This is for the student who wants to seriously learn to play his or her best. This is recommended for many middle school students, all high school students, and serious adults. Advanced students learn longer pieces, more technical exercises, and often have orchestral and other music needing attention. Music Theory instruction is included. These students are expected to practice 1-2 hours a day. Serious students planning on music as a career must practice at least 2 hours a day.
This is recommended for all students beyond the 1st year of study. Technical skills are developed along with additional repertoire and Music Theory instruction is introduced. Students are expected to practice from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours a day.
This lesson time is reserved for the beginning student in the 1st year. Attention span and the introductory material covered only require this time. Students are expected to practice 30-45 minutes daily at home.