Mission Statement: To teach students to experience music form the professional musician's standpoint. Provide students with the skills to collaborate, communicate, and perform with other musicians.
Playing professional music in the current culture of today, along side world class soloists, with national competitive conductors, allows Michael Schwagerus to draw from his performing experiences, and provide the richest musical learning environment possible for his students.
Students of Michael Schwagerus have gone on to receive music scholarships from Berkley School of Music, Sacramento State University, and Chico State University.
Most Important When Learning an Instrument:
Practice. Practice. Practice. - Repetition trains the body and the mind.
"Practice does not make perfect" - The way you practice is essential. Be mindful of your practice techniques and that they are correct.
Supervised Practice is Very Important - Supervising a student's practice, especially in the early phases of learning an instrument is paramount.
Don't Give Up - Serious music study can be challenging. It is important to keep students practicing well during these challenging times.