As a kid-centric music venue, Drool of Rock doesn't just draw in local musicians—it creates them. The passionate instructors lead kids aged 2–5 in a curriculum of age-appropriate activities with a musical bent, including live performances and basic instrument education. During summer camps, kids aged 2–10 romp through the 6,000-square-foot center or play games in the 2,500-square-foot outdoor play area. On the weekends, local kids' musicians take to the stage for interactive performances, which are often free or priced in the currency of Candyland.
Alex Layne, a graduate of the illustrious Peabody Institute, edifies aspiring shredders of all ages with guitar-playing prowess he purloined from members of punk group Reptile House and other musicians such as Felicia Carter and Antony West. During two 30- or 45-minute lessons, students can perfect their plucking on an electric, acoustic, or inflatable axe as Alex summons more than 20 years of teaching know-how to impart basic, intermediate, or advanced skills. Customized to each pupil?s individual aptitude, sessions can cover fundamentals that include open chords and strumming techniques, or such advanced talents as mastering pentatonic scales and upstaging lead singers. Today?s Groupon may also be redeemed for online lessons via Skype, allowing Alex the ability to zoom in on complicated chords.
For top-notch performances of historical and contemporary plays, there's no better place in Baltimore than Primadonnatona Music Studios.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The Music Box or T.M.B as we like to call ourselves is the complete opposite of Big Box music stores and learning centers. Our Boutique music studio located in Historic Lauraville at 5422 Harford Rd Mainstreet is a two room 200sq ft music studio with beautiful instruments, art, fireplace, & more.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Teachers assess a students skill and learning style in the initial lesson and form an individualized course to meet their needs. Students should bring any music that they have been using and a sharpened pencil. Vocal students should bring a bottle of room temperature water in addition
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to create a comfortable learning environment with patient, experienced, and proficient teachers who make learning fun and exciting.
What do you love most about your job?
What do I like most about my job? I love Interacting with students, listening to music all day, and being surrounded by beauty.
Staffed by experienced local musicians and DJs, One Sound Music Academy instructs tune-crafters of all disciplines. Brass, woodwind, string, percussion, and voice lessons hone skills for players of all ages and skill levels. The academy’s traditional music programs take their cues from the Maryland state music curriculum, and courses can culminate in student recitals. Group and private DJ lessons cover topics such as music theory, genre mixing, and blending, teaching aspiring jockeys how to mix floor-filling party anthems from vinyl or CDs.
When he's not busy recording and performing his original songs, Billy Redfield shares his passion for the guitar with students at Baltimore Guitar Instruction. Held at his clients' homes, Billy's lessons accommodate beginning and advanced students alike. His expertise encompasses all of the instrument's fundamentals, from proper chord formations and strumming techniques to restringing and tuning the guitar. After teaching his students to read tablature, Billy even helps them learn their favorite popular songs, from Beatles’ pop tunes to Beethoven's psychedelic sonatas.