Why Private Studios Are Preferred
"Studio" Quality Without The Noise
The most important factor to consider when pursuing an education of any type is the relevant knowledge, training, and experience of the instructor to that of the goals and aspirations a student has. In music, though it is a disheartening fact, there are some who assume particular roles without the proper credentials to support the type of training they attempt to provide. First and foremost, always make sure your goals and aspirations match the training and experience of the teacher you're working with.
Private studio based instruction offers students a chance to connect and work with some of the most successful and highest level teachers offering one-on-one class time. Contrary to the entry level "all-in-one" music school model, private studios are completely specialized in their respective fields and are a viable resource for both professional career and student level clientele. Though self-titled music schools tend to suffer assembly line turnover with both their students and staff, private studios are discreet and often specifically referral and/or application based, providing stronger and more focused curriculum while maintaining students long term. Students that study in a private studio enjoy exclusive one-on-one attention with their professional instructor as well as a degree of direct communication with their instructor both in and outside of the lesson room. A private studio can also supply personalized lesson plans, competition prep, recitals, and concert seasons throughout each year, training students how to push their talents and maximize potential. Performance-based studios may also be equipped with on-site professional recording and audio production suites, as well as live sound equipment and stage resources. A private studio can offer quiet, comfortable, acoustically treated lesson spaces without the crowded hallways and distractions of noisy lesson rooms at most commercial facilities. Contrary to a school or academy, there is also never a worry of being matched with an inexperienced instructor or excessive teacher turnover, providing better stability for students. Given the discreet nature of a private studio setup, their complete focus is on the quality of education rather than a need to enlist gimmicky marketing and self-promotion. By design, private studios are also able to successfully integrate students as they mature into the professional musical fields to which they aspire.
Quality instruction can be found in a range of studios and talented instructors, cultivating a dedicated student base with superior resources, specialized instruction, and focused attention to each individual student. Private studios are designed to provide top-tier instruction, giving students the necessary knowledge and tools they need to grow, and the proper experiences to be successful.