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As an adult, learning an instrument can seem overwhelming. But at Knoxville Academy of Music it isnt. I found the instructors personable, caring, and positive. They dont just want you to learn at KAM, they want you to love learning, and they truly provide the environment that makes that happen. Lessons are private and affordable and competitive. Best of all, though, Knoxville Academy of Music treats you like a family friend, rather than an appointment in their book.Oct 3, 2015
DO NOT take music lessons here. The concept behind the school is fair, but the truth is, they are only after your money. I came in after a year or so of teaching myself guitar, wanting to progress. I got set up with one of the teachers who was listed as "expert for advanced players". The lady could not play a simple riff, and when she tried to bend a string her hand flew off the guitar and the string slapped against it.. Then she told me that "it might take a while to see where I was at, so after a couple of months I should know where you are." I was clearly passed her level of playing yet she insisted that I still "learn" from her. I knew from there that they were only there for the cash. I got a different guitar teacher than that lady, and a vocal instructor too. The guitar teacher rambled on and on, took up the time I paid for, trying to learn the licks that I showed him. The vocal teacher gave me vocal warm-ups that she messed up on and she left out one of the important ones. She told me that she was going to email them to me after that class, in that time I told her this was my last lesson. Since she saw I was not going to be giving her any more money, I never got the correct vocal warm-ups I was initially supposed to get, and I emailed the staff, and never got a reply as well. Not to mention the fact that your minutes get taken up from them talking to the people leaving before hand and not being made up for, and the fact that sometimes they are 20 minutes late and "forgot they had a lesson." You will get around 10 minutes of actual lessons, if you are lucky, from the 30 minutes that you pay 30 dollars for, the rest being them rambling on about things that aren't relevant. I feel like I've been scammed, please find a different, legitimate place to learn from. They are ripoffs who con beginners into thinking that they actually know how to play, and are only after your money.Feb 2, 2016Knoxville Academy of Music's reply
Dear John Q Thanks for providing your feedback (since you have posted here under an assumed name we reach out to you through this forum). We want you to know that it is very important to all of us, at the Knoxville Academy of Music, that our clients have a great experience and receive a good value with their music lessons. We take providing high quality music instruction and top-notch customer service very seriously. All of our instructors have degrees in music and/or extensive real-world-experience performing music. However, not every student is always a great fit with every instructor (one of the reasons we have many instructors). We're sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience and if you feel that we did not match you with the right instructors for your interests, or that we otherwise did not meet your expatiations, then we would like to do what we can to remedy the situation. John Q., if you will reach out to me personally, I promise you I will do what I can to make things right. Call and ask for Misha, I'm in the office Mon.-Fri. mornings & afternoons. Misha B Director of Operations
Liked the friendliness of the phone operator. Easy to work with and fast to respondSep 21, 2018Verified
Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)
Phil is the instructor for violin at Knoxville Academy of music. He has MANY years of expertise. My daughter is a beginner and she has never been so focused and intense on learning something. She practices every day without me asking her to. Phil's structure and professionalism is a huge part of this! I am excited to see where this takes her in the next year.May 7, 2018Verified
The staff & instructors are professional & personable. Very knowledgable in their field. I would recommend them to anyone!Oct 13, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our private lessons are $128.00 a month, per student, payable by an automatic credit card or debit card payment to be set up before the first day of lessons, plus the one time registration of $30.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When working with new clients we learn out about student goals, availability, and a little about their personality. Then we work to place the student with instructor(s) and lesson times to best suit their needs for their personalized lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Our instructors have formal musical training and/or extensive musical experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our instructors are friendly, and have been thoroughly screened with a triple national background check.