Why choose Desert Moon?
We care about each student who comes through our doors as a unique individual with unique abilities and often needing a unique approach to help grow those abilities and talents to maturity. You're not just a number to us! We are committed to giving each of our students the individual attention that they need to grow to be the best musician they can be!
We are conveniently located between Franklin High School and Coronado High School and just a few minutes from the Sunland Park Dr., Resler Drive, Mesa St., and Redd Rd. exits off of I-10. We're directly across the street from Carlos Rivera Elementary school and there's plenty of parking!
While we encourage students to find music teachers close to where they live or work, we welcome students from wherever they may come. We are very grateful for all of our families who faithfully travel to us week after week from the Westside and Upper Valley of El Paso, and we are also deeply appreciate those who regularly make the trip to us from as far as East El Paso, Horizon, Van Horn, Northeast El Paso, Santa Teresa, Canutillo, Anthony, and even Alamogordo. Some students come from as far as New York, England, and Germany during their summer "holidays." We are also very grateful for the select few who Skype in to us from various places outside the El Paso area. Wherever you may be coming from, know that you are welcome and appreciated!
We accept "All Ages and All Levels" of students. By that, however, we mean "as appropriate for each instrument and each individual." In the About Desert Moon area of this web site, you'll find a list of ages that we've found over the years to be the best ages for starting lessons for each instrument. Is it ever too late to start? Well, we have students who are enjoying lessons in their 70s and 80s, and had one student who started at the age of 90! So, maybe age is just a number after all?
Our doors are open six days a week for most instrument lessons and seven days a week for piano and guitar lessons. With 15 teachers working with us locally and a few using the Internet to teach from remote locations, we'll do the best we can to accommodate your schedules and to find lesson times that will work best for you, especially if you have multiple family members wanting to take lessons at the same time.
We have an "open door" policy with regard to our teachers. While we hope that we will find the best match for you from the very beginning, at sometime there may be a desire for change and transferring from one teacher to another is definitely an option.
All of our staff are trained to be able to help parents and students with basic office paperwork and answer general questions about the studio's policies.
The Desert Moon staff makes extensive use of modern technology to communicate with each other regarding things like teacher schedules, student attendance and make up lessons, student schedules, room schedules, and other items as they may arise. This helps us to give you the answers that you need quickly without having to wait on a secretary.
The Office is available 24/7 by email, from 9am to 9pm by phone. The studio is available for lessons from 1pm to 9pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturdays, and 1pm to 5pm on Sundays. Lessons are by appointment at regularly scheduled times.
We don't have long-term contracts. We do, however, after the first month, ask for 30 days notice or 30 days pay before withdrawing. This gives us time to let people know what times will be available in the near future and enables us to continue to offer lessons without long-term contracts.
Our students are given the opportunity to be in recitals at least twice a year. Students whose teachers are a part of the El Paso Music Teachers Association have the opportunity to take part in city-wide performances and events such as the Botanical Gardens Recital, the Zoo Recital, the Halloween Recital, the Solo Festival, the Sonata-Sonatina Festival, recitals at the Chamizal International Theatre and more!
Our music programs focus on the ability to play and enjoy playing, while also helping the student to grow in music literacy -- their ability to read, write, and interpret music. As part of these efforts, students from grades 1 through 12 are given the opportunity to participate in the Texas State Theory Test to earn gold, silver, and bronze medals to show for their hard work.
We believe in supporting the musical efforts of musicians in the
El Paso Community, especially those in our field of education. We hope that we can be your home for musical education and success!
If, however, we aren't the best match for you for one reason or another, we would be glad to refer you to local teachers across the El Paso area as well as other professional organizations that may better suit your needs.
To start your lessons, just give us a call and we'll be glad to set you up with a teacher who can help you get started or continue on you own musical journey!
Call now: 915-845-7015.