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FAQ's

  • Will I need to rent or buy equipment?
    It is highly recommended that students have the ability to practice their instrument between lessons. We have rentals available or your instructor can help you choose an instrument to purchase.
  • What are the benefits of music lessons for children?
    Music lessons are fantastic for kids! They offer a bunch of awesome benefits. Not only do they boost cognitive development, but they also improve focus and discipline. Plus, they enhance coordination, spark creativity, and help kids express their emotions through music.
  • How do I choose the right instrument for my child
    Picking the perfect instrument for your child can be exciting! Start by considering their age, physical traits, interests, and what they want to achieve with music. We've found that it's often best if the student can pursue the instrument that they are most drawn toward. We're happy to help you find the right one. To make it easier for you, we have instruments at the school for your kiddo to try out during their lesson and most of our staff are able to teach multiple instruments. We also have a handful of instruments available to rent.
  • How much practice time is necessary for progress?
    Well, we like to call it PLAY instead of practice. So don't worry, it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Start with shorter practice sessions and gradually increase the time as you or your child build your skills. Around 15-20 minutes of daily practice is great for most younger beginners but the real go-getters and some of older students will do 30-60 minutes per day 4-6 days each week It's important to consider what the student's goals are and adjust the practice expectations to fit. JAMS is a fun first music school and we want every student to enjoy their experience with us. For many of our students the weekly interaction during their classes or lessons is the favorite part of their learning experience.
  • What is the ideal age to start music lessons?
    There's no fixed age for starting music lessons! But a good rule of thumb is around 3-7 years old for intro classes like our Rockin' Tots program. By age 5, kids usually have better fine motor skills and attention span and have a better chance for success. We have very reasonable expectations in terms of at home playing/practice time for kids at this age.
  • How often do special events happen, such as open mics and band shows?
    At Jam Academy, we strive to provide our students with ample opportunities to showcase their talents and grow as musicians. Our calendar features monthly open mic nights, biannual recitals, and exciting rock band performances occurring 3-5 times per year. These events create a vibrant community atmosphere where students can express themselves and celebrate their musical journey.
  • Is there a waitlist if I can’t find a good fit for my schedule?
    Yes. Contact our front desk if you can’t find a scheduling fit and we’ll be happy to add you to our waitlist.
  • Can I get a refund or make-up for missed lessons? What if my child is sick?
    48 hours notice is required to qualify for a make-up lesson. If your child is sick we can offer a live online lesson during their regularly scheduled lesson time or your instructor can send a video lesson and assignment. We know that illness is a fact of life and we do not charge extra for months with 5 lessons in order to allow for a few (4-5) missed lessons per year.
  • How do online lessons work?
    Online lessons offer the flexibility of learning from the comfort of your own home. Once you've scheduled your session, you'll receive a link to join a virtual meeting with your instructor at the designated time. Through video conferencing, your instructor will provide personalized instruction, demonstrations, and feedback just like in-person lessons. All you need is a reliable internet connection and your instrument ready to go!
  • Do you offer room rentals?
    While we occasionally accommodate room rentals, availability may vary. Please feel free to inquire with us to discuss your needs, and we'll do our best to assist you. Please note that we no longer offer rehearsal space for rock bands.
  • Can I get a make-up lesson if I miss a group class?
    Similar to sports practice, if the entire class isn't canceled, we're unable to offer make-up sessions for missed group lessons. However, if you miss a class, you can request a written assignment from your instructor. We encourage making attendance a priority to get the most out of your learning experience!
  • Will I need to buy or rent equipment?
    To maximize your learning experience, we highly recommend students have access to practice their instruments between lessons. We provide rental options, and your instructor can offer guidance on purchasing instruments that suit your needs best.
  • Can I have more than one trial lesson if I want to try different instructors?
    Students can take a discounted trial up to two times with two different instructors. Further trials will either be short meet and greets or billed at regular per lesson prices.
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  • How can I practice drums at home if I don’t have a drum set?
    Good question! Multiple answers. 1. You can rent a snare drum or drum set 2. You can purchase a practice pad made for drummers $30-$80 3. You can use bins or tubs or other items that are ok to hit with drumsticks. YouTube has some great examples of this.
  • Can I get a bundle of lessons instead of paying monthly?
    Yes! We offer lesson packages which are perfect for gifts or for those with inconsistent schedules
  • How much do lessons cost?
    You can see current pricing for private lessons by clicking here. Click here for group lesson pricing. Head back to the main site to get discounted trial pricing
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