Our Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Answers To Many Of Our Most Commonly Asked Questions. If You Don't See The Answer You Need, feel free to contact us at the link above or scroll to the bottom to schedule a free trial!

Q: Who can take music lessons with Jolie Musique?

A: Students of all Ages and skill levels are welcome! We teach everyone from toddlers to seniors. Whoever you are, or whatever your goals are in learning music, Jolie is here to help!

Q: What age can my child start music lessons?

A: We have early age classes and opportunities for adults to learn. Students of all ages 3+ are welcome.

Q: What will I learn in my music lessons?

A: In addition to performance style and interpretation, our teachers include musicianship as part of their curriculum (music theory, rhythm) to make your student the best musician they can be!

We study a variety of music styles to promote the development of proper technique, beautiful artistry and the enjoyment of music. Examples include Jazz, Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Rock, and more!  

Q: How much do lessons cost?

A: We strive to ensure all of our teachers receive a living wage for their time. Costs for lessons vary based on a number of factors, but most of our wonderful music programs cost between $31-$75 per lesson, with Head Start for our youngest students beginning at $20. 

For more on this, click the “Get Started” button on the main page and take a look at what courses would be right for you.

Q: Do I need a piano, guitar, etc. for my piano lessons?

A: Jolie has everything you need to take your first (free) trial lesson at our school! 

It is okay to hold off on buying something expensive ahead of your first lesson, if you’re unsure whether you or your child will want to continue. However, if you do decide to purchase lessons, we do encourage you to buy something (we can recommend options based on your needs), to allow for adequate practice time at home.

Q: What materials do I need for my lessons?

A: As mentioned in the previous question, we will provide you with everything you’ll need to get started for in-person lessons.

There is a registration fee, and among other things, this goes towards providing for the costs of materials you’ll use in your lessons, once you’ve had your free trial and decided to proceed.

Q: Where do I go for my lesson?

A: You can find our address on Google, our Contact Us page, and by booking your first lesson. 

We are located in Apex, NC – but will also offer online lessons for those interested!

Q: How much do I (or my child) need to practice?

A: This is different for everybody. Though many can and do see great results with as little as 15-30 minutes of practice, a few days each week. 

Whatever amount seems right for the student, they should try to practice enough to reach their lesson goals for the week. Practice is more about repetition than the amount of time spent. Younger students do very well with support from their parents! Ask your teacher for suggestions on how to help your child practice.

Q: We had a super busy week and weren’t able to practice very much, should we still attend our lesson?

A: Yes! We all get busy from time to time. Let your teacher know and they can help your child review what was learned in the previous lesson.

Q: Do you offer performance opportunities like recitals?

A: We do! We host 2 primary recitals each year – a fall and a spring recital. These are not mandatory but we encourage our students to participate!

While some can be nervous about performing in front of an audience, we find this is one of the most valuable experiences students have, as they gain confidence and get the chance to show off all they’ve achieved in front of their supportive friends and family! There will be other performance opportunities as well, so please ask if you’re interested!

Q: I am taking piano lessons but am interested in switching to guitar. Is that possible?

A: Absolutely. Not only can you switch instruments at any time, you are also able to take multiple lessons at once.

If you’re curious but not sure, you can add an instrument (or voice) lesson to your schedule. In fact, we offer discounts to multi-instrumentalists who take multiple classes with us. Ask us for more information and we’ll be happy to help you explore the many facets of an incredible music education, here at Jolie!

Q: Do you offer summer camps or lessons?

A: We hold lessons year-round and welcome students to join us whenever they’re ready to begin. We also offer wonderful music-focused summer camps between June and August! 

If you’re interested in lessons, day camps, and more, let us know – or schedule them when you’re ready.

Q: My child is signed up for an after school activity like sports or dance. If the schedule changes and/or conflicts with my lesson day, what should I do?

A: We have a fantastic booking system that also includes an app you can keep on your phone. From there, you can manage your schedule, make adjustments, and more. If you don’t see anything that immediately solves your issue, or if you’d just like some assistance, let us know by reaching out to us directly on the Contact Us page and/or by emailing us at [email protected].

Q: What if I need to cancel a lesson?

A: Students are allowed to miss up 4 lessons per year for which you can attend a make-up lesson, based on availability. Make-ups are not guaranteed, but in that event, we will do our best to work with you, so that you or your child don’t miss out on that week’s instruction.