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How much is a basic piano?

• How much do you pay the piano teacher?

• How long do you have to pay?

• How soon can you change the key?

• What happens if the piano breaks down?

• What happens if you don’t have any money?

• How can you get a good piano teacher?


• How do I get the piano back? If it breaks down. How much can I make, and how can I get that money back?

• What if the teacher starts to take money from the class?

• What happens if you don’t show what you’ve learned?

• What if you’re late to the lesson?

• What happens if your teacher tries to fix your instrument?

• What happens if your teacher says bad things about you or yourself?

• Are your teacher’s actions against the rules?

• How do you know if the teacher really cares about what we want?

• Is there a legal way to leave the teacher?

• Is a teacher in violation of the law?

• What happens if you leave the class?

• How can you be sure that the principal will be able to help you if you need help?

• How do you know that the teacher is a good teacher? (Good teacher is really a huge thing in music teacher education; teachers should be expected to be good teachers!)

• What does the law say about “student-coaching”?

• Is the teacher a licensed music teacher or a qualified music therapist?

• Is the teacher a piano teacher or a music therapist?

• How much work does it really take to get a job on the road, and how much work do professional teachers do when they have jobs? What is the standard of what is “professional”?

• What if a school district denies hiring the teacher just because he/she isn’t a teacher yet?

• Are any of our teachers professional at their job? (You get to choose, right?)

• What does the law say about the relationship between our teacher and ourselves?

• Is there an age limit on piano-playing? Can a child play just one note on a piano in one year?

• When does a pianist graduate from a piano school?

• How young do you have to be to go piano-less? (If there’s no piano)