Frequently Asked Questions
What age is a good age to start my child in lessons?
We accept students as young as four years old; however, special exceptions can be made for younger children who know the alphabet and can count to ten. A general evaluation is given before enrolling to ensure readiness, and we highly encourage starting lessons young! Children are especially amazing at absorbing musical concepts in the early years.
How do we get started?
Give us a call at (702) 270-8777, and we can provide the information you need to enroll. If you’d like a headstart, you can fill out this form (link student info sheet) before calling. We look forward to meeting you!
How can we schedule an appointment?
We offer walk-ins from 2:00PM – 6:00PM on weekdays. You can also call us at (702) 270-8777 during business hours to schedule an appointment.
How does scheduling work?
Lessons are scheduled to take place at the same time each week. Once a time is agreed on, that will be the student’s reserved class hour. If you need to change your set lesson time, we will take into consideration both your availability and the teachers’. While no guarantee can be made that the student will be placed with the same teacher, we will work to match them with another teacher based on their curriculum, and the lesson plan will be discussed and passed on for a seamless transition.
How long are class times? Are they group or private?
Contractually, all lessons and classes are 45 minutes, but we include an extra 15 minutes of leeway for a total class time of one hour. Our music lessons are private one-on-one classes with a vetted teacher, and our theory classes take place in a classroom setting.
What is your makeup policy?
We require a 48-hour notice in order to reschedule a student’s lesson. We do not offer makeups for missed classes or notices given less than 48 hours prior.
How does pricing work?
Our programs start at $800/mo and include weekly classes, tailored curriculum with all materials, the use of on-site practice rooms, and concert programs. We recommend visiting the academy for a free tour and consultation, where we can help recommend the program best suited to the student and their goals. Ask us about our scholarship program as well!
How do I know which instrument is right for me?
We recommend the piano as a foundational instrument since a number of music theory concepts are best demonstrated and understood on it. Still, if a student strongly prefers another instrument, there’s no reason to delay the journey! Alternatively, if a student is unsure of what instrument they would like to learn, an appointment can be made for them to try out our different offerings and hear demonstrations.
Should I have my own instrument?
Yes! It is vital for students to have a teacher-approved instrument that they can practice on every day. At the student’s first lesson, the teacher will list their requirements for the instrument, and recommend a size (if applicable). At the front desk, we can recommend our choice of local businesses for renting and buying instruments. Additionally, students are welcome to use the practice rooms outside of their regular lesson times, within business hours.
How long until progression in music education is seen?
Many factors, such as practice time, age, and previous musical experience, play into the speed of one’s progress. If a student’s goals involve rapid progress, we encourage choosing a program with at least two private weekly lessons accompanied by at least 30 minutes of practice a day. All programs include weekly music theory lectures, notably giving students a deeper understanding of the pieces they learn to play. The three-month mark is where progress is most apparent when a student is enrolled in one of our more rigorous programs, but the base program yields apparent results in the six to eight-month range.
If I were to sign for an instrument, then later decide on another, is it possible to switch?
Absolutely! We strive to instill a passion for music in our students, and a genuine interest in their instrument is vital.