MusicProfessor FAQs

What is MusicProfessor?

MusicProfessor is an online learning system designed to teach anyone how to play an instrument through a library of online courses. MusicProfessor can supplement classroom learning or a blended learning environment and can help students and families overcome obstacles by providing quality online music education lessons for many levels.

Starting at the basics of putting students’ instruments together and building to make students truly proficient at their instrument, MusicProfessor allows each student the opportunity to learn in their own environment at their own pace. Additional courses including music theory and conducting help make each student a more well-rounded musician.

Who should take lessons?

Anyone with an interest in learning a new instrument should begin learning their instrument with the basics of the MusicProfessor beginner courses.

This is also an excellent opportunity for college students, student teachers, or any band director to brush up on the fundamentals and techniques of instruments that might not be their primary instrument.

How do I take lessons?

Lessons are divided into levels: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Pro. Each level has many hours of content divided into multiple lessons to make learning easier. The videos are designed to play, pause, and even rewind in case you missed something, encouraging each student to learn at their own pace.

What is the curriculum? How is it structured?

The beginning courses start at the basics of putting your instrument together, and the lessons build on each other to make students truly proficient at their instrument.

MusicProfessor is low-pressure; it allows each student the opportunity to learn in their own environment, at their own pace. Additional courses including music theory and conducting help make each student a more well-rounded musician.

How is this different than taking lessons from a private lesson teacher?

MusicProfessor’s online classes are designed to be supplemental to regular instruction or classroom learning. This “blended learning” approach allows students the opportunity to learn material through highly-specialized online lessons in their home, and take it back to their highly-trained teacher to troubleshoot, refine skills, and work on larger musical concepts.

Who teaches the courses?

All MusicProfessor courses are taught by college professors and professional musicians that are excellent at their craft. To learn more, read their full bios here: https://www.musicprofessor.com/blogs/instructors

Flute: Shauna Thompson, Texas Christian University and Lisa Garner Santa, Texas Tech University
Oboe: Jonathan Marzluf, Concordia University, Irvine
Clarinet: Mary Druhan, Texas AM University Commerce, and Kathryn Nevin, Calico Winds
Bassoon: Leslie Massenburg, Brookhaven College
Saxophone: Noelle Fabian, Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble, and Dave Wilson, composer-musician
Trumpet: John Holt, University of North Texas
French Horn: Heather Test, Texas Christian University
Trombone: Benjamin Osborne, Sam Houston State University
Euphonium: Brian Bowman, University of North Texas
Tuba: Kevin Wass, Texas Tech University
Percussion: Cory Hills and Matt Cook, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet
Conducting: John Zastoupil, Missouri State University
Music Theory: Blaise Ferrandino, Texas Christian University

How long does it take?

MusicProfessor is low-pressure; it allows each student the opportunity to study on their own time and move at their own pace in a comfortable environment. Each level has a series of lessons approximately 5 minutes each.

How long do I have access to the courses that I purchased?

If you purchase a series of lessons before December 31, 2020, you have lifetime access to the course material. Take your time, pause, rewind, and re-watch parts of the videos as many times as you need! Length of subscription term may change for new subscriptions after January 1, 2021.

I am a parent - How do I sign my child up for lessons?

To enroll your child, simply go to musicprofessor.com and select your course. Add it to your shopping cart and checkout – like any online purchase! When checking out, use code MUSICFORALL to receive a 50% discount on the course price.

I am a teacher - Can all of my students participate in the program?

Music for All is excited to help you implement this program in your school. To learn more about group sales and Teacher Passes, please contact Jessica at instruction@musicforall.org.

What is the pricing structure?

Courses are different prices based on level and number of hours on the subject. Music for All is proud to offer a discount to any individual looking to purchase a course. When checking out, use code MUSICFORALL to receive a 50% discount on the course price.

What payment types do you accept?

Though we generally accept nearly all major credit cards and Paypal, we can work with nearly any payment type, including cash, check, and purchase order. If you’d like to use the latter types of payment, please email us at info@musicprofessor.com.

What is your refund policy?

We’re sorry, but we cannot offer refunds. Please consider your order carefully before purchasing. 

How do I redeem my order?

After your order is placed, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to redeem your course. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us, info@musicprofessor.com. We’re always happy to help!

How do I reset my password?

MusicProfessor does not store personal information to help make your account information secure. If you need help resetting your password, please use the password reset button on the customer log in page. MusicProfessor will then send a new temporary password to the email associated with your account for temporary log in, and you will have to change it upon successful log in.

What are the technology requirements?

MusicProfessor Courses can be viewed on any device that has access to the internet: laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Videos are compressed 720p. Most lessons are less than 30 MB in size. Thus, streaming is almost never an issue and, when using cellular connections, videos require very little data.

How does MusicProfessor compare to Smart Music?

MusicProfessor is designed to be foundational and help students with the fundamentals of learning how to play their instrument. Smart Music is a diagnostic tool to test if students are playing the music correctly (notes and rhythms).

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