Featured Instructor Testimonials
“There is no comparison. The training in child development, this was not something I had done. There is also a huge benefit to the group experience. Guitar, by nature, is a very solitary instrument…and this approach brings the children together. The ensemble experience is potent both for the social aspect…(It is, after all, fun to play together!) and also important for the young students to learn about rhythm….As well to have the intermittent release from attention, which means it is a less pressured environment. It is very joyful and age appropriate learning. The Childbloom approach is unique combination for very young players….and then the approach evolves as the children grow.”
After a stint travelling with a band in the 1980’s I had given up on being a full time musician and finished a business degree to settle for a career in the insurance industry; teaching and performing “on the side”. Then at the age of 50, the Childbloom Program allowed me to “retire” from the insurance industry and renew my dream to be a career musician. With a proven curriculum and company support I am able to maintain a base source of income from Childbloom lessons, which complements my other activities such as teaching privately for college students during the morning hours and performing in the evenings and on weekends. I believe that I have become a much more effective teacher and a better player now that I am able to devote myself to my passions. I’m impressed with the broad base of knowledge I’m able to draw from the company and from other teachers. In addition to the great resources for pedagogy, etc. I appreciate the emphasis the company has placed on the practical issue of building a successful business.
1 word: Success!!!! The Childbloom Curriculum allows students to consistently succeed because of the thoughtful pedagogy behind it. That success is contagious in the smiles it brings to the students, the parents, and my face. I leave every day wanting to go back to teach tomorrow to see what new successes my students have made. I make an honest income and can support my family doing something I love to do. Being able to create my own schedule also allows me to spend time with my family and still go to work everyday. I have the best of both worlds because Childbloom helps me to succeed!