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    Services Offered

    Honolulu Music Lessons Co-op is currently offering Lessons in Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Drums, Bass Guitar, Voice, Composition and we also do Music Therapy Sessions. Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced with most having at least a Master’s degree in Music and at least 15 years of teaching and professional music performance experience and our Piano, Voice and Composition Instructor has a PhD in Music. Our instructors’ teaching methods are modern, adaptable to many different styles of music including Classical, Rock, Pop, Hawaiian, Latin, Jazz, Blues, you name it…

    Teaching Philosophy

    Our Instructors’ teaching methods are modern, adaptable to students’ specific needs and aren’t limited to specific styles of music. We teach music as an art in an encouraging and patient way and focus on the skills students need to pursue their own specific or diverse music interests by emphasizing music fundamentals and basic skills that are needed to be resourceful and to study music independently and proficiently and play with creativity and expressiveness. We make use of a vast libraries of digital music resources and online resources, multimedia, apps and other cutting edge technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience and to get students the sheet music, transcriptions and resources they need for success instantly.

    Mission and Vision

    The sad truth for most music lessons providers on Oahu is that Student’s pay between $50 to $80 per hour for lessons, but the instructor doing all the work gets only between $15 to $25 per hour of that fee before tax and other expenses. Honolulu Music Lessons Co-op is owned and operated by Landon Mattox who is also one of the teachers providing private lessons in Guitar, Ukulele and Bass. Landon believes that the practice of paying teachers only a third of the lesson fee is wrong and exploitative and our mission as a co-op is to provide excellent teaching facilities to highly qualified and experienced teachers in a way where the teacher keeps the lion’s share of lessons fees and we all work together to share the costs of rent, web design and marketing so that we can all provide excellent service in the long term. Lessons providers that only pay instructors a third of the lessons fees suffer from the following problems: their instructors may not be qualified or experienced or have a degree in music and they have high turnover which means your teacher may not be the same person month after month and year after year, the teachers may feel unhappy and burnt out during the lessons since they aren’t being paid a fair wage and may not work hard to provide students and families with their best attention and quality service.

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