Have you ever had someone tell you that you “can’t” play music for some reason or another? We have. And we’ve heard the same story from countless others, too. Maybe you were told “you are too old to learn” or “your fingers are too short” or even “you don’t have rhythm” or some other bummer completely out of your control. We don’t buy it, and neither should you…
We truly believe you CAN play music! We are dedicated to creating a safe space in our studio to make learning as easy and fun as possible.
And sure, if you’d started playing when you were four years old and had long tapered fingers and practiced every day for three hours you might be a world-class instrumentalist. Who knows? That’s not our gig*. We’re here to help you develop skills to play music with your friends and family. This is what makes you a musician — anything beyond that is gravy.
Of course, more focused practice makes you more awesome. There’s no way around it. That said, we’ll never nag, harass, or force you to practice a certain amount. Instead, we’ll provide you with tools to practice effectively, and make use of the time you have in our studio to help you optimize your learning, regardless of the time you have to spend with your instrument at home.
Further, we know that a studio is more than just a place you go for lessons; it’s the atmosphere you feel when you’re there.
Music is a part of our everyday life, so it made sense to us to integrate our studio into our home. Every day we invite our students to play music and learn along side us in our dedicated space.
*Yes, we are professional music educators and can still help you with formal practices such as school orchestra music, auditions, etc, but we’ll make sure everyone has a well rounded, multi-instrumental background to boot!
Fun fact: Angie and Marcus have played some funky gigs (in an underground cave, with a Beatles cover band, at a mechanical bull-riding contest, and the list goes on). Once they played a mouth harp duet at the Knitting Factory — on their anniversary, no less! Despite these fun adventures, their favorite place to play music is in their living room with family and friends.
Questions? Comments? Please send us a message and we’ll get back to you before you can say – “Hootenanny!”