The Best Teachers: MacPhail has the most comprehensive hiring process of any music school in the area to ensure that you get the best teaching experience possible. Our faculty are not only exceptional teachers, they’re outstanding musicians, because we believe playing well is an important way to transfer knowledge to a student. Eighty-five percent of our faculty hold masters degrees or higher in music and all are rewarded for ongoing professional development, so our 170 teaching artists are up-to-date on the latest innovations in music learning. There are plenty of “good” teachers out there that can teach you the basics. But there aren’t very many GREAT teachers. The GREAT teachers at MacPhail not only teach the basics, they connect with their students and inspire them to love music. One of the top reasons our students say they love MacPhail is because of the special relationship they have with their teachers.