Weekly 45-minute group learning with one of our talented instructors. Classes range in age, instrument and skill-level, so there’s something for everyone! Our small class sizes provide students the space to grow and discover.
Thirty or sixty minutes of weekly 1:1 lesson time with one of our talented instructors. Students will explore their instrument of choice through custom-tailored curriculum, appropriate for their individual skill-level and ability.
Notasium has a separate area where kids can learn with a more focused musical curriculum and private lessons when they’re ready to learn an instrument all the way up to advanced levels. whatever the age or ability, Notasium has something fun and musical for every child. Every couple of months, students are encouraged to perform on the Notasium stage for friends and family to show the progress they have made!
Four 30-minute, weekly private lessons. Tier 1 instruments include: acoustic guitar, banjo, bass guitar, drums, electric guitar, piano, recorder, ukulele.
Four 30-minute, weekly private lessons. Tier 3 instruments include: bassoon, clarinet, cello, flute, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, viola, violin, voice, voice/piano hybrid.
The banjo is one of the most distinctive-sounding stringed instruments around and most guitar players end up trying to learn it at some point. Our instructors can help any guitar player make the jump or anyone of any age get started from scratch and even master the instrument.
Clarinet is a woodwind instrument that produces a sound with a single reed vibrating against a mouthpiece. Clarinet is one of the easier wind instruments for students because of its small size and the easy ability to produce a sound. Lessons would include proper care of the instrument, reading music, theory, and fun tunes to play!
Drums tap into that basic need to bang on things. With drum lessons, students can see how that pulse fits into the beats and rhythms of their favorite songs. It’s one of the most fun ways to build and exercise hand-eye coordination and it’s an effective method for all ages to refine both gross and fine motor skills.
Flute is a woodwind instrument that produces a sound by blowing across the mouthpiece. This mouth position can be more challenging for younger students, so it is best for students to be 7 or older to begin lessons. Lessons start with producing a sound, learning how to read music, and playing at least a part of a song they want to learn if not the whole thing!
The guitar is one of the oldest instruments in the world—and one of the most popular—because of its versatility and portability. Our instructors have mastered multiple styles on both acoustic and electric guitars, from rock and metal to jazz, blues and folk. Our curriculum teaches both standard and “TAB” musical notation so that students develop the ability to not only play guitar but to read music and communicate it on at least a basic level.
The mandolin has been around long before the guitar with it’s rich sound generated by the 4 sets of double strings tuned in unison, or the same note. It’s played like a small guitar but tuned like a violin which creates a mixture that sounds like another world in another time that makes it have a character all it’s own.
Not sure which instrument is right for your child? How about a Musical Petting Zoo where they get a mini-lesson on multiple instruments to see which one they like best! They’ll get to try guitar, ukulele, violin, drums, piano, and pbuzz, a good starter for brass instruments!
The piano is a great instrument for music students of all skill levels because of its easy-to-press keys and left-to-right layout. The fundamentals of pitch and rhythm are easy to recognize and articulate on this extremely well-known instrument.
Similar to the clarinet, saxophone is a woodwind instrument that produces sound with a single reed vibrating against a mouthpiece. Saxophone is very versatile, having a large part in concert band and jazz combos; it’s also making a resurgence in today’s pop music!
Trombone, a brass instrument, is played by moving a slide up and down to produce different notes. Students love the low, loud sound that they can make. Lessons begin with playing on the mouthpiece and learning the different slide positions, and before you know it they will be playing their favorite tunes!
The smallest of the brass instruments, trumpet is a popular choice for beginning band students. Lessons begin with producing a sound on the mouthpiece and eventually progress to playing popular songs you hear on the radio. Trumpet players can easily transition to other brass instruments such as tuba, french horn, or trombone due to the similar mouth positions. Great for waking up campers at the break of dawn.
The ukulele started in Hawaii, but it isn’t just for Hawaiian music anymore! This little cousin of the guitar has become hugely popular with musicians all over the world. It only has four strings (instead of six like a guitar), as well as a smaller body and neck making it much more user-friendly for little hands and fingers. Our curriculum teaches students the scales and chords they need to know to play melodies and songs of their choice!
Whether you want to play classical violin or the Appalachian style of fiddle playing, Notasium is a great place to start! Our instructors specialize in making this extraordinary instrument accessible and fun to kids of all ages. Our instructors incorporate methods of auditory learning akin to the Suzuki method, along with our own techniques that get them playing notes quickly and knowing how to read them as well.
Singing isn’t always as easy as it looks. Our highly trained instructors are experienced in teaching techniques in breathing and vocalization that will help you sing more strongly, hold notes longer, hit higher notes, and even make that quivering sound that they call vibrato. Fancy, huh? Your karaoke group won’t know what hit ’em.