MUSIC LESSONS – “What are they good for?”

MUSIC LESSONS – “What are they good for?”

Absolutely everything.

I would say they are good for absolutely everything. Now that I’ve gotten that reference out of the way, I would like to address the topic of music itself very briefly.

   Unfortunately, we are living in a time where the arts are not as valued as they were in a time such as the 1800s. Music programs are vastly underfunded because people are asking the question, “Does what they’re doing even matter?” SAMA seems to challenge this ideal in current society. They provide a place for both children and adults to further their musicianship and quality of life where they may not have otherwise had the chance.

   Lessons are a crucial part of this process. They enrich our thinking and listening skills; students must come in, listen intently to their instructor, and follow those instructions in order to become a better musician. They teach us that patience is a virtue; music is always two steps forward, one step back. They teach us perseverance; students realize that we all have struggles in our abilities and that it’s okay to keep going. They teach us how to make a plan; students make goals for themselves with the guidance of their instructor.

  It is my hope that every time a student walks through my door that they will know they are in a safe space to experiment, be themselves, have fun, and learn how to be a better person. 

– Rachel Stern, B. M., Voice Instructor 

Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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