Weekly 30 Minute Private Lessons for Ages 4 & up!
Piano | Voice | Guitar | Ukulele | Drums | Violin | Viola | Cello | Clarinet | Flute | Brass
Brushworks offers music lessons in a variety of instruments for ages 4-adult. Learning a musical instrument is a rewarding skill that you can enjoy for many years.
No prior music experience is required to enroll in our program and students of all skill levels are accepted. Classes are held after school and in the early afternoon for homeschoolers.
Our goal is to teach students the skills needed to express themselves on their instruments and help them achieve their goals as a musician.
About Our Music Program
Private lessons held weekly for 30 minutes.
Our instructors teach technique, music notation, theory, and songs in a variety of genres.
Learn at your own pace with private lessons.
Sound-proof room that provide a quiet relaxed setting.
Spring and Christmas recitals for family and friends to enjoy.
Rock band and ensemble summer camps with performances and recording in our studio.
How Music Benefits Children
Boosts Brain Power - More and more studies show a correlation between higher academic achievement with children who are exposed to music. Music simply stimulates parts of the brain that are related to reading, math, and emotional development.
Improves Memory - Further research has shown that participation in music at an early age can help improve a child's learning ability and memory by stimulating different patterns of brain development.
Helps with Social Skills - Socially, children who become involved in a musical group or ensemble learn important life skills, such as how to relate to others, how to work as a team and appreciate the rewards that come from working together, and the development of leadership skills and discipline.
Builds Confidence - They find that they can develop a skill by themselves, that they can get better and better through work and dedication.
Teaches Patience - There are no shortcuts to learning a musical instrument. Practicing requires alot time and patience. Students who take the time to learn their instrument understand how patience is required master a skill.
Do students need prior music experience?
We accept students of all skill levels.
Does the size and quality of the instrument matter?
If you haven't purchased an instrument before starting lessons, please consult with your instructor before you purchase one. Some instruments are available in varying sizes and it's important you have the right fit. Quality is very important as well. Students are more likely to become discouraged if practicing on a poor quality instrument that is too hard to play and doesn't stay in tune.
How much practice is required?
Weekly instruction alone is not enough to learn an instrument. More practice results in faster progress but generally 4-5 days a week for 30 minutes a day is sufficient. Quality of practice is just as important as how much you practice. It's important that you practice the lessons your instructor has assigned for the week so that you are able to progress to the next lesson. Parents should encourage their children to practice at home.
Does Brushworks have recitals?
Yes. Brushworks has a Christmas recital in December and a Spring recital in May for family and friends to attend. We believe performing in front of an audience helps build confidence and encourages students to practice more. Some teachers require students to have been in lessons for at least six months before participating in their first recital.
Do you offer makeup lessons?
We must pay our instructors for their time especially since music instruction is the primary source of income for most of them. We understand that there may be situations where you must miss a class so we try to be as flexible as we can. We require a 24 hour notice in advance to consider makeup lessons. Makeup lessons are only allowed if we are able to switch your spot with an another student's for that week. If a 24 hour notice is not given we you will not receive a makeup class.