LESSONS

GROUP GUITAR  taught remotely

Students 5-11 years old

May take a  30 minute lessons  with

John Venezia  

Mondays - 5pm to 5:30pm for 10 weeks  

Lesson fee - $10 per student

$100 for 10 lessons

Required - Acoustic Guitar  

Group size - 4-8 students

                                          OR

Students 12 years old and up

May take a 30 or 45 minute lesson with

Richard Ehelebe 

Mondays - 6pm to 6:45pm  for 10 weeks 

Wednesdays- 6:45pm to 7:30pm  for 10 weeks   

  

Lesson fee - $12 per student

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Acoustic Guitar

Group size - 4-8 students

 

 

 

Students will be led through an intensive one-month electric guitar class. Learn the fundamentals of popular songs through chords, melodies, rhythms, and essential fret board technique. Knowing how and why musical patterns work will help you teach yourself and develop a solid foundation. All levels welcome. 

CLASSICAL GUITAR  taught remotely 

Students 12 years old and up

May take a 45 minute lesson  

 

 Mondays - 6pm to 6:45pm for 10 weeks  

Lesson fee - $12 per student 

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Acoustic Guitar

Group size - 4 to 10 students  

DRUMS taught remotely

Students 5-11 years old

May take a  30 minute lessons  with

John Venezia  

Wednesdays - 5pm to 5:30pm  for 10 weeks 

 

Lesson fee - $12 per student

$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Drum Set or Electric Drum Set

Group size - 4 to 8 students  

                                   OR

 

Students 12 years old and up 

May take a 45 minute lesson with

John Venezia

Wednesdays - 6pm to 6:45pm  for 10 weeks 

 

Lesson fee - $12 per group lesson/$120 for 10 lessons

Required - Drum Set or Electric Drum Set

 

Group size - 4 to 10 students  

Every drummer has a different aspiration, that’s why these lessons are highly individualized and custom fit to the student's goals. Beginner drummers start with learning basic drum set technique, rudiments, rhythms, music notation reading and writing, beats, grooves, fills and songs. Intermediate and advanced drummers might be interested in expanding their vocabulary, applying rudiments to the drum set, increasing creativity, strengthening their weak hand, bass drum foot technique, and optimizing practice time for the fastest and most effective results, for example.

Opportunities for 

young children, school-aged children, teens, adults and senior citizens to learn to play music regardless of their abilities or background.

Private  Lessons

     In private lessons, students move at their own pace. The lessons are

structured by their teacher on their strengths and weaknesses and their preferences and individual interests. Students in a private lesson are given assignments to help them with hand positions or rhythms they may need to work on. If a student has a real passion for music and demonstrates talent, private lessons are recommended. Personalized coaching creates an environment best suited for grasping fundamental skills and personal growth.

Suzuki  Method

     More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist, Shinichi Suzuki,  began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, and careful listening are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.

    Parents are highly engaged in the musical learning of their child to create an enjoyable learning environment. They attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week.    Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately. Constant repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument, since children add everything they memorize into their repertoire, gradually using it in new and more sophisticated ways.

     

 

As with language, the child’s effort to learn an instrument is met with praise and encouragement. Each child learns at his/her own rate, building on small steps so that each one can be mastered. The Suzuki repertoire is designed to present technical problems to be learned in the context of the music rather than through dry technical exercises. The Suzuki Method guides children to basic competence on their instrument and proficiency before they are formally taught to read music. 1

Group  Lessons

  While private lessons provide students with one-on-one training that can help them develop key skills, there are benefits to enrolling in group lessons. Group lessons cost less than private lessons, and this is  sometimes a key factor when deciding the type of lesson in which to enroll.  Peers or siblings can be a great motivator in holding a student’s interest and when it comes to being prepared and practicing for future lessons.  Some students respond well to a group setting, which allows them to collaborate with new friends and learn to perform together.

Ensemble

     Students are given valuable lessons in teamwork when they have the opportunity to play in an ensemble.  Listening to and playing alongside of instruments they are unfamiliar with gives students a completely different perspective on their own instrument, the music they are playing and numerous ways to interpret music. Students learn to listen and non-verbally communicate with each other to create music as a team. Added benefits come when the ensemble practices and performs together. The feeling of accomplishment when an ensemble works toward the common goal of having a successful concert is without comparison.

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