Sat, 4th Apr 2020
What should your school look for in someone running an instrumental music program?
1. Organisation - One of the biggest frustrations for parents is the music teacher/ s cancelling lessons and never doing a 'make up' lesson or refunding fees. Normally the school itself is unaware that this is happening, and consistency is one of the most important factors in learning (not to mention parents often pay by the term or semester and never get refunded for missed lessons).
DSE Music Tuition is working to change the face of musical education by providing a highly organised, dependable & quality service to schools & their students.
2. Everything 'in-house' - So many schools have been frustrated by having multiple separate teachers/ contractors teaching each instrument instead of all the teachers being supplied by one company. School administration does not have time to liaise between 5 or 6 different teachers, students families, arranging payment, instrument hire, schedules, etc.
DSE Music Tuition supplies all the teachers (piano, guitar, singing, drums), we also supply instruments, handle enrolment, scheduling and payment... there is literally nothing for a school to do except supply a room to teach in!
3. Teaching method - Believe it or not, there is no actual 'qualification' for a music teacher. No regulatory body who calls out teachers doing a poor job, no oversight, nothing. For this reason we have thousands of teachers, teaching numerous methods, some fantastic, some horrific.
DSE Music Tuition teaches a theory based method, which essentially means we teach students to READ music (proper sheet music) as well as play their instrument. Did you know even drums use sheet music? We use a blend of classical and modern material to introduce and build skills, while still keeping the students interest.
5. Professionalism - Often teaching music is a musicians 'side gig' or second job (while they are on their way to becoming a star!).
We consider the opportunity to teach children music a huge honor and an important responsibility, and we try to act accordingly. We have multi-million dollar liability insurance, every one of our teachers has WWC Checks, and everyone from our meticulous admin staff to teachers and owners are proud and passionate about delivering quality musical education to students (and value to parents).
6: Reputation - Schools are absolutely not aware of the impact that having a 'not so good' instrumental music program or teacher has on the schools reputation among parents. We are contacted at least 5 times a week by a parent complaining about the music program at their school and confused as to why the school continues to keep them on! In schools' defence, they are often unaware, but it appears to parents that they simply don't care.
In terms of our reputation, here is a list of some schools we teach at... we welcome Principals or business managers reaching out to these schools and asking about us.
Moorooduc Primary School
Mount Eliza Secondary College
Somerville Primary School
Tyabb Railway Primary School
Osborne Primary School
Also you can (as a Principal, staff member or parent) register your school's interest here https://dsemusic.com.au/instrumental-music-for-our-school and we will get in touch. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call a human person and have a chat on 0416 586 483
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