NOTE: When you go to a music instrument shop and start asking questions, if the person to whom you are talking is knowledgeable and helpful, then you’re in the right place. If they don’t seem to know the answers or talk too much without really listening to you, chances are you’re in the wrong place!
Going to a professional music studio or academy is better than having a tutor come to your home. This is undoubtedly an argumentative statement and in-home tutors will probably disagree. But I can give you a few compelling reasons for my statement.
When I was a child I was told by someone that the flute was the hardest to learn. Someone else clearly stated that the violin was by far the most difficult to learn.