When learning to play music, there are certain must-haves that will making the learning process exponentially easier and as frustration free as can be. One of those must-haves is a music teacher. But not just any music teacher…the right music teacher.
Once you’ve settled on an instrument to learn, the next logical step is to sign up for music lessons. However, finding a music lessons instructor that you connect with, look up to, and who just gets you and your music goals isn’t always easy to come by.
But don’t fret! Here are some surefire tips to help you find the perfect music teacher.
- Ask For Recommendations
There’s no better way to find a qualified, professional, and well-liked music teacher than by asking your friends and family for recommendations. Chances are you know someone in Phoenix, Paradise Valley or Scottsdale who has taken some sort of music lessons before and will be able to steer you in the right direction. If you’re not having any luck with recommendations from your inner circle, try looking at online reviews. Places like Yelp and Facebook can be great resources to find honest reviews of current or former students.
- Look For Experience
To become a better musician you need to learn from the best. When searching for a music teacher always take into account experience, both teaching experience and real-world music experience. A good music teacher should not only be a certified instructor, they should also be actively playing music on their own. You’ll want a teacher that’s been in your shoes, so you can learn from their mistakes and successes.
- Inquire About Live Shows
Part of being a musician is performing in front of others and honing your showmanship skills. That’s why it’s a good idea to look for music teachers or music schools that give you the opportunity to perform at venues or live shows. A good music teacher will usually coordinate an end-of-the-year concert so that students can show off their hard work and practice their live performance skills. If a potential music teacher doesn’t mention any future performance opportunities, keep looking!
- Try It Out
The very best way to determine if a particular music instructor is the right fit for you is to try out a lesson. Here are Scottsdale Music Academy we give one free music lesson to potential students who want to see what we’re all about and meet our team.
If you’re looking for fun, challenging music lessons with teachers who are as passionate about music as you are, look no further than Scottsdale Music Academy!