Park Ridge Strings
Parent/Student Survey 2013
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My child has been taken lessons since...
What prompted you to sign up for lessons in the first place?
The main thing you hope to accomplish through these lessons is...
Overall, my child is...
learning valuable lessons through music-making
just being exposed to music-making
into it just for fun, social validation
My child is learning...
To LOOK, to SEE, to THINK, to PLAN, to DO, to IMPROVE
Focus, Attention to detail, Analytical skills
Discipline and perseverance
Mental and physical Self-awareness and Control
Goal-setting and Project management
Creative problem-solving, solution-finding
Study and Performance skills
Appreciation of beauty, art, cultural history and heritage
What?!? Just learning some songs...
My child is ALSO learning...
I want my child to learn / get out of this experience...
I want my child to learn that high-achieving, successful people...
have a special innate ability, talent, gift (OUTSIDE of their control)
are hard working, disciplined, perseverant (UNDER their control)
a combination of the two above
My child BEST enjoys receiving...
honest, fact-based feedback, both positive AND negative
sugar-coated verbal rewards, however unrealistic
welcomes personal challenges, opportunities to learn and grow
enjoys competing with oneself and others
likes being comfortable, dislikes personal challenges
needs a lot of encouragement, can't take advice and criticism
likes to learn, but hates to be taught
My child believes and expects that...
rewards come BEFORE effort and achievement
rewards come AFTER effort and achievement
they're entitled to self-esteem, success, and recognition, by default
Overall, my child sees learning as...
an opportunity to grow, develop as an individual
as an uncomfortable chore, best avoided
I primarily want my child to do well in order to...
maximize their personal potential, resources and opportunities for growth
make me a proud parent and validate my investment
please the teacher
ALWAYS follows the practice plan
SOMETIMES follows the practice plan
NEVER follows the practice plan
wait... there's a practice plan?!?
My child is mostly...
CLEAR about WHY, WHAT and HOW to practice
CONFUSED about WHY, WHAT and HOW to practice
spending time with the instrument, watching the clock, playing random stuff
understands the importance of building and reinforcing a strong foundation
thinks that skills are "once learned, never forgotten"
In their practice, my child uses...
other music apps (note reading, flash cards, etc.)
Reference recordings (CDs, YouTube, etc.)
ALWAYS practices on their own
MOSTLY practices on their own
RARELY practices on their own
NEVER practices on their own
My child practices ... minutes in an average week
The MAIN goal of the weekly lesson is to...
Build on old skills, Learn new ones, Make progress
Practice old skills / pieces, spinning wheels in place
The MAIN goal of home practice is to...
reinforce the old, learn the new, make progress
minimize embarrassment at the next lesson or performance
please the parents, coast along, "get it over with"
NEW pieces should take ... to be performance-ready
as long as it takes, it doesn't matter...
At this stage in my child's music lessons, my role as a parent is to...
monitor practice, preparation, goals, etc.
mostly encourage, support, reward
make the investment. My child is in charge of and owns the rest.
What is the MOST important to you?
Process (the journey; destination/result & the timing are secondary)
Product (results drive, validate and justify the approach)
For a better overall experience, I would like MORE...
For a better overall experience, I would like LESS...
Resources at the studio website...
I've used them
Haven't used them
What website? What resources?
Word-of-mouth recommendation for lessons
I have and would recommend again
I have before but won't again
I haven't but would if/when necessary
Additional comments, suggestions, concerns, complaints...
I wish you would have asked...
My testimonial (may be used in promotional materials, with name initials)
I'd like to set up a conference about my child's experience/goals and going forward