Bernardsville School Of Music

Bernardsville School Of Music

5.0 (11)
2 hires on Lessons.com
5 employees
24 years in business

About this pro

****Currently offering in home instruction****
We have been providing our community with the finest custom suited private instrumental instruction since 1998!

I enjoy watching all of our students progress so quickly learning the music that they love!

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Credentials

Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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11 Reviews

5.0

  • Alice Y.

    My daughter loves her lessons with Scott. He teaches her in a way that she can easily understand. He also teaches her friend,but with a completely different approach. A great teacher really knows how and when to change things up in order to get lessons learned!

  • Millie M.

    When I was a kid,I took piano lessons. I learned a little bit,but didn't enjoy them as much as I thought I could if I could play what I heard on the radio. My teacher would say, "you're not ready for that,maybe one day." So when my son wanted lessons, I thought to myself....uh....torture. But when were referred to Scott, I was taken aback by how much fun my son was having. So impressed,that I started taking lessons myself. Now,I'm not going to tell you how many years ago that my scarring childhood lessons were, but I bet that if I had the same teacher,I would STILL be playing from those old boring books. Right from the beginning with Scott, was playing songs that I actually recognize!!!!! Not boring exercises or songs that George Washington used to dance to. Thank you Scott for not putting my son through the same horrible experiences that I had,and for helping me get over them!

  • Jody A.

    Anyone with children knows that you can't make them do what they don't like for long. Before lessons with Scott,it was a constant battle to make them practice. Bribes. Promises. Nothing worked. Then I thought,hmmm,maybe it's not the kids, but the teacher. Understatement!!!!! Scott is AMAZING!!!!!! They actually practice now without being told......AND LOVE IT!!! Thank you SOOOOOOO MUCH Scott for achieving what I thought was truly impossible!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fran D.

    My grandchildren are so happy with their lessons. Scott is very patient and makes them love to practice. Thank you.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I assess the level of a student to start,and then use appropriate music that is familiar or enjoyable to them to learn necessary techniques.


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

In addition to receiveing a formal education,I have 30 years of private teaching experience.


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

Tuition is paid on a monthly basis,and depends on the length of weekly lessons.

A beginner will usually start with 30 minutes,1x per week,which has a tuition of $150/month.


How did you get started teaching?

I always was the one amongst my friends that was showing those who were having trouble with music how to do things correctly.

But, I actually began teaching professionally in the studio that I learned in while I was still in college.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all types of students(beginners,advanced,gigging musicians) from age 4 to adult and everything in between.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A former student of mine had an upcoming show that he needed a guitar solo learned for,but just couldn't perfect it on his own.

We sat down,and within an hour he was ready for his gig.

 I love being able to help,and have an opportunity to use one of my quotes like ..."it's not that you can't do it, you just can't do it yet."


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

Read reviews and know that experience is key.

A teacher's insight  to quickly assess a problem and relay it in a way that is easily understood by the individual is only gained through experience.


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

Can you teach me the music that I enjoy?

How long should it take for me to start playing actual music?

While of course every student is different and learns in their unique way at their own pace,the best way to be able to learn music, is to play music right from the start.

If the answer to the second question is anything other than immediately or almost immediately,prepare to be bored.