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: for $60, you get four private half-hour music lessons (a $30–$35 value each) at Hillside Music (up to a $140 total value).
Hillside Music hones students' musical abilities with 30-minute melody-making lessons. One-on-one sessions initiate strummers to the vagaries of their chosen instrument or help advance established skills, diving into tunes of the students' choice for a jam session filled with more exciting discoveries than a surprise roller-coaster section of the subway. During the four lessons, experienced instructors who hail from a wide variety of musical backgrounds adjust lesson plans to suit each student’s pace, shifting tune tutelage into favored styles such as traditional folk, classical, and modern rock. Students bring in their own instruments for sessions, keeping the beat with glorious noisemakers including guitar, piano, violin, cello, bass, and mandolin.
Alaska School of Music
Alaska School of Music's savvy instructors fill inquiring noggins with the know-how to channel rock, classical, pop, and folk styles while shredding on a choice of different popular instruments, including piano, guitar, and violin. One-on-one lessons, offered for students ages 4 and up, eliminate tensions that may arise between multiple students who want to name their guitar Steve. Musical mavens tailor lessons to the appropriate pace and musical interests of each pupil, focusing on student-selected songs as opposed to the curriculum proposed in Beethoven's instructional DVDs.