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 Gift Certificates from Philly Music Lessons

The holidays are nearly here! Help someone pay for the lessons they’ve been dreaming about for months. We have affordable private lessons in-home or at our studio in Philly. Music gift certificates make unique presents for all ages, while allowing you to support Philly musicians, educators, and the arts. Nourish someone’s creative pursuits, or encourage a new passion this year!

Contact Us for Gift Certificates

Great Gifts Under $20:

$40 and up:

  • 2 + Lessons starting at $45 (first lesson is still half-price). Request to purchase any number or lessons to help someone out with their musical studies.
  • 1 Month of Lessons starting around $100 (includes 1 at trial rate). Exact price depends on lesson duration and location.
  • Season Package of Lessons (10 lessons) – 10% off 10 lessons. Rates vary depending on duration and location. Starting at $270.
  • Voucher for Music Instrument Rentals (3 month minimum) – Price varies depending on instrument and size. Rentals start at $69 for the 3 months. Guitars, violins, cellos, uprights, brass, and woodwinds.
  • Baby Music Lover Package for baby and toddler classes in Fishtown, ages 0 to 3 years – 5 classes for $50
  • Mega-Fan baby and tots music package – $100 for 12 classes.

Private instruction at Philly Music Lessons begins at age 4, and caters to all ages and skill levels. Where we teach.

How it works:

  • Fill out the form below or Email Us with any questions.
  • We’ll get back to you within 1 business day.
  • After confirming your order, an invoice will be emailed to you.
  • The gift certificate can be emailed to you as a printable pdf (preferred method), or a gift card can be mailed (there will be a $5.00 surcharge for physical prints).
  • The gift recipient can contact us at any time after the holidays to redeem their gift certificate.
  • We will work directly with the gift recipient to find a teacher who can cater to their individual interests and can work with their schedule.

Gift Certificate

Please fill out the form below to get started. We'll get in touch with you shortly after we receive your submission to finalize the gift certificate amount. If you'd rather speak on the phone you can call us at (215) 645-0405.
  • Piano, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Ukulele, Banjo, Voice, Flute, Trombone, and more.
  • We service all neighborhoods in Philadelphia, as well as the Main Line and other surrounding areas.
  • For in-home lessons, please provide the gift recipient's address. You can leave this part blank if you don't know. We'll obtain this information after the gift recipient contacts us to set up lessons.
  • If you're not sure, you can leave this part blank.
  • Choose anything that fits what you're looking for! We'll contact you after your submission to finalize the gift certificate amount. Prices vary depending on lesson duration and location. The first lesson is always half-price!
  • We'd love to hear more about the gift-recipient's interests, skill-level, or anything else you'd like to share. We use this information to help select the best teacher for them to work with!

Father’s Day Gifts, Music

Schedule a Lesson or Contact Us for Gift Certificates

Father’s Day Packages and Discounts

FREE Trial lessons for Dad through the end of June!

Gift Certificates Available:
1-12 lessons (includes free trial for Dads)

10% off season packages (12 lessons)

Dad plus Family:
Group lessons family prices:
10% off the normal group lesson price

(Father and child, Father and spouse, or the whole family)

We have a lot of options for families at Philly Music Lessons. Learning together is a unique and memorable way to explore music. With discounts for multiples, our private lessons can be made joint. Two or more students can take lessons together, and for the upcoming occasion, it may just be a Father and child duo. Families taking joint lessons get an extra bonus on top of our discounted group rates, with an additional 10% off.

A local Philly parent’s blog visited our space for a unique Father-sons jam session for Father’s Day. Guided by our teacher, Phil, the family met to rock out and test some of the studio instruments in honor of Dad and his passion for music (Weezer in particular). The jam included an electric bass, ukulele, full-upright piano, drum kit, guitar, 1/2 sized violins, a harmonica, and various other musical knick-knacks. A bit like our Big Kid’s music class, the jam session was highly focused on the exploration and strongly encouraged experimentation and collaboration. Phil provided some concrete musicality, and everyone chimed in and took turns in the spotlight. Check out the video above (made by HipsterHenry). You can also read about HipsterHenry’s experience at our space at Hipsterhenry.com. The blog provides a lot of really good, parent-tested things to do with kids around Fishtown, Northern Liberties, and Philadelphia at large. We’re grateful to have received a visit!

