At the age at which most children learn to speak, Mozart had already composed four symphonies, restored 11 classic cars, and built a robot to play against in squash. Catch up to Mozart's accomplishments with this Groupon.
$59 for a One-Month Rock Band 101 or Songwriting Course with Private Lesson ($145 Total Value)
- Choose between Rock Band 101 or songwriting classes (a $115 value)
- One 30-minute private music lesson (a $30 value)
Rock Band 101 classes include groups of beginner guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers, and vocalists, who learn songs and rehearse as a band. Pro musicians also cater to individual players during one-on-one sessions that can focus on specific band instruments. Alternatively, songwriting classes demystify song structure, rhythm, and melody for students from 8 years old to adults. The classes aim to develop self-confidence while exposing budding songsmiths to collaborative situations. One-hour group classes are held once a week with no more than 4–8 kids and teens. One-on-one private lessons are scheduled by appointment.
Creative Soul School of Music
Although he didn't start playing the piano until age 19, Casey Thomas let his hard work and natural talent carry him to a career as a professional musician. His wife Samantha followed a more traditional path, playing as a child before earning valuable experience as a singer/songwriter and music instructor in cities throughout Texas. Now the leaders of the Creative Soul School of Music, the two bring their own experiences together in support of a shared mission: providing a nurturing environment where young musicians can hone their innate skills and discover their confidence. “We’re trying to get to those kids who are trying to figure out their identity, where they fit in, where they can find a home,” Casey says. To that end, the school tailors private lessons and classes to suit each student’s passion, be it songwriting, orchestral layering, or technical proficiency in headbanging. Year-round, the school dots the local sonic landscape with trimesters of student band classes for children and adults, as well as one-week and shorter summer rock camps that pair up learners of the same age and experience level. Welcoming all proficiencies, instructors tout an ability to nurture struggling learners, who ultimately build the confidence to perform live shows at venues around the region.