Ideal Music Lessons
Ideal Music Lessons

Ideal Music Lessons

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Introduction: Our MISSION is to provide the highest QUALITY of MUSIC LESSONS in the most CONVENIENT & COMFORTABLE way possible, at the STUDENTS HOME. Lessons are FUN, engaging, and are designed to fit each students individual needs. We provide lessons for GUITAR, PIANO, DRUMS, BASS, or UKULELE.

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Renee L.
Mar 31, 2016
Our family has taken music lessons Mike Salow for over four years now. My one son plays guitar and drums an the other son plays bass. Mike is an excellent teacher in all of these instruments. He is patient and upbeat with my boys, professional, courteous, prompt and very reliable. He has won numerous awards for his guitar playing and is very versatile. Mike can start with classic rock, drop back to jazz, change to classical, and end up in an insane death metal shred without missing a guitar, bass and drums. It's crazy. We tried a couple of other in-home music teachers and none of them came close technically or had the ability to relate to and teach kids/young people. My boys went to the McPhail Center for Music and even their instructor and program was far inferior. Mike is a patient teacher that finds what motivates his students. He has an honest and kind way of relating that has kept my kids tuned in and motivated. Mike is the whole package musically, a great teacher and a wonderful person to contract services with. My whole family feels lucky to have found him. This guy is the bomb! You just can't get any better.
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Dina G.
Apr 2, 2016
My kids have been taking guitar, bass, and drum lessons with Mike for several years. We live in Minneapolis part-time so the kids have lessons both in person, when we are in town, and online when we are out of town. Mike is excellent in both forums. My kids spend all week looking forward to their lessons with Mike. I never have to ask them to practice; the homework Mike assigns is apparently so much fun, they race to their instruments every day and walk around the house with their guitars. As a parent, my favorite thing about Mike is how thoughtful and flexible he is. My kids are very different from one another and do not conform to any standard music curriculum. In other words, they require quite a bit of extra work on a music teacher's behalf. This has never troubled Mike. He provides each of my kids with customized music lessons that work for each child! Including a variety of music theory that is way beyond anything I studied in my many years of piano and theory lessons. We feel incredibly lucky to have Mike in our kids' lives.
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Daniel C.
Mar 31, 2016
I'm currently studying music at the university level and working Mike has been one of the most rewarding educational experiences of my life. He's an extremely accomplished technician committed to bringing the very best out of his students. Study with him.
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Thenu K.
May 16, 2016
My kids love learning Piano with Mike. He is a very good teacher. He makes sure the kids learn to play the notes properly and makes it fun experience
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Anitha S.
Apr 27, 2017

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He was the best teacher.I couldn continue due to time crunch. now im able to read the notes and slowly tune myself.Thanks to him
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Payments, Refunds, & Cancellation Policy Lesson plans are paid monthly by electronic invoice. Each lesson plan is set to a tuition based monthly rate in which the student will receive 1 lesson per week. Students are guaranteed 4 lessons per month on average. Refunds will not be issued for missed lessons due to holidays as there are some months with 5 weeks (5 lessons). (see calendar for more details) Student may cancel the lesson plan at any time but must give two weeks notice. Remaining paid lessons after the two weeks will be refunded to the student. Same day cancellation policy: 24-hour notice is required to avoid paying for a same day cancellation.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When working with a new customer we like to first meet for a free Zoom Consultation. This allows us to meet and greet for the first time as well as giving us an opportunity to see where the student is at and which direction to take them in future lessons. We also like to discuss what the expectations are for the student and/or the student's parent(s) as well as discussing rates, policies, and scheduling.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    All of our teachers have an Associates degree (or higher) in music or a related education field. Our founder, Mike Salow, graduated with honors from McNally Smith College of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance with a music business minor. After graduating he taught as part of the guitar & ensemble departments from 2013 to 2017. He currently teaches instrumental music at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, an arts focused high school in downtown St. Paul, MN.

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