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Virtuoso Music cares about the music community, and strives to clearly stand out
among its competitors. The grid below is a sampling of the difference we provide, based on the results of frequent surveying we do in order to improve our service:

Service Comparison as of Spring 2007
Offering Virtuoso Music Music Store Freelance Teacher Typical In-Home Service
Music teachers who travel to you Yes No Rarely Yes
Organized recitals Twice per year Rarely Sometimes Sometimes
Judged performance opportunities or festivals Yes Unlikely, unless individual teacher provides Unlikely, unless individual teacher provides No, unless individual teacher provides
Music discount or credit program Yes, including free classical music* None or very limited None or very limited None
Verifiable background checks for instructors Yes, with reputable firm Rarely No Sometimes, but methods are not always clear
Experienced, reliable, fun and proven teachers Clear teacher qualifications Hit or miss - often young student teachers Hit or miss Many haven't even met their teachers
Affordable prices for service received Best Value
(more info)
Cheapest Option Varies, but usually limited to just teaching Most are very expensive and provide little
Community / volunteer opportunities Yes No No No
Music newsletter for your local community Yes Rarely No Rarely
Fair cancellation policy Cancel anytime with 2-wk notice Usually 1 month notice required Usually 1 month notice required Varies, if there is a policy at all
Clear and understandable written policies for makeups and lesson credits Provided at signup Limited makeups and usually no credits allowed Limited makeups and usually no credits allowed Unpredictable, if there is a written policy at all

* Terms and conditions apply to the music credit program. Virtuoso Music provides details to participating students.

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