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Musical Surprise offers a variety of options for students interested in private or group music lessons.  We offer private lessons weekly with a variety of payment options. Home School Music Education Programs available in our studio.

We provide instruction for the following music instruments:

Piano/Keyboard – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced lessons for ages 3 and up.  All styles of music welcome.  Traditional methods utilizing note reading, chord approach and ear training available.  For those who learn/play by ear non-traditional teaching is also available.  Busy Adults can learn through chord approach or EZ play methods.  Just want to play church hymns or songs from the radio? Or maybe just learn to use all the functions on your keyboard?
Voice/Singing – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced lessons, ages 6 and up.  All styles welcome, choose your music or try a variety.  Learn correct breathing techniques, articulation and even sight-reading while building your repertoire.
Acoustic/Electric Guitar – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced lessons, ages 6 and up. Learn how to tune your guitar, read a chord chart, music notation and/or TAB, a variety of strumming techniques, play melody and basic chord progressions. Special adaptive methods are available for young players with small hands.
Violin/Fiddle – Private violin lessons are available for the beginner violin student age 6 and up. Students will learn the parts of the violin and their functions, how to care for and maintain their instrument, fingering positions, bowing techniques, reading music and music symbols.
Electric Bass – Private Lessons are available for Beginner to Intermediate skills to learn the basic scales and melody lines.  Students ages 5 and up will learn songs in many genres and basic techniques for Rock, Jazz, Country, along with, general music theory.
Saxophone – Levels beginning to advanced – covering all aspects of learning to play the saxophone – technique, air control, music reading/theory, solos, everything you need to become a successful saxophone player or improve your current skills.  Lessons are customized to each student’s ability and interest.
Clarinet – Offered in Private Lessons.  All Skill levels are welcome!  Students focus on fundamentals of note reading, tone production, embouchure strength, hand position, and posture. As students advance, they incorporate stylistic dynamics and articulations. Clarinet lessons can be geared to help students excel in band or orchestra. Lessons are customized to each student’s ability and interest in a fun learning environment.
Drums – All playing levels are welcome. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Ages 5-100.Area’s covered are;
*Drumset* A range of styles including Rock, Blues, Metal, Reggee, Country, ect…
*Hand Percussion* Basics in Congas, Bongos, Djembe ect.. Accompaniment w/drumset
*Drum Line* Elementary level school band up to High School drum line.
*Providing assistance with child’s school music.
*Stick Control* Grip, Rudiments, Technique, Flips and Throws.
*Practice Ethics* Guidance in “Proper Practicing”
*Drum Care* Tuning, and General Maintenance.
Trumpet – Levels beginning to advanced – covering all aspects of trumpet playing – technique, air control, music reading/theory, solos, everything you need to become a successful trumpet player or improve your current skills.
 

Harmonica – Beginner lessons age 6 and up, on the diatonic, ten hole harmonica in the key of C. Teaching emphasis is on blowing single notes. Student will learn how to properly hold the instrument and how to read Tab to learn new music.

 

Flute – All levels are welcome! Students focus on fundamentals of note reading, tone production, embouchure strength, hand position, and posture. As students advance, they incorporate stylistic dynamics and articulations. Flute lessons can be geared to help students excel in band or orchestra. Students will use a variety of band and flute methods, as well as solos and etude studies.

Oboe – Levels beginning to advanced – covering all aspects of learning to play the Oboe – technique, air control, music reading/theory, solos, everything you need to become a successful Oboe player or improve your current skills.  Lessons are customized to each student’s ability and interest.
Banjo – Beginner lessons, ages 6 and up. Learn how to tune your banjo; read a chord chart, and music notation; a variety of picking techniques; play melody and basic chord progressions.
Ukulele – Available in Private Lessons or Classes from Beginner to Advanced.  Recommended for Ages 5 and up to learn to play chords, melodies, and scales.  We can teach songs of many genres and work with all types of ukuleles.
Our group classes are also held weekly and last 45 minutes in length.  If you prefer learning with others, try one of the following classes:
Guitar Basics – Designed to create a strong foundation for guitar players, this class introduces all the basics to playing guitar including tuning, how to read chord chards, notation and TAB. This class is the perfect start for the beginning player! Special methods utilized for young students with small hands!  (for ages 6 and up)
Piano Class – This fun class will not only teach basic piano concepts, but also how to use the functions of the keyboard. Learn how to program the keyboards to mix sounds and rhythms to create your masterpiece! (for ages 6 and up)
Musical Directions (Glee Club) – A group singing class for ages 6 and up to not only learn to sing great songs but also the fundamentals of singing which includes proper techniques for breath support and articulation while building confidence!
Mini Mozarts – These fun small group music classes for 4-6 year olds incorporate early piano/keyboard skills, through exploring the keyboard, singing and movement.  Join us as we follow Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse on their musical journey. This is the perfect start for your little star! (for ages 4-6)
String Class – This class is for beginners and will introduce the basic theory, technique and musicianship through fun and comprehensive group lessons.  We have the keys to your success and look forward to building new musicians!  Music stands and violin rentals are available for an additional fee.
Music Explorers – Your little one will explore music in this fun group utilizing various percussion instruments, moving to music, singing, and other techniques to help your child age 3-5 grow musically and explore the diversity of music.  Come Explore with us!
Family Music Class – Parents and Kids up to 5 years of age-Come one, come all!  Bring the kids and play instruments, move to music and sing action songs together in this fun music class built for the whole family.