Instrument Classes

If you want to get better at your instrument but not be in a band then this is your jam!

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  • Instrument class are our version of “private lessons” — but since we don’t believe in students learning music in solitude, we teach the basic skills on each instrument in small of groups of 2-5 students
  • Classes are divided by instrument, skill level and age group (6-8, 9-12, 13 and up).
  • Cost is $70/month.
  • Classes are 45 minutes
  • Curriculum is driven by student chosen songs which means students stay stoked!
  • Please check our Schedule/ Calendar for class times.
  • If you are wondering whether we would categorize your student as beginner, intermediate or advanced, see below.
  • Sign up for Instrument Classes here.
  • Instrument classes can be combined with a band class for a 20% discount on monthly tuition.

Beginning students should be able to: 
Guitar: Parts of guitar, string names, how to tune, how to read tab, how to hold a pick, how to count whole/half/quarter/8th and 16th notes, how to play a song using root notes and how to play power chords.

Bass: Parts of bass, string names, how to hold bass, how to tune, how to read tab, how to play with fingers, how to count whole/ half/ quarter/ 8th and 16th notes and how to play a song using root notes.

Drums: How to hold drumsticks, drum posture, RLRL rudiment, drum set vocabulary, bass drum basics, how to play a quarter note kick/ snare beat to song, how to read drum notation, how to play a rock beat w/ quarter note on hi-hat, ride or toms along with kick and snare, and how to play quarter/ 8th and 16th notes on snare.

Keyboard: The notes on piano, how to use both hands on keys, how to count whole/half/quarter/8th and 16th notes, how to play song using single root notes, how to add bass root notes with left hand, how to play basic triads in C major and how to read treble clef.

Vocals: Best posture for singing, be able to match pitch, know the basics of solfege, how to count whole/ half/ quarter and 8th notes, know how to warm up with neutral syllable, be able to sing a full song on pitch, the basics of vowel formation and breath support.

Intermediate students should be able to: 
Guitar: All the notes on the bottom E and A strings, how to palm mute use, proper fret hand technique, open chords A, C, D, E, G, Am, Dm, Em and F, minor pentatonic scale, how to tune by ear and harmonics, basic strum patterns, simple rock licks and the major scale.

Bass: All the notes on the bottom E and A strings, proper fret hand technique, open string muting, how to play octaves, pick style technique, major scale, minor pentatonic scale and string crossing.

Drums: Know how to play high and low strokes (hands together, 2 inch, 10 inch), double stroke rudiments, rock beat w/ 8th note on hi-hat, ride or toms along with kick and snare, basic fills (crash cymbal on 1, quarter, 8th, triplet and 16ths), four on floor, paradiddle rudiments, flam rudiments how to count rests and how to play 16th note beats.

Keyboard: How to play song using fifths with right hand, understand sharps and flats, all major and minor triads in C major, C major scale, major triads in other keys, know how to switch between majors and minor triads quickly.

Vocals: The basics of vocal anatomy, how sing C major scale, how to sing basic intervals, ear training, how to sing with dynamics, smooth register transitions, diction/ articulation and tongue placement.