There are five main things that can make a huge difference in the quality of music instruction your child receives, the amount of extra work and hassles the parents must deal with, and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a music program.
Here are 5 things that every parent should consider before deciding on a music studio for their child.
1. Are Music Studios Sound Insulated?
Out attractive music studios are also sound insulated with observation window and doors to give students and parents a sense of “open doors” comfort and security. It also gives parents an opportunity to observe how the class is progressing without distracting the child with their presence. You will still hear some sound, and it is normal and in many cases is welcomed, as other students get inspired by more advanced students and teachers’ playing.
Our studios are equipped with all the necessary materials, including a desk and a white board where students can work on their music theory concepts.
2. What Type of Instruments are Used?
Almost all of our studios are equipped with acoustical pianos, as we believe that it is the best and most pure way of learning and appreciating music. Very few studios use acoustical instruments, because of the expense involved not only in acquiring instruments but also in their regular (such as twice a year piano tuning), and usually opt for cheaper substitutions, such as keyboards.
3. How Often & Where Does the School Offer Performing Opportunities?
Performance is an important aspect of musician’s development. Performing for others is the greatest motivator in continuous practice and instrumental proficiency. If students are not given opportunities to perform and not encouraged to do so regularly, they easily lose interest and move on to other activities. They will always wonder why no one stopped them from quitting. Regularly scheduled music recitals motivate students to practice and foster confidence and sense of accomplishment. Hosting recitals in professional concert halls is especially important to students, as it makes a big difference in their experience of the event. Many schools choose much smaller concert venues without a stage, and often at a local church. While such arrangements are acceptable, the students will never have a sense of what it is like to be on a big stage in an auditorium with great acoustical properties.
4. Can I Get Immediate Assistance and Customer Service?
In many studios, the teacher or the studio owner conducts classes and does the administration. By trying to do two jobs at once, the class may suffer as the teacher has to use class time for customer service issues, or the studio may have no customer service available if the teacher if in a class. To have a good experience, it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with details like costumes or schedules, even if a teacher if occupied in a class. Our school has office staff on hand during all regular class times, so you can get immediate assistance (from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM Mondays-Fridays, and on Saturdays from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM.
5. Can I Purchase my Music Supplies at the School?
Many music studios are not equipped to accommodate and maintain retail store in-house, and they send parents to local stores or to purchase things on Internet. Due to multiple choices in sheet music and lack of requested inventory in stock create confusion and frustration for parents, as they realize that they may have to make several trips to a store. Meanwhile, students do not bring proper learning materials for weeks to their music class. In our school, students can purchase all the recommended by the teacher materials even before their first class.
We ensure constant restocking of inventory and can accommodate custom orders within a week. It is convenient and highly recommended to purchase supplies in-house, as our teachers review and approve our teaching methods and will only sell you what you need. Our retail store saves parents time and money.
“My child’s teacher and the owner of the studio are very professional, passionate and knowledgeable. They care about my child’s success and show her patience and encouragement. I drive 1 hour to the studio and 1 hour back from Kendall because I have fallen in love with this studio and have to say it’s one of the best arts studio in Miami. I also love the attention to detail such as the little play area for siblings to play while they wait and the TV for watching my child without distracting her. Thank you for all you do.”
“The facilities are amazing. The instructors are very professional. Most importantly, my son had a great time.”
We offer two options to our prospective students:
1. To enroll right away
2. To sample and Introductory class to develop a proper professional raport with the teacher and to experience the first class
Our teachers are qualified professionals in the field with advanced music degrees and multiple years of experience.
Our prices are listed on line at www.miamifineartsacademy.com
We opened in 2008 with 12 students. Now we teacher over 450 happy students around Miami and other South Floriday areas.
We work with students ages 2 years old to mature adult.
We are excited to take 32 of our music students and 8 teachers to Miami Fine Arts Academy Carnegie Hall Debut Recital on November 5, 2016. We look forward to this amazing opportunity for our students and teachers. You too can join us in NY, Carneige. Call now at 786.464.0566 to enroll in your music lessons.
Ensure that you choose:
1. Professional setting
2. Professional teacher
3. Consistency in classes (weekly classes)
4. Teacher punctuality
5. Ensure diversity of teaching styles
6. Try a single class to experience the teacher
1. Does the teacher have qualified materials or does he improvise?
2. Does the teacher have a plan for me?
3. Does the teacher teach the style of music I like or does he feel comfortable teaching this style?
4. Does the teacher talk a lot during the class or does he guide me through the material supporting my musical goals?
5. Does the teacher ask me about my goals?