Music Lessons, Music Instruction, Best Teachers

Music Lessons, Music Instruction, Best Teachers
  • Many music instructors have a professional accreditation or hold a degree in music education, but not all do.  Ask for the instructor’s credentials.
  • Ask the prospective instructor for references from current students and their families.  Also, word-of-mouth references from friends, family and Angie’s List could help you avoid hiring an instructor who might not be the right fit.
  • Consider bringing along the child to the initial interview with the prospective teacher so you both understand the teacher’s philosophy and policies and to get a feel for how their personalities fit.  If the interaction between the student and teacher is less than harmonic, that could be reflected in the end result of the lessons
  • Many music teachers offer discounts to families with multiple children enrolled.
  • Just like with schoolwork, children in music lessons need plenty of study and practice time.  Often, children need motivation to practice.  Be willing to supervise, enforce and even participate in practice. If your child is starting new lessons at the beginning of the school year, agree on a firm practice schedule and stick to it. “Sometimes, it takes time for them to catch on,” offered one music instructor. “But once they do, it’s awesome!”

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