Stages music school
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Mother

Lerona, WV

#1 Mar 11, 2011
Any experiences with this place? My daughter wants to take lessons. I never see any cars sitting out front. Just that van.
Father

United States

#2 Mar 11, 2011
Mother wrote:
Any experiences with this place? My daughter wants to take lessons. I never see any cars sitting out front. Just that van.
Our daughter takes voice lessons there and it is a great music school. The owner, Melissa, takes alot interest in the children.
Bert

Lerona, WV

#3 Mar 12, 2011
My son takes lessons from Mowdad. Stages seems to be geared more toward young children whereas Mowdad is for kids who are serious about learning their instrument.
Melissa

Matoaka, WV

#4 Mar 14, 2011
Hi This is Melissa, I own Stages. we offer free trial lessons and would love for you to come check us out and see for yourselves what we offer. We currently have over 100 students and 7 teachers. We have teachers that cater to beginners and young children and also teachers who teach advanced guitar, piano, bass, drums, vocal, violin, fiddle, mandolin and bass. We also have a rock band program and a preschool music program. We have concerts every 3 months and take our students to perform all over the state. We call our program "performance oriented" because we encourage our kids to play music in front of people and with other people from the first month of lessons.
I play in a band with Freddy Modad, he is a great guy, a great teacher, and and an accomplished musician. I would recomend him to anybody that wants to take lessons from him.
Peace,
Melissa
whatever

Waynesboro, VA

#5 Mar 14, 2011
Melissa wrote:
Hi This is Melissa, I own Stages. we offer free trial lessons and would love for you to come check us out and see for yourselves what we offer. We currently have over 100 students and 7 teachers. We have teachers that cater to beginners and young children and also teachers who teach advanced guitar, piano, bass, drums, vocal, violin, fiddle, mandolin and bass. We also have a rock band program and a preschool music program. We have concerts every 3 months and take our students to perform all over the state. We call our program "performance oriented" because we encourage our kids to play music in front of people and with other people from the first month of lessons.
I play in a band with Freddy Modad, he is a great guy, a great teacher, and and an accomplished musician. I would recomend him to anybody that wants to take lessons from him.
Peace,
Melissa
well i wont hold the fact that your in a band with modad.what your doing with the kids is very cool in my book.modads just a egomaniac thats a glory hound
lol

Lerona, WV

#6 Mar 14, 2011
Lol
God bless and forgive

Rocky Mount, NC

#7 Mar 14, 2011
...the jealous people who can't get over or let go an obstacle from their past.

Ernie
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slim

Lerona, WV

#9 Mar 16, 2011
With the wealth of instruction available on the internet and on dvd, there's no need to pay for lessons locally.

You can purchase or download instructional material and have it readily available in your home whenever you feel like learning.

Its like having an instructor at your fingertips 24-7.
ron

Bluefield, WV

#10 Mar 16, 2011
Melissa is a very nice lady who loves kids and does a great job with them. I think it's nice that someone is taking the initiative to bring something like a music school to our community. Hopefully it will continue to grow.
Jewel

Rocky Mount, NC

#11 Mar 16, 2011
slim wrote:
With the wealth of instruction available on the internet and on dvd, there's no need to pay for lessons locally.
You can purchase or download instructional material and have it readily available in your home whenever you feel like learning.
Its like having an instructor at your fingertips 24-7.
What you are saying is sort of like on-line classes that our local colleges and universities offer. But there isn't anything like face to face teaching in a classroom setting. That goes for piano, guitar, etc. too.

Not everything on the internet is correct either. You could be trusting that someone taught you a song right, only to discover later you learned it wrong because the person didn't really know his/her stuff.

But there are good learning techniques on-line, just saying it's always better to have hands-on, face to face learning.
slippery

Lerona, WV

#12 Mar 16, 2011
Jewel wrote:
<quoted text>
Not everything on the internet is correct either. You could be trusting that someone taught you a song right, only to discover later you learned it wrong because the person didn't really know his/her stuff.
But there are good learning techniques on-line, just saying it's always better to have hands-on, face to face learning.
This company is recommendeded by legends like Billy Gibbons, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and others.

http://www.licklibrary.com/

I bet they can teach you the "correct" way to play a song;-)

Here's another one,

http://www.metalmethod.com/

Here's some great piano courses

http://www.learnandmaster.com/piano/

http://www.onlinelessonreviews.com/piano-less...

