A Chat with Great Lakes School of Music
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Private music lessons in piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, drums and voice, early childhood music classes and music lab—theory and composition with professional audio tools—is tailored to individual student needs. Teachers hold university degrees and have extensive performance experience. We care about our students [and have a] high degree of passion for what we do.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We use a variety of method books based upon individual student needs. Examples include Alfred, Hal Leonard, Faber, Schaum and Bastien. These books are available for purchase at the school. Other than piano and drums, students must bring their instruments to the lessons.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My parents, both professional musicians, gave me the inspiration to create a music school. I saw the need for a school offering a multitude of disciplines to students of all ages. Our specially designed music classes for students as young as 3 set a sold foundation for music enjoyment.
What do you love most about your job?
Interacting with students, parents, and faculty on a daily basis. Having such a passion for music education and all of its benefits to mankind is the driving force behind what we do. Helping students achieve their individual goals is an extremely rewarding experience.