Although he’s been a musician since he was eight, Matt Burk started offering simple piano lessons out of his home in 2006. Seven years later, he is no longer teaching but his musical enterprise has blossomed to include 12 instructors, over 300 students, and classes including guitar, bass, drums, and voice. Operating out of a fully equipped studio space, Matt's teachers follow a teaching approach that caters to each student’s specific goals, interest level, and schedule.
The Suzuki Institute of Dallas hosts Kodomo Music classes, designed for mini maestros age 18 months–4 years to join aural forces with a parent and explore the enriching avenues of music. Pitch, rhythm, and movement activities dominate the curriculums of these 45-minute classes, enlivened and underscored by the presence of live piano accompaniment. The Suzuki Institute's supremely qualified staff builds a strong start towards a sonicscaped future, infusing baby Brahms with foundational musical concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, slow and fast, and glam rock and indie pop. Kids and their parents will improvise and express themselves with a variety of instruments in whatever way they feel most comfortable contributing; komodo music does not emphasize performance, which results in a fun, energetic environment devoid of obligatory can-can lines.
Gary Foreman had one goal in mind when creating The Dallas Drum School: to help everyone accomplish a higher level of personal achievement through music. Now, with his private and group lessons in drums and general percussion, he passes on his knowledge to make that goal a reality. During sessions shaped to accommodate students' personal goals, skill levels, genres, and desires to rock out on a rotating, fire-spitting drum set, he uses individual analysis and general method books to ensure custom learning experiences. His focus rests on fundamental skills—hand techniques, timekeeping, and independence as applied to the drum set—building a base that students can expand upon. Advanced students may bring metronomes, brushes, mallets, or drum sets to augment the growth of their skills. With enough interest and practice, Gary hopes his students will walk away with a newfound passion for music and an increased aptitude for learning.
At For Those about to Rock School we offer guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocal lessons, but we don't teach the traditional way. We have our students tell us which songs that they would like to learn and we begin by teaching simplified parts of those songs.