Make-Up Lessons

We designed our “Explorer Classes” for you to use your make-up lesson credit and try something new instead of scheduling a make-up class for the instrument you are currently enrolled in.
We offer explorer classes for songwriting, DJing, music production, different instruments and our new blues jam!
Yes absolutely!
There is no limit!
Yes, that is possible. When scheduling your make-up class, you can see who is teaching the class. It is however possible that the teacher is going to change on a short notice due to sickness or any other last minute urgent reason from the teacher. However, we believe that it is a benefit having lessons with another teacher once in a while. Every teacher is unique and you can learn always something or get to experience a different teaching approach that you might enjoy very much.
Specifically for this reason, we created a make-up lesson schedule in which two instruments have their group make-up lessons on the same day and time and the instrument combination always rotates. If you need help scheduling make-up lessons for all your children on the same day, please let us know and we will happy to help you!
Yes absolutely!

At the moment, we only offer the option to schedule your make-up lessons online for the following instruments: vocals, guitar/bass, drums, piano and DJ/Music Production. For all other instruments, please contact us via email at hello@mmspasadena.com, by phone (626) 578-9242 or at the front desk. We will be happy to reschedule the class for you.

Our make-up lesson system is based on a trust basis. We do not keep track of how many outstanding make-up lessons each student has. We trust you that you will schedule as many lessons as you believe you have outstanding.
Yes it is still possible to have a private make-up class.
Our group classes are maxed at 5 students per class. If only 1 or 2 students sign up for the class, we will divide the lesson time into 1 or 2 private lessons instead. That being said, a group class only takes place if 3 or more students sign up for the class. When signing up for our group make-up lessons, you are able to see how many students have enrolled in each class so far (if it doesn’t show a specific sign up number, it means no one has signed up for that particular class yet).
If you really want a private lesson, we recommend to sign up for classes with low sign ups (0 or 1 sign up) and very close to the make-up lesson date. We understand that private lessons are often preferred and on a regular basis private lessons are a good choice.
However, having group classes once in a while is very beneficial for the learning process. It is crucial for students to meet other students in their same age, who are also learning music. Music is meant to be played together and in group classes, the students actually get to experience how it feels like playing together. It’s just like a team sport. If you play baseball, you might have private lessons to improve specific skills, but you are also always with your team and playing together. That’s the only way to really learn the sport (and in our case it’s music). Coming to music lessons is about learning, but also about enjoying it and it is oftentimes more fun playing music with other students and making friends. We designed specific lesson plans for the group classes that work plus the group classes are small, which allows the teacher to work with each student one-on-one. That is why we believe the opportunity of taking your make-up lessons in a group is fantastic and will actually help the learning process instead of slowing it down.

Yes absolutely!
Yes we do! Our make-up schedule rotates from weekdays to weekends.
30min private lesson = 1 make-up lesson
45min private lesson = 1.5 make-up lessons (schedule 3 make-up lessons for every 2 lessons missed)
60min private lessons = 2 make-up lessons
45min group/semi-private lesson = 1 make-up lesson

Group make-up lessons are 45min long (30min for 6 year olds and younger).

 

You can schedule your make-up lesson in our online sign up system or reserve your time with us at the reception during our regular business hours
Having group classes once in a while is very beneficial for the learning process. It is crucial for students to meet other students in their same age, who are also learning music. Music is meant to be played together and in group classes, the students actually get to experience how it feels like playing together. It’s just like a team sport. If you play baseball, you might have private lessons to improve specific skills, but you are also learning with your teammates and play the game together. You actually have to play the game with others to really learn the sport (and in our case it’s music).
Coming to music lessons is about learning, but also about enjoying it and it is oftentimes more fun playing music with other students and making friends. We designed specific lesson plans with worksheets for the group classes that work plus the group classes are small, which allows the teacher to work with each student one-on-one. That is why we believe the opportunity of taking your make-up lessons in a group is fantastic and will actually help the learning process instead of slowing it down.

Yes! We offer unlimited make-up lessons. You can schedule your make-up lesson in our online sign up system or reserve your time with us at the reception during our regular business hours
They never expire!
No, you do not have to schedule a make-up lesson for each missed class. You don’t have to schedule any make-up lesson, if you don’t want to.
No, you don’t have to give us 24 hour notice. You can even schedule a make-up lesson if you don’t give us any notice. However, we would really appreciate if you could let us know when you will miss your regular class. This way we can notify your teacher beforehand.
Yes absolutely!
Yes! For that specific reason, we created our “Explorer Classes”. They are designed to give you an opportunity to try out something new. Please click here to see our “Explorer Classes” schedule. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge about the topic or instrument in order to join those classes.
Yes! If the family member is a beginner, we recommend the beginner or explorer classes.

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