All String Sound Studios instructors must do a live interview and a rigorous audition, where they are evaluated on their musical ability (including sightreading, improvisation, and knowledge of music theory), communication skills, and work ethic. Most importantly, they must be able to demonstrate their teaching approach (including their familiarity with musical repertoire and pedagogical materials for their instrument(s)) for students of many ages and ability levels. We require instructors to have at least 2 years of college-level education in music (or equivalent teaching experience); many have completed or are enrolled in graduate studies programs.
If you are not completely satisfied with your teacher, let us know as soon as possible and we will try to find you a better fit. For more information about our teachers, please check out our Teacher Bios page.
! Please be advised that our instructors are under contract and may not teach any student for their own personal benefit that they gained through String Sound Studios. In other words, once you start with a String Sound Studios teacher, they are not allowed to take you on as a student without the involvement of the Studio.