FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR MUSIC LESSONS?
This question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.
The main reason to choose Lakeland School Of Music as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.
If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH?
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues classical, and more. Our teachers are diversified in their abilities, and if there is a particular style of music you are wanting to learn, we can help you achieve your goals.
ARE YOUR INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?
Our teachers are professional musicians who have received education from private colleges as well as state universities, and many hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music performance. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
(for ages five and up)
Our guitar teachers teach all styles, including rock, blues, metal, jazz, country, and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
(for ages five and up))
Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach, Alicia Keys, or become a worship leader at your church, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6-12 months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you..
(for ages six and up)
Our drum instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort. All drummers bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and theory is encouraged. We have many drum students who play in local bands be it in rock clubs or their local churches. You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. Beginning students can learn with a drum pad and sticks for only $25.00. Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook.
Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music and/or classical. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time each week doing vocal exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. We not only teach singers, but also local TV and radio personalities who want to enhance their speaking voices.
OPEN MIC EVENTS & OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
At Lakeland School Of Music we work very hard to establish a culture where students enjoy sharing the gift of music with others. Our "Open Mic" events are held every 8 weeks throughout the school year, and these regularly held events promote daily practice, and provide a great opportunity to grow in their gifting and confidence as a music arts performer. Our "Open Mic" events are a ton of fun, and just one of the many things students have to look forward to during the school year. In addition to our Open Mic events, we also host two annual recitals, and put on many community events such as 1st Fridays, Saturday Markets in Downtown Lakeland, National Children's Day Festival in Munn Park, and more! While performances are never mandatory for any of our students, we encourage all of our students to participate in as many events as they can.
SUMMER JAM BANDS
Summer Jam Bands are a great way for students to grow in their musicianship by playing music with their peers in a live band! Band rehearsals are 60 minutes per week, and at the end of the 8 week semester each band performs in a concert which parents, family, and friends attend. Not only are Jam Bands a ton of fun, but they're a great way for students to interact with one another in a musical context, while learning the foundational skills that are so important for their growth as musicians! Jam Bands typically start the week of June 4th and run through the second seek of August.
Here's what parents had to say about last years jam bands...
“Jam band was a great experience for Luke. It was great seeing all of his lessons and practice pay off in a combined group event with other kids. He will definitely be doing it again this summer!”
"This past summer my 12-year-old and 10-year-old boys participated in the Lemon Street Music Jam Band program. It was an unforgettable experience! Amazingly, a group of kids, who had never played music together before, successfully learned and performed numerous songs, and put on an unforgettable concert!
“Summer Jam Band took my child's musicianship to a new level. After years of private lessons and practicing unaccompanied, my student really enjoyed the collaboration of playing with other musicians.
MONTHLY TUITION RATES & ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES
$27.50 per 30 minute private lesson held once per week. ($110 per month)
$55.00 per 60 minute private lesson held once per week. ($220 per month)
$40 annual registration fee due every year in September
Jam Bands - $20 per session ($80 per month)
MUSIC LESSON REFERRAL PROGRAM (earn $25 just by referring a friend!)
When you refer a friend or family member to Lakeland School Of Music, you receive a $25 visa gift card to spend anywhere you'd like. There's no limit to how many referrals you can be compensated for which means if you refer 4 new students in one month, you've basically just won a month of free lessons, and you can do this as many times as you'd like! One of the ways our business has grown so quickly in such a short amount of time has been from loyal clients like yourself, simply sharing with friends and family how much our business has impacted their lives. Please ask for more information if you're interested in participating in our Music Lesson Referral Program.
Lessons are available:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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115 W. Oak Dr, Lakeland FL, 33803
(Across from Southgate Publix N. Entrance)
Lakeland's Premier Source for music lessons in guitar, piano, voice, violin, drums, bass, flute, trumpet, mandolin, ukulele, and more!