Where do I go for my lesson?
When you come in for your first lesson, the Admissions Director will show you where to go.
What instruments can I take lessons on?
The Collective offers private lessons on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard/piano and voice.
Will I be with other kids or by myself?
Lessons are one on one, just you and the teacher. Classes and workshops are group activities and will involve interaction with other students.
Are the other kids nice? How do they treat new students?
I’ve seen a few Collective Shows, do all the students play or sing that well?
How do I get more involved with the performances?
What are Student Showcases About?
Do I have to perform in them?
What if the other students are more skilled than I am?
You have no reason to be intimidated by the skill level of other students. Everyone has to start somewhere. Our program is designed so that you get out of it what you put into it. Many of our students are talented but have been working hard and practicing for many years to reach that level.
Being proficient in music is not something that happens overnight; it requires hard work and dedication. Private lessons, classes, and workshops at the UMC will give you the skill set needed to become a good musician, but it is up to you to practice and put those skills to work. If you put in the practice time to better yourself as a musician, you will get better and our teachers and staff are there to help you out along the way.