Without a waiver or special assistance program, you'll be paying a full arm and leg. It is NOT single parent income friendly. Yes, there are plenty activities but some are at an additional price (as if the basic services weren't high enough). You might not want your kid eyeing their camp tee-shirt $$$ or expressing a desire to participate in arts & crafts $$$ or craving food from their kitchen $$$. Those are extra and I'd rather not put my kid in a position where they're feeling left out because I can't indulge the owner's every urged compulsion to profit. All inclusive doesn't exist here. So before you assume that added activities are part of the perks, think again. Get accustomed to asking, "Yeah that's nice but how much extra do I have to pay for that?"
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My son finally has a place to play his electric guitar without giving my husband and I a headache. He has joined a rock band class at Mason's. The…
I have nothing but great things to say about MLE. My daughter is currently talking piano lessons there with Achia for over 10 months. I took her from another place in Tallahassee that she was going for 2 years. Since she started in MLE she has been progressing so much and loves to practice between lessons. Her teaches is amazing, always on time and challenges my daughter with her music. I would recommend MLE to anyone who want to progress in music and have a professional, but fun atmosphere.
My granddaughter took violin lessons from MLE and I would highly recommend them. Before going with MLE she took lessons from Mason's which was not working well the price was higher, it was hard to get lesson times, and she never could relate to her instructor, which is very important. Achia, her MLE instructor gave in home lessons, was always on time, understanding of a 12 year old girls trials and tribulations and very encouraging. My granddaughter along with her parents of course moved to Gainesville and we are having a hard time finding a good replacement.
I've been a teacher at MLE for three years and I'd like to respond to the negative review listed here. It is true that MLE hires many college students- usually graduate music education or performance studios- as instructors. This is true of any of the local music studios, but the fact that they are still in college doesn't necessarily speak to their expertise. Lessons with a highly experienced, older teacher in the area will cost up to 3x as much and will not offer the flexibility of coming to any location as MLE does. It sounds as if she had a bad experience with one instructor, but certainly not a typical one! Also, other than the monthly lesson payments (which are the cheapest in town), instrument expenses, and a yearly registration fee to cover book expenses, etc., there are no "hidden fees."
They use college students as teachers, so your teacher will likely change every semester or two, which is very confusing, and bad for your child. The teachers are often late, or just do not show up at all. We were not very happy with my kids taking guitar lessons here, so we moved them to a smaller teacher. Very expensive, and a lot of hidden fees too!
Jaime is a great piano instructor. He is great with my daughter, and he makes her laugh all of the time! He expects a lot from all of his students, and that shows in their recitals. We are very pleased to have Jaime in our lives! Mary