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Student Spotlight: Meet Anna!

Student Spotlight: Meet Anna!

At Learning Allegro, we are PROUD of our students and their accomplishments! Take a moment to meet one of our awesome piano students, Anna.   Anna L. is in ninth grade, and she has been taking piano lessons at Learning Allegro for seven years. We […]

Is school orchestra getting “spooky?” Here’s how to combat your young musician’s frustrations

Is school orchestra getting “spooky?” Here’s how to combat your young musician’s frustrations

Your child begs all summer to play the clarinet. Eventually, you cave, rent an instrument, and sign him up for the school’s band program…and he LOVES it!   That is, for a few weeks. By mid-October, the “Honeymoon Phase” of starting an instrument is over, and the […]

Student Spotlight: Meet Carrington!

Student Spotlight: Meet Carrington!

At Learning Allegro, we are PROUD of our students and their accomplishments! Take a moment to meet one of our awesome students, Carrington. She is in eighth grade and studies guitar, piano and voice with Learning Allegro’s Mr. Mickey and Ms. Sarah.

 


 

1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TAKING LESSONS AT LEARNING ALLEGRO?

I have been taking lessons for six years.

2. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SONGS YOU’VE LEARNED IN LESSONS?

I enjoyed “Runaway” by Aurora and “When We Were Young” by Adele.

3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR TEACHERS?

They’re both very funny!

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT MUSIC LESSONS? 

I just love music in general.

5. CAN YOU TELL US ONE INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

I love theatre.

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? 

I want to be a neurosurgeon or an actress.


Thanks for being part of the Learning Allegro family, Carrington. We are proud of you!

Do toddler music circles actually work?

Do toddler music circles actually work?

Do toddler music programs really do much for your child? How can you tell the difference between a healthy, growth-minded music program and a glorified singalong? Here are a few things to consider.     First of all, your little one can often pick up […]

Student Spotlight: Meet Gwen!

Student Spotlight: Meet Gwen!

At Learning Allegro, we are PROUD of our students and their accomplishments! Take a moment to meet one of our awesome piano students, Gwen. She is in the tenth grade and studies with Learning Allegro’s Monica Zheng.     HOW LONG HAVE YOU TAKEN LESSONS […]

Why Learning Allegro?

Why Learning Allegro?

There are dozens of methods, theories, and approaches to music education. In fact, every teacher and studio you ever encounter will be a little bit different. However, there are definitely things that make each one strong and unique.

At Learning Allegro, we are proud to be part of a vibrant music education community in the Chester County region. We also happen to think we’re a little unique! Here’s why:

1. OUR TEACHERS TEACH THEIR PRIMARY INSTRUMENTS. In most music studios, teachers cover an array of instruments — including ones with which they have minimal experience. At Learning Allegro, we make every effort to pair our students with teachers who have specific expertise in the instrument at hand.

 

2. OUR TEACHERS ARE WORKING PROFESSIONALS. All of our instructors have ongoing musical experience in a field outside of the music education sector. Some of them are involved in orchestras, theatre pits, and marching bands. Some of them are in rock bands or other performance groups. Some of them write and record in their spare time! We believe that the best teachers are active learners; external musical outlets allow our staff to stay in touch with their “inner student.”

 

3. STABLE SCHEDULES. In some studios, the employees are mainly full-time music students. That means that the studio schedules have to change with each school semester. At Learning Allegro, most of our teachers maintain a steady schedule all year round.

 

4. MIX AND MATCH APPROACH. At Learning Allegro, we get it — you might not mesh with every teacher you meet! If a student is struggling to understand one teacher’s approach to the instrument, we give the option of trying a new instructor. We’ve all been there before, and none of us will ever be offended. We want to see our students with teachers they respect, enjoy, and can learn from!

 

5. REGULAR PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES. All of our students are encouraged to participate in our biannual recitals, which happen in December and May/June. Occasionally, they also play for community days, open houses, and other events.

 

6. FOCUS ON FUN AND TECHNIQUE. We understand that not every student will play forever! Whether we teach you for one year or ten, we want you to leave the studio with a strong foundation in technique…however, we’re also strong believers that fun and technique aren’t mutually exclusive. Our goal is to give every young musician the tools they need to not only do well, but ENJOY the musical process.

 

 

Meet Hailey! (Learning Allegro Student Spotlight)

Meet Hailey! (Learning Allegro Student Spotlight)

At Learning Allegro, we are PROUD of our students and their accomplishments! Take a moment to meet one of our awesome guitar students, Hailey. She is in eighth grade!   HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TAKING LESSONS AT LEARNING ALLEGRO? Two years.   WHO IS […]

4 signs that you’re a rusty musician!

4 signs that you’re a rusty musician!

It’s been an action-packed summer…but how are your musical skills holding up? Here are eight telltale signs that you might be getting rusty!     1. SIGHT READING IS HARD. AGAIN. Reading sheet music can certainly be tricky, but it’s also a skill that is fairly […]

Watch clips from our 2019 Student Recital!

Watch clips from our 2019 Student Recital!

We are so proud of the teachers and students at Learning Allegro! Take a moment to watch them in their element at the studio’s 2019 Spring Recital.

 

 

 

Meet Maanav! (Learning Allegro Student Spotlight)

Meet Maanav! (Learning Allegro Student Spotlight)

At Learning Allegro, we are PROUD of our students and their accomplishments! Take a moment to meet one of our awesome violin students, Maanav. He is in tenth grade!   HOW LONG HAVE YOU TAKEN VIOLIN LESSONS AT LEARNING ALLEGRO? I started lessons four years […]