Music With Miriam
We seek to always explain musical concepts in a simple way that anyone could understand. Our team is very intentional about how to thoroughly explain concepts to beginners or advanced students to see make sure they are not just playing pieces but are becoming well rounded musicians with a great foundation. We have a clear plan of what we want to accomplish and teach our students in every lesson. We set deadlines for them to meet to encourage discipline in their study of music but ultimately as long as they are learning music they truly enjoy, then we all win.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
We always want to find ways to engage each and every student with music they actually enjoy so its most helpful to decide that before the first lesson so the instructor can come prepared to guide the lessons toward that specific goal.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
All of our faculty have a Bachelors Degree at minimum as well as several teacher training courses and certificates.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes. All of the packages are listed on the website for each session. We do offer one-time lessons but they are not reserved a weekly time slot. To have a reserved weekly lesson you are required to commit to the current session which is approximately 4-5 months in duration.
How did you get started teaching?
Most of our instructors including myself grew up studying music privately, going to music school and therefore we know the value of a music mentor. Teaching is way for us to serve and mentor the next generation of musicians.
What types of students have you worked with?
We have worked with all ages and all levels. Everyone has a different goal and level of proficiency that they want to reach in their musicality: some students want to become professionals and some just want to be able to play for their friends.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Our Performances are one of the highlights of my year because of the all the musical variety. All of the students are invited to perform 2 songs: 1 thats chosen by the teacher and 1 thats chosen by the student. At our Winter Performances in 2018 a 5th grade student led the entire audience of 100 in a sing-a-long of The 12 Days of Christmas. It was absolutely magical and she was beaming with pride!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Think about how challenging of a teacher do you want for your students. How versatile of a teacher are they in order to help your student learn the type of music they want and ask them about the timeline that will get them there.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
I truly enjoy teaching students who are genuinely interested to learn music. It takes time to see progress and for a student to realize that with some hard work they can enjoy playing music. You cannot hire a teacher for a lesson or two and think that you have given music lessons a fair chance.