At the age at which most children learn to speak, Mozart had already composed four symphonies, restored 11 classic cars, and built a robot to play against in squash. Catch up to Mozart's accomplishments with today's Groupon: for $59, you get four 30-minute private music lessons at Promethean Studios in Plano and Richardson (a $120 value). The four sessions must be completed in four consecutive weeks.
Promethean Studios grounds its teaching model in a strong foundation of seven principles in order to enlighten budding Beethovens of all skill levels with the ins and outs of playing a variety of instruments. Private lessons are led by experienced instructors who have achieved Promethean Studios' teaching trifecta of observing more than 100 lessons, being a performing musician, and having at least 10 years' experience. Students can utilize this one-on-one setting to tickle the ivories, stretch their vocal cords, or conquer the intricacies of songwriting for a mime.
In addition to actual playing, ear-sating sessions include music theory and tips for efficient practicing. To make learning more personal and engaging, beginning songsmiths are encouraged to learn the songs or styles of music they like the most, as opposed to the songs William Howard Taft likes the most. Though not included in this Groupon, students can opt to perform their mastered melodies with like-minded musicians for an audience through Promethean Studios' band-creating service.
The instructors at Promethean Studios know that every musician is different, and they tailor their teaching techniques to both beginners and lifelong learners of music. The teachers each boast at least 15 years of experience and hundreds of lessons taught, and typically get students making music or summoning the bird species of their choice in two to six months. Most music students start by learning how to play songs they choose, a tactic that introduces the fundamentals of rhythm, instrument technique, and music theory under the cover of fun.