Spending time one-on-one with a proficient educator is a great way to start learning or expand the knowledge of your craft. Lesson times are scheduled in 30min blocks and can be scheduled online, by contacting the store or stopping in. Lessons cost $99.00 per month and must be paid ahead Book Online
A variety of classes are offered usually limited to 15 participants and range from instrument specific clinics to a basic theory open discussion series. If there is a class you think would be beneficial for yourself and others we would love to hear your ideas! Classes can be booked online or by contacting the store.
Instructors are available to come to you! If you need a hand with your drum line, help tightening up your bands sound, or would like instruction on your sound system, We're here to help with a variety of instructors each with various knowledge bases. For more information please contact the store.
August 18th 5:00pm to 7:00pm $20.00
- Introduction to Applied Music Theory
- Home Recording basics
- Journey in Percussion: 4 part series
- Introduction to Applied Music Theory
Guitarist, Vocalist, and Bassist
Ken teaches a folk/finger picking style, with an emphasis on the classic songs of the 60’s and 70’s. Included are songs by Bob Dylan, Donovan, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, The Beatles, Willie Nelson and others. Ken is also an accomplished performer, currently playing in the groups DISTILLED, the BROTHERS GRATEFUL and the RIDGE ROAD IRREGULARS.
Ken also teaches FRETBOARD LOGIC by Bill Edwards. This is a system of music theory using forms specific to the unique tuning of the guitar (EADGBE) that easily connect the entire length of the fretboard in the “CAGED” system. This program applies the learned forms towards the goal of playing lead guitar.
Ken accepts students that are in 7th grade and older after an initial interview to be accepted into his program. He is very well structured in his approach to music education. Ken has been teaching and playing in the area for over 35 years and is a local favorite as a performer in many restaurants and vineyards. Ken does not book on line but is accepting new students! Please contact the store for more information.
Simon is what you could call an all-round drummer. Steeped in a background in classical percussion and a thorough knowledge of music history and genres, his playing on the drum set has a special, exciting flair. He takes great pride in his ability to mesh in a group musically, yet taking the lead when called for. He holds his M.A. in Music from the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark (graduation 2006). Various professional ensembles in the past have relied on him to keep the steady beat while they relish in the musical experiences he helps bring together. Simon has played with all sorts of ensembles, either standing in the percussion section or sitting behind the drum set. He has sat on a cajon to perform with the Balkan folk music trio Trip, as he has also performed a drum set solo with the Copenhagen Phil at Roskilde Festival (2006). He has worked with Sebastian, a beloved singer/songwriter in Denmark, and he also played in the pit as drummer/percussionist at the New Theater (Ny Teater) from 2005 - 2012: Denmark's Broadway theater. In addition to being well-versed in all genres, Simon is a teacher. He believes in passing the craft of drumming on to the next generation--in passing on the tradition. He has taught young children as well as teenagers and adults who want to play drums and learn more about music. Simon was born in Denmark, but he models his teaching after American methods and currently studies the Moeller Technique with Dom Famularo. Simon teaches and does freelance work as a drummer in Upstate New York, where he now resides with his wife and two boys.
Guitarist, vocalist, and harmonicist
Loren is an experienced performer and instructor and has been playing for over thirty years.
He has a Bachelor degree from Empire State College of New York with a concentration on
Music Theory and Performance. He has played many genres of music including country, classic rock, blues
and Jazz. In the last five years Loren has been the full time guitarist for a classic country and square dance band, the lead and rhythm guitarist and vocalist for a classic rock band and also plays guitar, harmonica, sings lead and backing vocals for Goldenhair & Company.
Loren teaches all ages. His passion for music is obvious and contagious in his teaching style.
Violinist, Banjoist, and Saxophonist
Don is a long time musician who has studied a multitude of instruments and is excited to share his love of music with those around him.
Mikaela has spent time studying a variety of instruments but excels as a flautist. She is often behind the counter at the store and the friendly voice answering the phone.
Pianist and Flautist
Sarah is currently studying education but has returned to teach through the summer. Even before her collegiate endeavors Sarah studied under three talented piano instructors for over 11 years. Her joy in playing and ability to convey knowledge has made her a great asset to our team.
Clarinetist (woodwind), Vocalist, Guitarist, and Pianist
Justin is our student instructor he is working to continue his education in music. Justin is a multi instrumentalist with a focus in clarinets and voice. He has a passion for all music that is evident and overflowing making him a great instructor for any beginner.
Gabe has been involved in the local music scene for many years playing in various bands and venues including area churches. Gabe teaches solid technique based in a strong comprehension of music theory.