Frequently Asked Questions.
In order to become proficient on an instrument, students should schedule in their practice times just as they do with homework or any other responsibility. We suggest 10-15 minutes daily for beginners.
For more advanced students, 30-45 minutes minimum is required to truly put into practice what was covered in the lesson.
Additionally, it is proven that our students retain more if they practice the same day, but after their lesson. A lesson does not count as practice!
Lastly, studying at the Conservatory is to learn new concepts. Students should always come prepared having mastered (or almost mastered) what was taught the previous week. In the event students haven’t practiced in the previous week, the lesson will then become a practice session. This means new material may not be taught, therefore causing a delay in progress.
What does this mean? Practice if you want to progress!
Grow Your Gift Conservatory Music in the Fort Walton Beach area is intentional when selecting instructors to serve our musicians. Our instructors understand this is to be a long-term commitment and that turnover is detrimental to our mission.
Our instructors don’t teach as a side gig to fill their time or to only earn extra money on the side. They are still very active in our music community and have chosen their career path to make a difference in the lives of each student musician they come in contact with. They are dedicated and often conduct their personal lives around their teaching schedules, not the other way around. Although teaching at Grow Your Gift is a part time job, every staff member exhibits a full-time commitment to our mission and to our students.
All instructors have an extensive background in the instrument(s) they teach.
We strive to maintain a manageable and consistent schedule through an unlimited make-up lesson policy.
Our level of communication with families is streamlined through a knowledgeable, on-site administrative team who work to serve the needs of our current and prospective customers.
Our musicians and their families can expect consistency, transparency, opportunities to perform, and an exciting and inclusive atmosphere.
Enrollment is on a month-to-month basis. To experience true growth in the instrument of choice, we recommend studying for at least six months to one year. Most students are able to perform a recognizable song within three months.