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Have you ever wanted to play an instrument? Wondering how it feels to be in a band? Whatever your experience or ability, we are here to help you reach your musical goals. In addition to private lessons for guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, drums, piano, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, voice, music theory and songwriting, Twin Town Guitars also provides a variety of group-based and band-style music programs which include live stage performance opportunities.


Please take a moment to view our music programs listed below, our instructor bios, our music program FAQs, or our speedy on-line registration, and we'll get you scheduled for lessons right away!


Classes for All Ages


Private Lessons

From beginning to advanced, traditional to experimental, we offer on-site lessons in comfortable studios for guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, drums, piano, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, voice, music theory and songwriting. Lessons are available seven days a week. We also produce winter and spring recitals at relaxed and local venues that are exciting for everyone!

Age: 4 Years - Up

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled

Tuition: $30 (Per 30-Minute Lesson)


Sampler Session

Not sure where to begin? Join us for the private lesson Sampler Session that includes 2 Bass, 2 Drum, 2 Guitar, and 2 Keyboard Lessons. You don't need to own these instruments to attend, and at the end of the class, we'll provide you with a recommendation and options for continuing lessons with your chosen instrument.

Age: 5 Years - Up

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled

Tuition: $240 (Eight, 30-Minute, Weekly Lessons)

 

Band Buddy Duos

If you and a friend or a parent play the same instrument and would like to start taking lessons together, this is the class for you. The Band Buddy Duos program offers six lessons with a high level of instructor attention for you and your buddy, and is available for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, drums, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trombone and trumpet. (Students supply their own instrument, or instruments can be purchased at Twin Town Guitars.)

Age: 4 Years - Up

Date/Time: Six, weekly, 30-minute lessons, scheduled based on your request and studio/teacher availability

Tuition: $120 Per Student

 

Classes for Youth & Teens


U is for Ukulele

During this six-week group session full of laughter and learning, discover the joy and simplicity of playing ukulele. No previous music experience is required, just your ukulele, your child or grandchild, and you. (Ukuleles are available for purchase at Twin Town Guitars starting at $30. All participants need an instrument.)

Age: 4 to 6 Years (Pre-K through Kindergarten)

Date/Time: July 5, 2016, Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase August 12, 2016

Tuition: $100 Per Adult/Child Pair (Six Group Lessons)

 

Ukesters (U is for Ukulele Part 2)

This six-week long class is a continuation of U is for Ukulele. We'll learn more chords, more songs, and we'll sing and laugh. We'll also perform for family and friends at the end of the session. (Prerequisite: U is for Ukulele.)

Age: 4 to 6 Years (Pre-K through Kindergarten)

Date/Time: July 6, 2016, Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase August 12, 2016

Tuition: $100 Per Adult/Child Pair (Six Group Lessons)

    

Summer Uke Rock

Join us for four, fun-filled classes where students continue work on strumming skills, learn new chords, play some super summer songs, and end the class with an exciting performance at a local venue! (Prerequisite: Completed Uke Group or knowledge of C, G, and F chords.)

Age: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade

Date/Time: June 14, 16, 21 & 23, 2016, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase June 24, 2016, at 6:00pm

Tuition: $50 Per Student (Four Group Lessons)

   

Drum Group for Beginners

In this six-week long class, learn about rhythm and basic drumming technique, all while playing on anything from trashcans to pots and pans! This introduction to the wild world of percussion gives students an opportunity to explore the meaning of a beat and more. Also included are a pair of drumsticks and a live performance.

Age: 7 to 10 Years

Date/Time: September 28, 2016, Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Showcase November 12, 2016 - *No Class October 19th

Tuition: $100 (Drumsticks & Six Group Lessons)

 

Youth Band

Have fun rocking out with a band! Pick a band name, practice songs, try a new instrument, and learn the skills needed to perform on stage. This eight-week session concludes with a live performance at a local venue!

