Without proper banjo instruction, it can be difficult to learn anything beyond hilarious car-chase music. Today’s Groupon lets you release your inner Hendrix after imprisoning him in your colon for so many years. For $50, you get four 30-minute lessons in your choice of guitar, banjo, bass, fiddle, mandolin, drums, song-writing, or vocals at Fanny’s House of Music ($100 value). If you don’t have your own instrument, rentals for most instruments run between $15 and $25 a month, provided you don’t light your guitar on fire or dive headfirst into a drum kit during your fiddle solo. Experienced string shredders and drum-thumpers can opt to book two hour-long sessions when making a reservation.
Amid the store's array of new instruments, vintage instruments, and even some vintage skirts, Fanny and her staff of experienced musicians will help you learn the basics of your preferred instrument. Under their careful tutelage, you'll learn to harness the funk as it escapes your heart, travels through your bloodstream, and wafts out of your finger-pores in a funk mist. At Fanny's House of Music, budding musicians can take the first step of a glamorous journey that will have them rapidly ascending to rock stardom, weathering their band’s unfortunate yet predictable break-up, and reluctantly joining a reunion tour that will pay off their debts and gain a new legion of Japanese fans.
The Nashville Scene reveres Fanny's House of Music, listing it as the "Best Place to Buy a Used Bass Guitar and a Vintage Skirt in One Stop":
- Named after 1970s all-woman rock band Fanny, this East Side emporium is one-stop shopping—provided that your needs are pretty damn cool. – Paul V. Griffith
Two Yelpers give the store a perfect five stars:
- What a cool little place. Fanny and her crew of friends are so darn nice, it's hard not to just want pull up a chair and hang out which would probably be totally cool with them. – Anna A.
1101 Holly Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37206Get Directions