Choosing a Music School

As a parent, your child’s musical education is important, and you want your child to enjoy learning music, be happy and satisfied with the music school. Though it may seem most music schools are alike, there are differences that make a huge difference in the quality of music lessons your child receives. Read below the four questions every parent should consider before deciding on a music school for their child.

1. Are the music instructors qualified?

When it comes to hiring instructors, we put our know-how and years of experience to work. We hire instructors who possess the three essential qualifications necessary to deliver superior instruction:

  • University training.
  • Years of successful teaching experience.
  • A burning desire to share the joy of playing an instrument.

These qualifications create a solid learning atmosphere.

The instructors who join our staff have proven their teaching skills at colleges and universities. Many are working on advanced degrees (masters and doctoral) at The University of Texas at Austin. Finally, we are very careful to hire only individuals that chose music education as their primary field.

2) Does the school focus on the student’s?

The Northwest School of Music is dedicated to music education, we do not sell or rent musical instruments or have other sideline activities. Our mission is to teach music and our students are the primary focal point of that mission, this single-minded purpose allows us to continually improve and perfect our music instruction. With our focus on one service, we deliver an unparalleled level of instruction. As such, our staff and our instructors are devoted to your child’s educational needs, directing their care and attention to providing your child an exceptional learning experience.

3) Will the school prepare each student for a lifetime of musical enjoyment?

As a result of learning music at our schools, students develop a love for playing music. Many of our young students have a fantastic time in their school band, orchestra, and choir programs. Others students have found great joy in performing in religious groups and professional music ensembles. Some of our more advanced students have been accepted to prestigious music programs at The University of Texas College of Music, the University of North Texas, and the Berklee School of Music. Seniors have been able to achieve the lifelong goal of performing for their friends and families at our biannual recitals. This love of playing music is essential to learning and to developing a life-long passion for music and for performing.

4) Can I get immediate assistance?

In many studios the teacher, and sometimes even the studio owner, conducts classes and also does the administration, by trying to do both jobs at once, the teacher uses precious class time for customer service issues, this steals away valuable learning time. At our music school, we have qualified administrative staff on hand during all regular lesson times so you get immediate assistance without cutting into lesson time. Our friendly staff can help you with things such as scheduling or dropping off a student, even if a teacher is occupied in a lesson.

We know you have a choice of where your child learns music.

At the Northwest School of Music, our superior service and single-minded focus on music education and the dedication to our students will ensure the best possible learning experience for your child and for you. The Northwest School of Music since 2000, University trained instructors, superior music lessons in guitar, piano, drums, violin, and voice lessons in Austin, Cedar Park, Texas.