We can all remember “that teacher” when we were growing up – the one that we looked forward to seeing every week, the one who inspired us to learn, the one who made new knowledge an amazing adventure. That rare breed of individual who knew exactly how to spark the flame within us, and motivate us to rise to the challenge of learning a new skill.
Youtube videos don’t inspire – not past the first few minutes, anyway. And a book or CD for most people, won’t hold their interest long enough to actually learn anything. As much as we love the convenience of ‘do-it-yourself’ courses these days, nothing will ever, ever take the place of that special teacher-student relationship.
At the Merriam School of Music, we have always known how vital this connection is – not just because of the relationship with students and parents, but because they’re the most important delivery mechanism for our curriculum.
And we’re doing something right: we have the lowest teacher turnover of any community music school that shares that information. Our private music lesson teachers have been with us for an average of 4.6 years. But that hardly tells the whole story. We’ve got teachers who have been with us for 20+ years, and still remain active musicians and highly important contributors to our curriculum development.
Here’s a sample of our private music lesson teachers – their diverse musical background, their professionalism as teachers and performers, and their overwhelming commitment to the craft of teaching means that you and/or your child are in good hands.