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 $49, you get four 30-minute private music lessons at Modern Music School in Pasadena (a $198 value). This Groupon must be used within one month of the first lesson.
Modern Music School’s teachers fuse elements of research on how the brain processes music and individual student interests to tailor teaching techniques. Expert instructors undergo thorough training from Modern Music School before unleashing their pedagogical prowess upon students of every skill level and age, teaching lessons in drums, guitar, bass, piano and keyboard, and vocal technique. Lessons have been shown to work best when customized to individual interests, and the school's musical mentors will gear instruction toward the genre of music that inspires your artistic passions, whether it's a penchant for punk, a love of jazz, or an adoration for John Cage's stylized silence. The school showcases students in regular performances, allowing newly gleaned tunes and techniques to emerge from practice-room cocoons and float to the ears of the public like so many delicate, guitar-shredding butterflies. Current students get access workshops conducted by musicians who play with such artists as Selena Gomez, Beyoncé, and Justin Timberlake.
Modern Music School
Students in Modern Music School's international net of 70 locations get more than by-the-numbers technical training. Instead, the focus is on enjoying the art, and though the teachers are classically trained, their lesson plans home in on rock, jazz, funk, pop, or virtually any other genre. Beginners thrive in the laid-back, fun-first atmosphere, which encourages them to set their own pace on the path to stardom, both in practicing their instrument and in converting to an all-leather wardrobe. The school's highly individualized method readily lends itself to private lessons, and the band program not only helps fledgling stars strengthen their chosen style but also rounds up potential gigs when the group feels stage ready. Other performance opportunities are available at regularly staged concerts through the team program and every morning in students' own showers.