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 $49, you get a semester of beginner guitar or piano classes at Music House School of Music in Overland Park (up to a $200 value). Each semester has either eight or nine 50-minute classes (depending on which session you choose) and includes books. Students must provide their own guitars; pianos will be provided due to the difficulty of carrying them across quicksand crosswalks. Semesters start in early January, so call soon to register.
Music House School of Music encourages an appreciation of music for beginners of all ages. Its instructors demonstrate a passion for teaching students how to play instruments in order to foster creativity and self-expression and increase spatial intelligence. With today's Groupon, students can foster a new six-string identity or choose to pound some soul into a strand of white and black keys. Available classes include:
- Piano Foundations (ages 6–8)
- Popular Piano 1: Skills (ages 9–12)
- Popular Piano 1: Skills (ages 13–adult)
- Guitar 1 (ages 10–13)
- Guitar 1 (ages 13–adult)
Beginner classes provide a solid musical and technical foundation that's ideal for showing off with a filibuster solo at the next city-council meeting. Students of the shredding world will also receive a CD and playbook for practice at home. Take up to nine informative classes and you can finally deploy your functional fingers in the epic instrumental battle against the soul-crushing dissonance of silence.
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.