Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU OFFER SUMMER SCHOOLS?
We have Real Rock Band & Private lessons year-round.
DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCING?
Be Natural Music has a fiscal sponsorship from The William James Association! This allows us to provide youth musicians with financial scholarships for Real Rock Band, Private Lessons, Summer Camps, & Group Classes.
WILL THE SCHOOL HELP ME PROMOTE MY BAND/ALBUM?
If you have a poster to share with us we will sometimes put them up on our windows!
DO I NEED A PIANO AT HOME TO TAKE PIANO LESSONS?
It is strongly recommended for any instrument that you are taking lessons on to have that same instrument available to you at home to practice!
CAN I JUST TAKE ONE MONTH OF LESSONS?
Absolutely! Just let the Office Manager know that you are only interested in a specific duration of lessons, whether they be for only a month or only two months.
CAN WE TAKE LESSONS EVERY OTHER WEEK INSTEAD OF EVERY WEEK?
Our school offers a twice monthly tuition. View our tuitions and pricing here: https://www.benaturalmusicsantacruz.com/private-lessons
DO I NEED TO TAKE AN EXAMINATION? AUDITION?
For Private Lessons an audition is not necessary. For our Real Rock Band program, though, an audition is an absolute.
CAN I CHANGE MY PROGRAM OF STUDY MIDWAY THROUGH MY COURSE?
Short answer: yes! But we ask for some flexibility on this as we may need to rearrange to a new teacher if the switch of instruments are not one your current teacher is knowledgeable in. A 30-day notice is required for a switch like this.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO APPLY?
Our piano, sax, vocal, and drum teachers will teach students as young as 5. Our guitar & bass teachers will teach students as young as 8.
HOW DO I APPLY?
WILL I NEED TO BRING MY OWN INSTRUMENT OR WILL YOU PROVIDE ME WITH THE SAME?
It is strongly recommended for any instrument you wish to take lessons in to have that same instrument available to you at home to practice! That being said, we house drumsets & keyboards here at our school for students taking lessons on those instruments; on all other instruments students are required to bring their own.
CAN I OPT FOR PRIVATE LESSONS?
Yes! We offer Private Lessons in Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Ukulele, Piano, Percussion, & Saxophone.