Children are natural musicians, evidenced by their banging on pots and pans and willingness to only count up to four. Help youngsters channel their energy into sound with today's Groupon: for $70, you get four private musical-instrument lessons or voice classes at Rockwall School of Music, located on Justin Road (a $140 value). Lessons in piano and violin are suited for tunesmiths aged 6 and up; guitar, viola, and cello lessons for ages 7 and up; and drum and voice lessons for ages 8 and up. Students must provide their own instruments, unless taking hand-drum lessons.
The mellifluous maestros on staff at the Rockwall School of Music impart expert rhythmic and melodic education to aspiring artists of all ages and experiences. Throughout four 30-minute lessons, students can perfect the ideal pluck on a guitar or piano or underscore ominous school lunches with a violin, cello, or viola. One-on-one hands-on instruction fills the 30-minute piano lesson, and students spend another 30 minutes with an interactive computer program that teaches music theory and touchstones in music history, such as the first website to turn Will Smith's "Miami" into a MIDI file. Meanwhile, slap-happy pupils can craft a beat on a traditional drumset or explore unique percussive practices with a class in hand-drumming. Alternatively, young cherubs can hone their choral tubes with vocal instruction, where a skilled instructor will work closely with each student to establish their melodious goals and objectives. No previous musical or roadie experience is required for the lessons, which are offered Monday–Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
749 Justin Rd.
Rockwall, Texas 75087