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How do you choose your teachers? 2017-10-14T18:39:27+00:00

All of our teachers have vast experience in teaching and instrument specific university degrees. After a lengthy interview process and reference checks, we only hire those teachers who are caring, nurturing, and imaginative educators passionate about their teaching.

I am an adult—can I take lessons at your school? 2017-10-14T18:38:04+00:00

Our adult program is designed to help adults start any instrument. Emphasis is placed on music for recreation and opportunities to perform or learn in a group setting as well. Did you know that music has many health benefits too? We also provide lesson times on weekends and evenings to accommodate your busy schedule.

What styles of music can I learn? 2017-10-14T18:37:17+00:00

We teach all styles from classical, rock, pop, jazz, country, folk, blues, and more. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play. Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.

What if my child is interested but not gifted in music? 2017-10-14T18:35:20+00:00

We believe that any exposure to music can positively impact your child’s development in other areas of life as well as their enjoyment and having fun while learning music is first and foremost—we emphasize the process!

What teaching methods are used? 2017-10-14T18:34:49+00:00

Each faculty member is guided by a broad and flexible curriculum using a diverse set of approaches tailored to each individual student including Suzuki and traditional methods.

Guided by a broad, flexible curriculum, and using a diverse set of approaches, each instructor adapts to the individual needs of the students. Our international faculty has demonstrated outstanding achievements in both teaching and performance.

What is the teaching schedule? 2017-10-14T18:34:11+00:00

The International School of Music operates on a year-round schedule, so a student can enroll any time he/she wishes. Lessons are offered Mondays through Fridays during afternoon and evening hours, Saturdays 9am to 4pm, and Sundays (South location only) 10am to 6pm.

Where do I begin? 2017-10-14T18:33:14+00:00

Our flexible music lesson programs are designed for you! Each student is unique and we always strive to meet your individual needs. Call  us at 301-365-5888 or 301-320-4400 and we will be happy to guide you through the enrollment process. You can also email us at info@ismw.org or contact us through our website www.ismw.org

Why study at ISM rather than a private teacher at home? 2017-10-14T18:31:47+00:00

In a school environment students have access to a variety of highly qualified faculty and exposure to students at all levels in many instruments. Students have the opportunity to attend and perform at professional quality recitals. ISM can schedule 2 or more family members at the same time to make lessons more convenient. Students enjoy 100{5d0fb59dbcdf6d94e8b08f17c11378dd2fbb713b2fc06e1f749679060331f545}individual attention without distractions from home.

Why should my child study music at an early age? 2017-10-14T18:30:38+00:00

An exposure to music early in life helps children develop social skills and build confidence. It also helps make neural connections in the brain to develop memory and foster creativity! Children enjoy learning with friends and can benefit from each other’s progress.