In the 1990s, rock stars would often frantically smash their guitars on stage after image-conscious managers insisted on decorating instruments with black widow spiders and fire ants. Play this timelessly smashable axe in a safer style with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get four half-hour guitar lessons at Halcyon Diversified Trading, located in Roeland Park (an $80 value).
At Halcyon Diversified Trading, professional musician Tim Braun bestows string-pluckers of all experience levels with chord-striking knowhow via 30-minute private lessons. Pick manipulators will benefit from the guitar guru's relaxed-yet-detailed instruction over the course of four lessons. Students can hone in on any number of diverse genres, including jazz, country, rock, or blues, the latter of which is ideal for writing 12-bar laments about the plodding pace of tort reform or lack of events to wear bow ties to. With more than 10 years experience playing and recording in multiple styles and genres, Tim can transform clients’ previously pointless fingers into tune creators and melody midwives, and he’s gracefully flexible when it comes to scheduling lessons. To keep from spreading fret germs, customers must bring their own guitar.