Milwaukee Music Academy
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General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Rock / classic rock,
Jazz / Blues,
Country / bluegrass,
Annie really cares about her students, makes follow up phone calls and always teaches in a way that worksOct 11, 2019Verified
Just started but really enjoyed the first lesson! Looking forward to more :)Aug 15, 2019Verified
I just started piano with Annie. I'm really enjoying it so far and look forward to the lessons. I'm comfortable with her because she's very likable and encouraging. She helps me find goals that are realistic for me.Aug 21, 2019Verified
Very welcoming and adaptive to my vocal styles, vocal needs, and process.Aug 17, 2019Verified
wish I could continue with the classes, I've noticed a great improvement in my vocal range.Jul 30, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?First, we offer different packages based on how many lessons per week you desire. The price per lesson will vary with the different packages we offer. If you take lessons once-per-week, your tuition is the "normal" $49.25 per hour. If you take lessons twice-a-week, the lessons now go down to $40.88 per lesson. (3x/week is even cheaper per lesson!) Of course your monthly tuition goes up with more lessons per week, but the VALUE you are getting is much more. That's not only because you pay less per lesson, but the learning is COMPOUNDED, which makes your rate of progress MORE THAN twice the "regular" rate of progress if you're doing twice-a-week. To sum it up, more than once-a-week lessons is a DOUBLE-WHAMMY of VALUE! We also have many benefits to the way we have our lessons set up, such as (1) super-flexible scheduling, even week-to-week changes are easy for us to handle (2) we do NOT have the same 24-hour cancellation policy that many other teachers have... many teachers do not allow a make-up lesson for cancellations that occur 24 hours or less before the start time of your next lesson. We do NOT have this policy, and our students are VERY grateful for this! (3) Tuition is always the SAME amount, on the SAME DAY day every month, based on a 4-week month. This results in a free lesson (or a free 2 or 3 lessons if you're doing more than once-a-week) about once every 3 months! This is because sometimes there are not 4, but 5 Mondays in a month (or 5 Tuesdays, etc.). If there is a 5th "week" of lessons for you in any month, there is no extra charge for these lessons!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first thing is to find out what are the new student's goals, and also what are their frustrations, so we can begin to tackle both! We provide tools that will give our students results from DAY ONE. These tools may become more refined as the student progresses, and they may change as the student moves to different skill levels. Also, we have a lot of FUN while at the same time we are accomplishing real forward movement!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I'm a member of an international group of elite music teachers called the Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle. This group started out as all guitar teachers in 2007, (thus, the name "Elite Guitar Teachers...") and since then, piano and voice teachers have joined this group of elite music teachers. I have been an active member of this elite group since 2018, and I have received special training in many areas of teaching music, musical creativity & soloing, songwriting, perfect practice, rapid results, and guitar mastery. As a current member of this group, I receive ongoing training every month to excel as an expert music teacher, delivering extraordinary results for my students! Also, we meet for an intensive 2 weeks of training every June for our annual series of events, which is a major push forward every year in our expertise as voice/guitar/piano teachers! Not many music teachers participate in a continuing education program for music teachers such as this one! In terms of my actual musical training, I studied keyboard & music theory for 5 years. I studied rock, blues, and jazz vocals with with Blue Note recording artist Jackie Allen, and I've had operatic training with international opera singer Leonora Morvaya. I've earned educational certifications in Total Guitar Mastery and Ultimate Creativity and Guitar Soloing Mastery. Also, I have a very special certification in teaching groups, which many private music teachers don't know how to do! Contrary to popular belief, learning in groups has many benefits that far outweigh the benefits of one-on-one lessons. The inspiration & support you will receive from your fellow students is just one of the many benefits you get in group lessons, but I would love to explain to you a lot more about these benefits, and how they will serve to accelerate and even super-charge your learning!