Frequently Asked Questions

Some questions we commonly get about starting music lesson

What’s your cancelation policy?

Our policies differ between locations.  Please see our Policies page for details.  Broadly, we require notification before we open on the day of the lesson.

Will I ever have a substitute music instructor?

It is possible depending on the circumstances.  Please see our Policies page for complete details.

Can I choose my instructor?

We will match you with someone at first that we think fits your goals. You can absolutely switch at any time!!

When should my child begin music lessons?

For guitar age 8, piano age 5, violin as early as 4-5, ukulele as young as 4-5, every other instrument generally is 9+ (except for the large instruments like double bass)

How much do music lessons cost? Group? Private?

Prices vary depending on location and program. It’s best to contact the location nearest you for complete details.

Do I need a musical background to take music lessons?

We specialize in beginners and teach the confidence you need to become proficient beginner musicians. This is about finding where you belong, not having us test you on whether you make the grade. Just by wanting to do this, you are already miles ahead of the pack. Don’t be afraid of what peoople will think of your non-musical background. you’ve got this.

How much do I need to practice?

As much as you can. Start with 5 minutes a day or as much as you can. At first, practice isn’t everything. Coming to the lessons weekly will guarentee you some steps forward and your instructor will teach you habits to get in to the swing of things. Practice is learned, not inherent PLUS you have to love what you are learning! That’s why at Real Brave we are goal oriented to give your inner “why” some food for thought. We will focus on music that you want to learn in the very beginning to make sure we have you with a laser focus on some music to get you going. Then, with a few tunes or basic melodies under your belt we will expand upon that with new melodies, songs and exercises in your musical journey.

Do I need my own guitar for guitar lessons?

Yes.  Contact Us if you need help choosing the right guitar for you.

Do I need my own amp for guitar lessons? Do I need to bring it with me?

If you own an electric guitar, then yes.  However, you don’t need to bring it to your lessons.

Do I need my own drum kit for drum lesson?

Not necessarily. We can start with a drum pad, a small, inexpensive pad to learn basic techniques and rhythms.

Do I need to bring my drum kit to my lessons?

Yes, if we can film it!

Do I need a piano to take piano lessons?

Yes, a small keyboard to start is recommended. You can start with a 49 key keyboard as long as it has a stand and a seat for you to sit on. You want to be able to have it at the right level so your hands do not get fatigued. Some people put their keyboard on a table but it has to be at the right level!

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# Concerts

There is no better way to learn music than the Real Brave way. Play in multiple concerts per year, hear recordings of your progress and be a part of the show! Getting you from the studio to the stage has never been easier. Our concerts are the real deal in front of encouraging, friendly audiences. Play in a band, play solo, play whatever way you want!