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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: $25 (Per 30-Minute Lesson)

 

Sampler Session

Not sure about what instrument you or your child would like to start with? Dream about playing an instrument, but not sure where to begin? Join us for the private lesson Sampler Session which includes; 2 Bass, 2 Drum, 2 Guitar, and 2 Keyboard Lessons. You don't need to own these instruments to attend. and at the conclusion of the Session, 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: $200 (Eight, 30-Minute Weekly, Consecutive Lessons)

    

Ensemble Classes

Ensemble is for students who are ready to take the next step with their instrument. Students work together and focus on one particular goal per month. Students increase confidence, while working with other players in a fun, focused lesson session.

Age: 8 Years - Up

Date/Time: Scheduled

Tuition: $100 Per Student (Four, One-Hour Sessions)

 

Family Music Making Program

Get the family together and come over to Twin Town Guitars! We’ll match you up with an instructor who will be your guide in creating music together. Everyone in the group will tighten their own playing skills and learn to play in a cohesive group.

Age: All

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled

Tuition: $200 (Four, One-Hour Sessions)

 

Classes for Youth

 

U is for Ukulele!

We can’t think of anything more fun than making music with a child and a ukulele! During this 6-week group session full of laughter and learning, discover the joy and simplicity of playing ukulele together. No previous music experience is required, just your ukulele, your child or grandchild, and you. (Ukuleles are also available for purchase at Twin Town Guitars starting at $30.)

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

Date/Time: April 22, 2014 - Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $80 Per Adult/Child Pair (Six Group Lessons, Printed Materials & Final Performance)

      

Ukesters

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: April 24, 2014 - Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $80 Per Adult/Child Pair (Six Group Lessons, Printed Materials & Final Performance)

    

1, 2, 3, Music & Me

This class prepares children for music lessons by sharing the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, and harmony through engaging and interactive storytelling, musical games, and movement.  The students spend hands-on time with different timbered instruments both tuned and non-tuned, as well as experiment with each of the instruments unique musical qualities. Fun and loads of laughter included at no extra charge!

Age: 3 to 6 Years (Pre-K through Kindergarten)

Date/Time: April 12, 2014 - Saturdays, 11:00am-11:45am

Tuition: $80 Per Adult/Child Pair (Six Group Lessons)

   

Beat Band

In this six-week long class for beginners, have a blast learning about rhythm and basic drumming technique, all while playing on anything from trash cans to pots and pans! This introduction to the wild world of percussion gives students an opportunity to explore the meaning of a beat - and then some. Also included in this session is a pair of drumsticks, a live performance, and whole bunch of fun!! See Beat Band in Action!

Age: 7 to 12 Years

Date/Time: July 2, 2014 - Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm - Showcase August 8, 2014
Tuition: $80 (Six Band Rehearsals, Drum Sticks & Live Performance)

 

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

See Youth Band in Action!

Age: 8 to 12 Years

Date/Time: April 9, 2014 - Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $175 (Eight Band Rehearsals, T-Shirt & Live Performance)


      

Band Buddy Duos for Youth
If you and another buddy play the same instrument and would like to take lessons together, then this is the class for you. The Band Buddy Duos program offers six lessons with a high level of instructor attention for your 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: 8-12

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

Tuition: $100 Per Student

    
Traveling Musical Petting Zoo

It is no secret that music experience supports the development of children’s social and emotional growth. Additionally, studies show that participation in music can have a significant impact on improving spatial reasoning, pattern recognition, memory, and literacy skills. We also believe that making instruments and music accessible to children, helps spark creativity in magical and unexpected ways, so we are extremely excited to offer a hands-on music program for students of all ages. The Traveling Musical Petting Zoo, specifically tailored to meet the needs of your lesson schedule and age group, introduces students to the drums, guitar, bass guitar and keyboard, along with various handheld percussion instruments – all at your location! Presented by Twin Town Guitars Music Instructors, the Traveling Musical Petting Zoo includes: explanations of instrument parts and function, demonstration of the instruments, a group sing along, hands-on instrument time, and sounds of laughter and faces filled with wonder - guaranteed at no extra charge!

