Announcing The Musical Ladder System

I have been a music educator for nearly 30 years, and I know a big part of motivating students is the setting and achieving of specific musical goals.

I also know that parents like to know more about how their child is doing.

I have been researching ways to keep students motivated and parents more in the know about their child’s achievements. In my search, I discovered a program that has been tested on thousands of students across the US and Canada. It truly is the BEST motivational method I have found!

After all my research, I am pleased to announce that the John Henny Music Academy is now the FIRST and ONLY music academy in the entire San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire to offer the Musical Ladder System!

This is a proven system that helps students get excited about music and helps keep parents ‘informed’ as to how they are doing.

Musical Ladder Wristbands


Similar to karate belt tests, every 3 months or so your teacher will schedule a test for you or your child. If the student passes the test they will receive one of these really cool wristbands for their level. They also get a certificate of achievement.

The tests are given at intervals found to be most effective for learning motivation.  Students across the country are thriving in the program and parents are giving it rave reviews.

Musical Ladder Trophies

At certain special levels students also get personalized trophies with their names engraved on it.

These trophies start at 6″ tall and eventually get as tall as FOUR FEET!  The higher the student goes up the ladder, the bigger the trophies.

Also, later this year we will be launching the Musical Ladder System® Parent/Student Portal so you can log in online and see when the next test is, send notes to your teachers, review past lesson notes and more!

This will take parent communication to the next level!

Now I know you are probably wondering what this is going to cost, considering most karate studios charge $50 per belt test.

I really want to make the Musical Ladder System available to all students, and I don’t want anyone to miss out because of cost issues.

Therefore, I am making all testing, wristbands, certificates and trophies completely FREE to John Henny Music Academy members.

There is NO CATCH – all of your wristbands, trophies, certificates and online account are all FREE and part of your tuition.

My staff and I are working hard to continually give you more value, so please feel free to give us feedback on the new system.

Let’s start climbing the Musical Ladder!


John Henny