Prospective snare-bangers learn the ins and outs of drumming at The Memphis Drum Shop School of Percussion in a one-on-one session with one of the shop's six experienced instructors. Under a curriculum devised by Director of Education Chris Burgess, who holds a master's degree in percussion, first-time students learn how to choose the appropriate drumsticks and use a method book and practice pad for rehearsing basic beats and mind-melting ways to excitedly point at a crowd. Whether you're into jazz, rock, country, pan-pipe thrash metal, or synth-opera, Memphis Drum School will tailor lessons based on the styles of music that make your chest-locked timpani pump songs of circulation. Professional Pearl Masters Custom drum kits in the shop await students eager to grab the sticks and show off their chops, and lessons take place in a soundproof studio, free from the lame, non-percussive sounds of the world.
Founded in New York City and featured in the New York Times and Time magazine, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals Memphis nurtures nascent musical abilities during interactive, supervised classes. Each 45-minute session hosts 8?14 children, ages 6 months to 5 years, who exercise vocal cords and dance muscles to original songs, rhythms, and chants by founder David Weinstone, including some from the Nick Jr. television program Jack's Big Music Show. Skilled instructors draw on years of musical experience to guide little ones through rhythm-making activities, complete with drums and shakers, ensuring that kids avoid attracting stray reindeer while jangling tambourines. Adults are welcome to join the junior jam session and watch budding Mozarts learn skills at their own age-appropriate pace. Check the class schedule for times and locations.
Drawing from a more than 25-year-old legacy, Lane Music specializes in outfitting customers with anything from musical instruments to professional-level audio-visual systems. Whether performing a custom sound-system installation or helping a customer find the perfect piano from their gallery of exclusively Kawai models, staff members are willing to field music-related questions or give their opinion on whether Beethoven sold out. The store is also an authorized dealer of Fender, EVH, and Gretsch guitars, which fill the showrooms in two locations. To round out its collection, the shop also stocks instruments ranging from band brass and woodwinds to drums and drum-kit elements. During music lessons held in the store's onsite private studios, instructors train students of all ages in the basic principles and techniques of specific instruments.
Piano Forte Academy is a licensed Simply Music provider- the largest playing-based music education institution in the world. This breakthrough program has students of all ages playing great-sounding blues, contemporary, classical and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons.
Kinder-care expert Jeanne Lippincott leads lads and lasses toward futures filled with improved coordination, balance, and creative-thinking skills to the tune of multicultural music. Each 45-minute play date hosts up to 12 children?ages 5 and younger?and their caregivers. As future adults bond and parents comingle, the sessions explore music, movement, and dance through interactive topics ranging from silly songs to bath-time fun to heating-duct installation. Research indicates that exposure to music- and movement-related activities increases IQ, self-discipline, and self-esteem, and classes are continually updated based on observations and results. Packs leave sessions with a CD of music and an age-appropriate instrument?a child's first step toward a lucrative career as a kazoo artist.