Individual Lessons

We will be closed on Tuesday, September 12, due to the storm

and reopen on Wednesday, September 13.

 

At 18 years we are Tallahassee's Oldest School, Owned by the Same Owners!

Now Enrolling for Fall/Spring 2017-2018 Lessons and Classes!

Call 850-412-0102, option 1, now to reserve your time!

Click the desired page for more information,

or call 850-412-0102, option 1 to speak directly to the owners, Ruth and David Mason

Mason's School of Music, Dance and Arts After School offers 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute individual lessons for children and adults on guitar, piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, voice, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone and french horn.  In general, lessons can be scheduled at either of our Tallahassee Locations and are offered Monday-Friday 2:00pm-8:00pm.  Weekday lessons before 2:00pm and Saturday lessons are scheduled upon request. 

Most students that take individual or group  music lessons also spend 30 minutes in our computer music lab either before or after their music lesson. In our computer music lab classes, students of all ages and instruments follow guidelines set up by the Florida State Music Teachers Association, and through computer games, activities and worksheets, work to achieve the goals in each of the fourteen levels.

Some of the skills that students will work towards in the music lab, are in the areas of note reading, rhythm, scales, key signatures, terms and aural training. Music Lab is a 30 minute class and is typically taken in conjunction with private or group lessons, usually before or after the lesson.  Classes are held at our both of our Tallahassee locations.  Music Lab is not required, however, we recommend all students take it to help them understand these important aspects of music which will help make them better musicians.  Please click on the music lab button to find out more information.


Piano and Keyboard Lessons

Our schools offer piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students.  We offer every style of piano lessons from classical to jazz and pop.  As we have so many piano teachers on staff we are able to match students with a teacher that works best with their particular age, ability and interest.  We start piano lessons from age 5 onwards.  Before age 5 we recommend our Kindermusik classes.  Our piano lessons are all private one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour.  While our piano lessons are all private, parents are more than welcome to sit in on their child’s lessons. 

Voice Lessons

We have many students who take voice or singing lessons at our schools.  Our voice lessons are all private on-one-one instruction.  Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias.  Our voice teachers all have a university degree in music specializing in voice and sing everything from pop and jazz to opera.  Our teachers all have performance backgrounds as well.   Just a sample of what a student will learn in singing lessons includes how to breathe properly, how to increase their range, proper pitch, how to project and stage presence.  Our schools offer 3 optional performance opportunities each year with our Holiday recital, Spring, and Summer recital. 

Guitar Lessons

Our private guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar.  We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in everything from rock to jazz, classical to pop, Spanish to chording.  Many of our teachers actively perform in bands.  Our guitar teachers have college or university music degrees so they know the proper theory and technique no matter if a student is interested in metal or in classical.  Guitar lessons at our schools are enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians in our Rock Band classes or how to perform solo in one of our recitals.  No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the teachers to help you.  Typically, students as young as 5 can begin guitar lessons.

Violin, Fiddle, Viola, and Cello Lessons

Our strings program offers private instruction in violin, viola or cello.  Our private violin lessons start as young as age 5.  Due to the size of the instrument, most cello lessons start at 10 years of age or older.  We have students of all ages from adults to children.  For younger children we highly encourage a parent to sit in on the lesson to help the student at home with things such as posture and hand positioning.  We supplement our private violin, viola and cello lessons with fun ensembles or fiddling groups that play in our recitals.  Our violin, viola and cello teachers have university or college degrees in their instrument and many perform regularly with local orchestras or ensembles.

Flute Lessons

Our private flute lessons generally start at age 7 and older, but sometimes younger students will start with recorder or flutophone.  Our teachers have university or college degrees in woodwinds.  Our flute lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour lengths. Our flute students perform in our Holiday, Spring and Summer recitals. We offer a wide range of styles and many students choose to do their Royal Conservatory of Music flute exams.  We can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills to become soloists.

Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons

Our private saxophone and clarinet lessons start from age 8 onwards.  Earlier than age 8, a student typically does not have the lung capacity and strength to handle these instruments.  Our saxophone and clarinet instructors are proficient on both instruments so a student can start with clarinet lessons if they wish and switch to saxophone lessons without having to change instructors.  Our saxophone and clarinet instructors actively perform in all types of bands and ensembles and as soloists.  Saxophone lessons and clarinet lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour lengths.  We can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills to become soloists.

Bassoon & Oboe Lessons

We also offer lessons in more obscure woodwind instruments such as bassoon and oboe.  Most bassoon lessons or oboe lessons start at age 11 or older as these double reeded instruments are a little more difficult for younger students.  Our bassoon lessons and oboe lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour lengths.  We can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills to become soloists.

Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone & Tuba Lessons

Our brass lessons include private trumpet lessons, french horn lessons, trombone lessons and tuba lessons.  Students for these instruments usually are ages 9 or older as they need to have developed a great lung capacity and in the case of the tuba need to be big enough to hold the instrument.  Our brass teachers have university or college degrees in music and perform in everything from salsa bands to local orchestras.  We can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills to become soloists.

Drum Lessons

We offer a wide variety of drum and percussion lessons.  Students can learn traditional snare technique or on a drum set.  We have both male and female students. Students wishing to learn drum set typically do not start drum lessons before age 6 as students need to be able to reach both the pedal and the high hat.  We do have some younger students but suggest they come in for a trial drum lesson to see if they are big enough to get started.  Drum lessons are taught on a drum kit in our studios but students are able to get started practicing at home on practice pads before purchasing or renting a drum kit.  Our drums lessons stress proper technique so students become good drummers quickly.

 

Cost:


30-minute weekly  lesson - $103 per month, $133 per month with the 30 minute Music Lab class


45-minute weekly lesson - $154.50 per month, $184.50 per month with the 30 minute Music Lab class


60-minute weekly lesson - $206 per month, $236 per month with the 30 minute Music Lab class

 

(Each sibling or each additional sibling class includes a $10 per month discount)

 

When you register for a private lesson, also register for your music lab class.  Your music lab class can either be before or after your scheduled individual lesson.

To register or to get a list of current openings, please call 850-412-0102, option 1

 

All lessons are held at Mason's School of Music, Dance and Arts After School, located in Tallahassee, FL.
 

 

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