Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. We pride ourselves on being an "old-fashioned" music store - the kind where you can get your instruments repaired, strings put on your guitar, your violin tuned and finding that piece of sheet music you need for your daughter's wedding. In addition to our staff of 12 in-house teachers, we also send teachers out to after school music programs in the area - the inglewood unified school district and several charter schools. Because we are not a chain nor a megastore, we are able to offer those special little services that you just cannot get at a larger music store!!
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. If you check out our website, you will find several articles on how we teach. In short, we have 3 types of teaching: 1 - for children focusing more on theory and practice; 2 - for the student who wants a little theory and more fun; 3 - for the adult who does not have time to learn all theory - but just that one song. We cater the lesson to the students specific desires. We also have all of the lesson books, teaching accessories and inexpensive instruments for sale all under one roof. - "one stop shopping. " what are you waiting for? Give us a call!
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Learning a musical instrument at an advanced age is particularly helpful in staving off Alzheimer's disease.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. if you are enrolling your child in music lessons, it is important that they come weekly. it takes about a year to learn the basics of a musical instrument . you also must have the instrument so your child can practice daily. if you do not have the instrument we offer excellent inexpensive beginning instruments. music lessons help children excel in the subjects of math and science in school and teaches them self-discipline, teamwork, commitment and responsibility. for adults, taking music lessons help to stave off the onset of Alzheimer's disease and dementia by forcing the brain to create new dendrites. we make the lessons interesting, challenging and fun for all ages!!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We have several teachers, day and time availabilities and teach almost ALL instruments.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Seeing joy and satisfaction when a student "gets" it
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. "how long will it take me to learn an instrument? "
that depends on how often you practice. Children need to practice every day for at least 20 minutes in a dedicated area at home; adults because of busy schedules must make practice part of their schedules at least 2 times a week. Parents also need to get involved with their children's music lessons by talking to the teacher after each lesson to see what progress has been made and to show their children that they are taking their music lessons seriously. We allow cancellations but try to reschedule the lesson in the same week. Consistency is the rule here!!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. We have a selection of teachers. If one is not a good fit, we have more to choose from!
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Delian music is a family business that has been around for a very long time - since 1947! My mother had the business from 1967 - 1977 when i took over the business. I decided to help out my mother when my father passed away giving up a career as a paralegal, and have not looked back. It is gratifying to know that in some large way, i am making a wonderful contribution to a person's education through music. I don't feel education is complete without music education because of the many benefits associated with music lessons. We are very proud of that and the fact that we have been around for sooo long!!
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I have two teachers that are particularly talented in teaching children with autism. Guitar and piano.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. I send teachers out to after school music programs to teach music thru Inglewood Unified and various charter and private schools throughout the school,year