Our outstanding faculty reflects our philosophy, mission and goals.
To support each of the 3 Phases of Learning, we have a wide mixture of technical and childhood education specialists:
- "Phase 1" teachers are passionate about music and education, particularly of the young child, in addition to their musical competencies. Their enthusiasm and contagious joy inspire and bring out the best in their students!
- "Phase 2" teachers are gifted musicians who specialize in the longer season of hard work in learning, but can still keep learning fun. The serious student can grow in technical competence and achievement well into intermediate and entering advanced stages of learning.
- "Phase 3" teachers are also available to take the advanced students to the more serious levels of performance, interpretation and technical excellence.
All Music Place teachers, regardless of experience or education are required to move through a thorough screening process that includes a 2-hour technical interview, hours of colleague observation, teaching demonstrations, fingerprinting and background check and in some cases video training. Ongoing opportunities and forums to gather with other teachers and learn together on subjects of interest or encouraged and remunerated as well.
Apprentice teachers: We also train young gifted students who undergo an even more extensive pre-hire process in order to receive tools to teach students of all learning styles and ages. Once certified with The Music Place, these young teachers are released to teach at rates that are lower than tenured teachers. Read more about apprentice teachers.
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Actual Customer Testimonials:
"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents
"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .
I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family