Who are your teachers?
More than 40 fantastic instructors teach music lessons at 4/4 School of Music! They come from all different backgrounds and have different areas of specialization.
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We receive more than 1,500 applications from prospective teachers each year! We interview, audition, interview again, train and screen each one. Then we speak to former students, parents and employers about them to make sure they have what it takes to be a 4/4 School of Music teacher. All of our teachers meet one or more of the following criteria:
- College music degrees
- Recording experience
- Touring experience
- Music school teaching experience
- Teach & perform many styles of music
- Excellent with beginners, intermediate and advanced students
- Band leader
- Orchestra leader
- Rock band leader
- Summer camp counselor
- Excellent with children and adults
- Fun, energetic attitude!
How do I find the best teacher for myself or my child?
We spend a huge amount of time every day matching students with our teachers. We know them all very well. We know their strengths and weaknesses, what styles they specialize in and if they are great with kids and beginners. We speak to their students, parents of their students and to the other teachers that they work with every day! We could write a couple of paragraphs about each one on this web page but honestly it wouldn't help you very much. We used to do that and students would often choose a teacher that wasn't the best for their needs. Let us help you. The first lesson is free so you have nothing to lose and we are VERY good at matching students with excellent teachers!
Do you have teachers that can teach me piano and voice?
Most of our schools have teachers that teach both piano and voice.
Do you have teachers that can teach me guitar and voice?
Many of our schools have teachers that teach both guitar and voice.
Will your teachers teach me how to play music even if I don't want to learn to read music?
Almost all of our teachers can help you with that. Most people who request this have had a bad experience in the past trying to learn from a teacher that just wasn't good at teaching music. You will probably find if you work with a good, experienced music teacher that learning to read music isn't that hard and can really expand your options immeasurably! It is always up to you though.
Can your teachers help me stage fright?
Many of our teachers have a lot of experience dealing with stage fright both personally and with other students. It is something that almost everyone can reduce or completely eliminate over time.
Can my teacher help me record a demo?
Yes. Some can.
Some of our teachers have laptops with pretty amazing recording capabilities. Also, you can call the school and talk to the Director about your goals to record a demo if you wish. He has worked in and owned recording studios for years.