Frequently Asked Questions
At what age can my child study music?
Most children can start private lessons as young as 4 or 5 years old, depending on their attention span, interest, and developmental readiness. We teach students of all ages, including adults.
Do you have recitals?
Dynamic Music offers two formal recitals each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Your teacher will inform you in advance of the times and dates. All recitals are free to both participants and audience members, and are encouraged but are NOT mandatory. Recitals and performances serve as great motivation and an opportunity to demonstrate progress. Parents, relatives, and friends are all welcome.
How much do lessons cost?
Lesson tuition varies depending on the length, location, and type of lessons. Please call or email for more information.
What is your mailing address and phone number?
PO Box 441
Glenview, IL 60025-0441 PHONE: 847-834-0126
How will I be billed for lessons?
Lessons are billed monthly, in advance, for each upcoming month. Payment is due on the first of each month. So for example, payment for January lessons, is due by January 1st. If you need to cancel a lesson in the middle of the month, and you are able to give us the required minimum two-week notice, then we will apply a “lesson credit” which will roll over to the next month.
How do I pay for lessons?
Once you are signed up for lessons, you will receive a welcome email from our bookkeeper. This email will explain payment options, which include: paying online through your bank, or sending a check via regular mail to our mailing address. *WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AT THIS TIME.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require a MINIMUM two-week notice for all upcoming absences. If you need to cancel a lesson in the middle of a month that you have already paid for, and you are able to let us know with the required minimum two-week notice, then we will apply a “lesson credit”, which will roll over to the next month.
Do you offer makeup lessons?
YES! However, we are only able to offer makeup lessons if they are scheduled with a minimum two-week notice (just as with the scheduling of upcoming absences).
My child has lost interest and/or is not practicing. Should we take a break?
This is a common question. Occasionally a child, for various reasons, is not willing to practice and it becomes a battle of wills. This is extremely common, and will happen in every budding musician’s life from time to time. These plateaus are important to work through. Please read Practice Tips for some advice on handling this.
My child is sick and I need to cancel their lesson, what should I do?
Illness is the only exception to our “Two-week notice policy”. If a student is ill, we ask that the parent contact the teacher DIRECTLY, via phone call or text message, with a minimum two-hour notice. Your teacher will then let the administrative team know that the lesson was cancelled, so that the books can be adjusted accordingly. Each student is allowed three “SICK DAYS” per year. If you do not have your teacher’s direct contact information, please email our administrative staff to ask for that.
Am I obligated to stay with the teacher that I have chosen?
No; however we do our absolute best to match each student up with an instructor that will be a great fit for them. More times than not, the student and teacher develop a rapport that will continue for years. At times a change is necessary, when you feel you need a different teacher, or want to study a different instrument. It simply requires a call to highly qualified & informative Dynamic Music staff coordinators, and you will get a new instructor right away if you wish. The connection between a teacher and student is the most important ingredient, in developing a meaningful and successful educational partnership.
How long and how frequent are the lessons?
Beginning children (4 to 5 years of age) should start with 30 minute weekly. Beginning children (6 years or above) may start with either 30, 45, or 60 minute weekly lessons depending on experience and developmental readiness. Since the lessons are designed around each student, your teacher may recommend a longer lesson as the student improves, or multiple lessons within the same week.
Do lessons run all year long?
Yes. The lessons run all year long, to provide consistency in learning and so that the student’s progress is not interrupted. We do have a few dates through the year, for which all students have off. The private lessons calendar is listed at the following link: Private Lessons Calendar