Frequently Asked Questions from Adult Learners
Am I too old to learn?
Do I come every week?
Some intermediate and advanced adult students choose to take lessons every other week. If this is your preference, I will ask you to schedule your lessons at the beginning or end of the day and to keep scheduling options flexible.
What instruments do you offer?
Piano, Theory, and Vocal Coaching.
We also offer tutoring on Sibelius™ software.
We are happy to recommend great teachers in other areas! Please call or write.
What qualifications do you have?
Deborah has a doctorate in music from Indiana University, two decades of university teaching experience, and 30 years as a private instructor and coach.
So, is Olympic Music School too stuffy and serious for me?
Although I take myteaching seriously, I am easy to work with and am dedicated to, and enjoy, working with students of all abilities. I want music to enrich your life, not add stress!
Do I need to own an instrument in order to take lessons?
At minimum, you should have access to an instrument. OMS has a few digital keyboards for short-term rentals and Strait Music handles other instrument rentals. Practice time is essential for progress.
I travel a lot. Is the school understanding of a retiree with an unpredictable schedule?
I accommodate special scheduling needs.
Do I have to play in recitals?
Adult students are offered opportunities to perform for small groups, but are not compelled to do so.
Can I visit the school?
Absolutely! Call or write to make an appointment with the director or with a specific teacher.
Other questions? Contact us! E-mail Us!