Boise Music Lessons

Boise Music Lessons


UPDATE: Boise Music Lessons is officially at capacity for Lesson Memberships this fall! Don't miss snagging the next available membership openings in January 2023 -- enrollment is now live on our website! Adults, teens, and tweens (ages 10+) are welcome to join on any campfire instrument or vocals.
All musical experience levels are celebrated, and absolute beginners are most encouraged!

⁣If you want some musical awesomeness to tide you over in the meantime, check out the Campfire Music Club. This 4-class group series starts September 18th and is open to adult strummers (guitar/ukulele/mandolin/banjo).

⁣See you around the campfire! 💚🎶💚⁣⁣⁣⁣
UPDATE: Boise Music Lessons is officially at capacity for Lesson Memberships this fall! Don't miss snagging the next available membership openings in January 2023 -- enrollment is now live on our website! Adults, teens, and tweens (ages 10+) are welcome to join on any campfire instrument or vocals.
All musical experience levels are celebrated, and absolute beginners are most encouraged!

⁣If you want some musical awesomeness to tide you over in the meantime, check out the Campfire Music Club. This 4-class group series starts September 18th and is open to adult strummers (guitar/ukulele/mandolin/banjo).

⁣See you around the campfire! 💚🎶💚⁣⁣⁣⁣
How did Hempitecture secure over $3M in funding? Via investment crowdfunding, of course!

Wanna learn how that works? Don't miss the Boise Startup Week crowdfunding panel “Prove your Concept and Gain a Following by Crowdfunding” tomorrow Oct. 22nd at 12:30pm MT featuring Hempitecture founder Mattie Mead, Boise Music Lessons Angie Marianthi, our founder Kathleen Minogue and Gina Bessire of Zions Bank. Business Resource Center.
Want to learn about the four types of crowdfunding including equity crowdfunding, a new statewide crowdfunding initiative (Crowdfund Idaho) & how two Idaho-based campaign creators (Boise Music Lessons & Hempitecture) have found success crowdfunding?

Join our Founder Kathleen Minogue for a panel “Prove your Concept and Gain a Following by Crowdfunding” moderated by Gina Bessire (of Zions Bank) at Boise Startup Week virtually on Friday, Oct. 22nd at 12:30pm MT!

Register for free today:
Boise Music Lessons is in the home stretch to build our Community Classroom! We've met our goal to install the covered classroom and campfire jamphitheater, and are now working to enclose the back of the back side of the classroom with siding. Please help us meet our final goal before 11:59 tonight!
Congratulations to Boise Music Lessons, the first Crowdfund Idaho participant to successfully launch their crowdfunding campaign - and reach their $20k goal! All thanks to support from their community.

You can continue to support their campaign through this Sunday by snagging available swag to help them add walls to enclose their soon-to-be-built outdoor classroom.

Join in the celebration on their campaign page:
“It’s going to be a permanent outdoor classroom with a covered gazebo that spills into a small amphitheater centered around a campfire,” said Angie Marianthi owner of Boise Music Lessons. “We’ve always said our style of teaching is communal, like sitting around a campfire, and now we’ll be able to actually do it.”
BIG TIP FROM A SMALL BUSINESS: “Listen to your customers."

"Before we launched our business, we heard people share their unrequited wish about learning music in their youth. This validated our business model and gave us confidence to move forward.”

Angie and Marcus Marianthi of Boise Music Lessons share insights from their entrepreneurial journey and operating a small business during challenging times.
Congrats to Boise Music Lessons for being featured as a Zions Bank "Small Business Success Story"! Find out how they adapted their community-focused music education business to remain resilient during COVID-19, including using crowdfunding.

Boise Music Lessons is the first participant to launch as part of the Crowdfund Idaho program powered by Crowdfund Better.

Read their featured article here:
Way to go Boise Music Lessons on reaching 61% of your goal in 1 WEEK! Talk about community capital, support and love. ❤️

Don't miss your chance to of the Boise Music Lessons Outdoor Classroom and pick up some "jammin'" swag as a reward! You can still name the Pollinator Garden...or get a Hootenanny of your own!

Unsure what does that all mean? Check out their campaign here:
Our friends at Boise Music Lessons are raising funds for something new and exciting. Check it out.
The Crowdfund Better Process™ was built for small business owners like Angie & Marcus of Boise Music Lessons. They did the process - every little step - and their work has paid off with their campaign reaching 41% of its goal on Day 1.