In addition to this unique jam session, parents and children pair up frequently to learn a new instrument together in joint-lessons. Its also pretty common for siblings, and/or parents to take lessons at the same time (with two different teachers for convenience or one after another). In a nutshell, Philly Music Lessons can sometimes turn into a family affair (we love the brothers who played a duet on guitar and cello, and our Father-daughter trio from our Spring Recital!).

Of course there is always the simple gift for Dad – get him a set of new strings and some private lessons where he can quietly pursue his long held off dreams. He’s put aside his musical passions long enough, and its time to give him the chance to be a rock star… or a classical guru… or get on top of his dixieland, jazz clarinet chops. Contact us for joint-lesson rates, Father’s Day specials, or to set up a trial lesson. For more on what instruments we offer, check out our lessons and classes.

Deals for Baby & Toddler Music

Summer Packages!

May 30th & Summer Saturday Dates
June, July, August Weekdays
Discounted Packages for Summer Baby & Toddler Music
Fishtown/Kensington

music time for babies weekdays and weekendsOn Saturday, May 30th, there will be an impromptu drop-in music class. FREE for First-Timers (as always), & a special $10 drop-in rate for all. Feel free to come on by! That afternoon, there will also be a recital at Philly Music Lessons for some of our older students, so you can feel free to swing by and have a listen starting at 3 PM (standing room only, wine & cheese too). There will be violin, piano, cello, and guitar performances! Then, Summer dates for Saturday Music will be as follows:

Summer Saturdays at 10 AM
$56 for 7 Class Package
You can still sign up per month at $10/class
drop in anytime for $15
(limited number of full summer packages).

June:
13th, 27th

July:
18th, 25th

August:
1st, 8th, 29th

Weekdays June, July, August
Full Summer Sign Up $100
11 Weekday Classes & 1 Saturday included

Weekday classes will continue as usual on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM as well as Wednesdays at 11:30 AM. If you know you’ll be away for vacations, you can still participate as a monthly sign up with flexible options for vacation dates with notice. As always, drop-ins can attend classes at $15 by emailing in advance to check for room. For those regulars who know they’ll be with us throughout the summer, you can receive a discount by signing up for the whole thang! $100 for June, July, and August(includes an a Saturday Freebie). Please check out the calendar for dates and potential makeup Saturday classes (If you have two kids, the price is $150). You can still sign up per month throughout the summer as well.

Makeups:
If you miss your regular class time, you can always drop-in to other class times or scheduled Saturdays for makeups. Saturday regulars can receive credits for missed weekends.

If you have any questions about signing up or dropping in, please feel free to contact me via email at phillymusicbabies@gmail.com. If you want to learn more about baby and toddler music classes in Fishtown/Kensington, you can read more here.

Thanks! Hope to see you around.

Claire, “Coco”
Philly Music Babies
Philly Music Lessons

 

Musical Gifts! For Mom

Mother’s Day Packages

Includes a Free Trial Lesson for Mom!
All Occasions and Birthdays
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Violin, and more

Piano Lessons - Musical GiftsIf you’re going for a truly unique and lasting gift for Mother’s Day, music lessons are the perfect surprise for a music lover. Pair these lessons with concert tix, new guitar strings, or a piano tuning, and you’ll have made your musical momma’s dreams come true. We hand-print our gift certificates with silver ink on heavy card stock. Please call (610)451-7883 to purchase gift certificates, packages of lessons, or schedule a single trial lesson with us.

Gift Certificates can be arranged for as many lessons as you’d like. Choose a single trial lesson or go in for the real deal and get Mom a month or season’s worth of lessons (10% off seasonal packages). 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 Mom receives her gift certificate, she can call us to schedule lessons (in-home or at our Fishtown studio) based on her availability. Once availability is worked out, we find out Mom’s interests, goals, and skill level. Then, we can set her up with the right teacher.

