REVIEWS THAT "YELP" REFUSES TO PUBLISH UNLESS WE ADVERTISE WITH THEM
I've been a student at this school for about 7 years. I've had no complaints. The professors are excellent professionals who are very good at what they do. We are given books to learn from and the professors also provide many exercises to teach students how to read music, understand all the symbols and chords. Students are also given the option to select from a list of music sheets they provide of modern music or they can bring in their own. To be honest, I really don't understand the bad reviews. Yes, they recommend you to buy a mini grand piano at first, but they don't force you to buy it. No one holds you against your will, you can just say "No thank you." These people are salesmen so they will try to sell you a piano. But if you don't want to buy it, then don't. You don't have to buy the piano they recommend, but I strongly recommend you actually buy a piano or keyboard. If you really want your child to learn how to play the piano, they're going to actually need one at home. The piano isn't like other instruments. Other instruments only require you to learn one clef, G clef or F clef. Piano requires you to know both. When playing, you have to read both clefs, the dynamics and count beat simultaneously, master the ability to play different melodies at the same time and then later on they teach the students how to use the pedal. It's just so much things going on at once that it will require a lot of practice from students. Therefore, you can't expect your child to become fluent piano players just from lessons . The teachers teach them how to read music and help them in class with anything they're struggling with. But in order for them to retain that information they need to practice at home. You have to make sure your child is practicing everyday at home at least 15 minutes to become a fluent piano player. You are required to pay before the 15th of every month. If you don't they charge a late fee of $20. If your child misses a lesson they can always schedule a makeup lesson. If you want to end lessons, make sure you advise them. I've seen some parents who stop bringing in their child and expect the school to automatically assume that they are no longer taking lessons and get angry when they're charged. Don't be that parent. As long as you pay on time, bring in your child for lessons and make sure they practice everyday, you and your child will be fine. If your kid wants to learn how to play the piano, this is the school for them. The teachers are sweet and extremely helpful !
Walking into this school everyday Thursday's, I'm always welcomed with a warm smile and happy vibes. Everyone here is so helpful and nice to you that you never feel unwanted. The teachers here help you with the pace that works for you and are very supportive. The guy at the front desk greets you with a lot of kindness and is there to help you with any issues that you may have. If there is an issue that someone may have, everything is resolved in a matter of time. Even though I just play the piano, this school offers other instruments to learn as well.