MUSIC LESSONS OVERVIEW
- Private or group lessons
- Join an existing group lesson or “start your own class” option
- Schedule children in multiple classes with different teachers at the same time
- Customized lesson plans – students able to choose the music that they work on
- FREE recitals twice per year. No performance fees or admission cost!
- Six make up lessons per year – one of the most generous make-up policies in any school in the area
Introduction and Overview
Learning to play a musical instrument can be an exhilarating and wonderful experience! The initial excitement for a beginner learning an instrument can be inspirational and powerful. For adults, the primary key to success is regular and routine practice. However, for younger students (especially children younger than eight) it is common that their interest in music typically needs to be supported and sustained with parental involvement, which is required in order to facilitate practice. This helps to ensure continued progress for younger children learning music.
Private Lessons vs. Group Lessons
Private lessons ensure that students get an opportunity to move at their own pace and not feel that they’re either: (a) getting left behind or (b) getting bored because the other students are moving too slowly. Private lesson students get more individual attention and feedback during their lessons, and the lesson plans are more easily customized according to their particular interests and musical tastes because they alone take the class.
Group lessons however, can be a wonderful introduction to learning music. Because of the social nature of group lessons, they can actually be more fun for beginning students than privates, and thus create additional motivation and a greater sense of community than private lessons. We have had a number of students take group lessons for years, which can be very effective as long as the skill levels of the students in the same class are evenly matched. Additionally, the fees are lower for group lessons, making it a more economical choice. Most students taking group lessons however, will eventually move on to private lessons after a year (or sometimes less) because it’s often difficult to find other students that progress and learn at the exact same pace.
We have found that for younger children (4-8 years old – sometimes up to 10 years), it is important that they receive parental support and involvement in the first year or two. This is usually crucial for a child beginner to have success playing a new instrument. This means sitting with the child at home and helping them practice, or at least getting them started with practice at home and checking back to help if and when they get stuck. Because of the technical nature of playing an instrument, young children are usually unable to effectively practice by themselves without help in the beginning. Even parents with no musical background can help their child practice by sitting in on a lesson to get familiar with materials, or they can observe the tail end of a lesson.
Make Up Lessons
We offer six make up lessons for our enrolled students. Lessons should be cancelled with a 24-hour advance notice (we can make an exception if your child is sick) and we are happy to reschedule their class.
We offer free bi-annual recitals in only the highest quality, top notch local performance auditoriums and venues with excellent acoustics. Our traditional recital in Santa Monica features a Steinway Grand Piano, as well as the Glendale Public Library Main Auditorium.
We offer lessons in the greater Los Angeles area to students from the age of 2-adult. We currently have students that are preschool age, and also students who are in their 70’s and 80’s taking lessons with us.
For more information on what ages are the best fit for a class, program or particular instrument, please visit the program page of your choice, or just give us a call!
CALL US: 323-651-2395
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