Four or Eight 30-Minute Weekly Music Lessons at The Music Academy (54% Off)

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Customer Reviews

17 Ratings

Bought this for my girls, if it wasn't for Groupon I wouldn't have known about this wonderful school I will continue with classes there. They are professional and very accommodating. Clean beautiful school and well organized you won't be disappointed. Teachers are qualified and good. My girls have learned a lot. They love it.
LILIANA B. · May 2, 2017
The staff is very friendly and helpful and both my wfie and 10 year old daughter are thoroughly enjoying their experience taking piano and violin lessons. They have great practice rooms and the instructors seem to really enjoy teaching.
Pete F. · April 1, 2017
I bought Groupon's for my two grandchildren as a Christmas present. They just started taking lessons and love it.
Ellen E. · February 22, 2017

What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

  • $58 for four 30-minute weekly music lessons ($125 value)
  • $125 for eight 30-minute weekly music lessons ($250 value)

Choose from guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and piano lessons.

Amplification: Turn Up the Music

Without amplification, a Stratocaster is just a quiet guitar with a tail. Read on to learn what puts the power into an amplifier.

When you pluck a guitar string, you produce a sound wave. Especially if that guitar is electric, that sound wave isn’t very loud, which is to say that its amplitude is small—if you charted it on paper, its peaks wouldn’t be high enough to challenge an adventurous stick figure. To make them larger, the amplifier must turn the sound wave into an electrical signal powerful enough to move the amp speaker’s cones and produce a new, louder sound wave.

An amplifier gets power from a wall outlet (or, if it’s a tiny practice amp, a battery), which it stores in capacitors and transformers inside its power supply; you might think of them as a city’s water tanks. When you play a note on the guitar, it kicks off a circuit that tells the transformers exactly how to release that stored power—sort of like turning on a faucet, but with all the pitches of the sonic spectrum in place of hot and cold.

Going with the Flow

Seen this way, it’s not surprising that an analog amplifier is sometimes called a “valve” amp. The analog part means that the waveform created by the transistors is just a blown-up version of the incoming sound wave; in other words, it’s analogous. This mirroring happens via the valves, glass tubes that are vacuum-sealed so electrons can flow unimpeded through space from a heated metal element toward a highly positively-charged plate. This flow creates a powerful current that can be modulated by the input signal and by the amp’s settings.

Tube amps are still preferred by many guitarists today for their distinctly warmer sound and their more-harmonious distortion. The circuitry of digital amps—which tend to be lighter, cheaper, and more power-efficient—translates the initial sound wave into a discrete series of on/off pulses, which are then converted back into a sound wave after being amplified. At most volumes, a digital amp produces a clear, neutral sound. But when pushed to their limits, digital amps will end up clipping part of the sound waves, creating harsher bursts of noise that may summon mean bats.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 2 per household. Valid only for option purchased. New clients only. Must use lessons over consecutive weeks. Valid only for ages 5-17. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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