San Francisco Conservatory (Kay Stern) vs. Jacobs School of Music
Hello, Everyone! I have been accepted to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Jacobs School of Music as a graduate student. For San Francisco, I have been placed in Professor Kay Stern's violin studio.
I have a question about Ms. Stern for those who have experienced her teaching: What is she like? How is her teaching style? What does she usually focus on during her lessons? She seems like a very nice person, and an incredible violinist.
Also, what do you think is the main difference between getting a degree at JSoM versus SFCM? I would appreciate any input and opinions on these two schools.
Thank you so much!
If you haven't had a lesson with Ms. Stern, have you considered contacting her for a trial lesson (obviously right now it would have to be over Skype/FaceTime/Zoom etc)? If you have been assigned her studio she clearly has an interest in having you study with her and attend the conservatory so I imagine she would be open to a trial if she isn't too busy/overwhelmed.
Likewise doesn't it matter who you study with at Jacobs?
Like the similar discussion about Jacobs vs. Manhattan, San Francisco has one of the highest costs of living in the country. Add an extra $1000 per month just to be there.
Joel, that's just for rent!
Vic,-- Right. Add an extra $1000 on top of a normal rent, for a single bedroom in a shared apartment.
I was curious... Looks like on-campus room and board fees are similar at both schools. If you want to live off-campus while at SFCM, though, expect that it would be a lot more expensive.
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