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Welcome to FMG we cannot wait to meet you!
We Want You To Know
Every lesson is handcrafted just for the student. Learning Pace, Style, Genre and Goals are all student-driven. We focus heavily on building healthy rhythms between the student, instructor, instrument and families. Our goal is to invest in our students - to make sure every student is LOVED. VALUED. CARED FOR.
How We Craft
Our lessons are rooted in a theory base. Our goal is to help every student become a music creator, not just a consumer. This means giving them the tools to self propel and become a musician of value in any room or context. Music is a common language the instrument speaks the language and it's our job to give our students the ability to understand and apply. Major Scales, Chord Construction, Chord Extensions, Rhythm, Time Signatures, Progressions, Harmony, Cadences, Circle of 5ths, Dynamics, Chord Charts, Nashville Number System, Click Track training and so much more.
How Long Does It Take To Learn an Instrument?
This is a good question, however we would ask a different question.
When does it make you feel confident? The answer...Day 1.
No matter the pace that a student grows, it is important to remember that every journey is filled with ups and downs. How we come alongside these struggles and triumphs informs how the student will engage with the instrument now and later in life. So how long does it take? No one can answer that. Not us, not you, because it is a relationship. We have seen students excel at rapid paces and taper off in year, then have seen students who stuck with it for years and one day all of it clicked.
The question is a question of values. What do you value?
What Ages Do You Teach?
A: Because our lessons are handcrafted for every student, we the only requirement is being able to count to 4. We have had students as young as 2 years old take lessons.
Do We Need An Instrument To Take Lessons?
A: No, especially if you are testing the waters. We are more than happy to accommodate a musical tasting to land on the right instrument. We are also well equipped to help you find an instrument through our Global Partnerships.
How Do Lessons Work?
A: Our lessons are private one-on-one lessons. You can choose between our weekly 30-minute or 60-minute lesson options. We pick a day & time that works for your schedule. We offer 4 lessons per lesson cycle (which runs from the 3rd-2nd of each month)
Do You Offer Multi-Student Discounts?
A: Yes We Do!
Do You Offer Makeups?
A: Yes, every full-time instructor has makeup slots built into their weekly schedules.
What If I Need To Pause Or Stop Lessons?
A: We will first work with your schedule to see if there are better options or creative ways to accommodate it. If you do need to pause/stop lessons for any reason, we just require a 1-month notice.
Do You Sell Instruments & Accessories?
A: We are partnered with several local instrument shops and supported by Gibson Guitars, Ernie Ball, Clearsonic, SE Electronics as well as our own in-house Harrison Guitar Co.
This is the key to everything we do here. LOVE is an operational word. It means SACRIFICE. We do not sacrifice the human for the goals. Yes, we want our students to be amazing musicians. However, to be an amazing musician, you must be a healthy human. So we do our very best to create a space for honest conversation, a safe place to fail, a safe place to grow, and a space that the student can call their own - to be who they are, to be honest about their week, and learn to show up for themselves, build confidence and overcome self-doubt and insecuriteis that plague us all.
Private 1 on 1
Our private lessons are a 1 on 1 custom experience rooted in the principals of LISTEN. LEARN. LOVE.
We LISTEN to the student, get to know them and their needs.
We LEARN their likes, dislikes and goals.
We LOVE who shows up that day...No Matter What.
The filter we use to craft everything we do centers around creating opportunities for students and families to experience being Loved, Valued and Cared For.
LOVED = Through being a consistent voice of positivity in the whole life of the student, not just the instrument. Being an ear, someone who Listens to and Learns from the student. Being a place that champions the smallest victories and walks through the hardest failures.
VALUED = Not for what is done but for who they are as people. Too often are we only valued for our output and if we are good at something. We want our students to be great and they are but we value the human, so they value themselves no matter what they can produce.
CARED FOR = Whoever shows up in the booth that day is who we serve. Not the special version that wants to do everything we deem necessary for improvement. Not the one that listens perfectly and executes at high level the entirety of a lesson. Not the one that the student wishes they were. Not the one others wish they were. The version of themselves that actually walked through the door. That human, is who we care for. Repetition in Honesty breathes OPPORTUNITY for GROWTH in ALL areas.
This is who we are. This is who you will get. We are no perfect at all of this but it is the lens in which we operate and what we strive to offer to every student and family.