Here are 3 simple steps you can use to find the best piano teacher in Singapore for yourself or your child.
The first step you should take is to first figure out what type of lessons you need. Generally speaking, there are four categories of piano lessons in Singapore, and some teachers specialize in certain areas. They are namely:
- Adults piano lessons
- Kids piano lessons
- Casual lessons meant to master pop songs
- Structured lessons meant to help you pass ABRSM graded examinations
You need to first know which 2 categories you are in before you go out and search for a music teacher.
The second step you should take after knowing which two categories you fall into (see above step 1) is to decide if you want home piano teachers or learn from a music school at a nearby shopping centre in Singapore. Both home piano teachers and school teachers charge approximately the same amount of fees. Therefore, your decision should be based on other criteria, and not the tuition fees. If you are a serious learner and are tight on travelling time, then make sure to pick a private piano teacher and take lessons at your home instead (make sure to get a piano, not a keyboard). This is generally the recommended route to take for all serious learners. This is because to truly master playing the piano, constant practice is necessary. Without a piano at home, you will be hard pressed to truly be a master at piano skills. Additionally, once you have gotten a piano at your home already, why bother going to a music school when you can pay the same amount and have a professional ABRSM or Trinity College accredited teacher teach you in the comfort of your home?
Third of all, if you have decided to take the same route as I took several months ago and want to look for a private piano teacher, realize that the easiest way to achieve this is to simply ask a friend for a recommendation if you think that friend has great piano skills! If that cannot be achieved because you do not know anyone who learns the piano – do not worry! Simply go online and search for piano teacher-student match up agencies and you will get matched up for free. These agencies only charge teachers a fee so you won’t have to pay extra as a result of using their free services.