Tom and J Music

1501 Corporate Drive, Ladera Ranch

4, 8, or 12 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Tom and J Music (Up to 83% Off)

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Highlights

An experienced teacher helps students and musicians learn how to improve their skills during private music lessons

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jane
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Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
June 15, 2016
Terrible terrible. The owner is Tom and refused to honor the groupon I bought for 6 hourlong piano lessons. Said they had to be 4 hour and a half lessons. I said fine. After the first lesson where he made us buy $20 worth of books and spent less than half the time at the piano. If I'm paying for 1.5 hours of piano, I do not want her jumping from the piano to the drums to the violin back to a different piano. 6-8 moves in 90 minutes! Then he belittled my daughter and blew his nose throughout the lesson with a tissue in his pocket, not once sanitizing his hands while he touched my daughter's hands and shared piano keys! I called after and asked for a refund and he refused saying the price I paid for the groupon for 6 hours of lessons was the actual cost of 1 hour and half lesson! So I basically paid $100 for an hour and a half of nothing. Absolutely awful.

About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $40.80 for 4 30-minute private music lessons ($120 value)
  • $74 for 8 30-minute private music lessons ($320 value)
  • $82.40 for 12 30-minute private music lessons ($480 value)

Three Things to Know About Muscle Memory

Lots of skills are like riding a bicycle if you practice enough—your body just seems to remember. Read on to learn exactly how that happens.

1. It’s not really your muscles that remember. Once you’ve fully mastered playing a new song or any other physical skill, it may feel like your hands are spookily working on their own. Really, you’re observing subconscious communication between two different parts of your brain. Muscle memory happens when the cerebrum, the brain’s thought center, communicates with the cerebellum, the brain’s skill center, to accomplish a task. The more you perform a task, the more efficiently those parts of your brain communicate, creating the more-permanent pathways that make up long-term memory. That’s how actions can eventually become second nature.

2.Good practice makes perfect. Muscle memory helps a skill become easier through lots of repetition, but if your repetition is full of mistakes, those will get memorized too. So when it comes to learning an instrument, a good rule is to start slowly and to divide a task into sections, mastering each one before moving on.

3. Innate talents counts—but practice wins. Some people are more naturally talented at certain skills that require muscle memory, but they still require practice to be able to perform consistently. Prodigies may be able to think their way through learning something new more quickly, but whether you’re onstage or on the sports field, you don’t want to have to think your way through the situation every time. Developing your muscle memory helps you trust the physical patterns you’ve internalized to do the heavy lifting, freeing up conscious thought to add emotional shading to a song or make a scary face at the opposing team.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, subject to availability. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 2 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Registration fee of $35 not included, payable at time of redemption. Music book purchase required for additional $20 fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

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