Since 1984, Senseney Music has supplied the tools and knowledge for beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians to ignite their musical passion. President Lori Supinie leads a team of music teachers—boasting more than 200 years’ combined experience—who instruct students in vocal technique or in instruments such as flute, oboe, violin, and electric guitar. She also offers instruments for rental and purchase, including orchestral instruments, guitars, amplifiers, and pianos, as well as printed music—the ancient enemy of jazz. Technicians in her service department repair flagging instruments and maintain rental instruments at no charge.
Fender Stratocasters, Telecasters, and other instruments line the studio walls at Pauly's Productions. Behind the scenes, Paul is glued to the mixing boards, engineering the sound for musical groups that range from hip-hop artists to arena rock bands. A MediaTech Institute graduate, Paul outfitted his studio with high-end gear, such as Cubase recording software, Shure and AKG mics, and other instruments from such brands as Takamine, Schecter, and Marshall. In addition to being an audio engineer, Paul is a musician and teacher.
Instructors at Vance Music, including many members of the Vance family, draw on more than a century's worth of collective teaching experience to introduce children and adults to singing or musical expression. The school, which originally opened 60 years ago in Kansas City, teaches all styles while carrying on the tradition of classical music practiced by the Vance family's patriarch, Chester S. Vance, an accomplished pianist who toured with USO shows as a World War II veteran. Now, students at Vance can study 28 concentrations, including theory, composition, and performance with instrument or voice and experiment with varying styles of music without bringing an electric guitar into the shower.
Next to playing piano and bass, I love teaching lessons on my instruments to others, and have been doing so since I was 19 yrs old. I draw on 36 years of playing experience and 24 years of teaching experience as I offer lessons in my studio.
Damm Music Center's staff of professional melody masters fosters a friendly, positive atmosphere that invites students to ponder music's possibilities while they reach for their fullest harmonic harmony. The half-hour lessons are personalized to each student's prowess and are well-rounded, covering technical basics such as scales as well as more-advanced info on music theory, harmony, ear training, improvisation, and poseur defense. Powerful amps and a wealth of tom-toms and snares festoon the soundproof studio, allowing students to express inner anguish without over-shredding personal equipment or banging on a cousin’s percussive belly.