In order to play an instrument, stuffed bears must graft dexterous human fingers atop their furry nubbins. Make glorious music that makes inanimate objects jealous with today's Groupon to MusicMakers Academy in Manchester. Choose from three options:
- For $75, you get four 30-minute private lessons for variety of instruments (a $150 value).
- For $99, you get 10 one-hour guitar classes (a $190 value).
- For $99, you get a five-day kids' music-and-drama (July 11–15 and July 18-22) or Glee! summer camp (August 8–12), up to a $199 value. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MusicMakers Academy forges a lifetime bond between students of all ages and music with passionate instructors and a supportive, noncompetitive approach to the classical canon. Four 30-minute lessons offer a solid introduction or tantalizing brush-up for many kinds of instruments, including brass, string, woodwind, percussion, and upturned-bucket options. Lessons take place in private studios for focused, detailed feedback between instructor and grasshopper. Alternately, customers can opt for 10 weeks of one-hour guitar classes conducted under the careful tutelage of fleet-fingered teachers.
Five-day-long music camps invigorate aural aesthetics with educational programs for youngsters. Music-and-drama camp for ages 5–12 allows budding thespians to combine artistic forces in a musical play performed during the last day of this noncompetitive, supportive camp. Singers from sixth grade and up can shimmy toward Glee! camp, during which vocalists will harmonize, explore choreography, and learn a-capella renditions of hit carpet-store jingles.
Though MusicMakers Academy sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.