FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why study at AMA rather than a private teacher at home?
- In a school environment students have access to a variety of highly qualified faculty and exposure to students at all levels in many instruments
- Students have the opportunity to attend professional quality recitals
- AMA can schedule two or more family members at the same time to make lessons more convenient
- By having lessons at our school, there are no distractions (text messages, ringing phones, Facebook or sibling interruptions) so we can provide 100% individual attention to our students
Where do I begin?
Our flexible programs are designed for you! Each student is unique and we will strive to meet your individual needs. Register using our online registration form or call us at 940-464-1333 and we will be happy to guide you through the enrollment process.
How do I apply?
You can apply for 4 trial lessons (no registration fee), or for regular lessons (registration fee will be added to your invoice). Material fee is not included in tuition, and is added to your invoice upon registration.
What is the teaching schedule?
Teaching schedule is located on our website. We operate all-year around with several breaks. You can start lessons any time.
What teaching methods are used?
Each instructor is guided by a broad and flexible curriculum using a diverse set of approaches tailored for each individual student.
What if my child is interested but not gifted in music?
- We believe that any exposure to music can positively impact your child’s development in other areas of life as well
- Enjoyment and having fun while learning music is first and foremost – we emphasize the process!
I am an adult – can I take lessons at your school?
Yes! Our adult program is designed to help adults start any instrument. Emphasis is placed on music for recreation and opportunities to perform or learn in a group setting as well. Did you know that music has many health benefits too? We also provide lesson times on weekends and evenings to accommodate your busy schedule.
How do you choose your teachers?
All of our teachers have vast experience in teaching and instrument specific university degrees. After a lengthy interview process and background/reference checks, we only hire those teachers who are caring, nurturing, and imaginative educators passionate about their teaching.
Where will lessons be held?
Lessons are usually taught in the Portables (behind the church). Sometimes we have lessons in the sanctuary, where we have a 7'6" Schimmel Grand piano.
What are the performance opportunities?
Twice a year we hold student recitals, where they can perform the pieces they've been working during the semester. Students perform on our new 7'6" Schimmel Grand Piano. Every student is invited to perform, there are no auditions.
How will I pay for lessons?
You can pay with cash, check, or through PayPal. The 2% convenience fee applies to PayPal payment. The tuition process is described on our Tuition/Policy page.
If you have more questions, please send us an message!