What You'll Get
Humans never really appreciated music until cell-phone ringtones provided a way to hear Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 every time your fiancée calls. Learn to play your favorite mobile jam with today's Groupon: for $27, you get two private 30-minute music lessons at the Academy of Fine Arts on Providence Road, a $55 value. This Groupon is only valid for new students to the Academy, and students must provide their own instruments.
Offering classes for adults and kids seven and up, the Academy of Fine Arts is a non-profit organization that encourages an appreciation of music with a heartfelt love of the instrument. Putting drumsticks in empty hands, flutes to pursed lips, and a spring to the voice's step are great ways to foster creativity and self-expression, increase spatial intelligence, and spicy up the dull world of crickets. Classes are available for a slew of instruments including guitar, piano, violin, voice, and many woodwinds and brass. Those distrustful of shredding on an instrument they didn't have a hand in making will be interested in the Build a Guitar lessons.
With the arts funding cut in North Carolina, these lessons act as a perfect way to spark a musical interest in the eager kindle that is the mind of a culturally neglected youngster. Eager to fan the orchestral fire, the Academy's board of directors is made up of a brain trust of grant writers, public-relations experts, community activists, and musicians who have dedicated their time and talents to the never-ending battle against the soul-crushing cacophony of silence.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. New students only. Must be 7 years or older. Must provide your own instrument. By appointment only. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.