Subject: 9 – When You Visit
Here are some general guidelines to consider when visiting the schools you have an interest in.
First, call ahead. Make sure that visitors are welcome. Some schools are particular about what classes visitors are allowed to watch. Advanced classes may be “off limits” to the public as well as “private lessons.” It should be a “red flag” if the school will not allow you to watch any classes before paying money though. Further, some schools feel that simply watching a few classes can not adequately give you a feel for their art. They may encourage you to take an “introductory” class (sometimes at no charge). [Read more…]