Prospective snare-bangers learn the ins and outs of drumming at The Memphis Drum Shop School of Percussion in a one-on-one session with one of the shop's six experienced instructors. Under a curriculum devised by Director of Education Chris Burgess, who holds a master's degree in percussion, first-time students learn how to choose the appropriate drumsticks and use a method book and practice pad for rehearsing basic beats and mind-melting ways to excitedly point at a crowd. Whether you're into jazz, rock, country, pan-pipe thrash metal, or synth-opera, Memphis Drum School will tailor lessons based on the styles of music that make your chest-locked timpani pump songs of circulation. Professional Pearl Masters Custom drum kits in the shop await students eager to grab the sticks and show off their chops, and lessons take place in a soundproof studio, free from the lame, non-percussive sounds of the world.
Piano Forte Academy is a licensed Simply Music provider- the largest playing-based music education institution in the world. This breakthrough program has students of all ages playing great-sounding blues, contemporary, classical and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons.
Kinder-care expert Jeanne Lippincott leads lads and lasses toward futures filled with improved coordination, balance, and creative-thinking skills to the tune of multicultural music. Each 45-minute play date hosts up to 12 children—ages 5 and younger—and their caregivers. As future adults bond and parents comingle, the sessions explore music, movement, and dance through interactive topics ranging from silly songs to bath-time fun to heating-duct installation. Research indicates that exposure to music- and movement-related activities increases IQ, self-discipline, and self-esteem, and classes are continually updated based on observations and results. Packs leave sessions with a CD of music and an age-appropriate instrument—a child's first step toward a lucrative career as a kazoo artist.