Age: Pre-K through 5th Grade

Date/Time: Scheduled & Based on Availability

Tuition: Rates based on Time and Student Number

    

Summer Sessions Youth Band Camp 2014 - Session I & II

In this exciting, two-week long summer camp, students work with instructors to develop their skills as musicians working in a group. Daily lessons include; small group instruction on drums, bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano/keyboard, voice, microphone work, and overall stage presence. Students also work on songwriting, improvising and performing. At the end of our two weeks, we’ll put on a final performance for family and friends!

The Youth Band Camp Rocks It!

Age: 8 to 12 Years

Date/Time Session I: June 9th to June 20th, Monday through Friday, 9am-Noon - Showcase June 20, 2014

Date/Time Session II: July 28th to August 8th, Monday through Friday, 9am-Noon - Showcase August 8, 2014

Tuition: $375

 

Girl Powered Band Camp 2014 - Session I & II

We've got a new summer band 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 live performance for friends and family. See Girl Powered Rock in Action!

Age: 9 to 16 Years

Date/Time Session I: June 9th to June 20th, Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm - Showcase June 20, 2014

Date/Time Session II: July 28th to August 8th, Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm - Showcase August 8, 2014

Tuition: $375

 

Classes for Teens
    
Teen Band
Bring your instrument and rock in a band! Learn how to start a band, how to rehearse, about song selection, and performance skills. Even try a new instrument if you like. This eight-week session concludes with an exciting live performance at a local venue.
See Teen Band in Action!

Age: 13 to 17 Years

Date/Time: April 8, 2014 - Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $175 (Eight Band Rehearsals, T-Shirt & Live Performance)

            

Band Buddy Duos for Teens

If you and another buddy play the same instrument and would like to take lessons together, then 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: 13-18

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

Tuition: $100 Per Student

 

Summer Sessions Teen Band Camp 2014 - Session I & II

In this exciting, two-week long summer camp, students work with instructors to develop their skills as musicians working in a group. Daily lessons include; small group instruction on drums, bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano/keyboard, voice, microphone work, and overall stage presence. Students also work on songwriting, improvising and performing. At the end of our two weeks, we’ll put on a final performance for family and friends!

Teen Band Camp Kicks It Into High Gear!

Age: Teen 13 to 18 Years

Date/Time Session I: June 9th to June 20th, Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm - Showcase June 20, 2014

Date/Time Session II: July 28th to August 8th, Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm - Showcase August 8, 2014

Tuition: $375

  

Girl Powered Band Camp 2014 - Session I & II

We've got a new summer band 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 live performance for friends and family.

Age: 9 to 16 Years

Date/Time Session I: June 9th to June 20th, Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm - Showcase June 20, 2014

Date/Time Session II: July 28th to August 8th, Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm - Showcase August 8, 2014

Tuition: $375

  
Seminars & Workshops
    

Music Theory Basics  

This workshop will cover the theory of major and minor scales, keys, and how they can be used to build chords.  If you've ever wondered what a 7th chord is, this class is for you!  Music reading knowledge is not necessary for this class.

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: TBD

Tuition: $25 Per Student

           

Reading Rhythm

When reading sheet music, even simple rhythms can often end up looking complicated and intimidating. Starting with the basics, we'll learn about breaking down rhythms into manageable pieces - even those pesky dots and triplets. We'll talk about how to develop a positive relationship with your metronome, and how to successfully take the notes from the page to your instrument. This seminar will improve your rhythm no matter what instrument you play!

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuition: $25 Per Student

   

Ear Training Basics

Learn how to recognize the distance between two notes just by hearing them with the use of familiar melodies.

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: TBD

Tuition: $25 Per Student

       

The Creative Process of Songwriting

If you wonder how songwriters shape their musical and lyrical ideas into a finished piece, or if you have some ideas of your own that you would like to develop, then this two-part, group class is for you! Join Ben Glaros as he discusses the creative process of songwriting, the elements of classic song form, and walks through the process of writing a song – with your help! In addition, this class includes one half-hour individual session, scheduled at your convenience, where Ben will help you on your own journey into the world of songwriting. All musical styles and skill levels are welcome, and participants are invited to perform an original song at a Twin Town Guitars Showcase!

