With the mix of high-mountain air; private, personal instruction from real musicians; and professional-quality instruments and equipment, your kids will be shaking the walls before long. In addition to weekly 45-minute private lessons, a month's tuition also includes a weekly 90-minute to three-hour supervised rehearsal (depending on the student's skill level and the group he or she decides to join) with other students and all the glittery, sequined clothes you can safely gaze upon.
"I basically live, eat, and breathe music," says Strum & Sip owner Christopher Bloom. A 27-year veteran guitar player, Bloom already had 15 years of teaching experience and his own production studio when he had the idea to open Strum & Sip with some friends. Setting up shop at local watering holes, the guitar virtuosos cultivate a laid-back ambiance where students can sip wine while teaching their fingers new chord shapes or plucking patterns and learning songs to serenade people at a family gathering or congressional filibusters.