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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

​​​​​Q: Should my child take music?
A: For 40 years we've watched students start and then excel and succeed in music! We've watched skeptical students become avid music lovers, nervous students become confident musicians, and beginning players become advanced performers! Music will become a big part of your child's life as they develop their skill and watch it give them more opportunities than they every thought possible. One of our parents had this to say about their son, a saxophone player named Henry:

  • Henry is playing his saxophone practically every day now. He loves being in band. It has been his greatest source of camaraderie during his transition into high school.
  • Also, he has been well challenged, will be playing for the community later in the year, and has gained lots of confidence.
  • He is having a blast! I can't imagine what it would be like for him without it.
  • Thanks for being a part of his joy!


​​​​Q: Where do you teach?
A: We have over 130 Band and Keyboard programs in 22 cities across 6 states. We work with private schools to offer the best music programs in the country!


Q: What ages do you teach?

A: We teach all ages. Most Bands are for 4th grade and up, while Keyboard students start in 2nd grade.


Q: Do I have to audition to be in music?

A: Not at all! EVERYBODY is able to learn an instrument!


Q: What instruments can I learn?
A: We have students in Band learning almost every instrument you can think of! If your school is partnering with us and this is your first time in Band, we recommend Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone or Snare. We have Keyboard classes, Strings classes, Recorder classes, Handbell classes, General Music classes... all sorts of Musical Adventures! Just ask your school.


Q: Where should I get an instrument?
A: We have partnered with Instrumental Music Supply for many years!

They do a convenient, FREE DELIVERY directly to your home and allow

you to exchange the instrument during the first 3 months for another

instrument. They offer some of the best rental prices in comparison to local

music stores (around $20/month for most instruments) and have great

customer service. Plus, all instruments are quality American-made Conn-Selmer

instruments! You can call them at (434) 239-6346 or email InstrumentalMusicSupply@gmail.com.


Q: Who is the teacher?
A: We are THRILLED to provide our students with teachers who each have Music Education degrees, teaching experience, and a LOVE for what they do! Many of our teachers also have Masters' Degrees in Music Education and/or Composition. Your teacher will be at your school and able to do a proper introduction in person. Until then, know that all of our teachers are prepping for the School Year and working hard to be ready to see you in class!


Q: I love teaching music... are you hiring?
A:
We'd love to have you with us! Our hiring process begins with an evaluation of RESUME and COVER LETTER which you can e-mail to us at hiring@AIMAinfo.org