When you're choosing a music studio, really the only thing that sets one apart from another, is philosophy. For the most part, any accomplished musician can teach you to read music. Many people have degrees in music that help demonstrate their training and experience, and those are great! However, training is only a small part of what qualifies a teacher!
The first questions to ask, are to yourself - What do you want to learn? Where would you like to play or sing, once you get good at it? Next, look for teachers who have specific skills to help you fulfill those goals.
Are you looking for a teacher for your child who can help them have a postive first experience with music? Are you looking for someone who can help you audition for a talent show or school? Are you looking to get into a high-level college in a classical program? Do you want to become a worship leader or worship musician for your church? This type of purpose in your search will help you get matched up with the right teacher from the start!
So many people have horror stories about piano lessons as a child, and yet studies have shown over and over how much music lessons benefit brain development in children. Teachers who love music AND people easily pass on their joy to their students. If a child loves their lessons, they will be most likely to practice and continue to play throughout their life. When our young students come into lessons and can't wait to show us what they practiced that week, we know we're doing our job well!
If you need to learn not only music, but how to present yourself, finding a teacher with performance background is crucial. There is an art to communicating your heart through the music you perform, and that is what people want to see most!
Do you dream of Juliard or a similar music college? This is where the music degrees are so important! The technical skill involved in obtaining high level degrees will enable a teacher to best train you for this arena.
Are you drawn to serving your church in worship ministry? Find a worship leader who loves to teach! These types of lessons can often save you years of time trying to figure things out on your own. (Psst! These are our absolute favorite lessons to teach! Don't tell anybody! :))
So what type of lessons ARE you looking for? This is the main question we can help you answer during our free consultation! Whether you know exactly what you need, or need help answering these questions, we'd be happy to chat with you! Contact us today for your free consultation! We can't wait to meet you.