At Pepper’s School of Music and Art the sounds of tomorrow’s rock stars, drumline leaders, and designated National Anthem singers mingle with the chatter of artists perfecting their crafts. Founders Ashleigh and Barrett Pepper preside over lessons in guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals, working with a team of caring instructors. They'll typically start with the basics of instrumental technique before teaching students how easy it is to read music, play by ear, or perform their favorite song. In art lessons and meetups, pupils as young as 4 learn to work with paint and other media. The classes are open to adults as well, so the school occasionally hosts BYOB painting sessions."
Got Toys brims with inimitable collectibles, specialty games, classic German-crafted baby toys, and distinct playthings for all ages. Parents can teach pintsize penny-pinchers about financial responsibility with the tin globe bank ($5.99) or contribute to a tot's burgeoning interest in 19th-century literature with a 16-piece set of XYZ Blocks ($28.99). The Beatles Anthology lunch box ($15.99) advertises its owner's taste in classic British rock, and the retro Rubik's cube ($11.99) beckons inquisitive minds of every generation to solve its timeless puzzle with skillful twists or frustrated tears. Amateur prop masters can marvel at the luminescent splendor of a Special F/X Saber ($14.99), and troubled superheroes will always know when your refrigerator's filled with leftover turkey thanks to an iconic Batman-signal magnet ($4.50).
The Lone Star School of Music nurtures musical musings of all ages and skill levels inside its audibly creative studio space. Fatherly music motivator Kurt Phillips invites parents to partner with their pintsize player up to 5 years old during an eight-week session of wee rock classes. Engage your tyke in a range of singing, dancing, and music-making exercises that enhance motor and cognitive abilities.