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Orlando - E. Colonial/Baldwin Park

Orlando School of Music
4968 E. Colonial Dr. 
Orlando, FL 32803
(1 Block East of Best Buy & Sam Ash Music)

 

Lake Underhill

East Orlando School of Music
11333 Lake Underhill, Suite 104
Orlando, FL 32825
(408 and Rouse Road)

 

Avalon Park

Avalon School of Music
12001 Avalon Lake Drive, Suite E1
Orlando, FL 32828
(Between Brianto's and the YMCA)

 

 

Family run by Father & Son Team- John & Philip Kolbrich 

Happily Serving Our Community Since 2003!
Join Florida's Largest Private Music School, Teaching over 35,000 private lessons a year!

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Orlando School of Music: 321-281-8386

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN MY MUSIC LESSONS?

That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.
A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the second time after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose the School as your music lesson provider is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.
If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. <<top

WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH

 

We teach all styles from classical, rock, pop and jazz to country, R & B, Latin and blues. <<top

 

ARE YOUR INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?

Our teachers have received their music education from prestigious institutions such as New York University, The Manhattan Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music, Full Sail University, Rollins College, UCF, and the University of Florida. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.


Piano Lessons

(for ages 5 and up)
Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first six months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.

Voice Lessons
(for ages 7 and up)
Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music. If you have always wanted to be the best rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer you can be, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. We not only teach singers, but also local TV and radio personalities who want to enhance their speaking voices.

Guitar Lessons
(for ages 7 and up)
Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

Drum Lessons

(for ages 7 and up)
Our drum instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues, Latin, and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort. All drummers bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and theory is encouraged. We have many drum students who play in local bands, be it in rock clubs or their local churches. You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. Beginning students can learn with a drum pad and sticks for only $25.00. Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook.  <<top

 

DO YOU OFFER LESSONS TO BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS?

 

We welcome students from ages five to one hundred and five. Our professional and knowledgeable team of instructors is able to meet the music educational needs of students of all ages from beginners to advanced. <<top

 

HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE TO START MUSIC LESSONS?

 

For piano and violin, we generally accept children starting at the age of five. Young children need to be mature enough to sit for 30 minutes, know their ABC’s and count to 10. We do teach four year olds, but they must start with a prorated trial lesson and the instructor will determine if the child is ready to begin his/her musical journey with us.

For guitar, drums, voice, and most other instruments, we recommend beginning at the age of seven. This is primarily because their fine motor skills need this extra time to develop. One of our key goals is to share our love of music and create a wonderful first experience on any instrument for every student.  <<top

 

I/MY CHILD LOVES MUSIC! WHAT INSTRUMENT SHOULD I/MY CHILD BEGIN WITH?

 

We suggest learning the piano to all newcomers to music. Obtaining a music education at the Avalon School of Music includes an approved curriculum of music theory education, the foundation of playing and reading the music for any instrument. We have found that the students who start with piano (learning both Treble and Bass Clefs along with theory and ear training) progress more smoothly through their music career. When and if they decide to switch to or add voice, guitar, drums, woodwinds or brass lessons, they will have a greater understanding of the music because they started with the piano. Most universities and colleges require knowing how to play the piano in order to graduate with a music degree. Having a basic foundation with the piano opens up an entire new world for beginner musicians!  <<top

 

I/WE DO NOT OWN AN INSTRUMENT, DOES YOUR SCHOOL PROVIDE ONE?

 

All of our schools are furnished with upright pianos and drums sets. These are the only instruments that a student does not need to bring to their weekly lessons. All students are required to purchase or rent a quality beginner instrument to practice on at home. We would be more than happy to assist you in finding the right size/brand/price range of the instrument you or your child is interested in learning.  During your first lesson the teacher will be able to recommend the best instrument for you to begin with! We do offer some basic quality and reasonably priced begining Guitars and Keyboards. 


For full-size weighted keyboards, guitars, and drums, the school manager has Student Discount Cards at the front desk to receive 10% off the purchase of most instruments and accessories at Sam Ash Music Stores.

 

For band and orchestral instruments, our schools are affiliates and depots for the Music & Arts Rent-to-Own program.  Together, we offer a great rent–to-own program for Orange County Public Schools-approved instruments. These are high quality instruments that are easy to play and in tune, which greatly enhances the student’s first experience! We rent hundreds of instruments to middle school band and orchestra students as well as our own students. Parents find the rent-to-own program convenient, economical, and flexible. If you are not sure, we would be more than happy to assist you in finding the right instrument based on your student’s level, size & needs!  <<top

 

WILL MY/MY CHILD’S LESSON BE PRIVATE, OR DO YOU OFFER GROUP CLASSES?

 

Our music programs are designed for private, one-on-one instruction to maximize the learning benefit to each individual student.

