About Traveling Musician
Music Lessons for the Philadelphia Suburbs
Our mission is to encourage the love of music first and foremost. We help students find the place for music in their busy lives, whether as a hobby or a future career. Our teachers are unmatched in quality and dedication. They teach private lessons full-time and have made teaching their career. This means that when you begin lessons with a Traveling Musician teacher, he/she will be your teacher until you wish to discontinue lessons. We attract the best music teachers in the industry and they are invested in their students’ success.
For us, education comes first. We are not a store that pushes half-hour lessons to bring in more bodies to buy merchandise. With us, lesson length is chosen based on the age, goals, and individual needs of the student. Many students who start with too short of a lesson time quit because they get frustrated and believe that they are simply not good at playing music.
Acoustic Guitar Lessons, Bassoon Lessons, Bass Lessons, Cello Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, Classical Guitar Lessons, Contrabass Lessons, Drum and Percussion Lessons, Early Childhood Music Education, Electric Bass Lessons, Electric Guitar Lessons, Electric Violin Lessons, Flute Lessons, French Horn Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Jazz Guitar Lessons, Marimba Lessons, Oboe Lessons, Piano Lessons, Recording and Music Engineering, Saxophone Lessons, Theory and Eartraining, Trombone Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Tuba Lessons, Upright Bass, Violin Lessons, Viola Lessons, Voice Lessons
Alternate instruments available upon request: banjo, harmonica, mandolin, recorder, ukulele, xylophone
Although our teachers have similar qualifications to conservatory teachers, our style is modern and we accept that every student is an individual, with different abilities and goals. We believe that positive reinforcement fuels motivation better than negative reinforcement and is more appropriate to the pursuit of being a great musician. Each one of our teachers is experienced and has specialized collegiate training in both education and music.
Our lesson plans include music that the student likes to meet long and short term educational goals. Our signature seven-point systematic method is an approach we have developed over our many years of teaching experience. Through this method, our students don’t just learn to play their instruments, they learn how to be musicians. We also teach them techniques that carry over to other aspects of their life like how to study, how to organize thoughts and ideas, and how to learn in new ways.
Music Lessons in your Home
✦Any lesson without the materials needed is a lesson wasted. It is very easy to forget books at home in the rush of getting out the door.
✦Valuable lesson time isn’t eaten up by unpacking and repacking the instrument. This can be about ten minutes of lesson time you are paying for that is being wasted.
✦Instruments are delicate and respond poorly to being tossed around in the car and even to changes in humidity and temperature. Half the lesson on location is wasted when an instrument gets knocked out tune in transit and the teacher has to fix it.
✦Teachers can help their students practice more efficiently when they understand how and where the student is practicing at home. There are some bad habits that cannot be corrected until the teacher works with the student in their regular practice space.
✦Students are more comfortable expressing themselves in a familiar environment. When they know that strangers are able to hear everything they do, they are less likely to take musical risks.
✦A controlled home environment is less likely to be noisy or distracting to the student.