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Learn all about My Music Workshop, our lessons, and our approach. Find answers to common questions about membership, music, and much more. Have a question that we still haven't answered? Feel free to get in touch.

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 "Pre-Planned Lessons" area and do one of the lessons there each week. You can always do more. Also be sure to download the worksheets that accompany the lessons and spend some time working on those as well. Students who learn to play Piano, Drums or Ukulele should spend at least 15 minutes per week doing lessons, repeating is ok and encouraged! Then, they should plan to practice at least a few times per week as well. They can practice along with our lessons or jam alongs, or on their own. The more practice the better but 15 per day, three days per week practice is a good starting point. Have Fun, thats the most important thing!

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. Our first goal is for children to build a deep love for music. Then they will be eager to learn more. Learning an instrument takes time and patience but if it's fun, it is so much easier. For our younger learners and those not starting to play an instrument, enjoy lessons as much as you'd like. By engaging with them and watching them, children will be learning!

Is this a replacement for Private Lessons?

Yes and no. My Music Workshop works well alongside private instrument lessons or on its own. My Music Workshop is convenient for families because lessons can be done at home, at a child's own pace and can be repeated. We also offer real music to practice to in our "Jam Alongs." In addition, we have loads of other musical lessons that teach things like reading music, instrument exploration, rhythm, patterns, songs and a whole lot more. These are a great compliment to our instrument lessons. We also have tons of content for younger students as well who are musical but not old enough to start private instrument lessons.

What are the benefits of learning music online vs. in person?

Learning music online is 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. Our online lesson do allow flexibily, repetition, they are cost effective, they bring in fun things like sounds, stories, examples, activities, original music and more.

What will my child learn?

We offer a lot of music instruction for your child. First we have piano lessons, drum lessons and ukulele (more coming soon). We also offer lessons in 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. The great thing is that your child can learn an instrument AND learn a lot more about music, that will help them on their instrument. OR, if they aren't ready to play an instrument, are younger, or aren't sure what instrument to choose, they don't have to do our instrument lessons, there's tons more to learn about music than just our instrument lessons!

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 offers piano lessons, drum lessons and ukulele lessons (more coming soon). Our lessons can be repeated as many times as you would like and they contain built in practice, called "Jam Alongs." These are real musical tracks that kids can play their instrument along with.

Playing to music is one of the best ways to improve on an instrument. We offer that chance with each lesson.

We also have additional music lessons focus 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. You can let your child work at their own pace and enjoy a variety of lessons and activities as they choose to navigate the lessons area. You can also follow our "Pre-Planned Lessons" that contain a few musical concepts and are paced correctly for children. We also offer lots of worksheets, musical downloads and more that parents can use help their child. Feel free to reach out to us in our Contact Us area with any other questions about getting your child involved in music and helping them on their musical journey.

Do I have to be a musician to help my child learn music?

Nope, not at all! We know most parents aren't musicians and some are. The best thing you can do is encourage your child to participate in their lessons, be consistent and be supportive of their musical journey. Learning music takes time and patience, but it should be fun. Who knows, if you’re not a musician you may learn a lit bit from My Music Workshop too!

How do I cancel my membership?

We are sincerely sad when our members cancel and we're sorry to see you go. If you choose to cancel your membership, just click "Account/Login" in the bottom right hand corner of the footer (on the non lesson pages).

Clicking account will open your member profile - and depending on your membership, you can either cancel directly from the dashboard or you will be directed to our Contact Page and asked to submit a cancel request there.

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