Q: What instrument lessons do you offer?
A: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin, and Piano
Q: How much are private lessons?
A: $110 per month.
Q: How often are the lessons?
A: Once a week.
Q: How long are the lessons?
A: 30 minutes for a one-on-one session.
Q: I've never played an instrument before, do you teach beginners?
A: Happily. Beginners don't have bad habits to fix.
Q: What age can students begin lessons?
A: We welcome kids, adults, and seniors. For children, it varies depending on the instrument.
Q: Where are the lessons held?
A: We have lesson rooms in the store.
Q: How do I get started?
A: When you fill out the enrollment form, we will look at the teacher's availability and you can choose which time slot works best with your weekly schedule. A credit card is kept on file for monthly payments.
Q: Is there any long-term commitment?
A: No, we only require payment a month at a time. Students may cancel at any time; however, there are no refunds for partial months.
Q: When can I start?
A: Anytime! Lessons are available year-round. You can also start after the beginning of the month and we will pro-rate the price as long as payment is made for the next month in full.
Q: Can parents sit in on their child's lessons?
A: Yes, we have an open door policy for parents/guardians.
Q: What if I need to miss a lesson?
A: With 24 hours notice, we allow 1 excused absence per 2 month period. A makeup (if available) or lesson credit will be given.
Q: Are there any other costs involved?
A: The teacher may require instructional books (available at Mountain Music).
Q: Are there any performance opportunities for students?
A: Yes, we hold a recital each spring as a chance for students to get experience performing for a live audience.
Q: My lessons are on Wednesdays and there are 5 Wednesdays this month; will I be charged extra?
A: No. Approximately every 3rd month students will get a 5th lesson at no extra charge.
Q: Do I need to bring my own instrument to the lessons?
A: For smaller instruments like guitar and ukulele the answer is yes. We provide a piano for piano students and drums for drum students. Amplifiers are provided for electric guitar and bass students. All students must remember to bring their written materials.
Q: What if I don't have an instrument?
A: Students need something to practice on each day at home between lessons. Mountain Music not only sells instruments but also offers affordable rent-to-own options.
Q: Can I pay by the lesson instead of by the month?
A: Out of respect for the teacher's schedule, we need payment a month at a time.
Q: I have 2 children learning the same instrument, can they take lessons together?
A: We currently only offer individual instruction because each student not only learns at a different pace, they learn different concepts at different paces. All lessons are set up as one-on-one private tutoring sessions, so students receive individual attention (we don't dump our students into big, impersonal group classes).
Q: Why Mountain Music?
A: It is the Mountain Music School policy to only hire teachers who are able to teach students both by ear and to read written music notation. All of our teachers must also have prior teaching experience before being hired at Mountain Music. Not all music lesson facilities make these requirements of the instructors they hire. If you are considering other options for music lessons, find out how long the teacher has been teaching, and if they can actually read music. You would be shocked to know the number of music "teachers" out there who are illiterate in the subject they claim to be an expert in.
If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 423 875 5250 or email@example.com