« Music may be the activity that prepared our pre-human ancestors for speech communication and for the very cognitive, representational flexibility necessary to become humans. »
Daniel J. Levitin, cognitive psychologist & neuroscientist
If you want to sharpen your senses, train your brain and express yourself, it’s time to take music lessons.
We at MTN believe that learning to sing or play an instrument is about more than just music. It influences your character; it makes you smarter and more empathic and enriches life in myriad ways. Studies have shown that kids who study an instrument think faster and are better in STEM. The senses and the brain are differently trained. When you make music, it’s something you feel deep inside. It’s uplifting. It frees the spirit. It lets you express how you’re feeling, whether joyful, wistful, mellow, triumphant.
What’s your passion?
What are you passionate about? Guitar? Piano? Singing? Drums? Saxophone? What styles do you like? Rock? Folk? Classical? Bluegrass? Jazz? Whatever you’re into, learning to play will feed your soul. You’ll gain confidence that permeates all aspects of your life – and that lasts a lifetime. And the first time you play in front of people, you’ll feel a “high” like none you’ve ever felt before.
Find the right teacher
Finding the right fit – a teacher who has the potential to become a mentor – is key to musical success and satisfaction. This is why we look beyond price and availability to consider our teachers’ skill levels, approach, and ability to make lessons fun. We know that some students learn better through ear training, others by sight reading. Some are hooked from day one, while others need a bit more “push.” (Hint: don’t tell your kid to practice, instead suggest that they “play.”).
Whatever your age or experience level, the Music Teachers Network has you covered. We provide plenty of detail on our teachers’ experience and approach so you can make a well-informed decision before you connect. You’ll discover your own learning style, and the teacher will give you the tools you’ll need to build your skills.
More than music
Through group lessons, ensembles, bands and orchestras, making music together is a fantastic way to make new friends and join the global music community. And it’s about much more than music. Learning to play music, people also learn to listen – to how others play, and what others say. They learn to respect those around them. They learn to share. They learn about different times in history and different places in the world. They learn about the myriad, magical ways in which materials make sounds and sounds become music.
Take the first step
Learning to make music is a series of steps. Start with a pure, simple major scale. Hear the power of basic intervals – thirds, fourth, fifths, and octaves. Notice how major thirds sound happy, while minor thirds sound sad. Be amazed at the complexity of counterpoint in a Bach fugue, with two melodies playing at once. Find the audacity to launch into a jazz solo that starts simply, soars skyward, then settles back to earth. You’ve just taken an amazing journey — one that will never be repeated, because you created it on the spot, in the moment. Every step is within your reach, and every step pays rewards. Why not get started now?
MTN SELECT is our exclusive offer for parents seeking a very special teacher.
Musician, recording artist, producer & mix-engineer, founder of MTN and dedicated father
The MTN SELECT program offers hand-picked instructors for the most discerning students and parents. These instructors undergo a very rigorous selection process. They are personally known to us and have the highest qualifications as well as extensive experience in music teaching. We will find the right match to fit your child’s needs.
« My adult son Allan has a mild form of autism. We’ve been using The Music Teachers Network for 5 years now.
He really looks forward to his lessons and loves playing an annual concert for the family.
I highly recommend this company. » – Howard H.