Questions for a Music School


We have gathered a few questions we believe are¬†important for parents to ask the school. After all, the school vision and teaching methods and will play an important part in the children’s future life.

  • What is the teaching philosophy and goals of your music school? Is it to educate music in a holistic manner or is it focusing only on the performance of music?
  • Does your music school ensure that the teaching quality and methods are consistent, exciting, progressive and effective?
  • How does your music school evaluate and assess its students’ progress?
  • How does your music school motivate its students for music?
  • Do your music teachers centre their teaching in the interests of the child?
  • What criteria do you have for music teachers who teach in your school?
  • As early music education is important for young children, what and how does your music school cultivate it?
  • What does your school provide for students who have reached an advanced level of music learning?
  • Does your school provide opportunities for talented students to pursue music as a career at a younger age?
  • What musical opportunities for learning do you provide for students who enrol at your school?
  • Does your school provide opportunities for talented students to pursue music as a career at a younger age?

Furthermore:

We at Ann Perreau’s have a long relationship with Wells Cathedral School in Wells, England, one of only 4 specialist music schools in the UK that prepare children from as young as 8 for a music career. We also have a good relationship with Queens College in Somerset for students who may wish to keep their career options open. These schools provide students the chance to explore areas which are not always covered in such depth here, such as Art, Forensic Science, and Literature, among others.