The instructors at Music House School of Music understand that music is a language and that languages should be used to express yourself. That’s why they’ve abandoned prescriptive instruction in favor of collaborative learning in a community setting, placing the music that their students want to hear at the center of their teaching programs. During private lessons, students forge a path through the genres of their choice, from rock to jazz to classical to birdsong. They show off their progress during monthly club meetings, working with a tight-knit group of like-minded musicians until they feel confident enough for public performance. In group classes, kids as young as 6 get to tickle ivory, strum steel, and set their uvulas abuzz with their burgeoning baritones.
On May 4 from 12–4 p.m., Music House School of Music celebrates the grand opening of its Lenexa location, which will feature live music, free classes and lessons for ages 6+, surprise goody bags, and refreshments. All attendees will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win six months of free music instruction.
Glossy bowling lanes explode with the sounds of crashing pins at Aaron's Family Fun Center, where an arcade, outdoor mini-golf course, and six sand volleyball courts keep all manner of attentions entertained. The 32-lane array gives ample space for individual and league play, though larger parties can opt to reserve The Den, a private, elegant bowling alley featuring six lanes, library-paneled walls, and no restrictions on false old-timey mustaches. The mini-golf course challenges putters to 18 holes with a range of colorful obstacles for year-round enjoyment, though unfavorable weather may limit off-season play to all but the most wind-resistant of miniature athletes.
The professional instructors of the Kansas City School of Music pass along musical torches to students learning the basics of strumming strings or tickling ivories during private and group lessons. Private studios insulated with soundproof walls ensure maximum concentration for students sight reading on acoustic pianos or turning the pages of sheet music with their minds. Each instructor follows a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on repertoire, technique, musicianship, ear training, theory, and more, and they encourage and prepare students to participate in recitals. Instructor credentials include either a masters degree or doctorate in their area of study.
Using pesticides approved by the EPA as safe for children and pets, the exterminators at Pro Pest tailor their services to the conditions of each home. Technicians discourage the presence of unwelcome creatures by applying chemicals throughout both interior and exterior spaces, and then do one-armed pull-ups to intimidate any rebellious pests. Pesticide applications can last for up to 45 days, and exterminators may use different methods depending on whether homeowners need help with general pests, such as mice and silverfish, or more resilient invaders, such as cockroaches and termites.
Custom spray tan technician Cristine can give you a dash of color—whether it’s with her UV-free tanning solution or her manicures and pedicures. Each spray tan is customized to the client’s preferred shade of bronze. In addition, the odor-free tanning solution is made up of natural ingredients and can moisturize and hydrate the skin. Not to be outdone, the hands and feet can get a boost with pedicures, colored acrylics, French manicures, and optional high-fives.