Music is humanity’s universal language, as it has proven more accessible than Latin and less confrontational than referees’ hand signals. Study harmonious communication with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get four 30-minute beginner guitar or piano classes at the Kansas City School of Music’s Lenexa or Overland Park locations (a $98 value). Classes are held once a week during the course of a month. Choose from the following months for lessons:
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The professional instructors of the Kansas City School of Music pass along musical torches to students learning the basics of strumming strings or tickling tunes out of ivories. Guitar gurus demonstrate proper finger placements to newbies armed with personal guitars. During piano courses, students sidle up to one of the school’s digital pianos to learn key recognition and how to create musical arrangements. In the small-group piano classes, students stimulate sounds of instruments such as the drums, violin, or saxophone on their digital keyboards, creating the sounds of a jazz ensemble, orchestra, or rock band. Those opting for piano lessons must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. No more than six pupils attend each session, and every instrumental pedagogue ensures novice music makers perform at their best by following comprehensive curricula and encouraging students to participate in recitals.
Kansas City School of Music
The professional instructors of the Kansas City School of Music pass along musical torches to students learning the basics of classical instruments during private and group lessons. Private studios insulated with soundproof walls ensure maximum concentration for students sight reading on acoustic pianos or other classical instruments. Each instructor follows a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on repertoire, technique, musicianship, ear training, theory, and more, and they encourage and prepare students to participate in recitals. Instructor credentials include either a master's degree or doctorate in their area of study.