With 58 schools in 23 states, the inspiring and performance-driven School of Rock enthusiastically infuses fledgling tunesmiths across the nation with the rhythm, skill, and confidence required to rock 'n' roll. Each instructor at the school is a professional musician, and fully equipped with the know-how to catapult instrumentalists to the crest of Mount Rockmore.
Learn to play your family harpsichord with discipline rather than the obsessive desire to swing it above your head and crush it into a wedding cake. Today's side deal welcomes the healing power of musical know-how into your life with three thirty minute in-studio music lessons for piano, guitar, or singing through TakeLessons for $45. All those instruments collecting dust on top of your futon can now fulfill their purpose through the guided assistance of gifted musicians. Choose the instrument that can best express your inner sonic poet, and then find a capable and friendly instructor through TakeLessons' locator before arranging your meet-ups and welcoming the charming thrill of harmonics, timbre, and meter into your life.
For most kids, not many things are more fun than singing, telling stories, and moving around. But those skills can also eventually become the basis for a lifelong passion or even a career in the performing arts. That's something that Theatre Arts School of San Diego founder Courtney Corey knows well. Before she began to focus on arts education, she was an actress who appeared in high-profile and nationally touring productions of Wicked and Rent. Her fellow instructors at the school include pros from the worlds of musical theater, film, and voice development. In the classes they teach, kids develop confidence and creativity through activities such as playing theater games, studying great Broadway composers, and making African masks.
La Jolla Piano Institute hews to the time-honored Suzuki method of instruction under the leadership of director Marden Abadi, who studied with Shinichi Suzuki himself in 1982. According to Suzuki's school of thought, learning music is much like learning a language––students must first approach each sound by ear before attempting to recite them though loud amplifiers. The institute's voice, violin, piano, and guitar coaches demystify implements of ear-charming for students of all skill levels and also teach courses in music theory and composition. Although La Jolla Piano Institute's instructors stridently emphasize the lasting importance of early education, they offer a complete range of classes for students ages 6–adult.