FOR OUR TEACHERS
Our teachers are the heart and soul of our business, so we obsess over their success. To us, this means making it as easy as possible to show up and teach music, with all of the administrative details taken care of. This is one of the primary reasons that a music teacher should choose to work for one of our schools, rather than maintaining a private studio: more time spent doing what you love, and less time (and unpaid time at that!) spent on administrative tasks.
We entrust our teachers with the freedom to teach based on their experiences and the needs of their students. We employ method books where helpful, but eschew a rigid pedagogical approach and welcome diversity in teaching styles and approaches to each instrument. We believe this is advantageous to our students, all of whom learn differently and have different goals and interests, and thus will be better served by finding a good fit among a variety of teachers, each teaching in a way that they are passionate about sharing with other musicians.
Another advantage of our scale is that we have professional resources to devote to marketing that an independent school typically does not. Particularly in this complicated age of digital and social marketing, we believe that a centralized and dedicated marketing function can help engage and grow our musical communities much more effectively – with the ultimate goal of bringing music into as many lives as possible. Of course, this also positions us to deliver steady growth in students and teaching hours to our teachers, making efficient use of their time spent at the school and enabling those who desire to do so to make a consistent living teaching music.
FOR OUR STUDENTS
We believe that music education is a lifelong journey and is appropriate for individuals of all ages and skill levels. While many of our teachers are equipped to serve students with collegiate and professional ambitions, and we celebrate our students with these meritorious goals, we are equally delighted to work with students of all abilities seeking to enrich their lives through music.
Students can expect a fun and welcoming learning environment with individualized instruction underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a personalized learning plan, and one-to-one guidance throughout their musical journey. While our focus always begins with healthy technique, what follows thereafter depends on a student’s unique interests, abilities, and ambitions. We celebrate differences in teaching styles and learning styles, and always work to find a good fit for our students among our faculty.
THE VIRTUOUS CYCLE
By delivering on our commitments to teachers and students, we have an opportunity to create a ‘virtuous cycle’ of reinforcing positive teacher-facing and student-facing reputations for our schools: great teachers cultivate our schools’ reputations for excellence in musical pedagogy, which attracts a loyal base of students, which in turn allows the schools to attract and retain even more high quality faculty who can be confident they will be able to get the teaching hours they desire to further their careers, which starts the cycle over again. Said differently, our success will be a product of our students’ success and our teachers’ success. We are aligned with you.