Frequently Asked Questions

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What sets Modern Music School apart from other schools and private instructors?

Modern Music School has a tried and true teaching system for rock and pop – a system that has been successfully helping music fans in many countries play their favorite music for more than 20 years. The large community of teachers and students spawns new ideas on a regular basis, resulting in a continuous process of improvement for the entire system. Our teachers undergo pedagogical training, enabling them to pass on all the experience inherent to our system to our students.

What are the prerequisites for learning how to play an instrument at Modern Music School?

We have no musical prerequisites. If you enjoy listening to music, you already meet the requirements necessary to learning how to play an instrument – perhaps without even knowing it. In your free trial lesson, you will quickly realize how easy learning an instrument can be when following our system.

When and how often do classes take place?

Usually, classes are once a week, 30, 45, or 60 minutes apiece – depending on the type of program you enroll in. We will help you find the right time slot. During school break, we offer additional programs, such as music camps and workshops.

How do I know whether I have the talent required to learn how to play an instrument?

Nowadays, we know that every healthy person is musically talented by nature – just as everyone has the natural ability to learn a language. If you enjoy listening to music, and perhaps even like to tap along with your foot while doing so, you already have what it takes. We can teach you everything else!

I have a very particular taste in music – can I still be a student at Modern Music School?

Of course! Our portfolio includes every musical genre found in popular music – meaning any type of rock and metal, funk and soul, gospel, blues, jazz, or Latin music you could possibly think of. Your teacher will take a look at your favorite music and show you how to play it, step by step.

What age groups are the classes designed for?

We have the right methods and concepts for every age group. Our youngest suggested starting age is six or seven years (meaning the first years of elementary school), though you can start learning how to play an instrument at any age – be it as a child, as an adolescent, a young adult, at middle age, or even as a senior citizen.

I want to become a pro – what can you offer me?

If you want to go professional, we will give you everything you need: We can teach you every aspect of being a musician, from various playing techniques to reading musical notation, from music theory to live performances. Throughout your music education, we will keep track of your progress and certify your accomplishments.

What about concerts?

Of course, we do concerts, too. After all, most students want nothing more than to be on stage and perform live. We organize concerts aimed particularly at giving our students a chance at presenting their songs and getting their audience fired up. Obviously, participation in concerts is completely optional.

Do you cooperate with bands?

We even have a special type of class geared towards bands: The Band Program. It is based on weekly classes with a fixed group of students. As a band, you can rehearse a live set and take it to the stage. Even students who usually work on their own instrument only are offered to join band workshops on a regular basis, giving them the chance to play on stage in a band, too.

I don’t have an instrument of my own. Can I still take classes?

You can start off without an instrument, yes. You’ll simply practice on our equipment during classes. You will still make progress – after all, our weekly practice sessions are effective in and of themselves, constantly getting you ahead. Once you have reached a certain level of skill, you can think about whether or not you want to get an instrument of your own. After all, practicing outside of classes will benefit your progress, too.

How much do I have to practice at home?

That’s up to you, and you alone. As long as you want to pursue music as a hobby, you don’t need to practice at home – your weekly classes will be sufficient for some serious progress. You will see: Once you know your way around your instrument a bit and understand how practice and learning work, you will start practicing at home voluntarily anyway, simply because it’s fun. All the same, it’s not required – you can decide for yourself.