Trial Lesson Concerns
QCan I take a trial lesson for free?
Some courses are free of charge. Some courses are charged.
QHow many trial lessons can I take?
A trial lesson can be taken up to three times per user. However, you may only take one trial lesson with the same instructor.
QDo I have to take a trial lesson?
Taking a trial lesson is not required. It is possible to register as a student without taking a trial lesson.
QWhat is the difference between a regular lesson and a trial lesson?
The trial lesson is positioned as a trial lesson. Therefore, we do not offer 45-minute (55-minute) long lessons, but only 20-minute (30-minute) lessons.
Also, the content of the lesson is not intended to improve your technique, but rather to introduce you to the regular lesson.
QThere are no openings in the instructor's schedule.
Please contact us from "Trial Application" or "Contact Us" in the upper right corner of our homepage. We will reply to you by e-mail.
QI can't read music at all.
It is okay if you cannot read music! We will give you lessons suited to your needs.
QI have no musical experience at all.
We offer lessons starting from the basics of how to hold the instrument, how to hold it, and how to produce sound. Lessons are given at a pace that suits the student, so please do not worry.
QI am over 65 years old, can I learn to play an instrument?
Of course you can! No matter how old you are, it is wonderful to have a hobby that you can devote yourself to. Regardless of your age, we will support you if you want to start playing an instrument.
QI am bored and I am not confident that I can continue for a long time.
The lesson grid allows you to take lessons whenever you want to take them. Also, since there are many instructors available, why not take a course in another instrument for a change?
QI am busy with work and cannot find time to practice.
Don't worry if you are busy! Rather, let's relieve your stress with music♪ You need to practice to improve quickly, but don't worry, some of us only touch the instrument during lessons. Some of our students use the lessons to relieve their daily stress! We hear that people who are busy are healed and energized by regular exposure to the instrument. Please come with the mindset of "I want to have fun" rather than "I have to do it.
Concerns of Experienced Persons
QI am concerned because I have a long blank since I quit playing an instrument. Will I be able to play the instrument again?
It is okay if you have blanks! Before the trial lesson, we recommend that you practice lightly making sounds and maintain your instrument to the best of your ability. If you have any difficulties after that, it would be a good idea to ask questions during the lesson. Your teacher will be more than happy to help you so that you can enjoy playing again!
QI am worried about whether I will be taught properly. Can I find out in advance what kind of instructor I will be working with?
Details of tutors registered on the Lesson Grid are detailed in the tutor profiles. If you are interested in a tutor or course, please take a trial lesson.
QI have never taken lessons online. Can I improve?
In face-to-face lessons, your performance improves as you incorporate your teacher's advice. The same is true for online lessons. You will always improve even in online lessons.
QI have a specific song I want to play. How should I share the sheet music?
Scores can be shared before or during the lesson.
After logging in to the Lesson Grid, you can upload your score data from My Page.
QI am concerned about my playing posture and the way I play. Can I look back at my playing during the lesson?
The Lesson Grid has features such as two cameras shooting from different viewpoints and zooming in and out of the screen. If you want to improve your posture or playing style, you can get more appropriate advice from the instructor by connecting two web cameras! In addition, a recording function is currently under development. Please wait for a while.
Musical instrument problems
QHow much does a musical instrument cost? I found a cheap instrument and am wondering if I should buy it.
Prices vary widely depending on the type of instrument, ranging from ¥3,000 for a ukulele to ¥1,500,000 for a grand harp. If you are playing as a hobby, a cheap instrument will do just fine. However, it may be more economical in the long run to purchase a good instrument to start with! Beginners are the ones who should choose their instruments carefully. If you have any doubts, please feel free to consult with your teacher.
QI do not know where to buy an instrument.
Buy from a reputable music store or website! If you decide on a budget beforehand, the shopkeeper will be able to pick up a few things for you. When you have time to relax, please go to a music store and pick up an instrument! In addition, we recommend that you consult with your teacher during your lessons.
QWhat kind of instruments are suitable for beginners?
Instruments that are easy to play and inexpensive are the best for beginners to get started. Instruments that are too inexpensive may have difficulty producing sound.
We recommend that you purchase an instrument sold as an introductory model at a specialty store, although it may be a little more expensive.
QI am petite, can I handle an instrument? Are there any instruments that elementary school students can play?
We recommend that you choose an instrument that is not too large in body.
For example, stringed instruments such as the violin and cello are available in child-sized instruments such as fractional instruments.
Other small instruments, such as the ocarina and the Taisho koto, can be played by those with small hands.
QI like jazz. What instrument are you suited for?
The instruments used vary with each genre of music. For jazz, piano, drums, wood bass, saxophone, trumpet, etc. are commonly used.
QI cannot make a loud sound at home. What kind of instrument would you recommend?
Choose an electronic instrument or one with a lower volume, such as a ukulele or Okinawan sanshin.
Troubles with online systems
QWhat do I need to prepare for taking online lessons?
Required equipment includes a computer, a camera that can be connected to the computer, and a microphone. (No smartphones or tablets).
If you do not use two cameras on a camera-mounted laptop, you will not need to purchase an additional camera.
QWhere can I take online lessons?
In order to continue practicing or taking lessons for musical instruments, it is necessary to have an environment that does not generate complaints from the surrounding environment. If you live in an apartment complex and play a loud instrument, we recommend that you install a soundproof room or have lessons in a studio or karaoke room.
QI cannot make loud noises in my apartment.
To cope with this problem, it is advisable to choose an instrument that can reduce the volume, such as an electronic instrument, or to install a soundproof room or take the course in a studio.
QI am not good at operating a computer, is that OK?
Once you learn how to use it, the rest is easy as it is a repetitive process!
QDo I need two webcams?
Two cameras are required if you wish to display two student screens to the instructor.
If your monitor has a built-in camera, you can use only one camera connected externally. Of course, it is also possible to take a lesson with only one camera.
QCan I take lessons on my phone?
It is not accepted on smartphones. Only computers are accepted.
QDo I need to download an app to take lessons?
The lesson grid can be taken without downloading the application.
QHow to cancel a reservation
Both pending and confirmed lessons can be cancelled on the My Page where you are logged in. You are free to cancel a lesson reservation up to 48 hours prior to the reserved time.