We're about helping teachers help their students so that the world can experience the next generation of great musicians.
When we began thinking about creating a music lesson website we knew we needed to interview music teachers — a lot of music teachers. Our goal was to avoid guessing what issues are important to music teachers. We were determined to thoroughly understand the significant challenges that music teachers face in their endeavor to provide quality music lessons to their students. Once we discovered that, we focused on building a real solution to those pain-points so music teachers would have something that would help them grow their business, manage their students more effectively, and help students learn music faster.
Both founders of MusicTeacherNotes have experienced what it is like trying to parent children who take music lessons. Those experiences led to the idea that there must be a better way to help children learn. Traditional problems, like getting children to practice, knowing what students are supposed to practice, and knowing whether or not students are correctly practicing are typical issues faced by almost every parent who has children in music lessons. We’ve interviewed hundreds of parents to find out what their music lesson experiences have been like, and we’ve discovered that they primarily center around those few issues. MusicTeacherNotes.com strives to help parents solve those issues.
We think of music students as belonging to one of three distinct age-groups, each with unique issues. Younger children need more parental support and extrinsic motivators to help encourage practice. As students enter their teen years, music lessons might compete with other activities like sports and clubs. Adult students often struggle with motivation and a feeling like they are at a disadvantage because of their age. And all three age-groups find that seeing videos and demonstrations of how to play a piece helps them learn faster.
All of that research is what went into MusicTeacherNotes.com. Our goal was to rethink the way music lessons are experienced by teachers, parents, and students, and then to provide innovative ways to reduce or eliminate the problems that we uncovered. We believe we’ve made a good start in doing that. However, we have so much more to do, and we are dedicated to using the feedback of our members to help us continuously improve.
Practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes progress, and progress is the goal!
MusicTeacherNotes helps music teachers manage their students and helps students learn music faster. By empowering parents and students to get much more out of private music lessons, learning music becomes a better experience for everyone.