When it comes to musical instruction, Musician's Depot's field of talent is deep. Practiced instructors, many of whom work as studio musicians and perform in their own bands, teach almost every instrument imaginable, from guitar and drums to flute, violin, and french horn. Kids and adults alike can stop in for a lesson, peruse the stock of instruments for sale, or rent an instrument month-to-month before they commit to full ownership.
At Piano4Everyone, a music school founded by accomplished concert pianist Dr. Katya Gliadkovsky, students learn to play the piano in interactive group classes. Sight reading and ear training are just two of the skills that players learn. As an added benefit, students can access the studio's instruments to practice outside of class hours.
The Dailey Method builds strength and flexibility through movements that engage entire physiques and focus on proper alignment, earning praise by publications such as InStyle magazine. Helmed by owners who trained under the eponymous founder of the method, Jill Dailey, certified instructors at the Calabasas studio lead 60-minute classes where students tighten up for bikini season or tone muscles to prep for the flexing portion of a job interview. A melding of yoga poses, core conditioning, and orthopedic exercises, the method tones muscles as instructors offer modifications to accommodate all skill levels. Moves on a ballet barre enhance balance and coordination, and floor work summons sweat with torso-tightening repetitions. Parents can drop their whippersnappers off in childcare, stash their jackets and inflatable muscle suits in lockers, and shower before heading home.
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A jovial Buddha statue wearing sunglasses greets students arriving at Malibu Sun Yoga, where blue and orange walls mimic the tones of a blazing sun and a calm cerulean ocean. This duality is representative of the studio's hot yoga classes, which combine warming heat with yoga practice. Inside a mirrored studio heated to a steamy 105 degrees Fahrenheit, instructors lead custom sequences of vinyasa poses that help foster balance, flexibility, and strength, and are adjustable for students of all skill levels. The elevated temperature keeps sinews limber and joints soft to facilitate safer stretches, and it also aids in detoxification by increasing blood flow to vital organs and encouraging a healthy sweat, provided students drink plenty of water. Hot yoga can also help reduce one's appetite for unhealthy foods, such as alcohol, tobacco, or marshmallows still on fire.