Age: 8 to 12 Years

Date/Time: September 14, 2016, Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase November 12, 2016 - *No Class October 19th

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)

   

Bridge Band

If you are ready to move past Youth Band, but are not quite ready for Teen Band, this is the place for you! We are looking for some experienced, serious rockers to rehearse for eight weeks, have some fun, and end the class with a live stage performance!

Age: 11 to 13 Years

Date/Time: September 20, 2016, Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase November 12, 2016

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)

 

Teen Band
Grab your instrument and rock in a band! Learn how to start a band, how to rehearse, how to select songs, and how to perform on stage. This eight-week session ends with a live performance at a local venue.

Age: 13 to 17 Years

Date/Time: September 20, 2016, Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase November 12, 2016

Tuition: $200 (Eight Band Rehearsals)

   

Group Ukulele for Homeschool Youth Students

During this 6-week class, we'll have a blast learning about the origin and parts of a ukulele, how to care for the ukulele, and best of all, how to rock several songs with the ukulele! (No previous music experience is required, and ukuleles and tuners are available for purchase with the class.)

Age: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade

Date/Time: October 4, 2016 Tuesday, 10:30am-11:30am

Tuition Class Only: $75

Tuition Including Ukulele & Tuner: $125

 

Group Guitar for Homeschool Youth & Teen Students

In this eight-week beginner class, learn guitar care, tuning, strumming, chords, and songs. This class concludes with a group performance at a local venue!

Age: Youth 8 to 12 & Teen 13 to 16

Youth Session Date/Time: September 20, 2016 Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:30am, Showcase November 12, 2016

Teen Session Date/Time: September 22, 2016 Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am, Showcase November 12, 2016

Tuition: $200 (Eight Group Classes)

  

Musical Theater Workshop for Youth & Teens at Bryant-Lake Bowl

Join experienced music teacher and theater director, Allison Raney, at the amazing Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, in this musical theater skills class for youth & teens! Through exercises, students develop stage presence, self-esteem, presentation skills, vocal techniques, audition prep skills, creative movement, and expressive choreography. Explore story-telling, improvisation and character development while learning what it takes to put on a show. Family and friends are invited to a final performance too!

Age: Youth & Teens

Youth Date/Time: July 25 to July 29, 2016, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to Noon
Teen Date/Time: July 25 to July 29, 2016, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Showcase for both sessions July 30, 2016

Location: Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

Tuition: $200


    

Summer Sessions Youth & Teen Band Camp 2016 - Session I & II

In this two-week long summer camp, students work with instructors to develop their skills as musicians while working in a group. Daily lessons focus on topics such as microphone and voice work, improvising, stage presence, and songwriting. Students select a band name, rehearse several songs, and record their music before heading to a live stage performance at a local venue!

Age: Youth 8 to 12 & Teen 13 to 16

Youth Camp I Date/Time: June 13, 2016 to June 24th, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-Noon

Youth Camp II Date/Time: August 1, 2016 to August 12th, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-Noon

Teen Camp I Date/Time: June 13, 2016 to June 24th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Teen Camp II Date/Time: August 1, 2016 to August 12, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Showcases on June 24th for Session I and August 12th for Session II

Tuition: $400

 

Girl Powered Band Camp

We've got an amazing summer camp just for girls! In this fun and friendship building, two-week long camp, girls work with instructor Allison Raney to develop and hone their skills as musicians. Focusing on improvisation, stage presence and songwriting, the group concludes with a recording session and a live stage performance for family and friends!

