What age is appropriate to start Private Lessons?
It really depends on the maturity of individual child. We have students as young as two; the key is for a child to be able to follow directions and interact with his/her teacher for 30 minutes. While Piano, Violin, Viola or Guitar may be a good instrument to begin, the final decision should be made by the wishes of the child and the parent. Reading skill is not required.
How are lessons conducted?
We understand that every student is unique. That is why on the 1st lesson, we will conduct a Gift Assessment to understand your student better and create a customized curriculum designed only for your student. Every year we will work with you and your child to set a specific goal to teach responsibility and satisfaction of achieving their goals.
What are your policies for practice?
We are a firm believer of “Practice makes Perfect!” Like anything else you try to learn, daily practice is essential and cramming just does not work. Each student will have a practice record along with all other materials to log a prescribed number of practices minutes per week.
Do you offer performance or recital opportunities?
Yes. In fact all students are required to participate in the Summer & Winter recitals. Participation in other recitals or concerts are not required but encouraged. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in yearly auditions held at American College of Musicians which qualifying students and parents will be notified in advance. They will be eligible to receive medals, ribbons, certificates, etc.
What if we do not have an instrument to practice at home?
While it is ideal for a student to have an instrument to practice with, it is not required-especially if a parent is not sure if the child will enjoy a particular instrument. We usually recommend starting with lessons before making the purchase decision. When a family is ready to get an instrument, we have rental, rent to own, or purchase options that you can choose from. Please ask for details at the school.
What are your attendance & make-up policies?
In order to get the most out of your lessons, regular attendance is absolutely necessary. If you have to miss a lesson, you must call or email at least 4 hours in advance for the lesson to be considered excused. We will work with you to reschedule at a better time. If you miss a lesson without notifying us in advance, that lesson will not be made up or refunded.
Due to My Music Skool’s full schedule, students who are late for a lesson cannot be guaranteed their full lesson time. Please be sure to arrive at lessons a few minutes early to ensure that you receive full lessons.
When will the studio be closed?
We are closed during major holidays, including:
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day & Weekend
- Christmas Day & Weekend
A general rule for inclement weather is that the lesson will likely be canceled if Public Schools are closed. Please call the center or check our website before heading out. We will reschedule all lessons.
Closings Due to Weather:
All our closings are updated by 6am on our website and My Music Skool voicemails.
Monday-Friday: If the majority of Public Schools are closed, My Music Skool is also closed. Please check for public school closings on main TV channels
School Delays: Public Schools late starts do not affect My Music Skool’s classes or lessons.
Saturdays: Please check for updates on our website or call office before heading out to lessons.
Snow day make-ups: Private lessons will be made up but a group class or ensemble will NOT be made up due to number of enrollments and complexity of schedule.
Do you have lessons for adults?
Yes! It’s never too late to start or to pick back up!
Where is your studio located?
We have three locations to serve you. Please refer to My Music Skool Locations for more info.
Are lessons one-on-one or in groups?
We offer One-on-One Lessons, Group Lessons and music camps. For more information, please visit Services/Fee Information.
How Do Trial Lessons Work?
My Music Skool offers a complimentary trial lesson to a student. Each student is eligible for (1) 30min Complimentary lesson regardless of an instrument and any additional trial lessons may be scheduled at $30 for each half hour before a registration is required. Regular lessons CANNOT be substituted as a trial lesson. Exceptions to this policy are as follows:
1) if a student/parent is dissatisfied with his/her instructor and wishes to be transferred to another instructor at My Music Skool, we will coordinate a complimentary trial lesson with another instructor and any remaining balances will be carried over under the new instructor.
2) If an instructor resigns from My Music Skool, we will coordinate a complimentary trial lesson with a new instructor.
What are your hours?
Operating hours for our studio varies. Please check out our Hours of Operation. For any time conflicts due to work schedule or other activities, please call your administrator for special time assignment.
What are payment policies?
Tuition is billed in monthly installments and the monthly tuition is due by the 1st lesson of the month. Payments not received the end of the 1st week will be assigned a $10 late fee.
Do we have to get our own materials?
No. Once we complete the Gift Assessment on your student on the 1st lesson, we will gladly get the materials for you and charge it to your account.
What if I have additional questions?
Please call our offices or email email@example.com. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.