Key Music Center

Norcross, GA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

With more than 100,000 lessons taught the award winning Key Music Center offers experience, fun, and results. We are the only teaching studio in Atlanta to offer a free music assessment for children under 15 years old. This allows us to put the student on the best path based on their test results and saves parents money and increases the the students chances of success. "There is a difference between a great musician and a great teacher," explains the studio's music director Bill Realbuto, "and we only hire instructors that are both."

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Our teachers have a passion for what they do. That inspires the students and makes teaching so much fun.

Location

Norcross, GA 30071

Years in business

11

Number of employees

7

Times hired on Thumbtack

4

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have had many teachers along the way. Some good and some not so good. I noticed that the most teachers and teaching studios were using the same methods that have been used for the past 200 years. I knew that students deserved better results for the practice time they put in and studies the differences between average students and the most successful. It wasn't talent that separated them, but other simple factors. With that study and experience over the past 20 years, I was able to increase student success rates and progress to above average levels.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Here are a few tips to get your child started on a musical path: 1. Let Your Child Decide - Let your child decide what instrument they are interested in. The benefits of music lessons aren't limited to a few instruments. The choices are tremendous and no matter what they choose they will reap the rewards. 2. Lead By Example - Try playing an instrument yourself. Kids mimic their parents and seeing you might inspire and motivate them. 3. Employ a Professional - Don't just take lessons from anyone. Just because your neighbor's nephew can play the guitar doesn't mean he's qualified to teach it. Look for private music schools in your area that employ professional musicians. 4. You Don't Have To Spend a Lot - No need to buy a new instrument, try renting first to test the waters and give yourself time to get educated on what to buy. Your instructor can give you advice on what to look for. 5. Have Fun - Most importantly don't forget that even though music studies help with academics it still should be fun. Music is a social hobby and builds self esteem so enjoy it and have a good time while you learn.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish parents knew that there is a difference between a great musician and a great teacher. With the internet, the barrier to teaching has lowered and many mediocre "teachers" have set up shop. Most of them will do more harm than good with their lack of teaching skills. Please be sure to only trust a professional teacher or you may be wasting your time and money.