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 him in squash. Catch up to Mozart's accomplishments with today's Groupon: for $66, you get four 30-minute private music lessons on one instrument at the Hollywood Academy of Music (a $132 value), with locations Melrose Avenue and Riverside Drive in Hollywood.
Hollywood Academy of Music offers euphonious instruction in a variety of melody-makers, delivered by a personable staff with performance credentials and training from top musical academies. Students can enjoy a professional studio environment in which to hone harmony, scale new scales, and learn in a fun but structured style that emphasizes tangible results. Instructors customize classes according to the abilities and goals of their pupils, from impatient imps to adults looking to realize their dreams of touring the world with a 12-piece polka band. Check out timetables and a list of offered instruments here.
Six Citysearchers award the Hollywood Academy of Music a perfect five-star rating:
- My instructor was knowledgeable and assessed my abilities well. He then went on to teach me according to what I wanted to learn in terms of style and skills. I always felt comfortable and like I was progressing from lesson to lesson. sunsoul3
- The lesson prices are reasonable and competitive and the schedules are flexible enough to fit many different lifestyles. Hollywood Academy of Music stands out among other schools and makes you feel like you are part of their musical family. – aheadbuilders
Hollywood Academy of Music
At Hollywood Academy of Music, youthful exuberance mingles with experienced instruction by university-trained teachers during private and group lessons, camps, and clinics. Individual lessons in more than a dozen instruments teach students to strum a guitar's strings, tickle a piano's keys, or purée beats with a kitchen blender. In group classes such as the School of Rock Band 101, teachers help groups of kids or adults grasp band basics, and in the Recording Artist program students learn to create and release their own self-produced CD on software they can use at home. Hollywood Academy of Music also helps students and the general public to hone their tune tutelage at free monthly clinics that range from songwriting to wailing the ran-out-of-matching-socks blues on a guitar.
Sessions take place in air-conditioned studios equipped with observation windows and high-quality pianos, guitar amps, and drums. Instructors also work with aspiring entertainers to help them put together a vocal repertoire, with some students advancing to compete on shows such as American Idol and The Voice.