The Music Learning Center instructors who teach at our Ridgefield Studio are all highly trained professionals who love what they do. Each instructor takes great care to ensure that our students receive the best instruction possible, and that they have fun while they are learning. For specific information about our teachers and their schedule availability please complete an information request form HERE.
Training: All of the instructors are university and conservatory trained and many have advanced degrees in music performance and music education. Certain instructors at our Ridgefield Studio also hold a L.R.S.M. (Licentiate of the Royal School of Music).
Experience: Music Learning Center's teachers have extensive experience in music education. Many are also active performers and have appeared in national and local symphony orchestras, jazz festivals, concert halls, local jazz and rock clubs and cabarets. Some have traveled throughout the US and in Europe as performers while others have either won competitions, or been the recipients of prestigious national and local awards.
Affiliations: Many of the teachers participate in professional organizations including the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA), the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA), the Jazz Education Network and the American Bach Society. The Music Learning Center is an institutional member of the Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) and the Cultural Alliance of Western CT.
You may begin lessons at any time of the year. We offer online registration 24 hours a day, in addition to in person and over the phone registration. As parents, we know how busy life can be. We are able to offer many convenient options in order to find the best match with your own scheduling needs.
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"Morgan has only recently begun to discover her talents in music and the performing arts. While some credit (especially for the flute) is due for her school music and band teachers, the vast majority of the credit goes to her voice teacher Sheila and the Music Learning Center. Sheila has been so wonderful for Morgan, brilliantly balancing nurture, joking and conversation with cajoling, hard work and focus. We are so proud of Morgan, but we are grateful to Sheila and the rest of you for helping Morgan to find and develop her musical talents."
"My daughter has been taking flute lessons for the past two years at the Music Learning Center. I have been very happy with her progress. Her instructor, Sara Smith, is an excellent teacher and a very nice person. I have also been impressed with the staff at the Music Learning Center. They really care about the students. When Hurricane Irene hit our town, we were without power for several days. During that week, I received a call from Sara Vokes. She knew we lived in a hard hit area and called to see if we needed anything. In addition Renee Harris in the office is on top of things and the office runs very smoothly. I would definitely recommend the Music Learning Center to anyone who is looking for a music school."
"All of our family appreciates you, Claudia, Sara and everyone at the Music Learning Center for the warm support and kind help for Hannah. We truly believe that Hannah couldn't have done it without all of your help. (note: Hannah earned an amazing "perfect score" in her CT Western Regional's Middle School Band audition.)"