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Offline lljjhj

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Massachusetts music schools
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:19:05 PM »
Dear all (especially those who are familiar with music schools in eastern/central Massachusetts area), we are considering taking piano lessons with faculties from one of the following schools.  Among these schools, are they about the same level and quality, or is one more advanced than others.  Thank you.

1.   New England Conservatory Preparatory School
2.   Brookline Music School
3.   Indian Hill Music School
4.   Walnut Hill School for the Arts
5.   All Newton Music School
6.   Rivers Conservatory

Offline starlady

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Re: Massachusetts music schools
«Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 06:17:53 PM »

 The only one of the lot I know is the Brookline Music School.  My kids learned piano, flute and theory at BMS; they progressed fast and were on the whole very happy there. The teachers are excellent teachers and the administration is pleasant to deal with.   I don't think you would regret going there. --s.

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Re: Massachusetts music schools
«Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 12:01:56 AM »
I will try to be informative without being negative.  Indian Hill is too provincial.  All Newton doesn't have the depth.

All the others are excellent.  However, it is the compatibility of the student with the teacher that is paramount.  I recommended to my three now grown children, and to all my new students to have an introductory lesson to meet the teacher.  The student's opinion is very important.  One can proceed anyway, but in the end the lessons will stop one way or another if there is not an emotional comfort level.