Frequently asked questions
What are the benefits of taking music lessons from Zabatta Music Studio?
At Zabatta Music Studio, we focus on giving all students a well rounded educational experience. Yes, the student learns to read music, play better, sing better, and perform more effectively. However, the student learns other important life skills as well. These include more effective communication, expression, presentation skills, and interpersonal skills plus building stronger overall confidence, developing work ethic, and improving focus. This all happens in addition to having a good time and developing camaraderie with others in the studio. For more about the benefits of studying and playing music, we've shared a short TED Talk here.
What is your cancellation policy?
At Zabatta Music Studio, we require at least 24 hours notice for a cancelled lesson. Failure to notify ZMS in a timely manner may result in the student or responsible party paying for that lesson. Please understand that this is the industry standard not only for the majority of private music teachers but for other businesses as well. In cases of illness or other emergencies, the studio makes exceptions and will make every effort to reschedule the lesson. If the student is ill, please contact ZMS immediately so other lesson arrangements can be made after the student recovers.
What is your pricing model at Zabatta Music Studio?
Zabatta Music Studio works on a package model. We sell custom packages of lessons based on what our students need. After the student has an introductory lesson with an instructor to determine if it's a good fit, we will walk the students (and/or the student's parents/guardians) through the details of what packages we offer. We can also discuss ways to customize the package to meet to the student's specific needs.
Why do students have an introductory lesson before enrolling?
Both the students and the teachers greatly benefit from having an introductory lesson. Benefits for the students include:
How effective are ONLINE Lessons and what equipment do I need?
Online Lessons are a very convenient yet effective way to take music lessons. You get the convenience of learning from the comfort of your own home while also getting personalized instruction from a real instructor with years of experience. For those taking piano, our teachers have an adjustable camera set up over their keyboards. This enables them to easily demonstrate correct fingering and other techniques useful to you.