Lessons @ YAMS
YAMS offers lessons in a wide variety of instruments, with teachers that have music degrees and/or SIGNIFICANT professional experience as well as significant teaching experience. In our humble but accurate opinion you won't find a music store in the Macon and middle Georgia area with a better complement of music teachers and lesson opportunities!
We also offer a unique Rent-to-Own program for band and orchestral instruments that is VERY family friendly.
Lessons are offered in just about all the fretted instruments (guitar, bass, dobro, mandolin, etc.), piano, keyboards, percussion, band and orchestra instruments, and even Suzuki violin. Lessons are usually 25-30 minutes, once per week.
Prices are set by the individual teacher, but generally run between $18 and $30 per half-hour lesson. Most students take one lesson per week, though a few motivated students have two lessons each week. Our teachers also seek out low-pressure performing opportunities for their students, because there are a NUMBER of benefits for the students, both musically and developmentally.
These are currently our teachers. Click on the name for more information.
Fretted Instruments, Drums,
Band & Orchestral instruments (beginners)
Know a voice teacher? We're looking!
Kim Leatherwood (Also beginning & intermediate Violin)
Maggie Hollis [flute, woodwinds]
Dana Harris [saxophone]
Trumpet / Brass
WHY take music?
Aside from these benefits, the study of music does something to your brain. Statistically, students who participate in an organized music activity (such as a serious school performing group, or who take lessons) score higher on those standardized tests we see everywhere. They also have a greater chance of being able to manipulate information “in their head” - possibly because they have been dealing with an intangible thing (music) in their lessons.
Need some more reasons?
So what are you waiting for?
Need some more reasons?
That's one of those "It depends" answers! It depends on how much REAL practice the student does (i.e. practicing with brain engaged, not just goofing around). CONSISTENT practice is also a key - playing the instrument every day (even if it's just several 5-minutes-at-a-time sessions).
Other good advice:
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