Whether the student is playing the piano or the keyboard, the basics of music are taught to each student.

This is essential because students must understand the same basics of music if they are to enjoy learning the instrument of their choice.

Learning the basics of music include learning the names of notes, reading the notes, understanding the values of notes and understanding the depth of musical notation thus enabling students to interpret music and its message. Various tutoring books are available for this purpose, and the teacher will try to match the book with the needs of the student.

Some families don’t have the finances to buy a piano so they purchase a keyboard. If this is the case, the student may have lessons on the piano, thus learning the skill of piano playing as well as understanding the electronics of the keyboard.