We provide music lessons for all ages. Preschoolers can take advantage of the Kindermusik program offered on Monday mornings. Elementary, Middle School, High School and adult students may select lessons in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello or drums. For additional information visit RockwallMusic.com.
Not many people discover their life's calling by the age of 12, but guitar teacher James Gabriano did. Now well-versed in multiple styles of music, he started with classical-guitar lessons as a child evolved into serious music study at the University of North Texas, where he honed his chops in the classical- and jazz-guitar curriculums. James's career would eventually lead him to play for music greats such as Aretha Franklin and Kenny G and to share his talent and love of music with local children. During guitar lessons, he teaches students how to develop their skills and how to make their guitars sing, from the first chord to the last stage smash.
Gary Foreman had one goal in mind when creating The Dallas Drum School: to help everyone accomplish a higher level of personal achievement through music. Now, with his private and group lessons in drums and general percussion, he passes on his knowledge to make that goal a reality. During sessions shaped to accommodate students' personal goals, skill levels, genres, and desires to rock out on a rotating, fire-spitting drum set, he uses individual analysis and general method books to ensure custom learning experiences. His focus rests on fundamental skills—hand techniques, timekeeping, and independence as applied to the drum set—building a base that students can expand upon. Advanced students may bring metronomes, brushes, mallets, or drum sets to augment the growth of their skills. With enough interest and practice, Gary hopes his students will walk away with a newfound passion for music and an increased aptitude for learning.
The Suzuki Institute of Dallas hosts Kodomo Music classes, designed for mini maestros age 18 months–4 years to join aural forces with a parent and explore the enriching avenues of music. Pitch, rhythm, and movement activities dominate the curriculums of these 45-minute classes, enlivened and underscored by the presence of live piano accompaniment. The Suzuki Institute's supremely qualified staff builds a strong start towards a sonicscaped future, infusing baby Brahms with foundational musical concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, slow and fast, and glam rock and indie pop. Kids and their parents will improvise and express themselves with a variety of instruments in whatever way they feel most comfortable contributing; komodo music does not emphasize performance, which results in a fun, energetic environment devoid of obligatory can-can lines.