2250 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA | Directions 9440337.545835 -122.306152
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Neighborhoods: South San Mateo, Hillsdale
The Music For the Young Child class is terrible – I was really disappointed by the Music for the Young Child class my daughter was taking this summer. It's hardly a music class at all: it's more of a guided one hour fun time with activities that have some vague relation to music (at various times the kids play musical chairs or are read a story which is accompanied by some musical motifs). I'm disappointed, because we sampled a class during the school year that was more advanced and seemed to teach the kids actual music (notes, etc.), but over the summer, they have this class that is essentially useless unless your child is *very* young. I asked for a refund after a couple of classes, but was denied the refund because I had the opportunity to sample the class. Also, I paid for the class materials, which were ridiculously overpriced and relatively worthless: a book of stories with a basic cd to accompany them and a couple of sticks to keep time with. I bought the materials because they recommended that I do so. I can't recommend strongly enough to avoid Music for the Young Child if your child is older than, say, 4.
Great music lessons! – We started with Myriad Music School in 2006. My son took a piano team class with Simone and loved the experience. Since then, my older daughter, who was taking piano lessons at the SF Conservatory, decided to switch to Myriad. It has been great for her - she is learning different styles of music and also systematically learning music theory, both of which the conservatory didn't offer in private lessons. We have been so happy with the professionalism of the staff, the individual approach for each child, and the clear guidelines and expectations. We highly recommend the school!
review of Myriad Music School – We came across Myriad Music School by chance in the fall of 2006 and have been enrolled ever since. My older son, at the time almost aged six, initially joined the school?s Music For the Young Child sequence. Over two semesters, he learned the basics in ear training, rhythm, pitch, ensemble playing, note reading, and sightreading. Classroom work and take-home assignments included activities on several instruments, including the glockenspiel and recorder, and not merely on the simpler percussion instruments. My younger son, now almost six, is currently enrolled in the same Young Child sequence that his brother took.
The teaching staff and management of the Myriad Music School have never been anything other than professional. The style of classroom management is warm, friendly, enthusiastic, and, when necessary, firm. The classroom itself is tidy, kid-friendly, and inviting.
The Young Child classes more than adequately prepared my older son for private lessons in guitar, which he has been studying for the last 18 months with a highly talented member of Myriad?s private-lesson staff. Once per semester, private-lesson students receive the opportunity to perform for peers in the classroom, for parents and friends in a group-recital setting, or both.
I?ve been delighted with the school?s abilities to foster musical development and anticipate starting my younger child with private guitar lessons at Myriad after he completes the Young Child curriculum. Our experience at Myriad has been nothing less than rewarding.
L- Peninsula parent and classical violinist. Feb. 2009.
Best Muscis School the in Bay Area – These are dedicated musicians who love their gift. My children have been going to Myriad for many years and they love it. We have tried many schools and only Myriad made the kids fall in love with music! A+
Editorial Review – Myriad Music School teaches a variety of music classes for beat-making youngsters from age two to adults.
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