Like hot stones, music enjoys the uncanny ability to concurrently soothe souls, shatter glass, and defeat folkloric monsters bent on a quiet evening at home. Wield an otherworldly weapon with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get two guitar or piano lessons and a Hal Leonard beginners method book at Middle C Music in Tenleytown (a $114.99 value). Students are encouraged to bring their own guitars, and registration is included with this deal.
A full-service music store, Middle C Music promotes DC musicians with a range of print and audio music, instruments for sale, and in-depth music lessons. Each half-hour guitar or piano lesson introduces aspiring musicians and forgetful Mozarts to the basics of practical play and music theory. Professional musicians teach sitting and hand positions, note and chord reading, and pied piping to students ages 6 and up. Strike keys and pluck strings to elicit soulful melodies from your guitar or baby grand, or stroke them counterclockwise five times to produce a miniature Mendelssohn duet partner.
Music students can peruse their included Hal Leonard beginners method book and accompanying CD ($10.99) to establish a general mastery of scales and chords, and discover tonally imbedded knock-knock jokes.
4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016