From Karen, Owner of Music Room-
EVERYONE PLEASE READ AND SHARE:
Over the past two weeks, Music Room has been targeted by multiple scammers posing as prospective lesson clients. These "clients" contact us by email, use improper English and claim to only be able to pay by credit card, before we actually meet or teach someone, and sometimes offering us extra sums of money almost as a bribe to get us to transfer funds to a third party service (like a transportation company or something similar). If we were accept a credit card payment for something like this, we suddenly would be liable for the entire amount because their card would be fake.
There are documented cases of these scams on various websites and we are not taking any chances. Our instructors only accept lesson payments in person, at the time of the lesson and by cash or check, a practice we have been doing for decades. To further protect ourselves and our instructors, we may begin to request a phone number or an in-person meeting with any lesson clients that contact us by email, just so that we know you are legit, before committing to teach you or your child. It's sad that it might need to come to this.
Additionally, please share this message because according to what we found, this scam does not just target music stores and studios, but ANY SMALL BUSINESS requesting goods or services. So please check to make sure loved ones that own small businesses know about this and is aware of the red flags. I have not seen anything about this on facebook, so let's spread the word to shut these criminals down.
High School Internship experience!
Are you a high school senior that plans to be a college music major? Do you need service hours for graduation? Then our internship is perfect for you! Not only can you fulfill your service hour requirement by helping out around the store and with events, but you will gain hands-on experience with music instruction and business. You can also start working on your professional portfolio with some of the artifacts in our internship handbook. Please call 668-5441 or email Karen at Karen@musicroombuffalo for details. We currently have 2 open slots for interns for the Fall semester.
Music Room has begun an Educational Video Series on YouTube. Our first video is about what age is a good age to begin lessons. Check it out Here.
Music Room's Scholarship Program
Music Room wants to give back to their students that work hard to achieve musical success. We have begun a scholarship program to benefit students that work hard in lessons and for our events, and for students that are looking to continue their studies at a collegiate level as a music major. For details or to donate, please click on our "Scholarship Tab." Thank you!!
Established in 1960, The faculty at Music Room has been working to provide local music students with a strong education in their chosen discipline.
We offer lessons for some of the best prices in the area. Call for lesson prices. There is no contract or time frame
that you are committed to.
Looking to rent or repair an instrument? Need any books or accessories for a school music program? Look no further! We have what you need.
Please call 716-668-5441 for questions and scheduling.
Music gifts for the whole family!
We have instruments for sale and rentals to rent for someone who wants to start now!
Lots of supplies and accessories!