In order to play the piano, stuffed bears must graft dexterous human fingers atop their furry nubbins. Make glorious music that makes inanimate objects jealous with today's Groupon: for $39, you get four 45-minute piano lessons in a group setting at Every Family Needs Music, located on SE Powell Boulevard (a $100 value).
The melodious learning center of Every Family Needs Music makes the 88-keyed world of the piano accessible for future protégés and bashful adult beginners. Designed for hobbyists who have no need to knock Rachmaninoff off the bucket list, the eighth-note-savvy staff of Every Family Needs Music focuses on recreational music making and helping each piano-plucking pupil gain confidence. Four stress-free 45-minute lessons fill a month with frivolity, as students and peers share the experience of developing rhythmic security.
Lessons at Every Family Need Music also focus on working in ensembles, which builds bonds, enhances musicianship skills, and lays the foundation for a brilliant career as the president’s personal Simon & Garfunkel tribute band. The convenient schedule is slotted to allot for one class every hour on the hour while rotating between adult and kids' classes for extra ease.
Every Family Needs Music
Owner Mike Urquhart takes his business's name to heart: the learning center draws on the talents of three generations of Urquharts, from his business-manager father all the way down to his grade-school-aged daughter Julia, who assists with piano lessons and administration. Signs bearing messages such as "No practicing: only play for fun" and "Mistakes are always welcome" embody the teachers' philosophy that no amount of technical skill can substitute for the sheer joy of playing, singing, and finally figuring out how to snap the fingers on both hands at once. The school's specialty group classes—some held in the new, 2,500-square-foot piano learning center—foster self-confidence with weekly performance opportunities, and the curriculum of songs can include anything from classical compositions to classical rock.
5311 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97206Get Directions