- FREE Sample Class – call 801-621-6683 today!
- Longer lessons (private: 1 hour weekly, group: 55 minutes weekly).
- 12 Level program with reward medals.
- 100% money back guarantee on your first month.
- Unlimited makeup lessons.
- Fun incentives (ex. practice tokens for vending machine).
- Greatest Hits CD of student’s best pieces for each level.
- Schedule children in multiple instruments or classes at same time.
- Students choose what they want to play.
- Low-pressure, optional recitals twice yearly.
- Recital bonus: FREE individual photo or recital DVD.
- 20% family discount for 3rd class (additional 3% for checking autopay)
- FREE Music Lab (30 minutes weekly) for private lesson students.
- FREE school bag for all students.
Let’s be honest, learning to play a musical instrument is not the easiest choice of extra-curricular activities. It not only requires lesson participation, but also practice and lots of parent support. It is however one of the only activities that teaches a skill that can be used and enjoyed for a lifetime. It is worth the extra effort.
Did You Know?
Studies show that children who take music lessons score higher in reading and math. (University of California Study)
Private Or Group… Which Is Best?
As a general rule, private lessons are always ideal as the teacher’s focus and lesson planning is catered to just one student. This is a more serious approach to learning to play any instrument and works for any age. However, at Bravo we have found younger beginners thrive in group classes (ex. piano). Why? First, the child has more fun in a group class. The lesson includes hands on learning games, unique review activities and playing ensembles with their classmates. Second, they get a 55 minute class each week with their skilled teacher which allows for time to complete their music worksheets during class, avoiding working independently in the lab at a young age. Third, group classes cost less, which allows the parent to focus on supporting their child at whatever pace their child can handle happily.
Parent Involvement Is Required
Teachers agree that the long term success of your child in music depends on the parent involvement during the first THREE years. Though parents don’t need to sit with their child during every practice minute, they do need to arrange when practice will happen and ensure it does. If your child is struggling, the parent should be at the next lesson to work with the teacher to make an adjustment. Parents are key to their child’s success, your child will thank you – but probably not until they are older.
Our private lessons include a 30 minute lesson with a skilled teacher of your choice AND 30 minutes in the music lab. The activities in the music lab reinforces skills taught in the lesson. A lab teacher is there to assist you. Group lessons are a full 55 minutes with the teacher each week.
Make Up Lessons
We are happy to give you unlimited make up lessons at Bravo. Simply call us in advance (by noon or earlier) and we’ll give your time to someone else. Later, you can let us know when you want to redeem your make up. You can also use make ups to try other classes.
Music students have two recitals each year to showcase what they have learned. It is an optional, low pressure event where your teacher will help your child prepare months in advance. As a bonus, FREE performance DVD’s and photos are also given. Recitals are held at our Ogden location. Recital times are available for your six weeks prior to the event.
When a level is completed, the student will be awarded with a medal and CD of all their best recordings at the next recital. We also award weekly practice tokens to add the fun.
Choose Your Music
At Bravo we use the last 10 minutes of private lessons on the music the student wants. Group teachers use popular songs as a motivator.
How Young Is Too Young – Starting At The Right Age
Every child’s ability to begin an instrument varies. Some are ready at 5 years, some not until 8 years. Try a free sample class and let the teacher give you their recommendation. Below are our general recommendations for the following instruments:
- Piano: Ages 4 and older
Children that are 4 years old can start piano in our Pre-Piano group class. Children age 5 and older can continue advancing in a piano team class or start private lessons.
- Violin: Ages 5 and older
We accept violin students from the age of 5. Some teachers will start children as young as 3, but experience has shown the most productive learning occurs when the beginner is 5 or older.
- Voice: Ages 8 and older
8 years old is recommended as the youngest age for private vocal lessons. Due to the physical nature of voice lessons (proper breathing techniques, development of the vocal chords and lung capacity). Consider starting your child in a piano team or private piano lessons, a piano foundation helps every vocalist.
