10-Part Series on How to Choose the Best Music Lesson Experience

Part 1: Find a Studio that Offers a Variety of Musical Options

When choosing a music lessons provider, it is important to find out what teaching styles they offer. What type of music do you enjoy listening to the most? Are there particular songs you want to be able to play? What musical styles would you be most motivated to practice?

What Style of Music Inspires YOU?

Imagine the following scenario: You really want to learn an instrument, and you have spent a lot of time researching an available and affordable music lessons provider. You begin taking lessons, but after a while, you realize that your taste in music differs greatly from your teacher’s. The teacher is skilled in classical piano, but you wanted to learn to play jazz. Or you wanted to learn fiddle music on the violin, but your teacher is trained in classical techniques. Either your teacher struggles to effectively teach the styles you want to learn, or you have to learn something you are not that interested in. After a while, you no longer feel motivated to practice, and you ask yourself whether you really want to keep taking lessons. Maybe you begin looking for another teacher.

The Right Music Will Motivate You to Practice

But what if you could solve this problem ahead of time, by finding the perfect teacher for you right from the get-go? Figure out what style of music most intrigues and inspires you to learn your chosen instrument. Especially for older children and adult learners, choosing a style of music that you enjoy is often key to feeling motivated to practice and remaining interested in learning. If you are a complete beginner and you aren’t sure yet what you will enjoy the most, find a teacher who will help you learn the basics of the instrument while trying out different styles of music. If you discover you are passionate about something in particular, you can eventually look for a teacher who will focus on that with you.

What Is the Music School’s Philosophy?

A great way to find a variety of options without too much trouble is to look for a music studio with a philosophy of diversity in the musical instruments and styles their teachers offer. Office staff can help you navigate these options to make sure you find the right fit. And you can feel confident about being able to learn the styles of music YOU want to play!

(Check out Courtnay and Rowe In-Home Music Academy / The Music Studio Atlanta to begin your quest for music lessons that suit your unique needs and preferences. We may just have what you are looking for!)

About the author : Anne Beck

Anne Beck is an on-staff creative writer at The Music Studio Atlanta and Courtnay & Rowe Music Academy. She is also a music teacher at Courtnay & Rowe, which gives her direct experience with students and parents and an inside look at the way music lessons run.

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