Without music lessons, kids would have to teach themselves to play instruments by banging on pots or chewing on trumpets until they find the right embouchure. Give young Mozarts an edge with today's Groupon to Mintons Academy of Music in Ashburn. Choose between the following options:
• For $30, you get four weeks of Musik Kids classes for one child (a $120 value).
• For $30, you get four weeks of group piano classes for one child (a $120 value).
Mintons Academy equips little ones with the basic skills to play and create music at an early age, helping to build confidence and improve creative thinking in nonmusical endeavors. Musik Kids lessons set 3-and 4-year-olds loose to explore the sounds of guitars, keyboards, percussion, flutes, and their own voices. In each 45-minute jamboree, miniature musicians play music, craft instruments, learn basic notes, and critique old Mother Goose LPs, all the while laying the groundwork for future artistic prowess. Divided by age, and open to kids from 4 to 12 years old, group piano lessons aim to enlighten ivory ticklers with introductory skills such as beginning theory, rhythms, and proper fingering. Students do not need pianos at home to enlist in classes, but the school suggests either an electric keyboard or a clone of Billy Joel to practice with. All classes take place once a week; the next session begins on August 1, with future dates listed online.
Mintons Academy of Music
Mintons Academy of Music immerses budding virtuosos in fun, intensive lessons taught by university-trained teachers. Private lessons explore all the main instrumental families, including strings, percussion, piano, woodwinds, and brass. Guitar lessons prep prospective pop stars to churn out blistering licks, and vocal coaching strengthens pipes for lucrative futures crooning or quickly subduing mobs of glassware. Group lessons surround kids with melodious coconspirators, making the learning process more enjoyable. Art classes unlock the wonders of painting, with students learning from the masters by imitating famous works.