In order to play the piano or guitar, stuffed bears must graft dexterous human fingers atop their furry nubbins. Make glorious music that's the envy of inanimate objects with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a semester of group guitar or piano classes for beginners at Music House School of Music in Overland Park (up to a $200.87 value). The fall 2011 schedule begins August 8, with sessions meeting once a week for eight or nine classes. Students must provide their own guitars, but CDs and playbooks are provided for practice at home. Novice musicians can assume a new six-string identity or opt to pound some soul into a strand of white and black keys during one of the following sessions:
• Piano Foundations (ages 6–8)
• Popular Piano 1: Skills (ages 9–12)
• Popular Piano 1: Skills (ages 13–adult)
• Guitar 1 (ages 9-12)
• Guitar 1 (ages 13–adult)
Music House School of Music encourages an appreciation of music for beginners of all ages through private lessons, group classes, and workshops. Beginning piano or guitar classes provide a musical foundation rife with simple melodies and rhythmic concepts, ideal for showing off with a filibuster solo at the next city-council meeting. Passionate and talented instructors imbue students with the melodious dexterity to corral stampeding glissandos during 50-minute classes, fostering creativity and increasing musical comprehension along the way.
Music House School of Music
The instructors at Music House School of Music understand that music is a language and that languages should be used to express yourself. That’s why they’ve abandoned prescriptive instruction in favor of collaborative learning in a community setting, placing the music that their students want to hear at the center of their teaching programs. During private lessons, students forge a path through the genres of their choice, from rock to jazz to classical to birdsong. They show off their progress during monthly club meetings, working with a tight-knit group of like-minded musicians until they feel confident enough for public performance. In group classes, kids as young as 6 get to tickle ivory, strum steel, and set their uvulas abuzz with their burgeoning baritones.
On May 4 from 12–4 p.m., Music House School of Music celebrates the grand opening of its Lenexa location, which will feature live music, free classes and lessons for ages 6+, surprise goody bags, and refreshments. All attendees will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win six months of free music instruction.