Tip: If you’re looking for private piano or keyboard lessons with the best private piano / keyboard teacher, then we encourage you to consider Musiah — a ground-breaking new A.I. (Artificially Intelligent) software invention.
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'Musiah' (as the product is known) is the world's first virtual piano teacher. Using the latest A.I. technology, he responds to your playing just like a live teacher, and brings you the very best piano lessons for students of all ages.
Thousands of adults and kids are choosing Musiah rather than a traditional private piano teacher because Musiah is
- more affordable - see lesson prices
- more convenient
- more effective and
- more fun!
In fact, Musiah is such an effective effective piano teacher that Musiah students are learning piano up to 16 times faster than students learning the same syllabus through traditional piano teachers.
OR continue reading below to learn more about the 12 most important qualities that make the best private piano teacher.
What Makes The Best Private Piano Teacher?
If you're considering hiring a private piano teacher for yourself or your child, this can of course be an expensive undertaking.
For a price comparison, it's definitely a good idea to compare the cost of Musiah's very affordable online piano lessons.
But aside from cost, what exactly are you looking for in a piano teacher?
Here are some qualities we think make the best private piano teacher.
Passion is infectious. Make sure your private piano teacher has a passion for both music and teaching.
Make sure your private piano teacher uses the best piano method.
A good piano teacher finds ways to motivate you, to help you to keep going. They make piano lessons fun, not boring.
Make sure your private piano teacher is a good personality match for you or your child; student and teacher should get along well with each other.
Your private piano teacher, while being fun and friendly, should also be professional and ethical.
If you’re hitting the wrong keys, missing notes, or getting the rhythm wrong, you want the teacher to tell you!
Make sure your piano teacher communicates well, verbally and non-verbally.
An impatient piano teacher can really put you off your love of the piano. Make sure your piano teacher has patience, especially if you’re taking piano lessons for beginners.
Make sure your private piano teacher will spend the time with you that you need. Don’t settle for a piano teacher who may be spreading their time and attention too thinly across too many students.
Check the teacher’s qualifications. Degrees / diplomas aren’t the whole measure of a good piano teacher, but they are important.
Whatever the teacher’s qualifications, experience also matters. How long have they taught piano for?
12. Learning environment
In particular, make sure the piano teacher’s studio or other venue has few outside interruptions and is conducive to learning.
So, when you’re looking for the best private piano teacher, don’t just sign-up with a teacher simply because you’ve spoken to them over the phone or even because someone has recommended them to you.
Meet the teacher. Perhaps even have a mini-lesson with the teacher. See their teaching environment. Get a sense for whether the teacher is someone you or your child will get along well with.
Discuss the teacher’s piano method and ask about their qualifications. Meet more than just one piano teacher. Decide who to choose only when you feel comfortable with your choice.
How Does Musiah (A Virtual Piano Teacher) Measure Up Against These Qualities?
Even a quick look at the video at the start of this page will show you how passionate Musiah and Musiah’s creator are about music and teaching.
Musiah uses the best piano method — a highly evolved variation of the traditional method — to bring you the very best piano lessons available anywhere (online or offline).
Musiah uses an optional storytelling structure and comes as a fun online piano lessons game with rewards to keep you motivated.
Musiah is packed-full of personality. He’s friendly and colourful — quite literally. You and Musiah, and a host of other friendly and loveable characters (in 'story mode'), will get along just fine.
Look at the video at the top of this page and you will see how professional Musiah is. Take a look at Brendan Hogan's professional background. Brendan is the inventor of Musiah.
Musiah will tell you honestly what you’re doing wrong and how to fix it. If your playing is dreadful, Musiah will tell you! And when you play well, Musiah will praise you.
Musiah gives clear, plain English feedback in words everyone can understand.
Musiah is infinitely patient! He won’t get angry or frustrated at you. You can keep making the same mistake over and over and Musiah will still be there by your side, encouraging you and helping you to improve.
Musiah has as much time for your lessons as you do. He’s available 24/7 at a time that suits you.
Musiah’s inventor, Brendan Hogan, has the holy grail of AMEB qualifications, a licentiate in music (L.Mus.A)!
Musiah’s inventor, Brendan Hogan, has taught piano privately for more than 30 years, and has spent thousands of hours observing and coaching hundreds of teachers in the specialised art of group keyboard teaching. He is also the founder of Australia's largest national in-school keyboard music program.
12. Learning environment
With Musiah, you have the most comfortable of all music environments: your own home!
Why not decide for yourself how good a private piano teacher Musiah is...