Happy December, Readers!
We’ve recently gotten a lot of the same question from interested customers calling and stopping by the studio. The burning question: “What makes Musical Expressions different from other music studios in Naperville, and why should I choose Musical Expressions over them?”
Musical Expressions is not a franchise nor a corporation. We are a family owned, family run business. A sort of “Mom and Pop” feel, you could say. It gives our customers a unique and passionate approach to music, a bond with their teachers, exceptional service and a personalized feel that contribute to our customers’ sense of importance. Every student is a member of the M.E. family. With a relaxed but professional and skilled environment, Musical Expressions doesn’t hire anyone without a degree in their field, so our customers are assured that they’re getting the right fit and their money’s worth for lessons. No tricks, no gimmicks, no extra fees.
Our teachers deeply invest in our students. While other schools have ensemble programs similar to Musical Expressions, our program was started back in 2006, making it the most well-established ensemble program Naperville has to offer. The director, Patrick Dugan, who has been a guitar teacher here for nearly 9 years, not only teaches 2-3 ensembles himself on weekends, but also spends time writing out charts, solos, and notation for each person in each ensemble for each song. It guarantees that each student gets equal attention and gets a lot out of that “rock and roll” experience, for which they paid.
Musical Expressions is also not limited to one type of music. We offer classical, contemporary, jazz, punk rock, alternative, indie rock, classic rock, the oldies, opera, and more… for each and every instrument!
The one thing that stands out here is we are not shy about listening to what our customers feel they need or want to express. We make sure each student is happy with their lessons by giving new students check-in calls about how their lessons are going because we deeply care about our students and their families. It’s easy for them to come to us, and us to help them with whatever would make their experience at M.E. better.
There are a lot of laughs, a lot of accomplishments, and a lot of growth every day here.
Paying for music lessons should not be like a trip to the grocery store, where you get what you need but it’s rushed, pulled through a conveyer belt, and thrown in a bag to send home with you.
At Musical Expressions, it’s a life enriching experience where the focus is YOU. It’s about what inspires you, what you want to do with it, how you want to express it, and being a part of something bigger than yourself.
What makes us different from everyone else?
We are invested in the students and their lives, the exceptional teaching, and the joy and power of music.
“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Author: Amanda Riva
Musical Expressions of IL, LLC.