Musical education - Has the teacher successfully completed certification in their area of musical expertise?
Level of experience - Have they taught students at your level?
Personality - Do you (and/or your child) get along with the teacher?
Studio atmosphere - Is the teacher's studio neat and inviting? Free of distractions?
Type of program offered - Does the teacher provide instruction in the style of music you're interested in? Do they offer preparation for exams, festivals, and recitals? What's their expectations for practicing?
Did you know...
"A person is excused from attendance at school if the person is absent from school for the purpose of receiving instruction in music and the period of absence does not exceed one-half day in any week."
Source: Part II - School Attendance, Section 21, 2(e)