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Happy Holidays! Closed from 12/24 – 1/1


We are closed for holiday break from Tuesday 12/24 until Wednesday 1/1. We’ll reopen on Thursday 1/2.

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Enrolling Now For the 2019-20 School Year


Spots are filling up fast on our 2019-20 school year lesson schedule. Send inquiries to

2019-20 Payment Options:

Monthly – $125

Quarterly – $395

Entire School Year (Sept. – June) – $1175

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Rockband Concert 6/22 @ 6:00

Come out this Saturday and hear our student Rock Bands perform rock and pop music from the 1960’s to the present.

When: 6:00 on Saturday 6/22
Where: On the lawn behind Gabriel’s Fountain in Martinsville

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Summer 2019 Lesson Packages

6 Lesson Package – $175

5 Lesson Package – $150

4 Lesson Package – $120

3 Lesson Package – $95

(lessons are 30 minutes)

The Summer Quarter – July 7th – August 17th

CLOSED July 1st – July 6th

CLOSED August 18th – September 2nd

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2019 MAMTG Music Festival

A big round of applause for all our students who participated in the 2019 MAMTG Music Festival this year! A third of our students who entered either won or placed in their category and each and every student did a commendable job preparing and executing their pieces. BRAVO!! BRAVO!!

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Winter Rockband 2019

Thanks to everyone who made our winter Rockband concert a rockin’ success!

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The Talent Code

The Talent Code


For people like us who are looking to foster great habits, an environment conducive to development, and the peace of mind of knowing that what we’re doing has been tried and tested, The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle is a must read.  Coyle breaks down the science of how our brains develop when learning and goes on to fill the book with examples of how to practice, how to inspire, and why long term commitment helps us to outperform.

I found the book to be so useful that I’ve asked all our instructors here to read it themselves.  It is a fantastic resource.

The following is from Daniel Coyle’s Website:

Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.

What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople—and everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others.

Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism.

Drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys to nine of the world’s talent hotbeds—from the baseball fields of the Caribbean to a classical-music academy in upstate New York—Coyle identifies the three key elements that will allow you to develop your gifts and optimize your performance in sports, art, music, math, or just about anything. 

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Knowing how to practice and learn properly can be one of the more daunting challenges facing both parents and students. I highly recommend The Talent Code and I’m certain it can help all of us get better at our instruments and beyond.

As always I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Feel free to drop me a note.

Looking forward to the music you’ll make,

Jon Torgrimsen

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