As Shakespeare once wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on, but keep it down, I’m trying to write.” Make a heavenly sound with today’s Groupon to DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts in Haverhill. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get four 30-minute one-on-one music lessons (a $108 value).
- For $89, you get eight 30-minute one-on-one music lessons (a $216 value).
- For $80, you get a four-week Introduction to Rock Instruments & Vocals course (a $160 value).
The mellifluous maestros on staff at DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts tailor music lessons to each student’s skill level and tastes on a variety of instruments and vocal instruction. Throughout four or eight 30-minute private lessons, students can learn blues, rock, and pop scales on the guitar, or learn to play the piano like Rowlf the Dog and aspiring percussionists can wail away during drum lessons, producing metronomic beats.
Students may also opt for the four-week Introduction to Rock Instruments & Vocals course. In the first two weeks, aspiring tunesmiths will participate in one-hour group sessions that explore the fundamentals of rock 'n' roll, from its roots in blues to its meteoric rise in the ‘50s and ’60, and its apex in a Cincinnati garage in 1974. In the latter two weeks, budding musicians will participate in 30-minute private lessons featuring the guitar, bass, drums, piano, or vocals. Instructors then offer an evaluation and instrument recommendation.
DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts
DeAngelis Studio of Music and Arts is staffed by working rock, jazz, and classical musicians, and accordingly, they make sure students have a chance to get onstage as soon as possible. In addition to recitals for students of private and group lessons, kids and teenagers can sign up for Rock School and learn to work as a group, run rehearsals, and headbang without a helmet; alternatively, the chorus joins many young voices in harmony. Every weekend, the studio hosts jam sessions for any student capable of playing a song all the way through. The studio has recently added kids dance classes to it schedule such as jazz, tap, ballet, and hip-hop. Adult Zumba and yoga classes are also available.
Even the most laid-back sessions are led by players with tons of experience packed into their instrument cases—each of the school’s teachers boasts either university music training or at least 15 years as a professional performer. Parents are welcome to watch the teaching relationship develop by sitting in on their little ones’ lessons, but they also can relax in one of the waiting room’s comfy chairs while sipping bottled water, flipping through magazines, or getting work done via free WiFi.