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.
Before he met singing instructor David Stroud—a onetime coach of American Idol's Adam Lambert—Alexys Paris subjected his naturally mellifluous vocal cords to constant stress, admitting on his website that he would "force notes or yell on pitch." Working in the Institute of Vocal Advancement system, Stroud trains voices to perform in a natural, stable manner. Alexys teaches students how to comfortably transition from the deep-chest register to the high-pitched head register without resorting to voice-straining exertions or discretely switching places with virtuoso body doubles.
For centuries, the booming sounds of taiko drums have added their percussive beats to the ancient folk festivals and ceremonies of Japan. At Emeryville Taiko, these drumming sessions instill a sense of rhythm and community in students of all ages. During beginner or intermediate classes, students learn impressive performance and percussion skills as they pound driving beats on booming skin drums, some of which are nearly as large as the students themselves.
Inside this newly opened salon, a red wall provides an eye-catching backdrop to a host of Paul Mitchell shampoos, styling gels, and color formulas. Stylists pull from this cache when performing precision cuts or color treatments. In addition to creating new hairstyles, the team readies clients for special nights out with formal updos and makeup applications.
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Oakland is happy to boast the theatrical stylings of Piedmont Piano Co.
Check out this club's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
Need a drink? You're in luck because drinks are available.
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