The Scottsdale Studio of Music
Near Princess & 101
8541 E. Anderson Dr. Ste. 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
The Scottsdale Studio of Music?
The Scottsdale Studio of Music (SSoM) has brought music to hundreds of families since opening in 2009. We absolutely love teaching and enriching our students and families through music. When you explore your gift with us, you can be sure that you're learning from the best. We teach you the skills required for an excellent foundation utilizing the most effective music education techniques.
Whether you are a child who is just discovering your talent for music, or you are an adult who is picking up an instrument after many years, you will find The Scottsdale Studio of Music to be a beautiful, spacious, and friendly place to learn and perform. Join us for music lessons and discover your untapped talent in music today!
Eleven Benefits to Becoming a Student at The Scottsdale Studio of Music:
1. Piano, Singing, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Ukulele -- All These Music Lessons at One Location!
Families can take lessons in piano, voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, violin, viola, cello and/or clarinet in one location. Taking lessons at a school like ours allows students to be part of a musical community, bringing camaraderie between music students. Families come together during our recitals to see their children accomplish beautiful music. The diversity of musicians training in our school allows young people to experience music learning in a way that is impossible through other avenues, such as in-home lessons or taking lessons in a music store. We designed this school to give our students the opportunity to learn in a way that other music schools and private teachers cannot offer: beauty, space and comfort, regular in-Studio recitals, and a friendly, fun and motivating environment.
2. Learn music under the supervision of a multi-degreed music educator:
The Scottsdale Studio of Music (SSOM) is not a national “cookie-cutter” type franchise. Owner and director Julie Ann Eggleston earned a Master’s of Music in Piano Pedagogy (which is the method and practice of teaching), a Graduate Certificate in Piano Performance and a Bachelors of Music in piano performance.
Some Scottsdale music schools are franchised and operated by owners who are not musicians themselves and/or have no music degree. Under the direction of a music degreed owner and director, SSOM is able to provide the highest quality of personalized music education as well as making the learning process fun, enjoyable, and memorable! You deserve to learn from the best and that means SSOM - where a multi-degreed music owner makes the difference.
4. Personal recitals which build lasting memories:
Some music schools herd large numbers of students into auditoriums for recitals once a year. Students are given limited time to perform in a ‘cattle-call’ setting. We host our Halloween, Winter and Spring recitals in our own Recital Room at the studio, keeping the recital length close to an hour and the audiences small so that the recitals are family friendly and non-intimidating for performers. Our goal is to provide students a variety of repertoire throughout the year and a chance to perform multiple pieces of their choice. Our regular smaller performances allow students to gradually mature into a seasoned performer. For those students who enjoy (and are ready for) grand, large-scale concerts SSOM partners with national teachers associations (see below for details).
5. Many different age and level appropriate performance opportunities:
Any music school can rent space at a concert hall or a shopping mall for students to perform. But at SSOM, we partner with nationally and internationally recognized and certified musical organizations. Many of our students have used these merits to enhance their high school and college applications.
As students advance in their instrument, they are able to take advantage of opportunities to perform, compete, and be adjudicated by professional music associations outside the Studio. There are annual opportunities available for piano students such as National Piano Guild, Arizona Study Program, and PMTA Piano Ensemble. String students can participate in an annual evaluation program called CAP.
6. Trophies, certificates, and awards to celebrate achievement:
All SSoM students earn end-of-year awards at the May recital, regardless of when they started lessons at the Studio. There are different awards for each year the student has taken lessons. Certificates and merits for students who have completed additional competitions, adjudications, and/or performances are also awarded at the recital, and these accomplishments are noted in the recital program.
7. Comfortable and beautiful studio space:
Every teaching room at SSoM is inviting, comfortable and spacious, unlike the typical music school teaching rooms that tend to be smaller and have a cramped feeling. Parents can wait in the reception room (which has tall windows with lots of natural light), observe outside the teaching room through the tall windows, or they can choose to sit in on the lesson in the comfortable seating provided. Each Studio room has either a baby grand or upright piano for teaching use, and students also have access to the Recital Room piano to test out their recital pieces.
8. Consistent and personalized teaching for each student:
Some schools switch teachers regularly. Our teachers spend time getting to know each individual student, and we modify our approach and methods to fit the personality and learning style of each student. Students choose their personal favorite pieces to prepare for the recitals. When a student likes the music they are learning, they become more excited about practicing and developing their own style.
SSoM teachers are highly qualified and love teaching. Degreed SSoM director personally selects teachers for SSoM faculty that are not only credentialed but also personable and fun for children and adults.
9. Month to month lessons:
Even though we are a year-round school, we still only require a month’s notice before withdrawing from lessons.
10. A proven track record of excellence:
Since opening in 2009, SSoM has brought music to hundreds of families in the Valley and is proud and eager to continue offering the highest quality of music instruction to SSoM students.
11. Located right off the 101 and Princess/Pima exit:
Conveniently located for residents of North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills, and McCormick Ranch.