Why choose Academy of Sound?
Hello there! Thanks for checking us out. As you can see from the photo above, we're fun and *somewhat dramatic*! So that's the first thing you should know.
Academy of Sound is a place where students are free to be themselves. We welcome diversity and self-expression, and offer a supportive environment.
When it comes to private music education, you'll choose between several in-home teachers, travelling teachers, and other folks who teach on the side. That's not us. Academy of Sound has created a high set of standards for hiring teachers, and provides an environment which has been carefully tailored to be the most beneficial to students.
Before you leave your child alone with a private teacher, you can rest assured that we run an annual background check on all teachers, and regularly monitor our lessons so you have one less thing to worry about. All of our lesson rooms have windows and parents/caregivers are welcome to pop in anytime. Our teachers have credible experience, verified education, and proven ability and skill. All of our teachers are employees, not independent contractors, which means we operate legally, classified as such by both the IRS and the State of Wisconsin employee vs. independent contractor guidelines.
You can count on us to run things on schedule and provide a safe, private, distraction-free atmosphere with spacious lesson rooms. Your lesson time is reserved just for you, to receive the undivided attention of your teacher in an environment conducive to learning.
We're happy to assist in choosing the teacher that's the best match for you or your child. For whatever reason, not all teachers are a great fit for all students -- we get that! Because we have many teachers for each instrument, we offer the flexibility to change teachers if/when it is deemed necessary (this is quite rare).
We would love to meet you, and are happy to set up a time for you and your family to visit us and take a tour.
-Erin Chisman, Founder