LESSONS & CLASSES
THE BENEFITS OF LESSONS:
IMPROVES ACADEMIC SKILLS
Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. As kids get older, they'll start reciting songs, calling on their short-term memory and eventually their long-term memory.
DEVELOPS PHYSICAL SKILLS
Certain instruments, such as percussion, help people develop coordination and motor skills; they require movement of the hands, arms, and feet. String and keyboard instruments, like the guitar and piano, demand different actions from your right and left hands simultaneously.
You’re never too old to rock! Private 30 minute lessons are for 8 years old to Adult. For our Lil Rockers from 5-7 we offer lessons that incorporate learning about music while having alot of fun. Our very qualified instructors can teach beginners to experts. Lessons are 30 minutes, once a week.
We offer private lessons for:
Mandolin (Maple Valley only)
Flute (Maple Valley only)
Private, group, and applied music lessons offered in Maple Valley & Redmond
Rokology rock band classes
Rockology is a quarterly class for ALL AGES (kids and adults) where we put students together based on age and skill level. They meet for 6 one-hour rehearsals with our instructors over the course of 3 months. At the end of the quarter they perform the songs they've been working on at the big Rockcital which takes place at local venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe. We get anywhere from 150-300 people to the shows.
Download the Syllabus:
Benefits of playing with others
Rockology is a great way to apply what you are learning in your private lessons (you do not have to be enrolled in private lessons to join the Rockology program) and get to show off your skills! When you play with other musicians you jumpstart the learning process. All of a sudden you're not just focusing on what you're playing, you're now having to focus on what other people are playing too.
Group Guitar Classes
Whether you're planning total rock domination or just want to strum around the campfire, a good solid foundation is key to making guitar playing easy. This class will give you all the information needed to build a strong foundation and set you on a course for whatever musical goals you dream up. Taught by Dace's Rock 'n' More Music Academy Founder and President Dace Anderson, this class is for beginner level players of acoustic or electric guitar. You must bring your own guitar.
Group guitar classes are offered at Bellevue (Crossroads) Community Center. Contact us to see when and where the latest group guitar classes are and how you can sign up!
CULTIVATES SOCIAL SKILLS
Group classes require peer interaction and communication, which encourage teamwork. Whether a team is responsible for choosing songs, deciding how to play something, or creating a melody, students work toward a common goal.
"This is truly a one of a kind community venue!" - Jarred Hoffpauir
"Thank you, Dace and Carlos! Last night lil' Jack played "Happy Birthday" to his dad. Yeah Dace, it was plugged in and it was LOUD!"
- Donna Reyhons
"Thanks Dace's Rock 'n' More for making my husband, Mark Pohto a better blues player after just a couple of lessons! He was a great player before but he's totally upped his game!" - Victoria Pohto
"My kids are having a GREAT time doing drum and electric guitar lessons here. Thanks for making it a cool experience for them."
- Paul Dolan
"My son LOVES Rock 'n' More! He had hopped around from Music Center to Music Center, but ever since taking lessons and participating in the Rockology Bands, he has definitely found his home! He feels like part of something special here. - Kimberly S.