We offer a free evaluation lesson to all students so that we can meet each other and get ready for our musical journey. Get in touch with us via the form on this page and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!
This free evaluation lesson will be different from a regular lesson because we'll mostly just be talking together, meeting each other, discussing goals and so forth.
If you're new to music or to the instrument we'll talk about the basics of music & your instrument & come up with our "plan" to go forward with--what pieces you want to study, etc.
The purpose of this lesson is to meet & get to know each other so don't worry, there aren't any tests or auditions to pass!
If you've played your instrument before, bring:
-A past piece you've worked on so we can see where you are
-Any pieces you'd like to start working on
-Any other musical books you have that you may want to use
If you are a new music student, just a smile!
Parents say "there's always music in the house now" because students love to practice thanks to the interaction of Group Classes! Group Classes are the best of both worlds with students enjoying the one-on-one help & guidance of private lessons while also getting the motivation and excitement of group classes since class time is formatted so that each student still gets individual time with the teacher to work on their unique skills and challenges (just like a private lesson) but they also get time to complete challenges & work creatively as a group in tailored exercises.
Students get to know each other & practice together, learn musical concepts in an enjoyable manner, participate in fun competitive weekly drills & games, show off their new musical skills in engaging performances, use highly motivating practice tools and websites, participate live in a easy-to-navigate online video classroom, earn real prizes, progress and learn even if finding practice time outside of class is difficult
Classes may include speed drills, creative brainstorming sessions, team challenges, live Kahoots!, beat-the-clock races, composition projects, rhythm cup performances, group games & more!
One-on-one private lessons are available on a case by case basis for more dedicated or advanced students who are able to meet the requirements.
Generally speaking, private lesson students are expected to dedicate more time to practice between lessons and will usually have a heavier load of assignments than students in group classes. Usually, students who already have mastered the basics of their instrument and have specific goals in mind are strong candidates for private lessons.
Final decision on the repertoire to be studied rests with the teacher.Generally, instrumental students will follow pieces in a method series so as to ensure a complete musical education is attained without gaps in learning.
As students advance they may begin to move out of method books and the pieces will principally be a standard repertoire of the particular instrument. Vocal students will be focusing on either Catholic hymns and chants or folk music.
As a general rule, TV, movie, & show tunes, and Disney music will not be taught for various reasons including copyright and licensing concerns, as well as the unpedagogical soundness for many students.