WHAT IS LEVEL UP?
Think about the martial arts Black Belt program… but for music lessons! Level Up is 10 levels of achievement, each with 10 songs and challenges customized by your music instructor for your unique needs and goals – a perfect blend of structure and flexibility. Enjoy following a roadmap of exactly 100 steps from beginning to mastery, earning fun rewards like wristbands and certificates along the way. Level Up was designed for every age, level, and instrument, including adults, brand new beginners, and students who have already had lessons. We have our instructors create engaging lessons such as our popular Pasadena piano lessons.
WHY STUDENTS LOVE IT
What student doesn’t love the idea of “leveling up”? This is the same thing they try to do all the time in their video games and phone apps. Levels are a familiar concept, and students naturally understand it takes a little work and time to “level up”, but the reward and the journey is always worth it. Students enjoy being challenged in ways that are achievable and can be measured. And when students know they will be rewarded for completing each challenge, it makes it even more fun. Students LOVE stickers, certificates and wristbands!
WHY PARENTS LOVE IT
As a parent you want your child to enjoy taking music lessons. You also want to know if your child is making progress. Level Up creates a transparent and structured path of learning music. This makes it very easy to see progress and allows parents to support their children better on their musical journey. Because our students are working harder to accomplish the tasks and challenges, they are progressing, growing faster as musicians and are practicing more at home. And when students are progressing faster, they can SEE their progress more easily, and then they are motivated to want to progress even more. It’s the type of cycle you want your child to be in, as opposed to the cycle where they aren’t practicing or seeing progress which leads to more lack of interest in practicing and eventually quitting.
STUDENTS ARE MORE MOTIVATED
The feeling of accomplishment one gets after completing a task is enjoyable and memorable! Because Level Up is broken into many SMALL, achievable tasks, it makes completing them manageable. When the student gets a taste of what it feels like to complete that first task, it will be natural for them to want to complete the next task even more. Because the Level Up tasks (known as challenges and songs) are clearly defined and measurable, it gives students a clear sense of direction which is motivating in and of itself. When students see their first sticker go onto that sticker chart with 99 left to go, there is a real intrinsic sense of both accomplishment and inspiration there! This is why programs like the martial arts Black Belt system work so well.
WHO CAN USE LEVEL UP?
Level Up was designed for every age, level, and instrument, including adults, brand new beginners, and students who have already had lessons.
TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF MASTERING YOUR INSTRUMENT!
Find out more about this wonderful program included for all of our students!
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.
UNLIMITED MAKE-UP LESSONS
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.
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).
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!