Before you enroll in a music school or hire a music teacher, there are some questions you need to ask to make sure you're making the right decision. Here are some guide questions that will help you choose the best teacher for you.
What is your experience in music?
Ask both professional and personal experience.
What is your teaching experience?
Ask how long she's been teaching and the age groups of her students.
Do you have certifications?
Like any teacher, music teachers must have certification before they can teach. Ask if you can look at his/her certification and other credentials.
What is your teaching style?
Ask what method will be used, how she evaluates her students, what instructional materials she uses, types of music she will teach, etc.
What do you require of your students?
It is important to know what the teacher expects of you to determine whether you can comply or not. Ask how long the lessons are, the length of practice time, if there will be recitals or other opportunities for performance.
What are your payment policies?
Ask how much his/her fee is, inquire about payment policies and payment plans.
May I ask for references?
References are a good way of judging a teacher's character and effectiveness in teaching.
Do I need to purchase any material?
Ask if you are required to bring your own instrument, buy your own books, etc.