Lessons - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where do lessons take place?

Lana’s piano studio with beautiful baby grand piano is located in Sarasota FL 34240.

Q. Does a student really has to have an acoustic piano to practice or enough to have a keyboard?

There is a big difference in sound’ satisfaction between playing a piano and a keyboard. You can pound on a line of plastic keys that bounce back up at you, or you can pound on wooden keys that have resistance (is what allows you to play dynamics) and substance. 

The sooner a student has the opportunity to practice on an acoustic instrument with that kind of nuanced musical responsiveness, the better. 

Digital pianos, which are smaller but still have 88 keys, less expensive, and do a decent job of mimicking the sound and feel of an acoustic instrument, could be another option. Please, no keyboards.

Q. Why do you teach one hour lessons and not half hour?

First of all, I believe it is important to develop a relationship with students. As well, a lesson combines theory, technique, and performance that gives the student a basic understanding of music from the beginning through advanced levels.

Q. What does it take to be a successful student?

For me, a successful student is one who develops a love of music and who experiences continuous improvement.