We are so proud to have Boise Music Lessons as the first campaign to launch out of our Crowdfund Idaho program, a first-in-the-nation statewide program that makes crowdfunding education available to all Idahoans. Boise Music Lessons came to the Crowdfund Idaho program as a referral from Gina Bessire of the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, a small business advisor who has been so supportive in helping clients see the value of crowdfunding for their businesses. Thank you, Gina!

Join us in congratulating Boise Music Lessons on their fantastic launch. And now, let’s keep that momentum going!

You can support them here:
Our first participant crowdfunding campaign is live! Support Boise Music Lessons today!
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i felt like i was jamming with youse tonight! that was amazing!!!!! thank you for being your wonderful selves! 😍
Our small business spotlight is Boise Music Lessons 🎼🎵📯🎶
Is learning how to play an instrument on your 2021 resolution list?
This Boise based talented team provides music lessons for people of all ages. Boise Music Lessons has adapted to these challenging times and opened an outdoor space to teach these lessons and also has virtual options for those who want to stay home. Contact them today to schedule your lesson! 🎷🎸🎺🎻

Learn to play songs with your family and friends! We teach adults, teens, and tweens to play songs with family and friends.

Our studio is located on the Depot Bench in Boise, Idaho. For more information, visit .

Operating as usual

Photos from Boise Music Lessons's post 09/27/2022

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⁣💡September’s Campfire Jam Spotlight: Angie Marianthi

⁣Angie Marianthi is a musician, teacher, and creative entrepreneur.

⁣In 2015 she founded Boise Music Lessons, a boutique studio that teaches adults, teens, and tweens to play songs with family and friends. Through Boise Music Lessons, Angie uses music as a tool to build and strengthen communities, and works to dispel the myth that you have to be inherently “musical” in order to play an instrument.

⁣Combining her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Masters of Health Science in Health Promotion, Angie has created a unique course curriculum that allows musical enthusiasts to play together at any stage of the learning process.

⁣Her innovative teaching and business practices have been featured by Good Morning America, KTVB Channel 7, the Idaho Press Tribune, Boise State University, Music Studio Startup, and more.

⁣You don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from her and gain her insight on music! 🎵


⁣🗓 Campfire Jam with Boise Music Lessons⏰Wednesday, September 28th at 7 pm📍Location delivered upon RSVP

⁣Join us in learning about campfire music and how societal perceptions around creating and sharing music have changed over time from our talented host, Angie Marianthi. We will even learn how to play a song together!

⁣We encourage you to bring a stringed or percussion instrument if you have one 🪕

⁣RSVP through the link in the  bio



Have you ever had a music teacher tell you that you weren't good enough? We sure have, and often hear this same story in different ways from so many others.

⁣This is why we're doing everything we can to unlearn the performance-based ideologies perpetuated by classical music education, and instead embrace the process of creating music as a community. Through our most recent continuing education intensive, "Trauma Informed Singing" by , we've taken another step forward in understanding our complex relationships with how we learn, share, and experience music.  We're proud to incorporate these trauma-informed practices into our teaching.  Thanks for accompanying us on this ever-evolving musical adventure!

⁣P.S. Do you feel comfortable sharing your story? We want to hear from you! Comment with musical misnomers you're unlearning, or shoot us a DM. 💛


Are you in a musical rut? We'll help you find your inspiration! Join us this coming Sunday, September 18th, and learn a new tune with the Campfire Music Club "Social Strummers" crew. Guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin enthusiasts (age 18+) are welcome to come and play! 🪕

⁣Or if you've been waiting for your opportunity to start your musical journey, hop in on the Campfire Music Club "Instrumental Intro" series (starting October 10th). You'll learn all the chords you need to jam songs with your friends! 🎶

⁣Tuition for either 4-class series is $175, with 10% of proceeds benefiting and . For every full-price spot filled, a Pay-What-You-Can spot will become available. PWYC is open to anyone who wants to make music, with priority going to Black and Indigenous folks, trans folks, immigrants, people of color, disabled folks, and single parents. 🫶



Happy super sweet sixteen to Bitty Witters! 🎂

⁣Though mostly retired from studio cat duties, rest assured he's still feisty enough to make the occasional lesson cameo and issue his signature judgemental looks. 😾


Are you missing musical joy and community connection? Then now is the time to reserve your fall Lesson Membership! Adults, teens, and tweens (ages 10+) are welcome to join. We'll teach you everything you need to know to play your fave songs with family and friends! 💗🎶💗

⁣Some quick deets:

⁣•Instrumental instruction AND voice coaching are included in your Lesson Membership! 🙌 

⁣•Your schedule is totally flexible -- book online and take lessons whenever is best for you! 🥳

⁣•Fall registration closes July 19th and we're almost at capacity! 🙀



🎤 𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀!

