Recital 2010

Highlights from our Annual Student Showcase, 2010.
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Recital 2011

We are extremely proud of our students here at Alderwood School of Music. Please take a look at our video showing highlights from our Annual Student Showcase,...
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Alderwood’s New Drum Teacher, Josh Lane


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Music IQ – Quick Tips From Professionals


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Some things to look for when choosing a music school

What should you consider when looking for a music instructor in Etobicoke? (or anywhere else for that matter) If you are thinking about enrolling your kids or even yourself for music lessons, you probably have a lot of questions and unresolved concerns about the process. First of all, it’s ok to be nervous. New things can cause a good amount of fear and anxiety. You might ask yourself questions like “can I be good enough? “or “will my instructor be mean to me? “or “is it really worth it?” In this article we’ll dive into some questions to ask yourself about any music school you might be looking into. 1: Meet with your potential teacher or teachers If your potential instructor won’t meet with you even for just a few moments to introduce themselves, consider that to be a huge red flag. It’s ok to want to meet your potential instructor to see if you think you’d get along with them and have a good experience with them. 2: Don’t trust the “name” of a school Even if a music school in Etobicoke has high marks on review sites like Google, don’t just trust that by itself. Sometimes there is new staff that might not be proven. Sometimes an instructor has gotten burned out and isn’t doing as well at their job as they used to. This goes along with suggestion number one, but you never want to walk blindly into a situation. You want your eyes wide open. 3: Don’t just trust their website or brochures It’s easy for any business to talk themselves up. It’s just as easy to piggyback off of one or two success stories. The sad truth in the world that we live in is that sometimes people aren’t as honest as they should be about what they are capable of. Remember that when you take music lessons, your instructor will be evaluating you and you should not be afraid of evaluating them. Make sure your potential instructor can communicate and listen well to what you are hoping to get out of the lessons. Once you start music lessons, don’t be afraid to let them know how you think things are going. Any good instructor is open to feedback and should not be afraid of having to adjust to accommodate the needs of their students. 4: Cost Make sure you know ahead of time...
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