Piano and Keyboard lessons from Glenn Sutton in Poway and San Diego

Beginning Piano Lessons with Glenn Sutton

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Starting off on the right foot with piano

If you have decided to take piano lessons, congratulations! You are starting on a great musical journey. There are any things to consider when beginning on piano. Today, we will go over some important things to think about when starting off, and why you should consider hiring Glenn Sutton as your instructor.

Where do I start?

You are undoubtedly nervous at the prospect of learning something new. That’s normal. But you have done this before. Every subject you have ever mastered began the same way. Also, you may believe you are too young, old, big, small, etc. Here is the bottom line: as long as you are capable of moving your fingers and arms (and to a lesser extent, your feet), you are capable of playing piano. It takes patience and determination on your part, especially at first. But with the right instructor, you can accomplish amazing things.

So…how do you define “the right instructor?”

Let’s get this out of the way first: live, one-on-one instruction is, hands down, the best way to learn piano. With this type of instruction, you can develop a learning plan that matches your musical taste, learning style, and learning speed. (On a side note — as long as you are applying yourself, there is no “wrong” learning speed.)

A live instructor can develop a rapport with you that an online or recorded instructor simply cannot. He or she can select musical pieces that will keep things interesting for you. Best of all, a live instructor will give you immediate correction and constructive feedback that can save you a lot of time and effort. You will never have to unlearn habits that slow you down.

When choosing an instructor, look for one who is also a professional musician. (Not all of them are.) A musician who works regularly on stage and in the studio has the advantage of knowing the piano’s part in the larger musical piece. He or she will also be able to give you valuable insight on working with other band members, landing gigs, and other important aspects of the music business. (This is not something to concern yourself with at first, of course.)

You also need someone who understands both where you are and where you want to be. He or she will exhibit patience, but at the same time hold you accountable and challenge you to constantly become a better player.

Things to remember

Always be on time and prepared for your lesson. Treat your instructor with respect, but don’t be afraid to ask questions or express your concerns. Set aside the same time of day to practice, and practice for at least 30 minutes to an hour per day, as many days as you can. (You should commit to at least every other day, but more is always better). Make sure you are 100% free of distractions during your practice time.

Glenn Sutton is an excellent choice

Glenn has been a professional musician in the San Diego area for many years. He has played to audiences large and small and in every genre of popular music imaginable. He has been teaching students young and old for decades. He is patient, caring, and dedicated. Give him a call today to set an appointment.

For keyboard and piano lessons contact Glenn Sutton at: 619-306-3664.

Services include:

  • Keyboard Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Organ Instruction
  • Electric Guitar Lessons
  • Bass Guitar Lessons
  • Acoustic Guitar Lessons
  • Learning to Write Music
  • Advanced Improv Techniques
  • Performance Techniques



  • Rock
  • Classic
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Improv
  • Blues


  • Poway
  • San Diego
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Penasquitos
  • Scripps Ranch
  • 4S Ranch
  • Sabre Springs