Many music schools have their own unique features and offer attractive courses. While searching for the right music school for yourself or for someone you want to send, you will need to look up music school reviews.
To find the right music school, you must know what you are looking for. There are music schools that provide only music as part of its curriculum and there are other schools and universities that offer music as its main curriculum. The music school review must contain information on whether the music school offers a degree, diploma or certificate, full-time or part-time courses, majors and areas of specialization, cost, location and other factors that determine how a music school is.
In the US, there is no ranking of undergraduate music schools. Many tabloids and general magazines like Newsweek and the Washington Monthly, music magazines like Rolling Stone regularly publish information as to which is a good music school. Websites like studentsreview.com, ruggsrecommendations.com and ccweek.com also provide music school reviews, rankings, and other relevant information on music schools. You can also consider contacting associations like the Music Teachers National Association who offer awards for teaching excellence for music school reviews. While looking for music school reviews, you can also see if the review covers the accreditation or endorsements or membership that a particular school or program has.
Music school reviews must contain detailed data, topics covered in the curriculum, graduation rate, and courses offered within the topics. While reading a music school review, it is not just the fame or ranking of a music school that should be noted. The teachers involved and the programs offered must be relevant to your needs and sometimes lesser known schools would be better suited depending upon your need. Some schools provide a wide ambit of music programs like composition, songwriting, performance, theory, recording, production, audio engineering, instrument repair, business, etc.
Interacting with social networking sites as well as posting questions on music school reviews on popular music websites can also be a good source.
musicschoolsintheusa.com is a useful resource for finding music school reviews for schools in the US.
According to the Australian website dest.gov.au, a team led by Murdoch University undertook a review called the National Review of School Music Education on behalf of the Australian Government, which covered amongst other things the quality of teaching and learning , practice of teaching and learning music, and recommendations regarding music schools.
It is also useful to visit any school’s website where you will find reviews about the certification, specifics relating to admissions, audition, fees, student’s reviews, faculty, etc.