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My experience with M.I. was pretty much the exact opposite of most reviews from students/alumni. I struggled heavily when it came to my studies, and found that most teachers and students wanted nothing to do with you if you weren't already at a certain level on your instrument. The people there really know how to make someone feel stupid when someone is inexperienced or trying to learn something new. I felt very discouraged being there, and found it to be a very cliquish and cold environment. Impossible to make friends or any type of connections. I'm currently stuck in non-music related day job and have struggled to get gigs due to the lack of help and guidance I needed. It seems like administrators only want to hear positive stories about graduates who succeed after MI, and have no concern with those who are struggling. Forget about any type of career assistance or job placement; anyone who receives assistance is someone who can make the school look good and attract new students.
My experience with M.I. was pretty much the exact opposite of most reviews from students/alumni. I struggled heavily when it came to my studies, and found that most teachers and students wanted nothing to do with you if you weren't already at a certain level on your instrument. The people there really know how to make someone feel stupid when someone is inexperienced or trying to learn something new. I felt very discouraged being there, and found it to be a very cliquish and cold environment. Impossible to make friends or any type of connections. I'm currently stuck in non-music related day job and have struggled to get gigs due to the lack of help and guidance I needed. It seems like administrators only want to hear positive stories about graduates who succeed after MI, and have no concern with those who are struggling. Forget about any type of career assistance or job placement; anyone who receives assistance is someone who can make the school look good and attract new students.
The online experience was ok but thats cause we had no choice due to Covid, but over all the teachers have adapted very well and still made it easy to learn amidst the technical barrier that other students and some faculty were having.
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Its been very beneficial for me. The teachers have been very helpful in my journey of growth and have tailored everything to my needs and helped me out in my weak areas.
I am a online student in AA Guitar, the best part is all the teacher who teach in school teach online to , this is my second semester and I feel like I am learning in physical school .
My experience with Musicians Institute was pretty much the exact opposite of most reviews from students/alumni.

I struggled heavily when it came to my studies, and found that most teachers and students wanted nothing to do with you if you weren't already at a certain level on your instrument. The people there really know how to make someone feel stupid when someone is trying to learn something new. I felt very discouraged being there, and found it to be a very cliquish and cold environment. Impossible to make friends or any type of connections.

I'm currently stuck in non-music related day job and have struggled to get gigs from the lack of help or guidance I needed. It seems like administrators only want to hear positive stories about graduates who succeed after MI, and have no concern with those who are struggling.

Forget about any type of career assistance or job placement; anyone who receives that is someone who can make the school look good and attract new students.
This is not a college . This is a scam . We were told the tuition was 11k a year because we qualified for some grants. Few years later we got a bill for over 100k . Yes 100k penalties and interest. I will b sending a formal complaint to the department of education. Go to any other school
Musicians Institute is a great school for people who are passionate and/or have the drive to succeed in their field. It doesn't matter if you have experience or not they will teach you the necessary skills you need to succeed.
Trying to get more funding for the independent artist. I love the school and the curriculum is fitting for my interests. I would like to attend the part-time independent artist program which equips the student with the skills needed to write, perform record and produce their own original songs in a personalized program that's tailor made to fit varied music interests and career goals within a 30-credit " music boot camp" to perfect your songwriting, arranging, production and promotion skills. This is my bucket list goal at 65 years of age.
This school improved me.
I was faithful to what the school offered, and it taught me a lot.
I learned so much many things there.
Musicians Institute has by far one the best facilities I've ever seen! 24 hour access to the school gives me the ability to record, and rehearse at anytime of the day.
I am a Bachelor Vocal Student here, I can't speak other people's opinion, I do think the certificate, independent artist program..the shorter programs are better choices. But I have been here almost 2 years I think I can speak my own experiences. First of all, for the vocal students, there are so many difference styles you have to do, mostly Jazz, latin...They don't focus or try to develop your own style as an artist, which can be boring . Second of all, they are trying to make the program so academic, but they don't have many teachers to teach the more academic classes such a theory, history... Lastly, I just feel like most teachers here don't really care about students, Most of them they are unprofessionals, sometimes rude, ....They don't encourage students, it's just a bad environments to study music, oh, and a lot of stuff they teach are so out of date. I am here only because there aren't many music college out there.
This is a great school . There is a goood community of musicians willing to work and are serious about music. You will meet a lot of smart , vivacious , ambitious, people at this school. This school is costy but provides many connections that are priceless.
Awesome music school ever in Los Angeles! The faculty are just amazing! They help in so many ways to achieve your goals.
Really great school just be aware of all of your options and what you are trying to achieve while you attend so you don't waste your time!
my experience at Music Institute is great so far is great I'm meeting great musicians. I love the atmosphere it's so welcoming i love how everyone is so open. the music that's played at the school inspires me to write more. i love how the school challenges me to be better. its' awesome every musician should attend this school.
Teachers are amazing, private lessons are a plus
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The school helps you find work after you graduate, also give good internships
You learn everything you need to about music
Lots of fun stuff, great teachers, great opportunities at this school.
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