Music, like mathematics, MS-DOS, and Klingon, is a universal language. Improve the tongue of your ear with today's Groupon: for $40, you get four 30-minute music lessons (a $99 value) at Batavia Studios.
Batavia Studios endows students with the ability to conjure up aural landscapes through superbly positioned fingers, pursed lips, and drumstick-filled fists. With four 30-minute music lessons in piano, strings, drums/percussion, guitar, voice, woodwinds, brass, flute, or saxophone, musicians of any age or ability learn the basics of an instrument or sharpen up the chops they've already honed after years in the woodshed. Students will also have the option of taking a one-hour theory or ensemble class in addition to their private sessions.
Under the tuneful tutelage of Batavia Studios' skilled instructors, fledgling Yngwie Malmsteens can spread their wings and take flight toward the Stratocaster-o-sphere, and flutists can key in on the concert flute. This Groupon's $99 value can also be used toward Batavia Studios' summer music-camp classes, giving kids something to do during the academic break besides cutting up Madame Bovary to make papier-mâché shoes. Polish a tin ear by learning that every good boy does fine and elephants get big dirty feet with music lessons at Batavia Studios.
Urmi Batavia began teaching private piano and violin lessons out of her home in 2002. As demand for her classes grew, so did her need for room, and two years later she opened her own space dedicated to music instruction: Batavia Studios. There, she shares her teaching responsibilities with a team of instructors well versed in percussion, strings, woodwinds, and voice. Though they still provide private lessons for adults and children, they also helm weeklong children’s summer camps and oversee a store filled with musical instruments, song books, and music accessories, such as jars filled with Al Green’s voice.