How do I enroll in Music Lessons?
Simply click on ENROLL. Tell us about your needs and we’ll match you with an exceptional teacher!
How often are lessons?
Lessons are held once per week, at the same day/time each week. For example, every Wednesday from 5:00-5:45. Weekly lessons are ideal, allowing the student to practice in between each lesson; therefore, we only offer weekly lessons and do not offer every-other-week lessons. If you need to reschedule a lesson, just give the teacher 48 hours’ notice and he/she will reschedule for you. Please see our Lesson Policies page for more information about rescheduling and cancelling lessons.
How long should my lessons be?
Starlight allows you to choose how long you want your weekly music lessons to be: 30-minutes, 45-minutes or 60-minutes.
How long the lessons should be depends on the age of the student, their current skill level, and attention span. Keep in mind that although your child might not usually sit still for 30-minutes, a 30-minute music lesson is usually not a problem even for active children, as the lesson is very active and the student is always engaged, never sitting still listening to a lecture. Additionally, teachers can change focus if they notice their student's attention is wandering.
Use the following as a rough guideline for determining how long your lessons should be, but please contact us if you would like advice on your specific situation.
Do you bring an instrument to my house?
It is your responsibility to provide your own instrument. You'll want to have this instrument to practice on so you can keep improving.
Is the teacher coming to my home background checked?
Yes! All teachers must pass a strict background check before working with Starlight Music Lessons. Learn more about our selection process HERE.
What kind of piano or keyboard should we have?
Please visit our STORE page for Buying Guides, specific instrument recommendations, and purchase opportunities.
What materials and equipment do I need for in-home music lessons?
Besides lesson tuition, what other costs are there?
Starlight Music Lessons never charges registration fees, sign-up fees, or "Just-Because-We-Can" Fees!
In addition to tuition, there are a couple of additional costs associated with learning an instrument:
I want to enroll my pre-school aged child in lessons. How do I know if he or she is ready?
In general, students should be able to read numbers 1-5 and letters A-G. Students should also be potty trained and be able to carry on a conversation. There are specific requirements for individual instruments. Contact us for questions about specific instruments.
What kind of commitment do I have to make?
When you enroll, you have the option of choosing to commit to the remainder of the calendar month upon starting, or committing to only a trial lesson to start with.
On an ongoing basis, you commit to one calendar month at a time. To stop lessons, you must inform us no later than the 28th of the month prior to the month you want to stop. For example, to stop lessons in October, you must notify the office no later than September 28th.
Please see our Lesson Policies for full information about your commitment.
What if we don't like our teacher?
Because we screen our teachers thoroughly and carefully listen to what our students are requesting in a teacher, this generally doesn’t happen. You can minimize the changes of not liking your teacher by being very specific in your enrollment form when describing your preferences.
If you decide that the teacher you are working with is not for you, simply contact our office. We will listen to what is working well and what is not so we can better understand what you are looking for and match you with a better fit.
What if you don't have a teacher available in my area?
If we don’t currently have a teacher available in your area, we will find one for you! We will work feverishly to ensure you are taken care of ASAP. We offer Online Lessons via webcam to those who are waiting for an in-home teacher so they can get started right away. Click here to learn about our online lessons.
Do you offer discount pricing for groups/churches/schools/organizations?
Yes! We have a fabulous donation program. In exchange for spreading the word to your group, school, organization, company or church, we will donate part of our proceeds to your group! Contact our office at 214-477-8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!