A message from Studio Founder, Ron Llenado
I believe that our primary responsibility as instructors is to provide the students with the skills and tools necessary to play the music in which they are most interested.
For some of the more serious musicians, a well-rounded approach to musicianship is necessary. This includes elements of music theory, ear training, music reading, technical exercises, and plenty of practical playing. For the more casual musician, a simple understanding of one of the several notation systems for their instrument, whether it be guitar, piano, bass, or drums, will suffice to allow them go “jam” with friends. There are also many people in between these two extremes. For example, drummer and vocalists often don’t see a need to read music. We believe that a certain level of “conversational musicianese” is very important. Our teachers are trained to adjust to the students needs and provide them the instruction necessary to reach each student’s personal goals.
In all reality, instruction is actually a small component of learning to play an instrument and consistent and well-planned practice and study along with other growing opportunities is much more important than simply attending lessons. Since each lesson will build on past information, a proper practice regiment is key to the learning process. At each lesson, the proper mode of practice for the student will be outlined and expounded on.
A students’ progress will depend directly on how much they practice and our modular approach is tailored to provide the correct amount of information at each lesson. The nice thing about private lessons is that the teacher can never go too fast for the student (and the teacher appreciates it when the student goes faster than average.) A good level of communication is therefore very necessary to create a proper learning environment.
A student’s mastery of an instrument comes mainly from within, but with the proper guidance and instruction, the road to that mastery will be much more easily traveled. We hope to be your guides on this very fulfilling journey.