Private Lesson Application
MYSO strongly encourages all students to study with a top quality private teacher. There is good evidence that this will help you to progress more quickly and keep up with the progress of other students.
Why Private Lessons?
We are fortunate to live in an area where there are many gifted professional musicians. If you are not currently studying privately, consider starting very soon!
MYSO has lists of private teachers (and limited scholarship money available for those who have been in the MYSO program for at least a year and demonstrate some financial need). You need to apply for these scholarships, generally in the summer--applications are available in the MYSO office.
When looking for an instructor, do not limit yourself geographically. Seek the best instructor you can; it makes an enormous difference. Outside help from experts is essential in correcting weaknesses in tone, pitch, technique, rhythm, etc. Such learning will allow you to to play your music with greater ease and make your musical time more fun.
Selecting a Teacher
Provided you work hard and are disciplined, a good teacher will be able to help you achieve and will teach you more than just the notes.
Be careful in your selection of a teacher, and make sure you have the right tools and attitude to embark on this adventure in the arts. Call us if we can help!
Please know that students who receive scholarship assistance in a particular season are required to return to MYSO during the following season, if they qualify.