The Dream School

The Dream School

5.0 (2)
10 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

Our school provides Music Lessons(piano, guitar, drums, violin, cello, flute, oboe, Saxophone, clarinet, theory & composition), language lessons, Credeca World Finals & summer camps, tutoring programs for Math, English, ESL, TOFEL, SAT, Education Consulting and Special Performance Music for the Events.

We enjoy teaching students of all ages and all the different styles in music through creative and innovative way. Most of all, we enjoy helping others and seeing students change as they are learning and working with others.

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Credentials

Lower Gwynedd Township, PA 19002
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Katie Dougherty

    Mrs. Shim is a talented teacher. Our two sons, who are 7 and 9, take piano lessons with her and both enjoy working with her. She is patient, but also challenges the kids as musicians and takes the time to understand their musical strengths and preferences, so that they enjoy the process. Although both of our kids are similar In age, they have very different learning styles and likes. Mrs. Shim manages to keep them both engaged and moving forward. Her customized approach for each child focusing on performance but also joy makes music a great success in our family!

  • Judy Venturini

    Chris Oh is a very gifted guitar teacher. My son has learned so much from him and enjoys coming to his lesson every week and even enjoys practicing! The Dream School is a wonderful place to take lessons and the owners are a pleasure to work with. The recitals they have for the students are a perfect way to encourage playing in front of a group. Highly recommend the Dream School.



FAQs


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

Evaluation of the students levels

(listen to their old repertoire, Sight Reading, Rhythems, theory, aural theory)

Ask students for their musical background

Ask for what their interests are (classical, jazz, popular tunes, musicals, movie soundtracks, etc....)


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

Temple University, Bachelor in Music, Piano Pedagogy

Suzuki Teacher Trainer Certification 

Taubman Seminar


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

30 minutes lesson / $30

45 minutes lesson / $45

60 minutes lesson / $60


How did you get started teaching?

I started to teach piano since I was in High School. I was the accompanist for the High School choir and one of the teachers asked me to teach her daughter. At that time, I already new that I had a vision to pursue farther studying in Piano in College.


What types of students have you worked with?

Over the 30 years of teaching, I’ve thought from 3 year olds through adults.

They were beginners through advanced. Some students competed for competitions in the area and won as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Some of my high school students had received Music Scholarships from their college.


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

Try to find a teacher who enjoys teaching people with different background, respecting others, and appreciate work of Arts & Music around us.


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

I want students to ask questions to themselves. “Am I going to put some effort and time for the lessons?” If you are not committing yourself to learn something then it will be a difficult journey and you might lose an interest. This will lead a person to quit in a short time. However, I could also work with a student who already lost an interest in learning to play the piano. Also if a student really wants to learn and want to give a try then I am always willing to work with any students.


Lessons offered

Piano Lessons Accompaniment Lessons Broadway Singing Lessons Cello Lessons Classical Piano Lessons Clarinet Lessons Acoustic Guitar Lessons English Lessons ESL Classes Korean Classes Flute Lessons Guitar Lessons Music Recording Classes Music Theory Lessons Oboe Lessons Percussion Lessons Saxophone Lessons Singing Lessons Steel Drums Lessons Violin Lessons