Making Music Matter For Kids 21st century music education makes learning fun and exciting. In today's modern world of acclaimed music programs, we provide young people with the tools they need for success. Students master the basics while playing music they enjoy. Songs are chosen to highlight the skills needed to build a strong foundation on a respective student's musical instrument. After a few weeks of lessons most students are ready for the challenge of a live performance and are encouraged to take part in all of our programs!
Vocal Lessons - Teaches students to phrase out the melody of the songs memorize lyrics and structure. Microphone technique*Accurately match pitch Introduction to stage presentation
*Basic vocal warm-ups .
Bass Guitar Lessons - Beginner Bass guitar students start off by learning the basic chord shapes and simple strumming patterns contained in rock songs. The instructors use the song as the lesson, introducing the student to chord progressions, time signatures, and scales for the first time. Once mastered the basics, the instructor will begin working on advanced concepts, finger exercises, picking techniques and basic scales for KILLER RIFFS AND EPIC SOLOS
Private Guitar Lessons - Learning Guitar for Beginners start off by learning the basic chord shapes and simple strumming patterns contained in rock songs. The instructors use the song as the lesson, introducing the student to chord progressions, time signatures, and scales for the first time. Once mastered the basics, the instructor will begin working on advanced concepts, finger exercises, picking techniques and basic scales for KILLER RIFFS AND EPIC SOLOS
Piano/Keyboard Lessons - Students learn the various tones and sounds required for a particular song and start playing right away. As kids are keyboard training, our experienced music instructors explain the concepts behind the music.
Drum students - begin by learning about the drum kit and its many components. Familiarize themselves with the sound
each one makes. Instructors explain what each drum contributes to the overall sound of the band. Once our drum students have been introduced to the kit, they beginning
working on basic rudiments -- the rhythmic patterns that will form the backbone of their drumming. Those basic patterns slowly morph into the drum beats used in songs as a lesson.
Lesson Scheduling: First lesson is free. Lessons are ½ hour once a week. Attending weekly lessons is an important part of the student’s success. We will work with you to pick a day/time that is best for you. Alternating lesson dates and times are difficult to schedule and slows down the learning process.
Cancellation/missed lesson Policy: Students are responsible for all scheduled lessons. If a conflict occurs and it is prior to 24 hour notice, you may reschedule the lesson. Lessons that are cancelled/missed without a 24 hour notice may not be able to be rescheduled. Lessons may be rescheduled for the same week or may be doubled up on the next lessons (if available). If we have to cancel a lesson, it can either be reschedule or credit will be given for the lesson to the next month.
Lesson Termination Policy: When a student registers for lessons, we anticipate that this will be a long term relationship. However, if it is necessary to discontinue lessons, please give notice before the next month payment is due. Monthly payments will not be returned due to early termination.
Lesson Payments Policy: Lessons payments are by the month. Payments are due on the last week of the month for the next month of lessons. (Please note some months will have 5 weeks of lessons) 10% late fee apply. Payments are accepted by check, cash, credit or debit card. Checks made payable to: Making Music Matter For Kids Inc. Charges applied for returned checks.
Thank you for your interest in music lessons at Making Music Matter For Kids. Please complete this online form fully. Once you’ve submitted it, you will be contacted and asked to come to the School to complete the full enrollment application.
Regarding grants we qualify our families for free and or discounted lessons under the same household income guidelines used by the public school system for their free/reduced lunch program. So, we require families to provide proof of income, either the most recent IRS Form 1040 or proof of assistance.
After your visit to the School, and once the paperwork is complete, the prospective student will be placed on the waiting list. We will then work to place the child in private lessons or music program . All of our teachers are volunteers, so placement for private lessons is contingent on volunteer availability.
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