By the Numbers: Chamber’s Bay Golf Club
950 waterfront acres along the Puget Sound
18-hole, par-72 course
0 golf carts—it’s walking only
7,165 yards from the back tees
5,278 yards from the front tees
75.6—course rating from the back tees
139—course slope from the back tees
2007—the year it was certified as a Silver Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International
15–21 of June 2015—when Chamber’s Bay hosts the U.S. Open golf tournament
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Here at the New Orleans Academy of Music, we pride ourselves in putting teaching first. Lessons at the academy are taught by our college trained professionals who have a true desire to see their students succeed in their musical ambitions.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students will need to have their own instruments to practice on at home and in the lessons.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to create many different opportunities for aspiring musicians to get the musical instruction they need to be successful.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the people I work with, they are the reason the school continues to grow so rapidly.
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school's signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered either with a live online instructor or via videos and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
Signature service: Recreational Live Band Opportunities.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Pro Tip: If you can play songs you hear on the radio, you can play them with a band. Some coaching available.
Music lessons cultivate creative talents that may otherwise lie dormant. The instructors at Live Music Academy tap into that potential in each student and nurture it through lessons, even if the pupil only performs as a hobby. Private lessons focus on instruments such as drums, piano, and voice, whereas group classes teach music theory, and group training can help entire choirs perfect their harmonies.