano skills regularly!

Do you want flexibility in your lesson curriculum?

Third of all, do you want to have the flexibility of being able to learn both pop songs on the piano as well as for the ABRSM exams? If so, you should pick a private piano teacher. If you strictly only want to learn the piano so you too, can potentially become a piano teacher in the future, then the choice is more vague. Schools are well known to drill students only to pass examinations, and very rarely provides choice to them. If you are less serious and wanting to learn a life skill and simply enjoy yourself, while still having the option of taking piano drills to play well for the ABRSM exams, then pick a private home piano teacher in Singapore.

All in all, it really depends on what you want. If you want to learn in the comfort of your home from a private piano teacher, then contact us here today. To find out more about the rates, check here.