Banned from all modern marching bands, the Seussaphone was a misshapen sousaphone that bellowed goofy rhyming couplets and could only be played when wearing striped top hats. Indulge musical evolution with today's Groupon: for $59, you get four private 30-minute lessons at Zounds Sounds in Dallas or Plano (a $120 value).
Zounds Sounds, which was voted Best School of Rock 2008 by D Magazine, hosts lessons that teach students musical mechanics by letting them play and sing songs they already know and love. The team of skilled faculty that imparts musical knowledge in all the fundamental rock instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, and electric jaw harp. All instructors have extensive professional experience, and can usually be spotted playing shows locally any given night of the week. Zounds Sounds originally operated out of Marc's garage and fosters a supportive and collaborative environment for future shredders, wailers, and drum wallopers.