Our teachers design fun and creative lesson plans specifically for you. Chords, soloing, improvisation, and theory are all taught in a progressive and easy to understand manner. We offer personalized guitar lessons for all ages, styles and skill levels.
We can help beginners quickly learn the basic patterns and techniques to back up a band. Once you've got the basics, we'll help you learn interdependence and the advanced techniques of the masters.
Whether you want to learn how to read music, or just play along with your favorite songs, our teachers will take a customized approach, and create the perfect lesson plan for you.
Whether you're a complete beginner, or have been singing for years, voice lessons can be an eye opening experience. Learn proper breathe control, body alignment and vocal placement to maximize the potential of your voice.
Discover the Suzuki method for violin, and learn your favorite songs at the same time! We'll give you the proper technical foundation to make the violin sound warm and beautiful.
From beginners to advanced, we will teach the fundamentals of playing woodwind instruments, including proper breath control, tone and technique. Advanced students can learn jazz theory, dixie land melodies, and more in depth orchestral pieces.
Increase your knowledge of upright bass (double bass), or learn this string instrument as a beginner. Our teachers offer lessons to children and adults alike. We teach the basic skills, such as rest stroke and bowing, which apply to studies in jazz, classical, bluegrass and more.
Bass guitar is the foundation of a band. Working from tabs or standard notation, beginners will be able to follow along with their favorite songs in no time. More advanced students can learn theory and how to construct bass lines.
Great for tiny fingers! The Ukulele is a fantastic first instrument for kids and budding musicians of all ages. Our lessons will teach you the fundamentals of any string instrument, while exploring styles and strumming patterns unique to the ukulele.
Learn the fundamentals of bowing and fingering to get a beautiful tone out of your cello. Our string teachers have degrees from various music programs throughout the country and are great with beginners and advanced students alike.
Learn how to read music, proper embouchure and breathing techniques, all while gaining the skills necessary to perform in an orchestra or ensemble.
We offer baby classes (ages 0-3) and kids classes (ages 3-5) which feature performances, dancing and sing-alongs for kids and their parents. Instruments are provided so everyone can get involved! Our older classes also include general music education.
Learn how to read music, proper breathing technique and the standard repertoire, all while gaining the skills necessary to perform in an orchestra or ensemble.
December 20th, 2014
That’s this Saturday at 10am!
Make-ups, Drop-ins, First Timers, and Saturday Package People Welcome! Join us for the final December class before we break for the holidays – First come, first serve! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you’ll be coming this Saturday (only if you haven’t yet emailed). Saturday package holders and makeups for the week will be given priority.
- $10 for Alumni or Current Students
- $15 Drop-in
- First Time Free
Again, this will be the last class in December until January classes begin on 1/6/2015.Classes will be held on the same days (Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am).
If you’ve been signed up for our December music classes and want to stick with your scheduled day, please let me know by December 23rd if you’ll be continuing! After that date, you can still sign up, but your spot will no longer be held.
People interested in trying out a class this winter can email email@example.com to drop-in for FREE sometime. New sign ups, please contact me about joining a class. A reminder for January sign ups and next month’s Saturday dates will be sent out soon!
Email me at Phillymusicbabies@gmail.com
P.S. We have gift certificates & packages for our lessons & music classes! If you’re thinking about trying private lessons with your child, but not sure what age would be appropriate, just contact us! There are many different avenues and teaching styles that can be adapted to young children.
Gifting Music – Music Lessons are a unique gift to give on the holidays, or any time of year for that matter! Pairing well with a new guitar, a new piano in your home, or some drum sticks, lessons can complete other musical gifts. We are hand-stamping our gift certificates this year, pressed with silver ink on a heavy card stock, complete with a matching silver envelope (and ribbon if you’d like!). You can call (610)451-7883 to get gift certificates, packages of lessons, or to simply schedule a single trial lesson with us.
Gift Certificates can be arranged for any amount of lessons, from one trial lesson to a starter package of 10 lessons and beyond. When you purchase a gift certificate, we send it to you (or the recipient) in the mail. You can also pick up your gift certificates at our studio in Fishtown.
Once purchased, how are lessons scheduled? Once your recipient receives the gift voucher, he or she can call us to schedule lessons with one of our teachers at any time. At that point, we work out scheduling, discuss interests and skill level, and set them up with the best fit.
Discounts, Trial Lessons and Packages – Students often want to try out lessons before committing to a teacher, schedule, or instrument, which is why we offer our trial lessons at half-price. We include one half-priced trial lessons in our starter packages of 10 lessons at 10% off.
Not sure what kind of lessons you’d like to gift? Here’s some inspiration – drums and piano are often good starter instruments at any age, and provide an excellent foundation for learning other instruments:
Please welcome the newest addition to our staff: Marcelle McGuirk. Marcelle has been singing since a very young age. At 18, she recorded her first solo album, Echoes of Ireland. She studied Vocal Performance at Marywood University and then moved to Philadelphia to pursue further studies in opera performance. She is a cantor and section leader at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul. She is an active performer and has worked with many companies in the Philadelphia area, including: OperaDelaware, Poor Richard’s Opera, Russian Opera Workshop, Delaware Valley Opera Company, and Delaware ChoralArts. Marcelle says the following about her goals and style as a teacher:
“The foundation of my teaching is always breath management, body awareness and tension reduction, as well as musicianship. I try to arm my students with a “toolbox,” foundational techniques and exercises they can come back to if they’re struggling with a note or phrase, whether they’re singing Broadway, rock, opera, etc. I make sure students understand the purpose of exercises and how they relate to what they’re singing. Overall, I aim to help my students find their “voice” in a healthy, tension-free way.”
Continue reading for a full interview with Marcelle: