Many parents in Singapore want their children to learn the piano. Many kids in Singapore also want to learn the piano because many of their friends know how to play the piano. However, as a parent, you will have to make the choice to send your child to a music school, or engage a teacher to go to your house for private piano lessons. Which one is better for your child? Private piano lessons or music schools? Let us explore this topic.
First of all, does your child learn better in a group or in a one to one situation? The cost price for both music schools and a private piano teacher is approximately the same, so costs does not matter. What matters more is your child’s learning style. Some kids learn better in a group setting while others learn better in a private setting. Check with your child, and then make a decision partly based on this.
Second of all, you want to make sure that the piano teacher you engage for private piano lessons is good. This is usually achieved by asking students for recommendations or simply look online for an agency to help you out. Usually agencies only charge teachers a fee, and you don’t pay anything extra as a result of engaging their matching services to a private piano teacher. If you want your child to go to a music school, then there’s only two real music schools in Singapore – Yamaha or Cristofori. Teachers there are all about of the same calibre.
Third of all, you should look at your child’s and your own schedule. Chances are, your child is still young, and still in school. Therefore, you have to see whether his or her school and CCAs allow him or her enough time to travel to a music school to learn the piano. If his or her schedule is busy, then engaging a private piano teacher in Singapore is a better option.
As you can see above, it really depends on your child’s schedule and learning preferences. There is no single solution which fits all children who wants to learn the piano in Singapore. Make sure to make the right choice according to the above consideration criteria and your child should do just fine.