We are happy to announce that Bolm Studios has recently completed a three month long renovation project to turn what used to be wasted space in the southeast wing into brand new lesson studios. Obviously, we will be using some of the lesson studio for traditional art classes like drawing, painting, and sculpture, but we are also branching out into the musical arts.
It all started about a year ago when we were at the local college performance of a guitar ensemble that consisted of eight college students all working toward their classical guitar performance degree.
After the concert, I was particularly interested in the meeting the director or conductor of the group. I walked up and introduced myself and had a casual conversation about our studio and where we wanted to go in the future. I mentioned that we had thought about putting on an addition for teaching space but hadn’t started the project yet.
About a week later, I got a call from the conductor, Nathaniel Hawkthorne. He said that he’d love to partner with us if we ever wanted to build out proper lesson rooms in our studio. Thus, the adventure began. We drew up plans and worked with several instructors in the area to see what types of rooms and accommodations would be beneficial to the students’ learning.
Finally, after months of planning, we started the renovations about three months ago and we are finally finished. We couldn’t be more excited!
Yes, that’s right. We are going to start offering guitar lessons starting this fall. We are proud to partner with local guitar master, Nathaniel Hawkthorne. Nathaniel has a master’s degree in music theory from the Chicago Institute and has taught classical and jazz lessons for over twenty years. Nathaniel is also an expert in guitar dating. He will be teaching a course about how to tell how old your guitar is by reading the Fender Serial Number database. We feel privileged that he wants to partner with our studio to educate his current students as well as new ones.
Nathaniel will be teaching all skill levels of guitar lessons as well as general music theory, sight singing and hear training, class piano, and special three week class about the history of popular music. I can’t wait to attend that one myself!
This is a wonderful opportunity to start your children in a quality music program that they can develop for the rest of their lives. Or if you have started learning how to play guitar and want to further your knowledge and skills, you can sign up now.
I’m sure the schedules will start booking up quickly, so either give us a call or you can log onto our page about guitar lessons http://www.guitarrepairbench.com/online-guitar-lessons.html to find out more information and what classes will be available.
I almost forgot. We will be offering group training as well, so if you have a group of friends who want to learn together, come on down!