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Four or Eight 30-Minute Weekly Music Lessons at The Music Academy (50% Off)

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Choice of guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, or violin lessons with a professional instructor

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1 ratings1 reviews
November 10, 2021
I am absolutely thrilled with this school for guitar lessons... I have experience but never actually took lessons... until now! I was so satisfied I signed up for regular lessons, George is awesome, I wish I could sign up for hour long lessons, alas it is not in the financial cards for me, but if things change for me I am certain to expand my time there... couldn't give it a better recommendation, or I would!!
2 ratings1 reviews
November 7, 2019
The little Mozart program gave my toddler a valuable insight of music while having fun.
2 ratings2 reviews
August 25, 2019
So amazing! The staff is very friendly, helpful and welcoming. I highly recommend the Music Academy!
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August 18, 2019
My daughter is really enjoying her lessons! She loves Harriet! As soon as her groupon lessons are over she will be continuing her lessons with Harriet at the Music Academy!
2 ratings1 reviews
June 1, 2019
They are awesome! I am going to continue after my Groupon is over.
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April 30, 2019
My daughter really enjoyed her 4 voice lessons with Harriett. She was very kind and patient and knowledgeable. I am curious about possible ways to stay involved and opportunities to save. I never heard from anyone since my daughter's last session.
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7 ratings5 reviews
September 28, 2018
Took my son for guitar lessons, very pleased. His teacher is very patient and encouraging, signed up for more lessons.
19 ratings4 reviews
September 8, 2018
Child loves going every week!
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $69 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.

Fine Print

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

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