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Instructors teach children and adults how to strum, pluck, and tap music out of their instruments during private and group lessons. In students' homes or at the school, they learn to juice notes from guitars, pianos, violins, banjos, mandolins, or their own vocal chords. Students needn't own their own instruments—they can rent one from the school if they promise to feed it regularly and prune the sheet music it sprouts. All skill levels are welcome, and the school also has a program for students with special needs. To ensure teachers are ready to start lessons, the school conducts thorough background checks and gives out references upon request.