How to Find an Instrument Teacher

Planning on picking up an instrument? Unsure as to how to find a teacher? Well, the information on this page is really going to help you out!
What instrument do you want to learn?
This is a pretty major component of finding the right instrument to learn. Here at MusicLand, we are able to help with guitar, drums, piano and keyboard lessons. When you are searching for an instrument to learn, we suggest that you think about the genre of music that you love the most. If you are purchasing music lessons for a child, then make sure that you think about what type of instrument they want to learn. We would never encourage somebody to force their child into learning an instrument which they are not too thrilled about. It never ends well.
When you are looking for a music teacher, it is important that you find one that can teach the style of music that you wish to learn. This isn’t so important when you are a beginner, but when you become more experienced and you want to branch off into the various genres, you will want to ensure that the teacher that you have is the person that can take you there.
Many teachers out there are not experienced with teaching some genres. Therefore, before you hire a teacher, make sure that you ask as many questions as possible.
Find out about the experience that the teacher holds. How long have they been teaching? Can they point you in the direction of any ‘success’ stories? If a music teacher does not have provable experience, then you probably should not work with them.
Many people out there seem to forget that just because a person is a good musician, it does not necessarily mean that they are a good teacher. So, do not rely on their musical acumen alone.
With music lessons, it is very much a ‘get what you pay for’. The cheaper teachers tend to have less experience and skill, which translates to cheaper lessons. However, it is a bit of a balancing act. If you are new to an instrument, you probably do not want to choose the more expensive instructors around. Firstly, you do not know whether this is something that you are going to want to pursue. Secondly, it is likely that the ‘higher priced’ instructors are teaching lessons for the more specialised techniques, something which you have probably not worked towards yet.
Meet the teacher
Finally, take a trial lesson with a teacher. Find out about their personality and their teaching techniques. They could be the best teacher in the world, but if you do not ‘gel’ with them, then they are not going to be the right teacher for you.
If you are looking piano, guitar or drum lessons, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at MusicLand. We are one of the most-experienced music academies in the area, and we are sure that we will be able to help you out.