What You'll Get
Despite being unable to hear or taste, Beethoven still managed to compose and perform many transcendent symphonies, often playing all the instruments himself, after the Beatles replaced him with Ringo. Nurture similar harmony-spawning abilities with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a four-week group music class (a $75 value) or a $150 credit toward a five-day summer camp at Amy K Music Company.
Group classes at Amy K Music Company fuse fugue fundamentals, such as theory and technique, with the fun of learning a popular song. Sporting bachelor's degrees and the chops to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on guitar and talk box, tune gurus impart their knowledge sans distortion to beginning and intermediate students ages 5 and older. Weekly one-hour classes for plucky portables require students to tote their own guitar or bass, but the studio does provide equipment for voice, keyboard, theory, and stage-pyrotechnics training. Guitar sessions convey basic for proper hand placement, strum rhythms, and facial contortions during solos, and music-theory lessons demystify major and minor keys, chord building, and scales from do to do and back again.
Minors interested in total music immersion can apply this Groupon as $150 toward a weekday-morning summer camp ($395) for ages 8−11 or 12−17. All camp periods accommodate aspiring singers and ear theorists, and alternating sessions serve budding guitarists and keyboardists. With fingers flitting and vocal cords warbling through basic exercises, pulse pupils riff past achievable goals toward proficiency in their preferred musical tools, ensuring that their dreams of playing for a cover band of their favorite tribute band are well within reach. Each week concludes with a group performance to showcase freshly incubated artistry.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Registration required by 9/1/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.