Music Lessons Program
Focus on Teaching
All we do is teach. We do not sell or rent musical instruments. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing - providing the highest quality of musical instruction. The directors of the school are all professional performers and teachers themselves. The faculty consists of teachers who exhibit a high level of performance in their instrument and that special ability to impart their knowledge to students of all ages and skill levels. As a school of music, we offer our students advantages that they might not otherwise enjoy such as access to a highly skilled faculty and a stimulating learning environment.
To help our teachers and students, our management handles all administrative duties such as answering phone calls, scheduling, collecting fees, and arranging concerts, which can take precious time during a lesson. This allows our teachers to concentrate all their attention on their students.
Our teachers carry on the International University-based knowledge of playing their specific instruments and pass along this approach to students of all ages. We understand that students can reach goals faster with teachers who know the techniques of playing as professionals. Many do not realize these techniques can be taught early on. Besides laying a solid foundation, our teachers teach skills that make enjoyment of music more quickly achieved. Because they specialize in their instrument, they have a passion for playing music which inspires students. At our schools, all teachers have these qualifications along with our pedagogical philosophy (see below).
Our pedagogy approach or instructional theory is a blend from the most prestigious music schools of the world and involves catering lessons to the learning style and personality of the student, making learning fun.
In a school environment, a student cannot be distracted by t.v., pets, ringing phones, siblings, "what's going on outside" the window, store congestion, or anything else. With only a half-hour to one-hour lesson per week, a professional school environment can produce better results with an atmosphere focused exclusively on learning. Students are also motivated by hearing peers and by being exposed to a variety of musical instruments. This helps translate into more practicing and commitment at home.
All Ages - Beginners to Advanced
Our current students range from 3 years old to students in their retirement years. We take care to teach what you want to learn so music is rewarding for students of all ages and levels.
Private lessons ensure that the student has the undivided attention of the teacher and can progress at a level suited to them individually.
Our small-group lessons for guitar or violin are meant for students who are motivated by, or just enjoy working as part of a team. The social interaction helps these students stay motivated and challenged in a supportive, friendly environment. Each class is a 45 minute session and is limited to just 4 or 5 students per class. Students will either progress into the next group level or into private lessons. These classes are meant for beginner level students.
Recitals are held at least two to three times a year at local churches which students are encouraged to participate in. Recitals not only give students an opportunity to build their confidence by performing, they also help give clear, tangible short term goals to focus on. This leads to remarkable progress in a short time. As well, recitals encourage students to practice regularly at home.
Guitar Club and Studio Classes
In addition to private lessons, students have fun playing in a group and for each other with a teacher's instruction. In some studio classes, students take a lesson while others observe. These are designed as an opportunity for interaction that would add to the learning experience as well as help keep up motivation for practicing (frequency of these classes depends upon participation).
For students interested in writing music, these private lessons enable the student to learn the skills of composition whether in creating music for a song or music for different kinds of instruments.
These classes are designed for students needing further instruction in music theory or ear training not normally covered in private instrumental lessons. At this level, music theory is often supplemented with composition and is a great preparation for studying music in college. With a good music theory foundation, students have been able to exempt out of theory courses in college.
We offer full training in repertoire, studies, technique, theory, and sight-reading to prepare classical students for Guild, OMEA, OMTA, band, and orchestra auditions.
Preschool Music Program
From as young as age 3, children can begin to learn to play the piano, violin, cello, guitar, or drums. Because music is like language, even at a young age children can absorb music and begin enjoying playing a musical instrument. Our curriculum follows Lynn Klyner's award winning "Simply Music Rhapsody" program.
Convenient Scheduling for Families
To save you time and running around, families can often schedule 2 or more members to take lessons at the same time.