Frequently Asked Questions…
How long are lessons?
A beginning student will usually receive a 30 minute lesson each week. After a few years of study this will increase to 45 or eventually 60 minutes as the student progresses.
Why are parents required to attend lessons?
Parents have a very important role as the home practice ‘coach’. It is during home practice that the majority of skill development happens, and so the guidance of a knowledgable adult is crucial. If you don’t feel knowledgeable don’t worry; you will learn what you need to know during the lessons you attend!
Where can I get an instrument?
Instruments can be found through an established instrument dealer (buy or rent), or can be bought from another student (look on the Largesse Instrument page or a classified site such as Kijiji). If you are new to your instrument or uncertain about what you need, Myhre’s Music and Bella Music are established dealers with a good reputation in Edmonton.
How big should the instrument be?
For growing children, I prefer the instrument to fit so that the student can comfortably wrap the fingers of a straight left arm around the scroll. While a larger instrument may be tempting (so they’ll ‘grow into it’ or because of a bigger sound), usually a large instrument will make it more difficult for a student to develop a good, strong and relaxed technique.