Trial Lesson &  Music Assessment

Trial Lesson

A piano or music Trial Lesson is for a potential student who is interested in taking music lessons and it can be a great way to get started on his/her learning journey.  The lesson is typically shorter in duration than a regular lesson.

After the Trial lesson, the student can decide whether they would like to continue with regular lessons with that teacher or whether they would like to try out a different teacher to find the right fit to pursue his/her music learning further.

Some Benefits of a Trial Lesson

A trial lesson is intended to give the student an opportunity to get a sense of what music lesson or playing the piano involves, and to help the student determine if he/she enjoys playing the piano or learning the music that he/she wants to pursue.

The music Trial Lesson is a chance for both the student and the teacher to get to know each other and determine if they feel comfortable working together or are a good fit for each other. It can give the student a chance to experience the teacher’s teaching style and approach, and personality.

Piano Assessment

A piano assessment involves evaluating a music student’s skill level and progress in playing the piano, music abilities including assessing technical proficiency, musical interpretation and expression, sight-reading and listening skills, music theory and overall musicianship.
For example: a student will be asked to perform the piece that has been working on, scales and arpeggios, and including musical terminology.
We provide feedback on the student’s strengths and areas for improvement, as well as setting goals for continued music growth or a plan further study and practice.
A piano assessment is a valuable and powerful tool for evaluating a student’s progress and identifying areas for further improvement.

Asessment Key Criteria:

– Posture
– musical and notation
– Rhythm & pulse
– tempo, dynamic, phrasing, articulation
– tone colour
– Slip recovery
– pedal technique
– musical awareness of intonation
– flexibility and projection of sound
– tonal variety
– musical personality
– effectiveness and stylistic and technical balance of the pieces
– Demonstrate a wide range of abilities
– individual interpretation / insight
– personal engagement with audience’s appreciation and understanding
– physiology of performance
– understanding of practice techniques, preparation
– self-management and reliability