FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO YOU TEACH?

We offer music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, DJ, music production, ukulele, violin, viola, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, flute and clarinet.

DO I NEED TO BRING AN INSTRUMENT TO MY TRIAL LESSON?

You don’t need to bring anything to your trial lesson. You are welcome to bring your instrument or any other lesson materials, if preferred but it is not necessary.
 
DO YOU ACCEPT BEGINNERS?
 
Yes, absolutely. Most students start lessons with us as beginners. 
 
DO YOU PROVIDE INSTRUMENTS FOR THE LESSONS?
 

Yes, you never have to bring your instrument to your lessons unless you want to.

DO YOU OFFER IN-PERSON / VIRTUAL LESSONS?

We offer both in-person and virtual lessons.

WHERE IS THE SCHOOL LOCATED?

We are located at 2982 E Colorado Blvd #111, Pasadena, CA 91107

IS PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL?

Yes, we have plenty of free parking available.

HOW MUCH ARE LESSONS?

  • 30min weekly private lessons $179/month (best for kids under 10 and adults who wish to study casually)
  • 45min weekly private lessons $268/month (best for kids over 10 and adults)
  • 60min weekly private lessons $358/month (best for serious adult and teenage students)

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION?

  • 4 lessons per month on average
  • Office staff available to you 7 days a week
  • Level Up program, lesson materials, wristbands and certificates
  • Free participation in our biannual recitals
  • Free participation in our “Tomorrow’s Rockstars” band workshop
  • Unlimited Private Make-Up Lessons
  • Annual picture day with professional photographer
  • Month-to-Month lessons. No long term contracts

WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT ONCE I REGISTER?

No long-term commitments. All students are on a month-to-month basis.

CAN I SCHEDULE A TRIAL LESSON BEFORE SIGNING UP?

Yes, we offer free trial lessons. To schedule your trial lesson, please click HERE

DO YOU OFFER MAKE-UP LESSONS?

Yes. You’ll be able to cancel and reschedule your private lessons through our online student portal without even having to contact us. If you prefer, we are happy to reschedule lessons for you as well.

HOW OFTEN DO LESSONS TAKE PLACE?

All programs include one lesson per week

SHOULD I TAKE 30MIN, 45MIN OR 60MIN LESSONS?

We recommend 30min lessons for kids under 10 and adults who wish to study casually. 45min lessons are best for kids over 10 and adults and 60min lessons are best for serious adult and teenage students

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE BOOKS OR OTHER MATERIALS IN ORDER TO ATTEND MY LESSONS

You are not required to purchase any books or lesson materials. However, oftentimes your teacher might recommend certain books or materials that would be helpful for the lessons.

DO YOU OFFER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS?

We organize two recitals each year, usually held at the beautiful Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena. Recitals act as a goal for students to work towards as well as a place to showcase their talents for friends and family alike. 

WHAT IS THE “TOMORROW’S ROCKSTARS” BAND WORKSHOP?

Throughout the year we offer a free band workshop to all our students called “Tomorrow’s Rockstars”. This unique program aims to give students the experience of playing in a band with their fellow aspiring musicians, a crucial element of their musical education. This workshop has been a complete success with both students and their families. Our students have a blast playing songs they love and building friendships with their bandmates. Most importantly, we see their confidence and motivation grow immensely through this special program. Many of our beginner students participate after only a few months of lessons. The dates of the free band workshops are announced in advance.

WHAT IS “LEVEL UP”?

“Level Up” is a program designed similar to the martial arts belt system, but for music lessons. Level Up is 10 levels of achievement, each with 10 songs and challenges customized by your music instructor. We designed this to make the entire learning process more fun, more motivating to practice and to show structured progress to the parents as well.

CAN I OBSERVE MY CHILD’S LESSONS?

Yes, absolutely. We have an open door policy, meaning you’re welcome to join your child’s lesson at any time. All of our rooms have observation windows as well (with the exception of our drum rooms, due to sound proofing).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY CHOOSE US?

PIANO, GUITAR, VOICE, DRUMS, BASS, DJ, MUSIC PRODUCTION, VIOLIN, VIOLA, TROMBONE, SAXOPHONE, TRUMPET, FLUTE, UKULELE, CLARINET

We find and hire the absolute best teachers, each one a talented musician in their own right. They tailor each lesson to the student to make their experience fun, engaging, and positive. With a wide variety of instruments being taught, your family can make PASADENA MUSIC ACADEMY a one stop shop for your entire family’s music lessons. We welcome aspiring musicians of all experience levels and any age, even adults. We offer music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, DJ, music production, ukulele, violin, viola, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, flute and clarinet.

FREE BAND WORKSHOPS

Throughout the year we offer a free band workshop to all our students called “Tomorrow’s Rockstars”. This unique program aims to give students the experience of playing in a band with their fellow aspiring musicians, a crucial element of their musical education. This workshop has been a complete success with both students and their families. Our students have a blast playing songs they love and building friendships with their bandmates. Most importantly, we see their confidence and motivation grow immensely through this special program. Many of our beginner students participate after only a few months of lessons.

LEVEL UP MUSIC ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

At Modern Music School Pasadena, we use a system of certificates, wristbands, and stickers to track student growth from level 1 to 10, similar to the belts in a martial arts program. This structured, nationally-recognized approach, is free and optional for all our students. Giving students a fun, tangible way to mark their success does wonders to motivate them to practice their instrument and push their limits. 

LEVEL UP MUSIC ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

UNLIMITED MAKE-UP LESSONS

We understand that your family’s schedule can change on a dime. That’s why we offer unlimited make-up lessons. You’ll be able to cancel and reschedule your lessons through our online student portal without even having to contact us. If you prefer, we are happy to reschedule lessons for you as well.
 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Modern Music School organizes two recitals each year, usually held at the beautiful Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena. Recitals act as a goal for students to work towards as well as a place to showcase their talents for friends and family alike. 

BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND PLENTY OF FREE PARKING

Our state of the art facility includes a comfortable parent’s lounge stocked with free amenities, including Wi-Fi, water, coffee, tea, and magazines. We also have a charging station for your devices, a massage pillow, and coloring books for the little ones. There is plenty of free parking available right in front of our school.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE STAFF AVAILABLE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK TO SERVE YOU

Our office staff is available for you seven days a week. We make it a priority to always be there for you, to help in any way we can with exceptional customer service. 

MONTH TO MONTH LESSONS

No long-term commitments. All students are on a month-to-month basis.

A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE

Trusted by hundreds of families that come to our school each week since 2011, we are committed to offering the best possible music education and customer service. Don’t just take our word for it, visit our Google and Yelp pages to see what our students and their parents say about us. 

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THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

We take multiple steps to ensure the safety of our students and families. Our entire staff and teaching faculty is background checked. All of our teaching rooms have security cameras and video footage is stored for two months. We also have an open door policy, meaning you’re welcome to join your child’s lesson at any time. And all of our rooms have observation windows (with the exception of our drum rooms, due to sound proofing).

PICTURE DAY

Every year we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that parents love. Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like. Our adult students are welcome too! 

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