Allegro Music Center

Allegro Music Center

61 years in business

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Private music lessons with Allegro Music Center's skilled professional instructors make learning easier, and learning to play in a supportive creative environment makes learning fun!

Our convenient lesson times accommodate even the busiest schedules. Exam preparation, student recitals and group performance opportunities for interested students. Affordable rates and no registration fees.

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Miami, FL 33144
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We have several instructors for each instrument that we offer lessons for. Based on a brief initial discussion, we are able to pair students with an available instructor for a requested day/time slot who we feel might be the best fit given some of the initial stated goals and objective for the lessons.

Ultimately, though, once students commence lessons, it's up to each instructor and student to discuss goals and expectations so that an appropriate and customized lesson plan can be created.

Additionally, since we have multiple instructors, an added benefit of lessons at Allegro is that should a student decide that they would like to try a different instructor, it can be easily accommodated.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All of our instructors go through a rigorous hiring process, and in order to even be considered for a teaching position at Allegro must hold at minimum a BA in Music Performance for their instrument. In reality, most of our instructors have their Masters degrees in addition to many years of teaching experience.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lesson pricing is the same across all instruments and all ages and skill levels. We offer 30 minute and 60 minute lessons. Our 30 minute lessons are $30 and our 60 minute lessons are $50.

How did you get started teaching?

Allegro Music Center has been around since 1961 and in that time has built a lot of goodwill within the local music community. When Allegro moved to its new location in 2009, it revamped its entire music lesson business and a new entity, Allegro School of Music, was born.

Since its humble beginnings in 2009, both Allegro School of Music's stable of instructors, as well as student population, have grown by leaps and bounds.

What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with students of almost all ages and skill levels. We have had students ranging in age from 2 1/2 years old to 85 years old; which proves you're never too young or old to start. Our "regular" music students are made up of young children, teenager, and adults.

Aside from weekly private lessons, our instructors have also worked with students who are preparing for auditions and/or other special events, and most of our instructors are also equipped to provide additional lessons in theory and solfege, where needed or requested.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our most recent recital, which was our 2017 End of School Year Recital, was one of our most successful ever. It was a standing room only event with close to 200 spectators and almost 50 performers, with 10 different instruments represented.

Allegro School of Music hosts two major recitals each year -- one just prior to the December holiday season, and the other at the end of the school year. Recitals are not mandatory, but we do encourage participation, as it gives students something to work towards, as well as the opportunity to perform in front of an audience including their own peers, and in a live setting which is beneficial in the development of various life skills.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

A good student and a good teacher don't necessarily translate into good results. A teacher-student relationship is about chemistry. If one particular teacher doesn't feel like a good fit, don't be afraid to change. 

Sometimes students stop taking lessons because they don't "like" their teacher. Discontinuing music lessons for this reason is a shame. Take the time to find an instructor you connect with instead of stopping altogther, so you can reap the benefits that are proven to go along with learning how to play a musical instrument!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Learning how to play a musical instrument -- any musical instrument -- is a difficult task. It takes time, patience, and commitment. The same can be said for someone who already plays an instrument and wants to improve their playing to the next level. You get out of it only what you put in. So, one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is, how committed are you to improving your life by adding music eduaction to it?