We at STXSA understand the seriousness of taking on an instrument at home. We are hoping to help answer some basic questions but for further help, please e-mail one of our board members or one of many teachers in your surrounding areas.
How do I begin to find an instrument? There are many great instrumental stores around Houston. Specialty local stores for specific instruments are best because they can better serve you and answer your questions. They also have repair shops right in the store and many have a rental program.
How do I find a teacher? Please use our "find a teacher" option tab. You can search for a teacher by name, area and/ or instrument.
If I dont' know if I'm going to be serious with my instrument, does it matter if I have a good quality instrument? It is generally best to get the best quality instrument that you can afford. It is the tone production really makes a difference in how you like your own sound.
What do I need at my first lesson? Generally teachers like to hear a scale and a selection of a piece that you know best to show them where you are currently at technically. If it is your first time at a private instrumental lesson, please talk to your teacher before the initial consultation to see what you should bring.