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What You'll Get
Learning a musical instrument helps develop your brain, which makes it bigger so you can finally fit into bigger hats. Fill your head with this Groupon.
- $35 for three private 30-minute lessons (a $66 value)
Instructors offer lessons in piano, guitar, mandolin, banjo, voice, percussion, horns, strings, and specialty instruments in a variety of styles for all ages. Students also can take classes in audio production, music notation, and performance.
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About Columbia Academy of Music
When a school of music also contains a live-performance venue, it’s an indicator that the lessons stick. Such is the case with the Columbia Academy of Music, where private practice rooms sit just steps from The Bridge, a club accustomed to welcoming musical talent from down the street and around the country. A stage within range of instruction can inspire even the most stage-frightened students to step into the spotlight, where they’ll get the hands-on, feet-on stage experience that renders books worthless.
The academy’s tuneful staffers are no strangers to this kind of public performance—some instructors have shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Sting, and Hank Williams III—but many also are experts in what goes on behind the music. In lessons tailored for all ages, skill sets, and music-making manners, the school strengthens the confidence of budding musicians in once-a-week sessions. Instrument instruction infuses students with techniques across a range of musical genres; audio-production and engineering courses teach students how to make solid records and tolerate most singers’ misguided requests for more Steak-Umms in the monitor.