Music is humanity's universal language, narrowly beating out such close contenders as Esperanto, The Simpsons references, and yodelled profanity. Learn how to rhythmically communicate across cultures with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get two private 30-minute music lessons (a $36 value) at the St. Catharines branch of the Ontario Conservatory of Music.
The instructors at the Ontario Conservatory of Music impart musical know-how to students of all ages and abilities during lessons for piano, guitar, drums, violin, voice, and musical theory. During each 30-minute session, teachers help pupils unleash their inner Mozarts through the development of technique, rhythmic understanding, inner discipline, and powdered wigs. All lessons include a free instrument rental to ensure that students can practice between sessions. In voice lessons, students fill their pipes with jazz standards, Broadway hits, and classical gems such as Beethoven's unfinished hair-metal ballad. Theory lessons' coverage of rudiments, history, and harmony serves as helpful preparation for Ontario Conservatory of Music and RCM exams.
Ontario Conservatory of Music
A government-certified educational institute, Ontario Conservatory of Music has fostered the musicians of tomorrow since 1939, when tomorrow had just been invented. Its teachers believe that playing music acts as a gateway—to building character, boosting confidence, and improving self-discipline. The school helps students of all ages explore those benefits through lessons in instruments ranging from drums and guitar to piano, voice, and violin. Band programs get even beginning students working together and performing in front of live audiences, giving them a space to hone their chops outside their basement, where mole people might hear them through the walls and steal their songs.