Northwest School of Music - Salem
Northwest School of Music - Salem

Northwest School of Music - Salem

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Introduction: NWSM offers novice to advanced music lessons for all ages and abilities! With experienced, educated, and qualified instructors on various instruments, we are passionate about helping students unlock their musical potential. Currently enrolling both online and in person lessons for cello, violin, viola, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, piano, trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, euphonium, composition, and singing lessons! Instructors currently enrolling students: Albert Romero (M.A.T) virtual violin & viola Brandon Franko (M.M) voice & singing (In studio and Virtual) Evie Herndon (M.M) piano both virtually and in studio Trevor Fischer (B.M) cello & ukulele & guitar & bass guitar & composition both virtually and in studio Kathryn Powers (B.M) guitar & ukulele & bass guitar & voice & beginning piano both virtually and in studio Noah Miller (B.M) voice & piano both in person and virtually! Bettine Zimt (M.M) violin and viola lessons in person! Haley Boyer (B.A) trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, and french horn. Why should you enroll and become a member of the Northwest School of Music student community? -All of our instructors have either extensive formal training or years of active teaching and performing experience. -NWSM is the only school in Oregon offering the Musical Ladder System, to motivate students through their musical education with achievement tests, cool bracelets, certificates, and trophies! -Multiple instruments all under one roof! - Updated technology to aid online teaching, including (but not limited to) Parent/Student/Teacher portals and platforms made for live music lessons! -Pro Rated monthly invoicing so you pay the same amount every month. - Automatic payment options to avoid late fees -Multiple performance opportunities, both live and pre recorded - Access to our music lending library so you never have to buy a book! -and so much more :) *Virtual lessons, in person lessons, and hybrid lesson options available!*

Hired 3 times

Serves Salem, OR

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8 employees

15 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

12 reviews


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Nikki M.

Guitar Lessons

While I haven’t had any real lessons YET, I’m hopeful from the first interaction that this will go well.
Aug 30, 2021
Sallyanne M.

Passionate owner, talented and encouraging instructor. Took remote voice lessons with Brandon Franko, talented, kind, great mix of drive and compassion. I’ve grown as a singer, in musical theory, and as an arranger of music. Fun recitals and all the goodies associated with live instruction and community in a virtual environment. Highly recommend NWSM.
Northwest School of Music - Salem's reply
Thank you Sallyanne! You were a great student and a joy for Brandon to work with! :)
Dec 7, 2020
Christine C.

Cello Lessons

Very responsive and professional. I'm just beginning, but I highly recommend.
Northwest School of Music - Salem's reply
We are happy to be working with you! Our cello instructor is excited to continue your lessons :)
Jul 17, 2021
Sarah M.

A lot of thought, love, and creativity went into creating this business. You will experience this within your music lessons. Great staff with a passion for what they do, they really care for their students. The teacher makes the class as they say!
Northwest School of Music - Salem's reply
Thank you so much! <3
Sep 3, 2020
Noah M.

NWSM is such a bright light for the community of music education. When other schools and businesses aim to make money any way they can, this amazing place clearly values the educational experience and comfort ability of the students over everything else, all while encouraging constant and consistent progress in their chosen concentration.
Northwest School of Music - Salem's reply
Thank you so much! At NWSM we strive to make sure education and inclusivity are priorities. I’m grateful you felt that as well!
Sep 1, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    NWSM functions on a 47 week year, with prorated monthly charges. We also offer multiple lesson or sibling discounts, homeschool discounts, military and senior discounts, and scholarships. 30 minute weekly private lessons: $133/month 45 minute weekly private lessons: $178/month 60 minute weekly private lessons: $223/month

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

    Setting up a free trial lesson with the student :) If they decide to enroll, then go over policies and programs going forward.

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

    All of our instructors have a formal music education, from finishing up their Bachelors to their completed Masters, as well as performance and teaching experience!

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