Due to the recent influx of new families to the Fairmount and Art Museum area’s of Philadelphia, we’ve been doing a lot of home-visits there lately. We have students as young as 3, taking lessons on guitar, drums, piano and even ukelele. Parents are always encouraged to join in on the fun! For students this young it is very important for the parents to be supportive, and learn along with the child to help reinforce early concepts during the periods between lessons.
As a former resident of the Art Museum area, it’s always a pleasure to revisit during the work week. From Center City, I usually get there by driving down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, past the Rodin Museum, the new Barne’s Foundation and the Free Library of Philadelphia; one of the most memorable drives in all of Greater Philadelphia. Our student’s locations range from right near Fairmount Park to around Girard College all the way down to Spring Garden Street and the Philadelphia Community College. During a break in the day, the variety of restaurants and cafe’s around the old Eastern State Penitentiary keep me busy before my next group of lessons.
Although our Fishtown studio is close enough for parents to get there in a flash, they usually choose In-Home lessons in the Art Museum area. The option for a teacher to come directly to you is invaluable for parents balancing a family and work duties. During the warmer months when the kids start to get a little antsy to play outside, the Art Museum area also offers a good number of parks where guitar lessons can take place, including Matthias Baldwin Park and Clemente Playground.