What You'll Get
Proficiency in musical instruments allows street musicians to transform raw emotions into spare change, which can then be used to buy more emotions. Learn how to turn feelings into sound with today's Groupon at Austin Guitar School. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a one-hour or two half-hour private lessons on any instrument (an $80 value).
- For $80, you get three private lessons: a one-hour session and two 30-minute sessions on any instrument (a $160 value).
- For $149, you get enrollment in a blues and rock after-school music camp session (a $300 value).
Inside the 4,000-square-foot studio, Austin Guitar School's 17 instructors distill collective musical fluency into lessons in all styles of guitar as well as drums, piano, voice and violin. The rock maestros teach aspiring musicians how to harvest their talent using effective practice habits and proper preparation for gigs and rehearsals while also learning to embrace the fundamentals of rhythm and counting, ear training, improvisation, and keytar safety. Instructors structure private lessons to fit each student's experience level and may incorporate a repertoire of classical, latin, funk, bluegrass, alternative, and jazz depending on each student’s preferred styles. Singers and instrumentalists take studies home in the form of a complimentary student handbook, whose sentient pages whisper words of encouragement during practice sessions. Rockers can also show off musical chops and creative stage dives at student showcases generally held on Sunday afternoons or in weekly blues jams on Sunday evenings at Jax's Neighborhood Café.
Rock and blues reverberate through the air during two-week after school music camp sessions. Performance fundamentals take center stage at thrice-weekly meetings, as musicians learn how to select the best songs, write musical charts, and rhyme any woman's name with a synonym for sadness. Camps culminate in a raucous gig at Kick Butt Coffee, DVD recordings of which are later sent to students for posterity.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 1 week in advance. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 8-17 years old for music camp option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.