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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of our most commonly asked questions at Resound School of Music.
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How do I know that I will get a teacher that is suitable for me?

Unlike anywhere else, we have a proprietary student-teacher matching process that allows us to assign a teacher that is best suited to each student based on their personality type, learning style, past music experience, and inherent musical abilities. We provide this service at no cost to you as our way of putting our money where our mouth is.
 
Nowhere else can you find personalized music lessons that go where you are, and provide integrated family and school supports with experienced music teachers – all in one place. We are so confident in our teacher-student matching process that if you are not 100% happy with your first lesson, we will discuss what could have been better and match you with another teacher at no additional cost!

Does Resound offer an in-studio option for lessons?

Because we are a mobile music school, we do not offer an in-studio option for students to have their lessons. All music lessons will take place at a location the student has provided, be it their own home, or in some cases their private office or studio.

How often are lessons scheduled?

Music lessons for each student are scheduled to occur once each week at the same day and time, with the exception of statutory holidays and Winter Break. This is enough for most students, and we wouldn’t typically recommend more than one lesson per week. Occasionally, however, a student is particularly motivated and would like 2 or more lessons per week. We assess these at that time, and can make a recommendation that is suitable based on the student’s skill level, motivation, and interests.

How long is each lesson?

We offer 3 options to our students for their lesson length: 30, 45, and 60 minutes.

How much is tuition?

You’d be surprised about how affordable it is having quality music lessons in your own home. Unlike most music schools, Resound makes it especially easy for you to budget for music lessons each and every month by charging a simple, flat monthly rate.
 
Current monthly lesson rates can be found here. Payments are made easy through pre-authorized credit card.

What styles of music do you teach?

We’ve deliberately hired teachers with a wide range of experience to draw upon so that you can have a teacher that specializes in the style of music you want to learn. With their experience combined, our teachers cover every major genre of music including Classical, Pop, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Metal, Grunge, and many Latin styles. Part of our student-teacher matching process involves discovering which type of music you are most interested in learning and fitting you with a teacher that is well-versed in that genre.

Is there a contract or minimum number of months for registration?

Unlike many music schools, Resound does not require our students to sign a contract for the entire school year. There is a $35 annual registration fee applied to your first month of lessons. After that, if you decide you wish to discontinue or take a break, all you have to do is provide the office with 30-days notice.

Do you offer a bi-weekly option for students?

We do not offer a bi-weekly lesson option, as it leaves a hole in the teacher’s schedule every other week that we’re often unable to fill with another student.

Do lessons run all year round?

Yes. Unlike other music schools that operate on a semester-basis, we offer rolling registration throughout the entire year, including during the summer and Spring Break. The only exceptions are statutory holidays and Winter Break.

At what age can my child start taking music lessons?

This number can vary greatly depending on the student, but as a general guideline we recommend starting no earlier than 5 for most instruments, and 6 for some instruments like the guitar. The topic of age that can be discussed further during the free in-home consultation.

How do I know that my child is safe with their teacher?

Because we are not just a referral service, we carefully screen all our candidates before hiring them to teach for Resound School. All our teachers possess a University-level education or equivalent, and have had a criminal record check conducted by the RCMP. We do not hire any teachers who have a known criminal history so you can rest knowing that the person we are sending to your home has been thoroughly vetted – and that you and your children will be safe.

What if I decide I want a different teacher?

Although it rarely happens, you may be wondering what we do if you decide to try a different teacher. At Resound, it’s important to us that you are happy with the teacher you have been assigned so that you can find the most success in your musical journey.
 
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with your lessons, we will discuss with you what could have been better and work within your schedule and ours to match you with the right teacher at no extra cost.

Do you teach adults too?

Of course! We offer the same lesson options to adults of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. In fact, we’ve found that having lessons at home is the perfect solution for busy adults who are interested in learning to play a musical instrument.

Does Resound host student recitals?

We sure do! Each year, we have 2 student recitals; one winter and one summer concert. Because we’re a mobile music school, we’re always looking for great venues throughout the city to host our yearly recitals. Recitals are always free to attend, and all students are welcome to participate.
 
For more information about recitals, click here.

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