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At Up Tempo Music Lessons, it is our hope is to see kids excel in their music, have fun at piano, guitar, and drums, and enjoy playing at home each day.


First, we make the lessons relevant to the student by incorporating the songs they know and love.

That’s why we teach songs beyond the 19th century:) Don’t get us wrong, we love us some Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Debussy, but most kids want to learn Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift, AC/DC, and Joan Jett too!

Traditional Fundamentals

Think of it as a hybrid of traditional lessons with a modern approach. On the traditional side, students learn to read notes on the treble clef and bass clef, and how to read rhythm notation and dynamic markings in sheet music. 

Modern Approach

Our modern approach focuses on reading chord charts, improvising, and playing in the context of a band. Best of all, students get to pick songs they want to learn, and our instructors format the song to the student’s skill. Both methods are essential and complement each other as the student progresses.

Second, our program is designed to address the biggest problem music students have - difficulty practicing at home. 

Many children dread home practice for one reason: It takes too much work. Even when they like the material! If they don’t understand it, they won’t practice it. There just typically isn’t enough time to practice with repetition or to drill those tough parts in most music lessons. It’s true of most music schools in the U.S. There is just so much to do in 30 minutes.


At Up Tempo Music Lessons, we are solving this problem once and for all.

  • Lasts for one hour each week

  • Will minimize your need to supervise practice at home

  • Has been shown to dramatically improve a student’s sightreading skills

    • the #1 skill that students need to learn music quickly

  • Helps children move through their material and books faster

  • Allows the student to learn more music each week which  translates into faster completion time

  • Includes proven practice techniques so home practice is all about reviewing and increasing speed

    • less tedium = more fun at home

  • Includes some fun review games - Seriously, we’re a little jealous that we weren’t able to do this as kids

If you're ready to see your child get excited about playing piano, guitar, or drums, then sign up today! Our modern approach will help your child learn the songs they love and make the progress they'll be proud of.

Don't wait any longer, let's get started!

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Acoustic, electric, and bass. We'll show you how to strum and shred.

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Piano, keyboard, synths. We'll show you how to play your favorite songs.

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Rhythm, grooves, beats. We'll show you how to keep it steady at the kit.


Wondering which program is the best fit?

Schedule a time with us to see the studio! We would love to chat about our programs, and help you choose the best fit for your child. 

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