- All other instruments: Ages 8 years and older
Instruments like guitar, drums, trumpet and trombone require a fair amount of strength and fine motor skills. A teacher may recommend your child to start earlier than age 8, if the parent is willing to come to each lesson and give the needed support at home. If this is not possible, you may want to consider starting your child in a private piano or team class. The skills they learn in piano will help them move more quickly when it comes time to start another instrument.
Music Tumble Combo (ages 2-3)
Children love the music tumble combo class where they get a mixture of activities to peak their interest. It is the perfect combination of jumping, rolling, hopping and somersaults, intermixed with musical learning such as instrument exploration (drums, shakers, cymbals, bells, etc.), moving to music, nursery rhymes and more. Diapers are welcome, though we will not be able to change them. Join the magic! Classes are 50-55 minutes weekly. Ages 2-3 years. Tuition is $36 per month.
Pre-Piano (ages 4-5)
If you have a young, non-reading child who would like to learn how to play beginning piano songs, use multiple percussion instruments to learn rhythm and play awesome, educational music skill games this is the class for them. Parent support needed for 10 minutes of daily at home practice. All piano music and Bravo binder is included, classes are 55 minutes each week. Our maximum class size is four students. Ages 4-5 years. Tuition is $39 per month.
Piano Team Level 1 (ages 5-9)
Teams are the PERFECT class for beginning students. Piano teams were created for the child who needs FUN learning activities to keep their interest as well as games to motivate and excite them. Your child will achieve a solid foundation of rhythm, note reading and usually complete one lesson book each year. Even though children at this age are not fully reading, if they can write numbers 1-5 and letters A-G, they are ready for this class! At home practice is 10-15 minutes daily. All piano music and Bravo binder is included, classes are 55 minutes each week. Our maximum class size is five students. Ages 5-9 years. Tuition is $39 per month.
Piano Team Levels 2-4 (ages 6-12)
Keep you child motivated with piano teams! Students enjoy the variety of learning games and activities in this program. All students get to move at their own pace in their lesson book, while working with their team on scales, theory and fun digital ensembles! Progression is rewarded with practice tokens and team rewards! All piano music and Bravo binder is included, classes are 55 minutes each week. The maximum class size is four students. Ages 6-12 years. Tuition is $47 per month.
Partner Lessons (ages 5-adult)
Partner lessons are great for beginning students, as well as families who need a less expensive learning option. Two siblings or friends of similar age share a private lesson, you are responsible for finding your own partner. These lessons are held once a week and include a 30 minute shared lesson with the teacher and an additional 30 minutes in our music lab. Partner lessons are for every instrument besides piano, see our piano team descriptions for a group piano class. Tuition is $42 per month, per student.
Private Music Lessons (ages 5-adult)
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drum and many other instruments are taught in a private setting at Bravo. You get a 30 minute lesson with a skilled teacher of your choice, learning music you want. Ask for a FREE sample lesson with different teachers until you find the right personality for you. Following the private lesson you get a FREE 30 minutes class in our computer lab reviewing note names, theory, ear training, etc. Tuition is $64 monthly or $85 monthly for advanced lessons.
Adult Private Music Lessons
It’s never too late to start taking music lessons! Your teacher will choose a music lesson book geared for adult students, and you get to choose which pieces to supplement it with (pop, movie, classical, church, etc.). Like any music student, the success of an adult student is based on the commitment to practice. Of course sometimes we all have a week with little practicing, in that case there is always next week. As a fun reward for practicing you will earn points for a FREE piece of sheet music from our music store. We hold an optional Adult Dinner Recital twice yearly and it is totally unique! A delicious dinner is served while students perform, this makes for a casual and fun performance experience. Try a free sample class with different teachers until you find the right teacher for your learning needs. Tuition is $64 monthly or $85 monthly for advanced lessons.
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