Frequently Asked Questions

The Guitar Studio of Grady Sloan

How does Talent Education differ from other methods of teaching music to children?

  • Emphasis on the primary role of the parent in guiding and motivating their student.
  • Centrality of the group class experience.
  • The development of reading skills, rhythmic skills and theoretical skills on a separate track from repertoire.

What age can my child begin lessons?

  • As young as 3 years old.

Thoughtful teachers have often used some of the elements listed here, but Suzuki has formulated them in a cohesive approach. Some basic differences are:

  • Suzuki teachers believe that musical ability can be developed in all children.
  • Students begin at young ages.
  • Parents play an active role in the learning process.
  • Children become comfortable with the instrument before learning to read music.
  • Technique is taught in the context of pieces rather than through dry technical exercises.
  • Pieces are refined through constant review.
  • Students perform frequently, individually and in groups.

What does it cost?

  • 30 minute lesson: $44
  • 45 minute lesson: $66
  • 60 minute lesson: $88

When is tuition due?

  • At or before the beginning of each month.