Frequently asked questions
Do I need an instrument for the first lesson?
No. If you are having a trial lesson to see if you wold like to learn the instrument, I have an instrument you can use for that lesson. If you are continuing lessons, then yes as you will need to practise between lessons.
How long will it take to learn music?
The easy answer is forever. Music is a very interesting and rewarding hobby or job. There is no ending to your learning, as long as you are willing to improve. Music is such a broad subject.
Will I need a book?
Yes. I will recommend books and any other sheet music to start you off, but often you decide what you want to learn.
What are the costs?
Like most hobbies, learning music can be expensive. My rates are £28/hr for individual lessons with 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 1 hour lessons available. On top of that is the cost of the instrument, music and accessories. There are lots of ways to learn if you are on a tight budget though. Please do get in contact should you need any advice.
Where do the lessons take place?
Private lessons are held at my house in Winton, Bournemouth, where I have all of my music and accessories. However, under special circumstances I may be willing to come to you, although there maybe an extra cost involved.
How do I book a lesson/trial?
There are many ways you can get in contact with me:
Are online lessons available?
Yes. Since the start of lock down due to the Covid 19 outbreak, lessons have been taking place online. Platforms used are Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and Facetime. Platform choice is up to the student. Lessons are booked at a convenient time to both the student and Sarah Abbott. Lessons have worked very well online and students have continued to progress well.
Are face to face lessons available?
Yes, for woodwind instruments, unfortunatley not for piano, because of social distancing guidelines. Face to face lessons are available at the home of Sarah Abbott. The music room is large enough for social distancing and well ventilated. The entrance is straight off the drive way so no going through the main house.