Group Guitar and Others:  We offer group guitar and other group lessons to friends and family requesting to learn together.  Group classes are one hour in length and cost $80 a month per person.

Rock/Jazz/Country Bands: The school hosts rock, jazz, and country bands that meet weekly.  These are designed for students to play songs they enjoy together and have fun!  We recommend beginners to start taking private lessons before joining a band to learn the basics, and to become comfortable playing in a group.  The school hosts an annual mega concert called “Avalon Rocks!” every June.  Here, bands showcase what they have been working on all year and have a blast!  For bands that want to get extra performance experience, various performance opportunities are available throughout the year at local events in the community. Bands meet for one hour every week and cost $80 a month per member.  <<top

 

HOW LONG IS THE DURATION OF EACH LESSON?

 

Private lessons are all one-on one and therefore the length can be customized to match the student’s age and level. Lessons for beginners are 30 minutes in length.  45 & 60 minute lessons are available for students who would like more time to cover more material (and have more fun), as well as intermediate and advanced students.  You can always start with 30 minutes once a week and upgrade to either 45 or 60 minutes once a week, or come in for 30 minutes twice a week (or vice versa).

Voice Lessons: All voice students that are above the age of 13 are required to take 45 or 60 minute lessons. Vocal warm-up exercises are a part of all voice lessons which usually take up to the first 15 minutes of lesson time.  <<top

 

WILL MY/MY CHILD’S LESSON BE AT THE SAME TIME EACH WEEK?

 

Yes, we ask you to choose a day and time that works within your weekly schedule. Your lesson will normally be on the same day and time each week.  <<top

 

CAN I TAKE A TRIAL LESSON?

 

Absolutely, we encourage you to try a new instrument with a new instructor! You may take a pro-rated trial class on any instrument we teach. A 30 minute trial lesson cost $29.75 and gives you/your child the opportunity to meet with the instructor one-on-one, discuss what you would like to accomplish, and get an idea of how YOUR music lesson will progress. After that, you may decide to register and enroll in our monthly lesson program.  <<top

 

I HAD SOMETHING COME UP DURING MY NORMAL LESSON TIME, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

 

The school has no official make-up policy. Therefore, make-up classes are not guaranteed. With that said, if you will miss your lesson and have the ability to call the school ahead of time (ASAP), a make-up class may be an option based on the circumstances, teacher approval, and schedule availability. Absolutely no make-ups will be given for no call, no shows. Our instructors are highly trained and we respect their time and dedication to you/your child. Please offer your consideration when planned absences or emergencies arise.  <<top

 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

 

For retail items, we accept cash, check or Credit card. For students who sign up for regular monthly lessons we accept only Credit Cards (Amex, Visa, Mastercard, & Discover) & Debit Cards (with Visa or Mastercard logo) for monthly reoccurring payments.  <<top

 

HOW MUCH DOES YOUR PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM COST?

 

  • 30 Minute Weekly Lessons: $119 per month (additional family members $10 monthly discount)

  • 45 Minute Weekly Lessons: $174 per month (additional family members $15 monthly discount)
  • 60 Minute Weekly Lessons: $229 per month (additional family members $20 monthly discount)

  • RockShop classes (Rock Band) $99 per month
  • $35 Registration Fee (Family discount $25 each for 2nd/3rd family member)

  • Tuition based on Four Lessons Per Month (5th weeks are billed separately only when they occur)

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WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR LESSONS?

 

Upon registering, you will be billed for the registration fee and for the number of lessons remaining in the month. Your credit card or debit card will then be billed on the first day of the month thereafter.  <<top

 

DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT OR LONG-TERM AGREEMENT?

 

The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.  <<top

 

WHAT IF THERE ARE THREE OR FIVE WEEKS IN THE MONTH?

 

When there is a fifth week in the month, your account will be charged for that fifth lesson mid-month (during the week of the 15th). When there is a holiday when the school is closed, your teacher will give you the option to make-up the class (either before or after the holiday). If you chose not to make-up the class, your account will be automatically credited for that lesson (by the end of the month).  <<top

 

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. WHERE CAN I FIND THE ANSWERS?

 

Our site includes an overview of our company & history, teacher biographies, school tours, student quotes, and other valuable tools and information. Any additional questions may be answered by calling the New Student Hotline at 407-567-7776.  <<top

 

HOW CAN I GET STARTED TODAY?

 

Stop by any of our locations during normal teaching hours (Mon-Fri 2:30 p.m. -9 p.m., Sat 9am-3pm) and speak with a director to determine when, where, and from which instructor you would like to begin learning! -OR- Call our New Student Hotline at 407-567-7776, choose the location nearest to you, and a director will be right with you to answer any further questions you may have and determine when, where, and from which instructor you would like to begin learning!  <<top

 

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