Learning a new instrument is hard work. It takes a lot of time and dedication to get to a professional level of play. Whether you are learning to play the piano or the violin, you need to have a passion for it. Learning to read music is like learning a new language. Even singers have to understand how to read a note, what it means and how long they are supposed to hold each note. In order to learn to play an instrument you will need a good instrumental teacher. A good instrumental instructor must be patient and have a thorough knowledge of the instrument and in reading music in general. When teaching notes to a student, it is important for an instrumental instructor to share easy study tips with students. For example, when teaching a student the lines in music they can use the acronym “FACE” which represents the spaces between lines in music. Instrumental instructors should have flexible schedules. They should be able to meet with students whenever they are free and require a lesson. When looking for an instrumental instructor, make sure to look into what their availability looks like. Whether you are looking to learn an instrument or are looking for an instructor for your child, pay attention to the personality of the instructor. Let your child meet the instrumental instructor and see if he or she is comfortable with them. This is someone who is going to be spending a couple of hours a day with you or your child so it is important that you get a long and can trust this person.