Fun Piano, Guitar, & Violin Lessons in Wake Forest
We work to make music lessons fun and enjoyable in our studio - bringing smiles to faces as they start making music from the very start. We play fun games, use technology and apps, improvise and create music with each student, and try to pick music that brings the fun factor to lessons.
We strive to make each student feel loved as they have fun learning how to enjoy making music!
Piano / Guitar / Violin Lesson Options:
Students at Conrad Music Studio taking Buddy Lessons get the benefit of private and group lessons as there is a 30-minute overlapping or “buddy” time with the next student. During this time we work on duets, theory games, and ensemble improvisation.
Students under 6 years old will start with 50-minute buddy lessons or Mini Musicians group lessons. Students age 7 and over will start with 50-minute buddy lessons. Don’t worry if your child seems to have a short attention span – children are able to stay focused for the full time with a variety of activities and gamified learning strategies. As children advance, 60-minute buddy lessons are available to give students additional private lesson time.
Mini Musicians Group Class:
We love our preschoolers! Starting with students 3.5 years old and older, we play while learning to recognize patterns as music is very pattern-based. We sing and dance, play lots of games, listen to music and color, and learn simple songs on the piano. This class sets students up for success if they go on to take piano, violin, or guitar lessons in the future. Mini Musicians is a 40-minute group class once a week.
Some students may choose to have solo private lessons without the Buddy Lesson option. Most students choose a 30 or 45-minute lesson. We still try to pack as much fun and learning in as possible!
Adult students are so very welcome to take lessons! We will discuss your goals - whether you used to take lessons and want to brush the rust off and start playing again or if you are a complete beginner. We take lessons at your pace and work to find music that you find enjoyable as you learn. Adult students generally prefer to take 45-minute solo lessons, although if you have a friend that would like to learn too you’re more than welcome to come for partner lessons.
Learning to play an instrument should be an exploration of all music. Lessons at Conrad Music Studio are not just about classical music. We include some less commonly taught aspects of the playing an instrument in our lessons such as:
Pop style chord progressions
We also learn new concepts & skills in many different ways:
Rhythm through movement
Board & card games
Large scale manipulatives
We strive to keep our lessons fresh, exciting and interesting, because after all when we’re having fun we learn faster no matter what age we are!
Gamified Learning We here at Conrad Music Studio love playing games! We have a large selection of board games and cards games that we play that help us learn musical concepts. More fun = more learning!
Performance Opportunities We hold two recitals every year which all students are invited to perform in. The recitals are relaxed and nurturing environments where students can build their performance skills and their confidence. Here is a short clip from one of our recitals:
Guitar and piano students in 5th grade or higher can attend our weekly jamming session. This is a meetup where we play along with pop songs (based on students’ requests) using chords. It’s a relaxed environment where there are no right and wrong answers, we just enjoying making music together.
Part of learning to play any instrument is daily (or nearly daily) practice. The parents role in this is crucial to their child’s success. You will need to be ready to help with keeping the routine of practice and structuring practice-time by helping your child follow the teacher’s notes.
It doesn’t matter if you can read music or not, all parents can help out at home. For more information on how to help your child practice check out the Parent’s Guide to Piano Practice. (This will help you even if your child is taking violin or guitar lessons.)