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 www.boisemusiclessons.com .
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📣 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...
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! ❤️🌿❤️
Have you always wanted to join in on a jam session, but also need a little one-on-one time to ask all your burning questions? Then look no further than our Lesson Membership! This program combines our unique, song-based methods with a personalized touch to give you the musical confidence you've been seeking. 🎶
Right now we have space for three new players in our Relaxed Lesson Membership for the Spring Season (starting January 23rd). This membership includes one lesson and one group class every month. Scheduling is completely flexible, and classes are available either in-person or online. And yes, these memberships are fully gift-able! 🎁
If you've been thinking about learning an instrument in the new year, then snag your spot now through the link below -- this program always fills up fast and won't be offered again until August 2022. 😮
Do you want to hear something that’ll give you permission to find your own way and honor how you want to make music? Then we have the podcast for you! 🎧
Last week Angie sat down with Tanner Guss from @thehappymusicians . They chatted about gate-keeping, teaching adults who don’t think they can play music, busking, finding your place in the music world, and if getting “serious” about music actually works. 🤔
You can find the episode, Bridging the Gap Between Musicians & “Non-Musicians,” through the link below, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. 📻
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Learning a new instrument as an adult can be scary. But never fear -- we've got you covered! 👻
Join us on Halloween to kick off the Campfire Social Club "Instrumental Intro Series." Don't worry, you'll be home in time for trick or treating! 🎃
This three-class series is for 𝗮𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀* who want to learn the guitar, ukulele, banjo, or mandolin. We'll teach you how to hold your instrument, tune it up, read a chord sheet, and play some fun songs. 🎶
Click the link below to reserve your spot around the campfire and start your musical journey! 🔥
*If you have any prior musical experience, you'll want to hit up the Social Strummers Series instead. But make haste -- there's only space for two more players this fall!
The first Campfire Social Club in the outdoor Community Classroom was a smashing success! 🎶🪕🎉
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 www.boisemusiclessons.com .
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