Age: 8 to 12 years

Session I Date/Time: June 13, 2016 to June 24th, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Session II Date/Time: August 1, 2016 to August 12, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Showcases on June 24th for Session I and August 12th for Session II

Tuition: $400

   

Classes for Adults


Adult Jam

Get together with a group of people and form a band! With the guidance of musician, Mark Wade, of the Melismatics, students rehearse a set list of songs from indie to classic rock, and after six week, conclude with a live stage performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: June 27, 2016, Mondays, 8:00pm-10:00pm - *No Class July 4th

Date/Time: July 5, 2016, Tuesdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm - CLASS FILLED

Showcase for Adult Jam Classes on August 12, 2016 - DRUMMER ONLY NEEDED

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)


     

Twin Town Tributes: Weezer

You don't have to dream about being on an Island in the Sun, as Ryan Smith, of the Melismatics, leads this band through the warm and wonderful pop music of Weezer. This six-week session ends with a live stage performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: July 6, 2016, Wednesdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Showcase August 12, 2016

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

 

Twin Town Tributes: ZZ Top
Join local musician and Sharp Dressed Man, Jeff Krause, as he leads this group through the music of rock and roots masters, ZZ Top! This six-week class concludes with a live stage performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: June 29, 2016, Wednesdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Showcase August 12, 2016 - *No Class July 13th

Tuition: $200 (Six Band Rehearsals)

    

         

Group Guitar for Beginners

In this eight-week beginner class, earn guitar care, tuning, strumming, chords, and a couple of fun songs. This relaxed introduction to guitar concludes and a live group performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: June 23, 2016, Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase August 12, 2016

Tuition: $150 (Eight Group Classes)

  

Intermediate Group Guitar

If you took Group Guitar for Beginners or already know a few chords and want to move to the next level, then this fun and stress-free class is for you! Have a great time playing with other students and conclude with a live, group performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: June 23, 2016, Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Showcase August 12, 2016

Tuition: $150 (Eight Group Classes)

 

Uke Group for Beginners

We've got a fever and the only prescription is more ukulele! In this six-week class learn how to care for and tune your ukulele, and each week, we will build on the previous lesson by adding new chords and songs. We will complete the class with a group performance at a local venue! (No previous music experience required, and ukuleles are available for purchase at Twin Town Guitars starting at $30.)

Age: Adult

Date/Time: July 5, 2016, Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase August 12, 2016

Tuition: $100

  

Uke2

If you want to take your ukulele playing to the next level, Uke2 is for you. Doesn't matter what shape or color of ukulele you play in this six-week class, we want to jam with uke!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: July 7, 2016, Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Showcase August 12, 2016

Tuition: $100

 

It's Now or Never

If you are kicking yourself for not picking up that guitar you've had for years, or wish you would have continued taking piano lessons when you were younger, now is the time to get down to business! This program includes four, weekly lessons, and a free loaner instrument if needed. (Available lessons include: guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, piano, and vocals.) At the end of the program, your instructor will help you transition into additional lessons too.

Age: Adult

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled as A Private Lesson

Tuition: $120

 

Seminars and Workshops


Ukeshop

So you just got a ukulele, and you've learned a few chords. Now what? Take this crash course, and you'll be playing Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in no time.

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 8:00pm-9:00pm

Tuition: $30

 

Music Theory Basics

This workshop will cover the theory of major and minor scales, keys and how they can be used to build chords. Music reading knowledge is not necessary for this class.

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuition: $30


Ear Training Basics

Develop your ear by learning how to recognize the intervals between two notes. We will use familiar melodies as examples and have some fun with it by playing "Ear Training Bingo".

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: Fall, 2016

Tuition: $30


   

Vocal Improvisation Seminar

Local singer/songwriter, Stacy Berkner leads this creative vocal seminar. Develop strong warm-up technique, and improve ear training while performing vocal melodies and tones. Preparation for recording studio work, auditions, and live performance improv skills are also included.

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: Fall, 2016

Tuition: $30

    

Suzuki String Workshop for Youth Students

Students reinforce the points learned in private lessons, which may include rhythm, intonation, technique, note reading and sight reading. They also learn to play an as ensemble by playing pieces they've already learned in Suzuki books. This group is intended to form a community where the students feel inspired to learn more about music and to grow as musicians. (Some previous experience required.)

Age: Youth

Date/Time: Fall, 2016

Tuition: $30