Frequently asked questions
What type of Instruments & Lessons do you offer?
We offer private lessons in piano, violin, viola, guitar, vocal, flute, saxophone, and clarinet. We also have piano group lessons, early education music programs for ( 4 mo- 4 yrs old), ABRSM exam preparation course and summer program.
What is the best age to start music lessons?
For 4 months-4 years old students, we recommend starting with Further Fruits Early Education Programs.
For 4 years and up students, both private lessons or group lessons will be options for you. (Based on your expectation and preference)
Do you accept adult students?
Absolutely! Our adult program is designed to help adults start any instrument. We provide flexible schedule on evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule.
Do you help students to prepare ABRSM or NYSSMA exam?
Absolutely! Further Music School is an authorized ABRSM exam center. We are experts in offering preparation for the ABRSM and NYSSMA. Since 2012, 300 + FMS students who took the ABRSM, 100% passed when the world-wide exam pass rate is approximately 87%. Additionally, 92% percent of FMS students who take the exams annually pass with “Distinction", while the worldwide distinction rate is only 2%.
For more information about the exams, please check EXAM Preparation page
Do you held recital or concerts?
Yes! We do hold recital 2-3 times a year, the recital will be held in the professional concert hall in Manhattan. In addition, We also hold free monthly recitals.
What is the teaching schedule? Can I register anytime?
Yes, Further Music School operates year round with open enrollment, the school opens seven days a week. so you can start anytime.
Where is the school located?
We currently have three branches, they are conveniently located in the heart of Forest Hills Queens, Flushing Queens, Manhasset Long Island and upper east side Manhattan.
We also offer Virtual Music Lessons in all U.S cities, London, UK and Beijing, China.
What is the difference between private piano lesson and group piano lessons? What kinds of lesson would be good for my kids?
Both group piano and private lessons cover the same syllabus but have different teaching approaches.
Group piano lesson is a fun, engaging and interesting way for beginner students to start the piano lessons, while it has a limited schedule compare to private lessons. The class have 4-6 similar age and level students. For students who are not very sure if they are interested in piano but want to give a try, we recommend starting with group piano lessons.
Private piano lessons (one-on-one) are more effective and goal-oriented. We offer private piano lessons seven days a week, which gives students more options in schedule choosing. For students who have a great concentration spot, and very determined to learn the piano, the private lessons would be a better choice.