Age: Teen & Adult

Date/Time: Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $75 Per Student


    

Classes for Adults

  

Blues & Rock Group Technique 

Jeff Krause teaches common blues and rock styles, and how to get the most out of your rehearsals or jam setting. Explore common grooves, chord progressions (including I-IV-V progressions & variations), improv solo techniques, and how to lead a band. Emphasis is placed on working with a new group that has had little or no time together. Intermediate and advanced students on any instrument and songwriters are encouraged to join.

Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 24, 2014 - Thursdays, 8pm - 10pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $150 (Six Rehearsals & Live Performance)

     

Twin Town Tributes: Fleetwood Mac
The Rumors are true! Instructor, Dave Mehling, of Portage and The Fontanelles, is taking this tribute band on a Fleetwood Mac odyssey. After six rehearsals, this rocking adventure concludes with a live performance at The Whiskey Junction!
Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 14, 2014 - Mondays, 8pm - 10pm - Showcase May 31, 2014 *No Class on May 26th

Tuition: $150 (Six Band Rehearsals & Live Performance)

    

Twin Town Tributes: The Beatles

Help celebrate 50 years of The Beatles in America with this rocking tribute band. Led by Ryan Smith, of the Melismatics, this energetic, six-week session ends with a live performance at The Whiskey Junction.
Age: Adult 

Date/Time: April 23, 2014 - Wednesdays, 8pm - 10pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $150 (Six Band Rehearsals & Live Performance)

              

Twin Town Tributes: Neil Diamond
Local songwriter and musician, Stacy Berkner, takes this Twin Town Tributes Band on a wild ride of music made by the amazing Neil Diamond. This six-week session ends with a live performance at The Whiskey Junction!
Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 23, 2014 - Wednesdays, 8pm - 10pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $150 (Six Band Rehearsals & Live Performance)

     

Adult Jam

The Adult Jam, guided by local musician, Mark Wade, of the Melismatics, rehearses for six weeks at Twin Town Guitars. Learn a set list of songs from indie to classic rock, and end with a live performance at The Whiskey Junction! Click here to see an Adult Jam in action.

Age: Adult

Section I Date/Time: April 14, 2014 - Mondays, 8pm to 10pm *No Class May 26th

Section II Date/Time: April 22, 2014 - Tuesday, 8pm to 10pm - Class Filled

Showcase for all Adult Jam Classes on May 31, 2014

Tuition: $150

   

Group Guitar for Beginners

In this 8-week beginner class, learn guitar care, tuning, strumming, chords, and couple of fun songs. This relaxed introduction to guitar concludes with an optional, live, group performance at a local venue! 

Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 3, 2014 - Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm - Showcase May 31, 2014
*No Class on May 8th

Tuition: $135 (Eight Classes & Optional Live Group Performance)

    

Group Guitar 2 

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 folks and conclude with an optional, live, group performance at a local venue!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 3, 2014 - Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

*No Class on May 8th

Tuition: $135 (Eight Classes & Optional Live Group Performance)

      

Uke Group!

We got a fever, and the only prescription is more ukulele! In this 6-week, group session, learn how to care for and tune your ukulele, as well as how to amaze your family and friends with your mad, new musical talent. Each week we meet, we will build on the previous lesson by adding new skills, chords, and songs. But wait, that’s not all!  We will complete the class with a group performance at a local venue. (No previous music experience is required, and ukuleles are available for purchase at Twin Town Guitars starting at $30.)

Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 22, 2014 - Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm - Showcase May, 31 2014

Tuition: $80 (Six Group Lessons & Live Performance)

 
Uke2

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

Age: Adult

Date/Time: April 22, 2014 - Tuesdays, 8pm-9pm - Showcase May 31, 2014

Tuition: $80 (Six Group Lessons & Live Performance)

   

"It's Now Or Never" Program

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! The "It's Now or Never” Program at Twin Town includes four guitar, bass, banjo, drums, piano, mandolin, or voice lessons, a free loaner instrument (with deposit), and that amazing feeling of accomplishing something you always wanted to do. At the end of the program, our instructors will help you transition into additional lessons, or will pat you on the back, say goodbye and well done! The "It's Now or Never" Program makes a gift too!!!!

Age: Adult

Date/Time: Weekly, Scheduled

Tuition: $100 (4 Thirty Minute Weekly, Consecutive Lessons)