Port City Music

Port City Music

8 employees
9 years in business

About this pro

At PCM we stress the importance of teaching all our students (no matter what age or what instrument) how to be well-rounded and knowledgable musicians.  We don't cut corners or teach short-cuts.  Our students learn how to read music, understand rhythm, and develop good technique.  In addition, we want to help our students reach their own goals (not just ours).  So if a student wants to learn a certain style of music or prepare for a school talent show, we are always more than happy to incorporate those skills into their lessons.

We love working with students one-on-one, seeing their interest and ability with music grow right before our eyes is thrilling.  It is a very rewarding job and we are so fortunate with all the wonderful people we meet!

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Wilmington, NC 28405
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We communicate with many of our customers via phone or email prior to the first lesson and are available to answer any questions you have about lessons and our studio.  Upon request we can set up a time to meet for an evaluation, introduce you to our instructors, or give you a tour of our studio.  

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

Our rates are by the lesson not by the month.  So you pay only for however many lessons you take.  We don't have students commit to a semester or a specific amount of lessons.

Students can choose between 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons and our prices for those are $25, $35, and $45 respectively.

How did you get started teaching?

I started piano lessons when I was 7, grew to love playing an instrument so much I went to school for music education.  I've been teaching privately for 10 years and created my studio 5 years ago.  I love being able to work with students one-on-one and share with them my love of music!

What types of students have you worked with?

We offer lessons to children and adults and see quite a variety of levels and ages.  We have many students that begin at an early age when an instrument or music in general first sparks their interest.   But we also have many students that come to us as adults who are finally doing something they've been interested in doing for many years!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We do an annual studio recital series and I'm always thrilled and amazed at how well our students do.  We treat the recital as a true professional performance and all our students did a magnificent job this past April.  This past summer we also did small group performances and an Adult Student Showcase.   It was a lot of fun to work on different projects and see our students come together!

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

Ask questions about credentials, training, and experience.  A lot of people can offer lessons without having proper training and professional experience. 

To know more about what your experience may be like as a student ask about studio policies and teacher expectations. 

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