Who is Savannah Musicians' Institute?
Savannah Musicians' Institute started with a group of established music teachers teaching with a local Music Retail Store. In 2010, the store had some misfortune and was in the process of closing. Jon Willis, Joe Flanders and Audrey Allgaier, with 1 other teacher and a repairman, decided to find a place we could teach without the distraction of a sales environment.
With the help of a very generous friend and fellow business owner, we set up a small store on Hodgson Memorial Drive in 2011. We built the walls to suit our needs, set up our own schedules, and recruited and worked with a few other teachers and repair techs over the years. Our early motto has been "Quality, Caring and Experienced Teachers" and we have been told that we hold that ideal with each individual student that comes through our doors. Our lesson prices are affordable and we are willing to work with each family without time locked contracts.
Our goal has always been to focus on the student, to make sure that each individual has a better understanding of their chosen musical outlet, and give them opportunities to explore and learn in a comfortable and family friendly environment. We are a collective of individual music teachers and performers with a love of what we do, and a willingness to share with anyone willing to learn. Some of us hold degrees in our field, others have been working on our craft for decades. We work with kids, adults and senior citizens on everything from learning a new instrument to learning just a song or two for a special occasion (for those who already have a basis).
There is no "magic formula" for learning music, and anybody can learn - its never too late! Every student learns at their own pace, so there is no "set time" to learning an instrument. We will work with you as long as you like. No matter the reason for wanting to learn, then we can find a musical outlet for you!
While we have moved a couple times since out Hodgson Memorial location, we have kept the same ideals and many of the same students over the years and we look forward to adding you to our Musical Family!
Savannah Musicians' Institute is a small studio style music lesson space of working musicians with a goal to pass their knowledge to anyone interested in learning. Located in Savannah GA, our aim is to encourage music through education, performance, and community.
Together we aim to provide a creative, collaborative, and commercial free learning environment. Our mission is to cultivate a love and appreciation for music in addition to helping our students attain the highest skill level on their instrument or instruments of choice. Our Studio style teaching allows us to immerse students in many different types of learning and provide materials that are not found at many Music Studio Schools.
Our teachers are all professionals in their field and strive to provide a caring and supportive environment for all Music Students in Savannah, GA and surrounding areas.