Whatever your pleasure, we're here to help you learn. Whether you begin with piano basics, move into an instrument, or improve your vocal technique, you will learn from patient and caring instructors who want to help you to succeed. Many children take music classes in their school's music program, where they are one of many in a classroom. At DMS, we will give you one-on-one instruction, to take you where your classroom teacher cannot, because group lessons just don't afford that sort of attention.
WHY PRIVATE LESSONS?
Learning to play the piano is fun, entertaining, and a wonderful way to begin learning all about music. It's also a great way to exercise your brain. Playing the piano improves coordination, alleviates stress, and promotes an all-around sense of well being. Recommended for the young child and beginner, the piano is a great way to teach responsibility and commitment. Many children begin with piano, to form a very strong musical base, and later move on to other instruments.
One of the most popular instruments, guitar can be very versatile. Whether you're into rock, metal, folk, country, classical, flamenco or anything else, chances are you’ll be able to play it on the guitar. Play solo, or join the rock band!
Violin & Viola
The Violin is the most popular and also one of the hardest instruments to play. It is also one of the most versatile instruments you can play, as virtually anything from classical to rock, from country fiddle and bluegrass to Irish fiddle, and to jazz or salsa. A lot of violin players start at a very young age some even from 2 1/2 years old! Most begin classically, many with the Suzuki method, and later branch into other genres.
Cello & Bass
The largest and second largest instruments in the bowed-string family, the deep, beautiful tones these instruments produce are an integral part of a standard symphony orchestra. A necessary part of every school orchestra, these instruments may be performed in solo or as a part of a string ensemble.
Trumpet & Brass Family
This group of band instruments really makes a statement! The instruments in this family can play louder than any other band instrument. Like the woodwind family, brass players use their breath to produce sound, but instead of blowing into a reed, you vibrate your own lips by buzzing them against a metal cup-shaped mouthpiece.
The instruments in this family all used to be made of wood, which gives them their name. Today, they are made of wood, metal, plastic or some combination. They are all basically narrow cylinders or pipes, with holes, an opening at the bottom end and a mouthpiece at the top. You play them by blowing air through the mouthpiece (that's the "wind" in "woodwind") and opening or closing the holes with your fingers to change the pitch.
Another very popular instrument, the basic drum techniques and skills can be learned in an afternoon, but can take months or years of practice and dedication to master. With time and good practice habits, you can learn rhythm and fundamentals, eventually working more complex rhythms and patterns into your drumming.
Everyone has a voice so, let's make yours better! Here you will learn to improve
vocal technique, increase range, and learn to become a performer, rather than just a singer. On our stage, you will lose your shyness, as you invite your friends and family to your very own private recital.