Music aficionados know that a concert grand is a piano that has a rich, large sound, whereas a baby grand is a piano that cost a baby a thousand dollars. Learn more with this Groupon.
- $299 for an 11-week rock-band program (a $600 value)
At the beginning of each program, instructors organize three to six students into a band. Each student must be younger than 18 and know how to play his or her instrument in meter and in key. At three-hour group lessons once a week, the band practices its material—whether cover songs or originals—in preparation for a quarterly concert or, in the summer, an outdoor festival.
MusicGarage.Org's staff has produced more than 600 young students in more than 400 concerts, it takes less than 90 days to get onstage. Led by a group of talented musicians and instructors, programs help students hone their singing, soloing, and stagecraft before they play a live concert for family and friends. Throughout the year, the 4,500-square-foot rehearsal facility hosts afterschool programs, where bands develop a full set of covers or original songs for an end-of-quarter show. Besides nurturing the next generation of rockers, MusicGarage.Org runs recording programs where kids learn how to use the latest audio technology, as well as a 1,500-square-foot venue for professionals to rehearse, perform, or devise plot points for their future VH1 music documentary.