Klash Drums handles nearly all aspects of the art of drumming. They'll custom-create drum sets from a selection of woods, acrylic shells, and other materials, and in case buyers don't know how to drum, the staff will teach that art to them or anyone else who asks. The store also offers a selection of drums from makers such as Yamaha and Pearl.
The experienced guides at Music Master fearlessly lead their pupils into thickets of notes and scales, imparting instrumental mastery during rigorous yet fun lessons. Focusing on the discipline and confidence encouraged by musical achievement, classes help musicians of all ages pursue perfection in guitar, piano, drums, and vocal performance. Provided sheet music keeps students in level-appropriate practice material, and instrument repairs fix up musical implements smashed by rock stars who can’t remember any other way to leave a room.
Swift Music wants its students to forge a relationship with music, no matter their level of engagement. Whether students want to learn a few simple licks, pursue a professional career, or simply play music as a stress reliever, instructors await with the knowledge and patience to help them reach their goals. The bustling building teems with students working in seven lesson rooms and two ensemble rooms, and it entertains visitors in a waiting area stocked with complimentary drinks and wireless Internet. Axe men and women can also bring instruments to the Swift’s in-house repair shop, where technicians can correct a guitar’s faulty bridge.
• For $20, you get two 30-minute one-on-one music lessons in your choice of guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, DJ, or percussion, including instrument rental (a $40 value). • For $20, you get four two-hour jam sessions for kids ages 5–17 (a $40 value).
The experienced, professional musicians at School of Rock imbue aspiring rockers with musical knowledge during hands-on lessons and interactive early music education classes. During individual 45-minute lessons, students hone their skills on the guitar, drums, bass, vocals, or piano. While focusing on the songs students want to learn, instructors incorporate lessons on theory, technique, ear training, and shredding the guitar while simultaneously shredding cheese for tacos. School of Rock can assist students whether they want to play rock, jazz, or blues.
Although Mike Westbrock has an AAS in guitar performance and songwriting from the McNally Smith College of Music, and has composed for numerous music libraries that place songs in films and television shows, his true passion is teaching. During lessons, Mike hands the reins to his students, allowing them to direct their tutelage toward the styles and subjects they want to learn. In addition to such genres as rock, pop, country, and blues, Mike is versed in everything from soloing to songwriting and music theory, which states that all matter is made from the vibrations of Dream Theater songs.