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Here are some of the most common questions people ask us. Let us know if we can give more detail about any of these or answer any questions that may not be listed here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn?
Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your unique needs.

If you enroll here for music lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, we will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!
What styles of music can I learn?
We teach all styles, including rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play. With all of the teachers at Joe’s Academy of Music you are sure to find the best match for YOU.
I don’t have any musical background or ability. Can I still help my child practice?
Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day, you can help your child progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child’s music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.
Are your instructors qualified?
Our instructors are highly qualified and have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a teacher–that’s why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!

We search the New York area for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Joe’s Academy of Music. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent(s) on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don’t have to!
How long does it take to learn an instrument?
There is no set answer to how long it takes to learn an instrument. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take music lessons on a long-term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.

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