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Friday, August 13, 2010

What to look for in a Music Teacher/Music Service

So the school year is beginning and you're back into sign up mode!

How do you choose a good music teacher or music service? Here are a few tips!

Look for teachers or services that instruct for a living. Unfortunately, most music store locations employ instructors that teach "on-the-side".
And, many Private teachers are doing so to supplement their other jobs. There is no real criteria for their educational background, etc. And, since this is not their main occupation, the lessons become riddled with inconsistencies in terms of scheduling and instruction, etc. Also, the DC metre area, in general, is fairly transient. This means that eventually the teacher will move and you are then left with the task to find someone all over again on your own. To avoid all of this you can obtain a music company that hires only professionals with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. The company is then in charge of scheduling, etc. and if and when a teacher does move on the company will then be able to transition from one educator to the next typically without changing your schedule and offering a consistency amongst the instruction by their own professional standards.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me!

Happy Music Shopping!!!



  1. Hi Shelly, great tips. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise. Right now is the perfect time to shop for music instruction and these tips will help parents find the perfect fit.

  2. Thanks so much for the help! I will be contacting your service shortly. You guys look great! LearnNowMusic.com is that correct?

    Andrea, Dumfries, VA