FAQs

What age do you recommend that children begin weekly private lessons?

Most children are ready for private weekly lessons after age 5, but they’re never too young for group lessons. We offer Ms. Jennifer’s Music Together for infants through 4 years, and children ages 4 and 5 love our Intro to Music. Early learning creates an amazing foundation for your little ones and sets them up for success when they’re old enough for weekly private lessons.

Do you teach adults as well as children?

We do and have a wonderful adult community here! We offer multiple group and individual performance opportunities for our adult students.

How long are lessons?

Private lessons typically are 30 minutes for the beginner student and one hour for a more serious student or two instruments. All lessons are at the same time and day every week to ensure continuity.

Do I have to purchase an instrument before my first lesson?

We have instruments available for you to try initially to get a feel for what you might like. Once you’ve decided on an instrument, we recommend visiting our good friends at Sam Ash on Cobb Parkway. We have a longstanding relationship with them – be sure to mention that you’re a student with us to receive a special discount.

What performance opportunities are available to students?

We hold regular recitals twice a year for students to participate in: Winter Recitals in January and Summer Recitals in June. In addition, we offer many other performance opportunities throughout the year, such as bi-monthly Open Mics at St. Angelo’s Pizza and our Destination Performance Series (performing at famous venues around the country). We also have seasonal performances at assisted living centers, festivals, and more. We even have “Adult Only” recitals for our super adult community!

Performing is a great way to enhance confidence and on-stage presence. Students who perform often practice more and level up their playing skills more quickly as well. Our performances are also great opportunities to be inspired by other musicians and enjoy the connecting power of music, so we encourage you to participate, no matter your skill level or age!

What happens if a lesson is missed?

We are delighted to offer two options for makeup lessons:  our fun group makeups or an instructor guided practice hour – whichever you prefer. We hold many of these each month, so you can find a time that fits in your schedule, and they never expire as long as you are a student! Everyone can benefit from playing in a group and practicing with an instructor present and we are happy to offer these two solutions so you never have to worry about missing a lesson.

How do you select your teachers?

We hand-select each one of our talented teachers, and they all undergo a rigorous background check including references. Our hiring process includes auditioning for our Teacher Coordinator as well as multiple rounds of interviews with our directors and staff. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of multi-talented teachers who come from various backgrounds … we’re sure to have the perfect teacher for you!

What if my teacher isn’t the right fit?

Not to worry! We understand that sometimes personalities, teaching styles, etc. may not match up and that’s okay. We are happy to accommodate your needs and find you the BEST teacher to guide you on your musical journey.

What if I want to change instruments?

No problem at all! Many of our teachers play multiple instruments, so it’s even possible that you may be able to continue lessons with the same teacher.

How are lessons billed?

We bill monthly on the 1st of each month via credit card authorization. We must have a valid card on file for your account for this automatic tuition charge. For safety, we do not accept cash.

Do you offer an online portal for communication and account information?

We have a convenient online portal located in the top right corner of this page under “Parents”. Your client portal is your main point of communication to the Music Studio as well as a hub for all your account information.  We also utilize Google Docs and provide a special document that you and your teacher can share links, assignments, questions and more.

What if my bill is incorrect or I have an issue with my credit card?

No problem at all! Please contact the front desk with any billing inquiries or with updated credit card information  at 404-351-9722.

Are there contracts for monthly lessons?

We do not require contracts of any kind. However, if you would like to stop lessons we simply require that you fill out a withdrawal form by the 15th of the last month that you would like to take lessons. For example, if you wanted to stop lessons as of September 30th, we would need your withdrawal form by September 15th.

Do you offer in-home lessons?

Yes! Our sister company Courtnay and Rowe has been going strong for over 30 years, offering a premier in-home concierge service for your continuing music education – right in the comfort of your own home! Are you interested in in-home lessons?

Get in touch here: info@courtnayandrowe.com

Where can I donate my musical instrument?

If you have musical equipment you don’t need anymore, consider donating it! Your gift can empower a child who might otherwise not be able to play.To donate a piano: https://pianosforeducation.org.

Other instruments: http://giftofmusic.org/instrument-donation

Still have questions? Call us at 404-351-9722 or email us at info@themusicstudioatlanta.com

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