Questions to ask Any Music School You May be Considering

What is the length of my commitment? Although we have some students who have been with us for over 10 years, our students are not required to make a long-term commitment when registering. We only ask for a month-long commitment when registering. We also offer a trial lesson with no implied commitment.

What is your cancellation policy? Many schools don’t list their policies on their websites. We offer make-ups for cancellations made 24 hours in advance. If your instructor is absent, you are refunded the fee for that lesson. We never charge for lessons that fall on major holidays.

Who is on your faculty? All of our faculty members have a minimum of a Bachelor’s of Music in the instrument they teach, and many have advance degrees. Many schools make similar claims, yet don’t feature their individual faculty members on their websites and other materials. We are proud of each and every faculty member and list their education along with detailed, relevant teaching and professional experience.

What is the average length of time a faculty member stays with your school? Our faculty members average 5 years and more with us. Many have been with us since we opened over 10 years ago.

Ask about their facility. Our facility includes:

  • 11, large, well-lit teaching studios, 6 with acoustic (not electronic) pianos by trusted manufacturers such as Yamaha and Kawai.



  • A drum studio with 2 acoustic drum sets, one for the teacher, the other for the student, a P.A. system for music playback and guitar and bass amplifiers for ensemble playing.
  • A 2500 square foot performance and rehearsal space with a baby grand Kawai piano, Tama drum set, professional 16-channel P.A. system, Ampeg and other guitar amplifiers and an Ampeg/Galien Kruger bass rig.



  • 2 spacious, comfortable waiting areas.
  • Free wifi
  • Ample parking next to and behind our building.

1509 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone 626.403.2300
Fax 626.403.2329
southpasadenamusic@gmail.com


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