At the age at which most children learn to speak, Mozart had already composed 4 symphonies, restored 11 classic cars, and built a robot to play against in squash. Catch up to Mozart's accomplishments with this Groupon.
Choose from the Following Options
- $15 for two 30-minute music lessons (an $80 value)
Lessons are available for all ages and can center on guitar, voice, drums, piano, bass, violin, or woodwinds—along with even more orchestra and marching-band instruments beginning December 2012.
- $250 for 10 Music Discovery classes for children aged 1–5 (a $500 value)
A lifelong passion for music can begin with the games, songs, and fundamental building blocks that the Music Discovery class instills in budding brains. As they play together and take part in guided exercises, up to eight tots develop a keen sense of rhythm, melody, and musical vocabulary.
- $300 for 10 one-hour recording and editing classes on Pro Tools 9, Logic Pro, or Final Cut Pro X (a $600 value)
Instructors trained by Charlie Grover—former drummer of Sponge and current certified Master Apple Training—set four students in front of still-shiny computer stations and shows them how to sweeten tracks in Pro Tools, sequence synthesizers in Logic Pro, or edit music videos in Final Cut. These classes are currently available only at the Southfield location.
- $480 for a 12-week Rock Band course with one two-hour class each week (a $960 value)
Part lesson, part jam session, Rock Band brings together four to six strangers aged 8 and older, and forms them into a tight-knit band during a 12-week curriculum that emphasizes teamwork as much as searing riffs and thundering drum solos. Students learn how to collaborate in a group without compromising their creativity. The experience helps them grow as musicians, and some of these bands take on a life of their own outside the classroom, free of the simmering tensions that undid such famous bands as The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and Mike and the Stupid Jerks. Check the calendar for availability of tech classes.
Axis Music Academy
When John Antone founded Axis Music Academy and started developing his proprietary teaching method, the academy was a cramped four-studio Southfield office where he gave guitar lessons. Sixteen years later, Axis has blossomed into a quartet of spacious, well-lit facilities that have one specialty in common: turn individual musicians into bands. Supplied with 12 private studios and all necessary instruments and gear, students get to set their own goals and chart their own course to learning, composing, and recording music. Whether that journey starts with them working through their favorite song on the guitar or stubbornly trying to play the tuba with their ear, the teaching staff helps them reach their goals using the full benefit of their expertise. Budding virtuosos can then combine their strengths during a slate of rock bands, glee clubs, and other group activities.
Axis Music Academy is also currently Michigan’s only Apple-authorized training center, which saves prospective producers a trip out of state if they want to get certified and tested in industry-standard recording software such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton, Final Cut, and Garage Band —all taught using a brand-new suite of computer stations and the industry-insider techniques of Charlie Grover, the former drummer of gold-certified rock band Sponge.
Lessons rarely stay confined to the classroom, since Axis lines up opportunities for students to show off what they've learned onstage at local venues, sports games, and even on air during the morning news. It also stays active in the Detroit-area community by participating in Axis Music Academy 501(C)3 and other programs.