I still have my half size violin and even though I only dream of playing it again, I keep it very safe and close to my heart. I may not remember anything about playing the violin that he taught me, but the lessons he taught about life and the appreciation of it throught music will forever be within.
Lauren A., former student of Mr. Pearson
A complete music education includes private lessons as well as large and small ensembles and study of music theory. No computer program, book or internet site along can ever replicate the highly personalized nature of one-on-one private instruction and the social interaction provided by participation in music ensembles.
MYA does not employ any teachers to teach private music lessons. However, we are committed to connecting students with appropriate private teachers and accompanists. If you are interested in finding a private teacher for your child, email email@example.com with a little background on your child and what you are looking for, and we will do our best to give you guidance.
MYA also maintains a website, PrivateMusicTeaching.org, to help facilitate the process of finding the right teacher for your child. Teachers use this website to post their background, training, teaching philosophy, and lesson information. You can search for a teacher near you by zip code or name. There is an exceptional group of experienced, passionate, dedicated and professional musicians and educators who have trained at the finest music schools and conservatories teaching at the MYA Center at Fort Sheridan (for these teachers select the tab Teaches at MYA Center. The zip code is 60040). The tab Students in MYA will pull up the wonderful teachers from throughout the greater Chicago area with whom our students study.
Teachers are usually willing to give a trial lesson to ensure a good teacher-student relationship. Be sure to ask about studio policies on make-up lessons, refunds, and fees so you are aware of the teacher’s expectations.