Southern Park Music School is located at 4805 Park Road, Suite 230, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Southern Park is located in the same building as McAlister’s Deli at the corner of Park Road and Seneca Place. You may park behind the building and enter the double glass doors between the two round columns. Once inside, follow signs to the second floor by using the elevator or the stairs. Please visit our Contact Information section for more details, maps, driving directions, etc.
Lessons are given at Southern Park Music School located at 4805 Park Road, Suite 230 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Please visit our Contact Information page for more details, maps, driving directions, etc. We do not come to your home to teach lessons.
Yes, Southern Park Music School offers lessons at all levels. For preschool children, we offer Musikgarten classes.
Southern Park Music School does not cancel lessons due to bad weather. Please contact your teacher if you are unable to get to your lessons safely due to weather conditions. If an individual teacher must reschedule lessons, the lessons will be made up according to the guidelines under the "Missed Lessons" section below.
Registration for a fall or spring term of private lessons entitles the student to 18 lessons at a specific time each week. The teacher is under no obligation to make up lessons missed by the student. Lessons postponed by the teacher will be made up before the end of the term. If a teacher has scheduled a make-up lesson and the time has been agreed upon by the student and parent (if applicable), the teacher is under no obligation to make up this lesson, should the student be absent.
All students taking private lessons need an instrument at home for daily practice. For piano lessons, a real acoustic piano is best; a quality electronic keyboard may be used the first year. An electronic keyboard does not provide the same touch as a piano and is often limited in the number of keys it contains. If an electronic keyboard is your only option, be sure it has 88 weighted keys and a damper pedal. For stringed instruments, the student needs to meet with the instructor in order to determine the size of instrument needed.
Yes, students may enter competitions and festivals such as North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs, North Carolina Music Teachers Association, Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum, and the Charlotte Symphony Young Artist Competition. The teacher will assist the student in selecting appropriate repertoire.
Yes, during the school year there are one or two recitals per month on Sunday afternoons in the Recital Hall at the school. There is a mandatory rehearsal on the preceding Saturday. Rehearsals and Recitals are at 2:00 p.m.; if a second program is needed, it will be at 3:30 p.m.
Yes, we offer a 30-minute Interview Lesson for $35. Then if you wish, you may sign up for lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length at the recommendation of the teacher. All interview lessons must be pre-paid before they are taught. You may pay by mailing a check to Southern Park Music School, bringing check or cash in person, or via PayPal (click "Enroll" on the home page).
Our lessons cost $35 for a half-hour lesson (30 minutes), $52.50 for a 45-minute lesson, and $70 for a full hour lesson (60 minutes.) Your teacher will recommend a lesson length for you.
Yes, our waiting area has free wi-fi and is a quiet place to work while you are waiting during your child’s lesson.
Music & Arts has a few locations in and around Charlotte (Arboretum, University City, and Huntersville). You may also wish to order sheet music online at http://www.sheetmusicplus.com.
Lessons are taught individually with one teacher and one student. We do offer Chamber Music Ensembles for small groups.
Yes, we will pro-rate our fees depending on the number of weeks remaining in the semester.
Yes, we have several teachers who would love to come to your school or organization to demonstrate instruments (free of charge) such as flute, guitar, violin, saxophone, and piano. Give us a call for more information: 704-676-1022.
Movement Dialogues (Suite 200, across from Southern Park Music School), under the leadership of Brenda Sorkin, teaches the Feldenkrais Method, Bones for Life and the Trager Approach. Study of these disciplines fosters body awareness, better posture and ease of movement at one's instrument and in everyday life. » click here for more information
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