Discounts, Trial Lessons and Packages
We offer trial lessons at half-price. Typically, we include one half-priced trial lesson with gift packages. However, in honor of all the Moms out there, we’re including a trial lesson for FREE for Mother’s Day! (This applies to Father’s Day lessons too if you’re ahead of the game for Dad).

Not sure what kind of lessons you’d like to gift?
That’s okay – we can find out from Mom how she’d like to use her lessons. But if you think she’d like to be surprised, drums and piano are often good instruments for beginners at any age. They provide an excellent musical foundation.

Contact Us To Get Gifting!

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Birthday Gifts!

Mother’s Day Packages
Includes a Free Trial Lesson for Mom!
Special Gifts For A Music Lover
All Occasions and Birthdays
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Violin, and more

Piano Lessons - Musical GiftsIf you’re going for a truly unique and lasting gift for Mother’s Day, music lessons are the perfect surprise for a music lover. Pair these lessons with concert tix, new guitar strings, or a piano tuning, and you’ll have made your musical momma’s dreams come true. We hand-print our gift certificates with silver ink on heavy card stock. Please call (610)451-7883 to purchase gift certificates, packages of lessons, or schedule a single trial lesson with us.

Gift Certificates can be arranged for as many lessons as you’d like. Choose a single trial lesson or go in for the real deal and get Mom a month or season’s worth of lessons (10% off seasonal packages). 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 Mom receives her gift certificate, she can call us to schedule lessons (in-home or at our Fishtown studio) based on her availability. Once availability is worked out, we find out Mom’s interests, goals, and skill level. Then, we can set her up with the right teacher.

Discounts, Trial Lessons and Packages
We offer trial lessons at half-price. Typically, we include one half-priced trial lesson with gift packages. However, in honor of all the Moms out there, we’re including a trial lesson for FREE for Mother’s Day! (This applies to Father’s Day lessons too if you’re ahead of the game for Dad).

Not sure what kind of lessons you’d like to gift?
That’s okay – we can find out from Mom how she’d like to use her lessons. But if you think she’d like to be surprised, drums and piano are often good instruments for beginners at any age. They provide an excellent musical foundation.

Contact Us To Get Gifting!

 

Fall Schedule of Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers

Edit to Class Times!! Note that classes are currently being held only on Tuesdays at 9am and 10am and Wednesdays at 10am. If you have an interest in Thursday classes, please contact Philly Music Lessons. 

Fall Music Classes

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9am and 10am

Contact us!
Our August classes have taken off! We had lots of fun in July. These next few weeks will surely be great too, as many smiley faces have returned (along with some new ones). If anyone would like to come by before summer is over (Mondays and Tuesdays), please let me know and we can set something up.

After the August classes are over, the Fall schedule will begin! Fall classes, which will start on September 16th, will occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9am and 10am (based on demand). Classes are 45 minutes long and will be $10/class per child when you sign up for a regular time and day. Though September will be a short month, the rest of the season will be packed with weekly music. Classes will continue into October, November, and December with breaks for holidays and the New Year. Then, you’re welcome to hunker down with us at Philly Music Lessons during the winter months! Classes are great for babies, toddlers and kids of any age.

Starting now, families can sign up for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday classes in September and October until classes are full:

September
September 16th – October 2nd
3 weekly classes
Tuesdays Wednesdays or Thursdays
9am or 10am – $30

October
October 7th – October 30th
4 weekly classes
Tuesdays Wednesdays or Thursdays
9am or 10am – $40

September and October
September 16th – October 30th
7 weekly classes
Tuesdays Wednesdays or Thursdays
9am or 10am – $70

MAKEUPS
If you know you will be missing or have missed a class, makeups can be fulfilled during any of the listed weekday times. If you can’t make a weekday class time, arrangements can be made for a Saturday music class. Makeups will also carry into new sessions (so no rush).

Currently, there is a drop-in/make-up music class on Saturday, August 30th at 10am. If anyone is interested in trying out a class, this would be a great time to drop-in (for free if you haven’t yet been!). Please contact me if you would like me to reserve a spot for you.

