Playing a musical instrument is a skill that will serve you throughout your entire life, like safe cracking, horse punching, and toddler juggling. Add to your resumé with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two 30-minute private instrument or voice lessons at Michael Wheeler Studios (a $40 value).
An accomplished performer and member of the Music Teachers National Association and the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers, instructional maestro Michael Wheeler uses his professional experience and a collaborative spirit to create individually tailored, one-on-one music lessons for students of all skill levels. Upon arriving for their first foray into song, each student will have their skills, goals, and ability to correctly pronounce "glockenspiel" evaluated, and Wheeler will use the half hour to develop a lesson plan. Lesson number two welcomes fingers to flutter across keys during piano and keyboard lessons, or unlock the traditional sounds of North India and delve into the fundamentals of sitar, dilruba, or harmonium. Together, pupil and teacher select lyrical material that's both personally exciting and age appropriate, saving teenagers from crooning "Moon River" and grandparents from an embarrassing round of "I Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Strong fundamentals underpin all instruction at Michael Wheeler Studios, including study of theory, practicing sight-reading, and delving into music history by considering the sociopolitical consequences of the most recently played note. Wheeler deconstructs pieces into incremental lessons, letting students proceed through trebles and troubles at their own pace. Reservations and lesson times are scheduled on an individual basis, and can be made online.
2650 Willamette St.
Eugene, Oregon 97405