We often hear “oh no, I’m too old” or “I wouldn’t be able to do that”, and the truth is… There is no truth in either of them!
We have a variety of students that prove age is nothing but a number, with examples being our 4-year-old piano student and 87-year-old guitarist!
The aim for our little-but-ever-expanding business is to offer something for EVERYONE. Anyone should have the chance to benefit from musical education; from increased energy and positivity to enhanced motor and cognitive skills, there is so much to gain from studying music.
Another phrase we quite often hear is “I didn’t have time to practice”. We don’t need you to practice between lessons, and yes you read that right! Obviously if you practice you will improve and if the technical ability is of most importance to you, then you will greatly benefit from putting the practice time in.
BUT… it’s not essential and we don’t put the pressure on.
We have some elderly students who enjoy the social aspect and learning within a weekly session. They get better over time but their main focus is to keep their brain working.
Additionally we have small children who, after school, homework and extra curricular activities it’s hard to believe they’d have any time or energy left! They still use different parts of the brain and increase certain skills while enjoying their weekly sessions. Some have even improved noticeably in academic subjects when they spend time learning music.
As well as varying ages, we have come across some people who just want to learn a specific song or genre and who have much more short-term goals. Whether it’s learning your wife’s favourite song on guitar or mastering a game soundtrack on piano, we are here to help.
Most of all though, it’s about enjoyment! We can fit lesson plans, times and goals around YOU. Understanding that everyone is an individual has enabled us to connect with a variety of people and assist them with their goals.
So, don’t feel pressured to practice every day or work through grades (you can if you want to though!) We want to offer an ALTERNATIVE to the current education system; less tick boxes/grades and more personal growth, enjoyment and individuality.
We currently teach many students in and around Goring By Sea, Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham By Sea, Portslade, Hove & Brighton.
Currently offered are lessons in Guitar, Drums, Piano, Bass, Ukulele and Vocals. These lessons can be individual, in pairs or groups of 3, depending on the student and teacher’s preferences. As well as this, we provide tuition in Music Technology, Music Theory, Composition and Song Writing, which can be useful additional skills for current musicians or for passionate people who want to learn from scratch.
Our larger group sessions include:
Sheer Harmony, which is our rock and pop choir based in Durrington, Worthing and UKE-ADEMY: a mobile ukulele school! This is available to hire, with regular sessions hosted by Baked café, Worthing and catering to all ages.
Get involved and feel the benefits because music is for everyone!