Students 10 & up are part of our
Pitch & Propeller division!
Some of our students learn to write, sing, play and record their own compositions while learning how to play an instrument, while others learn to play songs they know and love. Instructors in our network work with total beginners as well as those who are interested in taking their playing to the next level.
Your young adult will be matched with one of our awesome independent teachers, who will come to your home once or twice a week to work with your child on one of the following instruments:
GUITAR KEYBOARD/ PIANO
DRUMS VOICE UKULELE
BASS GUITAR VIOLIN/ CELLO
If your child is starting a new instrument and they're not sure which one to choose, just let us know. We can help with that decision!
Don’t see an instrument listed that you're interested in? We can probably arrange instruction on that instrument, too. Just ask!
Teachers in our network will travel to your home to teach private and small group lessons. Group classes are generally composed of either small groups of friends or students who request lessons in the same neighborhood.
Why songwriting Vs. regular music lessons?
Adolescents usually have something to say. They express themselves through songwriting that gives them a creative outlet for all their emotions. The result is a much more confident and mature young adult. Imagine your child spending less time with a phone in their hands, but a musical instrument instead. Students learn how to write their own songs, play an instrument, record music, and prepare for auditions.
For students who prefer to focus on learning to play an instrument without writing their own songs, a teacher will tailor a curriculum around your child’s musical tastes. We believe learning how to play an instrument should never be boring.
Is there a "recital"?
Our Pitch & Propeller students have many opportunities to perform their own original songs at various major music venues in NYC and Nashville. Rather than having the usual “recital”, these kids have the unique experience of performing in public, plugged-in like pros! Our showcases are usually listed by the New York Times (no big deal) and are the highlight of our students' years.
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