What makes LionWhale different from other music studios?
A comprehensive music education. If there’s any one thing that sets us apart from the rest, it’s our commitment to music education. LionWhale students learn to become self-sufficient musicians, capable of understanding and playing music even without the aid of a teacher. Our students get a grounding of music history, theory, technique, ear-training, and performance.
In-home lessons. That’s right. No more schlepping to a music studio and keeping two of your kids occupied while the third has her guitar lesson. Our teachers teach you in your own home, on your own instrument.
Flexible scheduling. LionWhale teachers work with you to find a lesson time to fit your schedule. Sports practice get moved? Family coming in from out of town? Our teachers will do their best to accommodate conflicts when they arise.
High-quality instructors. All of our instructors are college-educated in music.
Books and materials at no extra cost. We don’t provide instruments (yet), but you’ll never have to pay for things like method books or metronomes.
Free recitals. We offer at least two student recitals per year and two teacher recitals (at which we teachers perform for our students and the community), all of which are absolutely free of charge!
Extra programs. We like to enrich our students’ regular lessons by providing extra workshops, lectures, and classes at low or no cost.
Financial aid for families in need. It’s our policy to never refuse lessons to a child who’s seriously interested in learning music, even if that child’s family is under financial strain. If your family is in need of assistance, please don’t hesitate to call our office. We’ll be happy to work something out.
What does it cost?
Price can change according to area, so contact us directly to find out rates for where you live.
Where (geographically) do you teach?
LionWhale teachers go all over Monmouth county, NJ, and even parts beyond.
What’s the best age to start music lessons?
Generally speaking, kids are ready for music lessons around school age (i.e., five or six). The instrument to be studied makes a difference, though, as does the child’s temperament.
Do you provide performance opportunities?
We do! In addition to our twice-yearly recitals, our students play at local arts festivals, cocktail parties, and boardwalk events.
Do you teach adults?
We certainly do. Our teachers are eager to help you achieve your music goals.
How long of a lesson is appropriate?
The ideal lesson is usually an hour long, but we recommend students begin with thirty minutes per week and go up from there if their teacher recommends it. No good comes from overtaxing a student’s attention span, so we’ll never try to convince you to pay for longer lessons if your child simply isn’t ready.