At the age at which most children learn to speak, Mozart had already composed four symphonies, restored 11 classic cars, and built a robot to play against in squash. Catch up to Mozart's accomplishments with today's Groupon to Global Music Academy in Fairfax. Choose from the following options:
- For $85, you get a one-month basic beginner package of music lessons including the registration fee (a $175 value).
- For $200, you get one week of full-day attendance to either the Music World Tour or Make Music Together summer camp including the registration fee (a $400 value).
- For $100, you get one week of half-day attendance to either the Music World Tour or Make Music Together summer camp including the registration fee (a $250 value).
- For $39, you get three group dance classes including the registration fee (up to a $79 value). This Groupon can be redeemed at any one-hour adult or children's class, the 30-minute Mommy and Me class, or the 45-minute Creative Movement class for 3- and 4-year-olds.
A haven for culture cultivators, Global Music Academy offers rhythm-based classes that cater to a range of ages as well as melodically educational camps for youngsters. Learn how to effectively toot your own horn during the month-long basic beginner classes, running 30 minutes each and bursting with tutorials on your choice of instrument, from brass, piano, and strings to woodwind, drums, or vocal chords. In addition to weekly classes, students can choose to augment their musical learning by using the computer lab before sessions, taking a one-hour music-theory and history lesson, a 30-minute chamber-music lesson, or a 30-minute rock-band lesson taught by crooning, mop-topped geodes.
Graceful movement enthusiasts can sign up for the dance class option, where teens and adults can shimmy and shake to Latin rhythms, master the allure of the Argentine tango, or give neglected midsections a starring role in a belly-dancing class. Young twirlers grow by leaps and bounds in the pre-K dance sessions designed for 4- and 5-year-olds, an 6-year-olds take to the ballet barre for lessons in limberness and concentration.
The Music World Tour summer camp circumnavigates the globe’s varied cultures by way of distinctive instruments and traditional tunes. Send fledgling songsters to half-day sessions in the morning (from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.) or afternoon (from 12 p.m.–3 p.m.), or for the entire day (9 a.m.–3 p.m.) to glean harmonious tidbits about the music of India (July 25–29), China (August 1–5), the Middle East (August 8–12), or Africa (August 15–19). At the conclusion of the week, parents gather to witness demonstrations of knowledge plucked straight from the music tree. Alternatively, budding Buddy Hollys and Billie Holidays can participate in a week of master classes taught by guest artists and geared towards instrumentalists and singers. Hone power slide skills through rock-band workshops (June 27–July 1), tickle the ivories during piano sessions (July 5–8), or fine tune orchestral aspirations during chamber-music and ensemble sessions (July 11–15 and July 18–22). Youngsters will shed surplus wiggles during the dance session (August 22–26) or unveil their inner artist through the visual arts workshops (August 29–September 2). Full-day students are welcome to bring their own lunch from home or purchase it for $4 each day.
Global Music Academy
The instructors at Global Music Academy design lessons on musical instruments, voice, dance, and art that go deeper than “practice makes perfect.” They surround their technical pointers with theoretical context, encouraging students to hone their guitar strums and piano chords while delving into musical history and sight-reading. For advanced classes, instructors invite celebrated musicians to inspire pupils through lectures, demonstrations, and ventriloquist acts. Their dance teachers draw from countless global influences to arrange their curriculum, covering Bollywood, hula, ballet, and tap. During art class, employees outline classic styles as adults and children sketch their original works.
The staff also appreciates the social benefits of their teachings. They head an after-school program and various summer camps to introduce youngsters to the fine arts, which often culminate in confidence-boosting performances. Options for toddlers—such as Mommy & Me dance classes and rhythmic Kindermusik sessions—tune into tactics for mental and motor development.