Studies show that children who don't learn to play a musical instrument often try to eat one. Save your offspring from an awkward doctor's visit with today's Groupon to Lozier Music in Rochester Hills. Choose between the following options:
• For $69, you get six group music lessons in piano (a $153 value).
• For $69, you get six group or private music lessons in guitar (a $138 value).
Carrie Lozier channels her background in piano performance and music-education studies through the Simply Music teaching approach, a technique that lets students learn and play songs from the outset. Rather than spending weeks slogging through sight-reading drills and poising arms dramatically over keyboards, students dive into key-tickling and string-plucking through blues, classical, and pop songs. Lozier's method helps students of all ages master the basics of their instruments and learn to improvise and play tunes by ear. Group classes bring up to five guitarists or pianists together in a studio space newly expanded and purged of any Axl Roses trying to use its recording equipment. Guitar lessons may be private or with a group, depending on scheduling. Piano classes come with an instructional book and DVD ($15) so students can continue honing skills at home.
Carrie Lozier began by teaching students how to play piano from her home studio in 2003, with just 10 students on her roster. By 2011, Lozier Music had 70 students enrolled and new digs of its own. Staff began by teaching only piano, using the Simply Music method, which emphasizes being able to play music before being able to read music, in the same way children learn to speak before they are able to write long letters to the editor about rescheduling Yo Gabba Gabba during naptime. Some of the concepts of this method is translated to other instruments, where classes mirror four steps on learning to play. First is immersion, where students up to age 5 get comfortable being surrounded by the sounds of music; then introduction, where they learn to makes sounds with instruments; finally, musical instruction followed by integration, where musicians learn to play together with other musicians.
2118 Auburn Rd.
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309