International School of Music inspires local music students to achieve more with the Musical Ladder System®

Trophies, Certificates and Award Wristbands to Celebrate Musical Achievement


Practice. It’s not the most fun word ever created and it’s definitely not a favorite activity of music students. But the International School of Music has helped to solve that age-old problem by being the first school in the Washington, D.C. area to license the Musical Ladder System®.

The music teaching system is being used by music schools nationwide to inspire music students to practice more and enhance their love for music.  Similar to karate belt tests, every 90 days or so students have a test with their private music instructor.  When they pass, they receive really cool color wristbands with the name of the level they passed. They also receive a certificate, and at some levels, a trophy.

The system has helped director Inja Stanic to help inspire her students. About the system she says:  “Music lessons have come a long way since I was a kid! Our school’s mission is to provide fun, quality education in a way that keeps students engaged and excited about music. We’re always looking for apps, media, teaching methods, and motivational tools to help you reach your goals. Our students are excited to earn wristbands and trophies with the Musical Ladder system. They can’t wait to get home and practice!”

The Musical Ladder System® has also been a big hit with local music students and their parents, as evidenced by the International School of Music Facebook page which showcases pictures of the students when they pass their achievement tests.  “Our students’ parents thank us every day for providing the motivation to their children. ‘This is the first trophy he has ever earned!’ ‘I can’t believe I don’t have to remind her to practice!’”

Parents and students interested in checking out this cutting edge music teaching system can contact the International School of Music at 301-365-5888 or at