Since she was a child, Corina Vanderoef has been creating art. She harnesses her artistic passion and her degree in fine arts to help students unearth their own inner Rembrandts during classes, team-building activities, and birthday parties. She and her staff have cultivated a laid-back atmosphere where participants—regardless of skill level—can enjoy their own libations, chat with fellow artists, and create paintings to proudly hang on living-room or doghouse walls.
• For $49, you get one month of introductory group piano lessons for adults (a $145 value). • For $49, you get one month of introductory group piano lessons for children and teens (a $145 value). Voted Tops in Texas’s Top Piano Company in Texas in 2010, Houston Piano Company trains fingers to squeeze catchy tunes out of keyboards, fighting valiantly to ensure the world never runs out of skillful piano players. Groups of up to six students learn to read music and play chords over the course of four once-a-week tutorials, gathering in one of the school’s light-filled practice rooms or in the brand-new Roland digital piano lab, a colorful stable of domesticated music machines. Budding adult musicians can bring their own libations to loosen up the pianos with liquor; registration is first-come, first-served, so check the schedule and call early to secure your seat on the bench.