⁣After searching near and far for a contemporary voice teacher training that fits our belief that anyone can play music, we found the Neuro-Vocal Method. This technique allows singers to access their own natural and authentic sound, and find freedom in singing. We can't wait to share this groundbreaking approach with our musical community!

⁣🎶 If you're ready to learn to sing, snag your fall Lesson Membership now -- registration closes July 19th!

⁣Reposted from Meredith Colby Neuro-Vocal : "I'm beyond delighted to welcome Angie Marianthi into the Neuro-Vocal family of teachers! Angie is an accomplished musician, multi-instrumentalist, committed educator, business owner, and super-mom!

⁣Though she's never set out to teach voice prior to this year, she knew that she could empower her students to sing with joy & confidence if she had the right set of tools. And that's Angie educator who's willing to leave her comfort zone. A teacher who loves sharing the power of music...and does so constantly. Congratulations, Angie! "


🗑️ 𝗗𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀! 🗑️

⁣That's right -- you CAN pick up an instrument without first learning to "read music" via a method book. Here's the deal...

⁣Years ago we started introducing popular songs for our studio to play together. As our song library grew, so did the enthusiasm of our students. Over time we realized sharing songs was more dynamic and motivating than doing the ol' "lather, rinse, repeat" approach to learning an instrument. At that point, we bid farewell to our trusty, tired method books and never looked back!

⁣Now we've taught hundreds of students to play through a unique, song-based curriculum, and can help you do the same! We break down your favorite tunes in a variety of genres, transcribing and arranging each song so it's playable on any instrument and by every level of player (yes, even absolute beginners!). Just this spring our studio has learned songs by Harry Styles, Gillian Welch, The Avett Brothers, Blind Melon, Alison Krauss, Vance Joy, P!nk, and The Beatles (of course).

⁣From strumming, to singing, to riffing, we'll guide you through the part of your choosing at your one-on-one lessons. Once you find your groove, we'll come together as a group around the campfire and make some musical magic. And nothing makes our teacher hearts swell with pride like seeing our studio grow into an empowered community of musicians!

⁣If you're ready to start your musical journey or find some inspiration through songs, reserve your Lesson Membership today (link in the comments below) for our fall season starting this August. Adults, teens, and tweens (ages 10+) are welcome to join! Spots are first-come, first-served and we only have space for 5 new players. 🎶 🎉 🎶



As musicians, we know that physical and emotional wellbeing is necessary to foster creativity and community. We also understand that musicians and artists don't always have insurance or access to healthcare. Fortunately, our neighbors Boise Acupuncture Cooperative, Inc. provide sliding-scale acupuncture treatments that reduce pain and inflammation, ease stress and anxiety, and so much more!

⁣Right now Boise Acupuncture Co-op needs our help as they move to their new location at the corner of Vista and Kootenai. By donating to BAC, you'll help to ease the financial impact of their upcoming move, and create a new welcoming space where people come as they are and feel empowered to heal side by side in community. As a thank you for your support, this week we're matching $150 in donations through Idaho Gives . Hit the link below to double your impact!


📣 Calling all musically curious adults!

⁣The Campfire Music Club kicks off next week! This monthly, four-class series is for folks who want to play the guitar, ukulele, banjo, or mandolin.

⁣Are you an 𝗮𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿? In the Instrumental Intro series we'll teach you everything you need to get started playing! 🎶

⁣Are you a 𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗱? In the Social Strummers series we'll teach you how to play with a group and learn some great new tunes together! 🎵

⁣If you've been wanting to make some music, now is the time -- these are our last class openings until August! So, head to our website and reserve your spot around the campfire! 🔥



Why is Wordle so dang popular? Because it's a simple, shared, social experience!  ⁣⁣

⁣Yes, you *could* play other word games whenever you want, but will you? Probably not with the same dedication and enthusiasm you bring to your daily Wordle puzzle!⁣⁣

⁣The same idea applies to playing music! You *could* watch unlimited lessons on YouTube and practice an abundance of techniques every day, but will you? The options are simply overwhelming!⁣⁣

⁣In our studio we learn ONE song at a time, and we learn it together! Regardless of instrument, ability, or age, we teach all of our students to play music through a shared popular song.⁣⁣

⁣Just like Wordle, there are many different avenues to produce the same outcome, and the joy is in sharing the journey with your friends. This is why we tailor our musical instruction to each individual player, and incorporate group classes for a celebratory community experience!⁣⁣

⁣Are you ready for a simple, fun, and social musical outlet? Snag your spot in the Campfire Music Club starting February 27th, or join the wait-list for a Lesson Membership starting in August. We can't wait to share some music with you! 🥳 ⁣⁣


🔥 A new addition to the Community Classroom...

