At Music Institute at Carrollton Square we are currently enrolling students for piano, voice, and guitar lessons. We have wonderful teachers, a great location, and top-quality programs in music instruction. Located in Historic Downtown Carrollton, we offer summer camps, summer lessons, and private lesson in the Fall/Spring.
We are near zip codes:
75006, 75007, 75067, 75019, 75063, 75287, 75234, 75057, 75244, 75010.
We are near North Dallas, Lewsiville, Farmer's Branch, Coppell, and Lake Dallas, TX.
FreQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you offer lessons online?
Yes! Students taking piano lessons online will need to have a digital keyboard, Internet Midi software, and access to web camera or device with a built in camera and microphone. For other instruments and voice they simply need their instrument and access to a computer or tablet that can use Skype. We are happy to assist as you set up your home classroom. Students who have registered for in person lessons can receive online lessons during their regularly scheduled lesson time when it would otherwise be cancelled (due to weather, illness, etc.).
Do we need to own a piano?
No! The Music Institute at Carrollton Square has a wonderful keyboard lab that will be open for practice hours. Students taking lessons can sign up for 30 minute practice sessions to help them in their musical journey. If you do not own a piano or keyboard these practice sessions are a must! Practice is necessary to developing musical skill, but we hope that instrument ownership won't be a hindrance. At this time students taking guitar lessons need to own or have access to a guitar outside of MIC².
Is my child ready for music lessons?
We break this questions down into three parts: Head, Hand, & Help.
Head: Can your child sit and focus for 10-15 minutes on a task someone else has asked them to do? Can they count to 20? Have they learned the alphabet? Do they know right from left? Have they shown an interest in making music (singing, dancing, beating on objects like drums, clapping, or playing instruments at hand).
Hand: Can your child use scissors? Can they mostly color in the lines?
Help: Are you willing to help your child practice (this mostly applies to younger students, but older ones may still need help blocking out practice time in their schedule). Will you place the instrument or practice space in a space of the house that allows your child to focus, but is not isolated?
If you answered yes to several of these questions, your child may just be ready! These questions apply mainly to piano and guitar.
Is my child ready for voice lessons?
Generally, students should be 10 years old to begin voice lessons, since prior to that age student's vocal cords and diaphragm have not matured enough to create a proper, healthy sound. Even a 30 minute lesson can start to cause damage with a student who is not yet ready, and the instruction involved in teaching voice can be very abstract and difficult for younger students to understand. Some students between 8-10 years old may be ready if they have a strong desire to sing and willingness to learn proper techniques, at the discretion of the teacher.
Younger students who love to sing can enroll in our group classes or piano lessons, where they learn the fundamentals of reading music - the fundamentals that will set them ahead when they are ready to take voice lessons.
What instrument should my child play?
What instrument does your child want to play? If they have expressed an interest in a particular instrument that desire and passion will go a long way when practice sessions get hard and don't seem like so much fun. There are specific challenges to each instrument and our teachers would love to talk to you and answer any questions you have. Piano is an excellent default instrument because it helps students build a musical foundation that will help them no matter what instrument they decide to pursue.