Choosing a Music School

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As a parent, choosing the right music school for your child is critical. Your child deserves a fun, supportive environment that will challenge them to grow in music and in life. But not all schools are created equal, so how can you know which one will be right for your family? Here are four questions every parent should ask 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 essential qualifications necessary to deliver superior instruction and create a positive learning atmosphere:

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

Our instructors 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 students?

Northwest School of Music is dedicated to music education. Our mission is to teach music and our students are the focal point of that mission. This single-minded purpose allows us to continually improve and perfect our music instruction and deliver an unparalleled level of instruction. Our staff and 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 students for a lifetime of musical enjoyment?

As a result of learning music at our schools, students often develop a deep love of and connection to their craft. Many of our young students have a fantastic time in their school band, orchestra, and choir programs. Others 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 College 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 lifelong passion for the arts.

4) Can I get immediate assistance?

In many studios, the teacher, and sometimes even the studio owner, conducts classes while also balancing the operations of the school.  By trying to do both jobs at once, the teacher may use precious class time for customer service issues, detracting from 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 Northwest School of Music, our superior service combined with a  focus on offering an excellent music education  delivers the best possible learning experience for you and your child. Find out why our 20+ years of teaching guitar, piano, drums, violin, voice, and more in Austin and Cedar Park, Texas has distinguished us as one of the area’s top music schools.