Photos from Boise Music Lessons's post 12/21/2021

What a difference a year makes!⁣⁣

tl;dr: We wouldn't have made it without you!

⁣⁣On this very day last December, we were awarded a grant that kick-started our idea to redesign our music lessons studio and build an outdoor classroom to safely host groups. Over the holidays we dove headfirst into researching possibilities and permits; by the end of the year we'd ordered the frame for the classroom and started renovating our unfinished garage to teach one-on-one lessons.

In January we bid farewell to our tiny lessons greenhouse and moved into our new open-air studio. ⁣⁣Throughout the spring we hosted group jams online and at local parks as we worked to coordinate construction on the outdoor classroom. Easement constraints, supply chain issues, and the contractor shortage made for quite the string of challenges, but we powered through with the help of our community. ⁣⁣

In April we launched a crowdfunding campaign to build our outdoor Community Classroom, and broke ground precisely two weeks later. It was quite the undertaking to remove a concrete patio, transplant a small orchard of fruit trees, level all the garden beds (sorry Marcus!), and dig out the "jamphitheater" for the campfire. Thanks to the amazing work of SplitPea Edible Landscaping, the backyard was back to looking green and inviting in no time.

⁣⁣At the end of May the crowdfunding campaign closed with an unbelievable $22k in community support. There are no words for how grateful we are to all who donated, shared, and trusted us to build a safe and vibrant musical space. We are also so thankful for the guidance of Crowdfund Better and Crowdfund Idaho for helping us through the process.⁣⁣

In June we poured the foundation and assembled the frame for the classroom (thanks to Wright Brother Construction!). In July we added two walls and space for storing firewood (thanks to DeQuaid construction!). In August we finally broke in the Community Classroom with an inaugural hootenanny, and we enjoyed making music in our outdoor oasis throughout the fall. Things finally came full circle this winter when we installed greenhouse walls and a wood stove for our campfire classes.

Looking back, so much transformation in exactly 365 days seems impossible, but here we are! And there is no doubt that we owe it to each and every one of you who supported us throughout this process. We promise to keep playing music and making you proud! 💚💚


Happy Shop Small Saturday! This year we hope you'll not only shop small, but support local, too! Here's how you can support our lil' Boise biz:

⁣⁣🎵 Engage with us! Like, comment, save, and share our posts, or leave a review on FB & Google. 💚 ⁣

⁣🎵 Stay in touch! Hop on our mailing list and get all the latest musical news and some other surprise gems. 🗞️

⁣⁣🎵 Pursue our Instrument Buyer's Guides! That's where we share our favorite recommendations for beginners, and tips for how to get started playing with your family and friends. 🎻

⁣⁣🎵 Spread the musical love! Snag a gift certificate or contribute to the scholarship fund so more people can learn to play. 🥰

⁣⁣⁣🎵 Book an event! Sip & Strums, employee workshops, date nights, and beyond -- we've got you covered. 🍷

⁣🎵 Become a member and learn to play! Join in on the Campfire Social Club for some friendly strummin', or dive in with a Lesson Membership and experience the musical magic. 🪕

⁣Hit up the link in the comments below for all the goods. We appreciate you shopping small and supporting local this holiday season! ❤️🌿❤️⁣


Our Story

Angie & Marcus teach all things stringed and percussion through a unique mix of personalized lessons and dynamic group "Hootenannies." They pride themselves creating a welcoming community for musical enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Their studio is located in the Depot Bench Neighborhood in Boise, Idaho. For more information, visit .

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Why is Wordle so dang popular? Because it's a simple, shared, social experience!  ⁣⁣⁣⁣Yes, you *could* play other word g...
🔥 A new addition to the Community Classroom...
Boise Music Lessons Community Classroom Update
Did you know our studio learns a new song together every month? We break it down for every instrument and ability level ...
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We're breaking ground TOMORROW on the Boise Music Lessons Community Classroom! ⛏️⁣⁣Come take the "before" tour and see t...
Today kicks off a new song cycle! Here's Marcus breaking down our latest tune so every single student has an awesome par...
Open Air Studio Tour




S Latah Street
Boise, ID

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 8pm
Tuesday 2pm - 8pm
Wednesday 2pm - 8pm
Thursday 2pm - 8pm
Friday 2pm - 6pm
Sunday 2pm - 8pm

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