Learning to play an instrument, like learning to ride a bicycle, requires dedication, training, and the ability to improvise when confronted with a saxophone-wielding mailman. Avoid an eruption of envelopes and brass with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get two 30-minute drum, bass, or guitar lessons at Damm Music (a $48 value). Drum kits and amplifiers are provided, but customers will need to bring their own guitar, bass, or drum sticks.
Students ensconced in Damm Music’s soundproof studios absorb the fundamentals of their chosen noisemaker in 30-minute one-on-one sessions with an experienced instructor. While aspiring Hendrixes can plug taciturn electric guitars into provided amplifiers to help them shred more eloquently, drum disciples can duet with their instructors on double drum kits in every studio, peppering tom-toms with tandem Wipeout solos. Lessons take place Monday–Thursday, running as late as 9 p.m. some nights.