Searching for a music teacher? Learning an instrument can be rewarding and enriching experience with lifelong benefits, but it can be difficult to know what to look for. If you’re wondering how to find a good music teacher, whether you should study with a private teacher, or how to find the right music teacher for you, here are some tips and guidelines to help you find the perfect teacher for you.
While teachers can have excellent credentials and look wonderful in a bio, if you really want to know how good they are, talk to their students! Talking to other students can help you find out how good a teacher communicates and adjusts to the individual student’s level. Chat with your friends and family in the area for recommendations.
Don’t know anyone who takes music lessons? The next best option is calling music departments at a local college, high school, or even churches in the area. Most will have teachers that they refer and can chat with you about what you’re looking for.
If you’re in Santa Clarita or the surrounding areas, you can check out our student’s testimonials!
Interview the Teacher
Our teachers at Green Room Music Studios will often meet with you before the first lesson for a one-on-one. It’s important to see if you or the student will connect with the teacher. Besides the basic questions of costs and fees associated with taking lessons, make sure you ask about studio policies, educational background, and what age they normally teach.
It’s also important to ask about whether they teach technique and theory and whether they have recitals. Remember that the most important thing about the interview is that you or your student “click” with the teacher.
Observe a lesson or recitals
In addition to meeting one-on-one with the teacher, some teachers will also allow you to sit in on other lessons they’re giving. This can allow you to get a better sense of how they’ll
If they have a recital coming up, see if you can also attend the recital.
Some teachers will allow you to sit in on other lessons or recitals they are giving and it will give you a chance to observe how lessons take place. This can help to make you much more comfortable in your own lessons and can save you a lot of money if this is not the teacher for you.