SIGN UP OR DROP IN
If you are unable to sign up for an entire session, please feel free to contact me. You can also drop in (pay as you go) at $15/class. There is a max of 10 kids per class, so please check our calendar to see which classes are full.

SATURDAY CLASSES
On another note, if anyone has an interest in regularly occurring Saturday classes, please let me know! Based on demand, I’m considering holding a music class every other weekend.

Questions and sign ups:

Email Phillymusicbabies@gmail.com or call (215) 520-1772

More information:
Philly Music Babies
Philly Music Lessons

Music Production and Recording Opportunities

Music Production and Recording for Philly Music Lessons Students – Hey, all of you advanced Philly Music Lessons students (and interested beginners)! Have we told you yet that you have the opportunity to explore production and recording with us?  Since our beginnings, our studio has been the home of a number of local recording and mixing projects. In addition to contributing to album releases, we have also produced demos for college auditions, and have guided many students with their own recording and production interests. Now, with our new school in Fishtown, we have a greater capacity to teach recording and music production. We want to offer exploration for those interested in learning how to produce, record, and mix their own music.

Many of our advanced students may be interested in exploring the medium of recording as a tool.  Playing live is one way of applying newly acquired knowledge, but recording can also be a way to hone your skills.  The technical and playback aspects of recording can sharpen one’s ear and understanding of music.  While playing live trains musicians to play together and communicate musically, recording can challenge and improve one’s technical proficiencies.

Some of our students have polished original works, incorporating lessons into their songwriting.  With home recording becoming more accessible than ever, students composing original music will be delighted to learn the fundamentals of working with recording equipment and programs.  Home recording is a great way to apply your studies to real projects.  It is also an opportunity to create a body of work for demos, bands, auditions, and more.

Rock Band and Group Guitar Classes

Group Classes

Rock Band and Group Guitar Classes

 

Philly Music Lessons in conjunction with the Bache-Martin Elementary School’s Saturday Programs in Fairmount, is now offering group music classes, Rock Band and Group Guitar (Ages 8+), starting Saturday, September 15th, 2012.  Registration for the 8-week session is $200.  Classes will be limited to 5-6 students in each program and both classes will end with a recital that is open to all families and friends.  The Bache-Martin Elementary school is located at 22nd and Brown Streets, Philadelphia PA 19130.

 

Rock Band – 11 AM, Saturdays

Open to Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums and Vocals, Rock Band is designed to give students who already know the basics of their instrument (1+ years of experience) a chance to play and perform with fellow musicians while learning new music and increasing their musical knowledge in the process.  Repertoire will be decided in the first couple classes based on the interests of the students and is not strictly limited to rock music.

Group Guitar – 10 AM, Saturdays

The Guitar Class is for guitarists who are just starting out (up to 1 year of experience).  The goal is to learn the basics and further their understanding of the instrument among peers in a group setting.  Throughout the 8 week program students will learn how to read guitar music, explore some beginning guitar repertoire and practice playing together as a group.

Classes are hosted by Joe Primavera.  For more information or to register please CONTACT US.

New Teachers, Free Lessons!

Joe from Philly Music Lessons here.  Just wanted to give you all some updates on our teaching staff and let you know about some current promotions that we’re running.

New Teachers
The ever growing Philly Music Lessons family now has four teachers covering guitar, bass, piano and drums.  Our two newest additions are piano teacher Kira Abribat and guitar teacher Vince Guglielmello.  You can see all of our teachers bio’s and pictures under the TEACHERS tab on the website.  As always, we provide private lessons to all ages and skill levels, in the comfort of your own home, or at our studio in Fishtown, Philadelphia.

Current Promotions
You may also be interested to know how you can get some free lessons.  Well, it’s easy.  Simply refer someone to us, and your next lesson is free if they end up taking with us for a month.  Just spread the news to friends and family and start racking up some free lessons today!  We are also offering a half-priced trial lesson to anyone who has never taken with us, so no one pays full price until they know they’ve found the right teacher.