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My experience with Musicians Institute was pretty muchMusic - Performance
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 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.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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After sending my son to MI and hisQuite BrightMusic - Performance
After sending my son to MI and his complaints to mother and I many, many times about 2 teachers giving him a hard time about being into the metal genre even having one of the teachers tell him that he will never go anywhere if he plays in the Metal Genre is totally unacceptable! My son told me that he had discussed the problems several times with his counselor but felt nothing was done to fix the problem. My son is a very nonconfrontational kid and probably said no names to his counselor. Ultimately I cannot say that my son didn't learn something while attending this school however my son used to play allot for his mother and I and he has not played for us in the last 2 months since he has graduated. He has stated to me that he hasn't because MI basically left a really so to say a bad taste in his mouth about playing and it will take him some time to get though his feelings about it. To earn a Bachelors of Arts in Guitar and Guitar Craft and now he doesn't want to play guitar tells me that there are some serious issues happening there at this school. Teachers are there to teach, support and mentor the students no matter the genre that they are into not degrade them. I am rather upset about this I feel like students just like my son are just there just so that the school can collect the GI Bill and VA Funds from the Government. I worked very hard for, earned and passed onto him my GO Bill benifits. I know allot of people within the VA system having spent 30 years Serving our great Country and I plan to to do what I can to have this school investigated and ensure that school can no longer recieve Gi Bill nor VA funding for any student. I am also going to ensure that this is spread as much as I possibly can throughout Social Media, the Internet and the media. Have a nice day!
2nd Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Maintenance: B, Individual Value: D-
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Back in 1979/80 when I was attending GIT,Music - Performance
Back in 1979/80 when I was attending GIT, the school was still very new and the instructors were VERY passionate about teaching us. (Total enrollment for the semester was ~100 students) Pat Hicks (the founder of the school) was on-hand every day and know all of us by name...a real family atmosphere. Once I graduated and went back home, I instantly became the "go-to" teacher for guitar in my area. I had SO MANY students that I had a waiting list. This notoriety led to many gigs (Pit-band, formal occasions, etc.) After teaching GTR for 16 years, I decided to "retire" from teaching and focus on writing, recording, gigging) today at age 57, I still play, write and record my own music. GIT was the best investment I ever gave myself.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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