You turn on the radio to listen to your favorite music while you begin dusting the furniture, when you notice that your 9 month old is holding onto the coffee table bouncing up and down!
Does your two year old’s eyes light up when they hear, “Let it Go” from Frozen? Has your 3 year old created his/her own music studio out of pots and pans and wooden spoons?
Maybe it is time to find a music class for your budding musician! Finding a music class can be a toilsome task to say the least. Here are 6 tips for looking for a music class that is just right for your little one:
Knowledgeable Sales People – When you make the initial call, does the person at the other end know what they have to offer? The receptionist will be able to help you find just the right class to fit the needs of your little one by asking detailed questions about your child. They will have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Quality – Is the music school reputable and do they offer a well-rounded music education for children? A quality school will be open and transparent and educate you in why their school is the best choice for your child. The curriculum will be developmentally appropriate and their teachers will be family connectors, well prepared, knowledgeable and fun-loving.
Delivery – The delivery of the perfect music school will be top notch! The teachers treat families in a professional manner, are genuinely interested in every aspect of your child and will know how to best involve your child in the class. They will be compassionate, patient and understanding in all circumstances.
Service – A reputable music school will be so confident in their program that they put the customer first and offer a money-back guarantee. They will respond in a timely manner and will make you feel comfortable from the first contact with them. Most will offer a free preview class, so be sure to ask.
Ease of Doing Business – Enrollment and payments will not be a complicated matter in a music school with top rate service. They want to make it as easy for a parent as possible.
Price – Pricing will be packaged in a way that is as streamlined as possible, reflecting the quality and service of the program, yet be affordable.
By Carla Shryock, co-owner of Dimple Deedles
Music Studio in Chico and Oroville.