Hollywood Academy of Music offers two great locations for students of all ages to learn from highly qualified teachers. You can choose to go to the West Hollywood location or the North Hollywood location which opened in January 2008 serving the San Fernando Valley ( North Hollywood, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Van Nuys, Valley Village and surrounding areas).
School Director Kirk Nebel says that many parents choose his school because expanded class choices save time for busy families, in addition to excellent teachers and programs. It allows them to have two or more children in separate programs at the same time because the new facility has eight individual music teaching studios.
Which ever school you choose, you'll will be in good hands. You will be greeted by a personable receptionist, and they offer highly qualified teachers to help any student learn at any age. When you're my age, this is very important.
My piano teacher is Chad Rehmann - he has been playing piano since the age of five and began teaching piano in high school. He has a degree in music theory composition and his goal is to write scores for films. He is responsible for helping me understand how it all makes sense. You see, I've taken piano lessons twice and gave up because I just didn't get it--DUH?. I also have carpal tunnel syndrome, so the pain and confusion was just too frustrating. But now, Chad has helped me understand how to read and play without being so dissapointed in myself.
Chad is more than a great teacher: he's patient, he's caring and he wants his students to learn no matter what age they are. So when I went home to practice, I was progressing because of his teaching method. Even when I came across obstacles, Chad was encouraging. If I did something wrong, he would say something positive and help me correct my mistakes with positive reinforcement. This is the key to being a good teacher, and I am so grateful that Hollywood Academy of Music has such great teachers.
The staff is helpful at Hollywood Academy of Music because they all have a common denominator: They love music! Everyone is cool with each other, even if you're a newbie, like me. Hollywood Academy of Music provides air-conditioned teaching studios with observation windows, they come equipped with high-end pianos, guitar amplifiers and drums. For your convenience they offer public parking validation, and have a waiting area outside of the teaching studios. There are also a number of shops and restaurants in the adjacent stores at both locations if you prefer not to wait in the studio. This is important because some students don't want to be observed while playing.
Their professional studio environment aid in the development of musical abilities - and their two convenient locations make it possible for students from all different areas of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley area to attend.
They specialize in private music instruction with lessons customized to meet the individual needs of each student - from beginning to advanced. This type of school is especially important to people who wished they learned when they were younger, but didn't have the chance. Younger kids grasp on easily, but when you're older, it's a little more difficult because you have more stressors in your life, and less time because of other responsibilities. So having a good teacher with patience is key when learning anything as an adult - especially an instrument.
In addition to private instruction in piano, keyboard, guitar, voice, drums, violin, bass, band instruments and songwriting, Hollywood Academy of Music also offer Pre-school Music group classes for children under the age of five. This great music school also is offering a group workshop called " School of Rock-Band 101," which is a rock music workshop that teaches the skills necessary for playing and performing music in a group setting. New this year is the" Recording Artist" program, which gives students the chance to create and release their own self-produced CD, and offers tutoring in record production using home recording software. How cool is this?! So, basically Hollywood Academy of Music is a one stop shop. You can learn an instrument, learn how to write songs, learn how to perform and to self-produce your own CD. There's more, to enhance students' learning experience, Hollywood Academy of Music also has regular recitals that give interested students a chance to experience performing in front of an audience.
At the Hollywood Academy of Music, their goal is to make music education fun and exhilarating for all students, while still providing a structured learning approach that's necessary to achieve tangible results and help students realize their musical dreams!
For more information, please visit: www.hollywoodacademyofmusic.com