It's never too late to start learning music - whether the student is reaching their teens and has been with us since their days in diapers, or if the student is nearing their "golden years" and is picking up an instrument for the very first time.
Learning an instrument teaches a child how to create, store and retrieve memories more effectively. The brain works at advanced speeds, strengthening hand eye coordination. By understanding beat, rhythm and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions and recognize patterns. It engages not only their reading and understanding skills but their listening and teamwork skills as well. Children learning to play an instrument are able to find themselves creatively.
As an adult, learning how to play an instrument is a "brain trainer," a way to challenge your brain in an effort to stay sharper and alert for longer. Not only is it possible for this stronger cognitive function to stave off dementia, but it will also allow you to enjoy a higher quality of life with a more active brain.
Our classes and lessons help students foster their musicianship and self confidence - enabling them to develop their inner musician and engage in the music they love.
Private instruction (ages 5 and up) Lesson length: 30, 45, or 60 minutes (varies by age and experience) We know what a big step starting private instruction can be for a student. We’re here to help make that step meaningful, rewarding and long lasting. The more information we have about interests, goals, previous experience and expectations, the better we’ll be at personally placing you or your child with one of our fine instructors.
Songwriting Workshop (ages 12 to 18 years) Class length: varies Learn how to write lyrics and tunes! Each session will include a short lesson or presentation on an element of songwriting, as well as extended time to write, collaborate, and receive feedback. Bring a college-ruled notebook, and a guitar if you have one!
Intro to Piano for Adults Class length: 30 minutes Interested in learning to play the piano? Join us for this group class. Over 8 weeks, you will get an introduction to the instrument and begin reading music. Materials included. Maximum 3 students per class.