We came across this awesome Youtube video made by Carly & The Roots & Jimmy Fallon and wanted to share! In this video they are using everyday instruments that you would find either or around your house or even in the classroom. Most of these instruments could be found for between $5.00-$50.00!:
Some of the instruments used in this video are the human voice, triangle, wood block, tambourine, bass drum, washboard stick, kazoo, recorder, bongos, unkulele, melodica, and even a toy xylophone.
Music is something that brings people together, lifts emotions, and pleases the soul. You don’t have to have fancy or expensive instruments, and you don’t need to stress about the fact that you don’t sound like Mozart, The Beatles, or Metallica. The whole point is to just have fun! The more you play the more you will learn and improve.
Did you know that you could make beautiful music even from inexpensive instruments or common household objects? Have you thought about some ways you can incorporate more music into your daily life? Is there an instrument that you would love to learn to play?
We would love to encourage you to pursue your passion for music and discover all of your hidden talents! Book your free introductory lesson with us today!
One of our gypsy jazz guitar teachers – Ryan Hoffman – played at the famous Seattle jazz venue Jazz Alley with his group Pearl Django. The show was a big success and they sold lots of CDs and everybody was happy!
Students at rock band camp had the opportunity to play different instruments like drums, piano, bass, guitar and sing or rap! They take short private lessons on each of the instruments and test out what they learned with the group.
Making a Music Video
In addition to learning a lot of great music, they came up with a band name and create a music video and plot for the video. Then they record the music track for their video and mash it together with the video together in an awesome quirky masterpiece!
The Plot of the Music Video:
The Moustache Brigade came together this Spring break to rescue Jimi Hendrix’s last guitar from the EVIL PANDA.
There is a lot of snow on the roads at the school.
Many of our teachers are having trouble making it in.
If its bad here its even worse further outside the city – so we are officially closed for a snow day on WED.
Stay home, stay warm, practice and make lots of snow people!
As planned on our holiday calendar, we are closed for January 16th (MLK Day).
Enjoy the snow! If you need help rescheduling, just email us and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
We are planning on being open for the rest of the week.
If we cancel lessons because of the weather, we will alert you via email and phone.
If you can not make it to your lesson this week due to weather, please call us ASAP @ 206-407-9610.
This is a picture taken in Capitol Hill this weekend. Someone has turned the Jimi Hendrix statue into a giant snowman… either that or Jack from Jack in the box has been taking music lessons!
Ryan and Pearl Django will be performing at Jazz Alley January 3rd through Sunday. Joining them will be the fabulous jazz guitarist Martin Taylor as the band’s special guest. Martin is truly and amazing musician and it’ll be a great show so come on out and see it for yourself.
Here’s Martin and Pearl Django taping a live radio spot at KPLU’s downtown studios last year. Listen for them this year Wednesday and Thursday playing on KUOW.
We just finished up our 3rd and final session of Rock Band Camp for the summer. Students learned to play new instruments, work with an ensemble, record their music, and design a band name and album cover.
We delivered the high-quality instruction we’re known for through private coachings during the day and a high teacher to student ratio. We look forward to working with more budding rock stars next summer!
Please let us know if your child would like to be involved and we’ll be sure to send you more information in the spring.
It’s not quite a marimba they built out in a forest, but how it makes its sound is similar. In this awesome Japanese commercial, a rolling ball plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.
Off the Wall’s first rock-band camp was a huge success and we’re looking forward to more this summer! Our new band, The Underwater Trees, performed songs by Green Day, Coldplay and an original tune titled “I’m a Zombie.” Their debut music video will be available for viewing soon.
We delivered the high-quality instruction we’re known for through private coachings during the day and a high teacher to student ratio, and look forward to working with more budding rock stars.
Please let us know if your child would like to be involved. Camp sessions run for 1 week (M-F) from 9am to 2pm.
Electrodes are often used to help people with muscle problems. This video shows us that when placed on a person’s arm, they can move your fingers in certain ways, potentially helping you learn hand positions for stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass), or even getting the rhythm down. Buuuut, I’m not so sure this is the best way to learn… listen to the last thing in the video. Haha!
Leonard Solomon created a Bellowphone in the 1980’s, but here’s one of his newer inventions… the incredible, astounding, mind-blowingly majestic Oomphalapompatronium contraption! Does this remind anyone else of Belle’s creative father in Beauty and the Beast?
We pride ourselves on being some of the most professional teachers in Seattle working hard to help keep you excited about music! All of our teachers all have a minimum of a bachelors degree in music and multiple years of experience teaching.
We offer the most competitive prices and the best value for any music school in Seattle.
We have a simple plan that works for all students:
$120 for 4 weekly 30-minute lessons. Students prepay for the month assuming they will take 4 lessons and any unused lesson credits or additional lessons taken are billed or credited the following month.
The lessons never expire and so you may use them whenever you like.
If a conflict comes up, you may cancel your lesson with 48-hours notice and use the lesson later.
You may schedule them online at your convenience or reserve a weekly time in a teacher's schedule.
Whether you're a busy adult or a crazy kid we'll help you figure out the best way to fit music into your life.
If you're ever unsatisfied with a lesson, just send us an email and we'll give you a full refund.
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