Instrument Q & A

Are you or your child ready to start a musical adventure but unsure of what instrument you need? Let us help you! Alex’s Music Studio does not currently sell or rent instruments but we have trusted partners to help with your instrument needs.

Our Partners

A440 Violin Shop

Volin, Viola, Cello, and Bass

rentals and purchases

Hours: 10am - 5pm

Closed Sundays and Wednesdays

Address: 2222 West Roscoe St. Chicago, IL 60618

Phone number: 773-348-4949


Guitar Center

For your guitar needs

Hours: 10am - 9pm Monday - Friday

10am-8pm Saturdays, 11am-7pm Sundays

Address: 2633 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Phone number: 773-248-2808


Question & Answers

Q: Does myself or my child need to have an instrument at home to take a trial lesson?

A: You do not need to have an instrument at home to take a trial lesson. After the trial your teacher will help direct you on how to purchase an instrument. Please contact Alex’s Music Studio before scheduling if you wish to try the violin but do not have one yet.

Q: What brands are good for electric pianos and keyboards?

A: Alex’s Music Studio uses primarily Williams electric pianos and keyboards in the studio and highly recommend that brand. Yamaha and Casio are also very trusted brands.

Q: Since my child is just starting, do they need a full size keyboard/piano?

A: Students need at least a 61-key keyboard to begin piano lessons although we recommend an 88-weighted key keyboard, piano, or electric piano. Do not forget to get a stand for the keyboard and everyone needs a piano bench!

Q: My child wants to play an instrument that is not the piano. Do they need to bring their own instrument to lessons?

A: To start an instrument that is not piano, the child must have the correct sized instrument at their lessons. They must bring their instrument from home every week to lessons and then back home again to practice on.

Check out the classes page and the pricing page for more information