Here's a great vocal course.

http://vocalinstruction.com/

http://www.bristowvoicemethod.com/

Very affordable, excellent instruction and the instructors all have legitimate credentials.
slippery

Webster Springs, WV

#13 Mar 16, 2011
Almost forgot.

Here's some drum instruction,

http://www.learnandmaster.com/drums/

http://www.thedrummingsystem.com/...
Jewel

Rocky Mount, NC

#14 Mar 16, 2011
slippery wrote:
<quoted text>
This company is recommendeded by legends like Billy Gibbons, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and others.
http://www.licklibrary.com/
I bet they can teach you the "correct" way to play a song;-)
Here's another one,
http://www.metalmethod.com/
Here's some great piano courses
http://www.learnandmaster.com/piano/
http://www.onlinelessonreviews.com/piano-less...
Here's a great vocal course.
http://vocalinstruction.com/
http://www.bristowvoicemethod.com/
Very affordable, excellent instruction and the instructors all have legitimate credentials.
Yes, I am sure those would be "correct" teachings. I agree and I know of some of those sites. I still think that, especially if you are a beginner, to take lessons from a live person is the best way to go.
slappy

Webster Springs, WV

#15 Mar 16, 2011
Here's a new product available Fall 2011,

http://rocksmith.ubi.com/rocksmith/en-US/

This is going to change the way kids learn to play.
Every kid in America has a XBox360 or PS3.

You can buy a guitar, purchase this "game" for your XBox360 or ps3 and learn how to play.

Available for everyone from the absolute beginner that has never touched a guitar before to the intermediate player.

Ubisoft is a company with an excellent reputation for quality and customer service.

This is being hailed as THE thing to have for learning guitar.
Melissa

Northfork, WV

#16 Mar 16, 2011
Hi, Melissa again! yes, there is a wealth of info online nowadays that can help a motivated person with a great ear learn to play just about anything. Some of the most amazing musicians never had a single lesson, they taught themselves by listening to records, tapes, and now to cd's and the internet.

What we are doing at Stages, however, is not just providing instrumental lessons. We do soooo much more than that. I'd love to tell you all about it! call us at 425-7529 and I'll explain

Right now, Stages is helping the Children's Home Society host a talent competition to benefit the We Can program which helps children in need in our area. The winner will have the opportunity to open up for Montgomery Gentry, Deirks Bently, Craig Morgan and a slew of other country stars. We have over 50 kids registered and room for only a few more for Saturdays audition, Hope you'lll join us!
duhuh

Huntington, WV

#17 Mar 17, 2011
slappy wrote:
Here's a new product available Fall 2011,
http://rocksmith.ubi.com/rocksmith/en-US/
This is going to change the way kids learn to play.
Every kid in America has a XBox360 or PS3.
You can buy a guitar, purchase this "game" for your XBox360 or ps3 and learn how to play.
Available for everyone from the absolute beginner that has never touched a guitar before to the intermediate player.
Ubisoft is a company with an excellent reputation for quality and customer service.
This is being hailed as THE thing to have for learning guitar.
That is well and good, but where do you learn stage presence and working with others in the process?
WVU Fan

Beckley, WV

#18 Mar 17, 2011
I think they are doing wonderful things with the kids of the area. If my grandkids lived here, I would enroll them.
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anon

Beckley, WV

#20 Mar 17, 2011
I need to find some banjo lessons.
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Jewel

Rocky Mount, NC

#23 Mar 17, 2011
You are laughing your ass off all alone.

"Old-school" teaching is much more effective and that is my opinion. You have your opinion. It worked for many a musician, even the ones you named earlier who have sites. Those folks weren't born in front of the internet either, dearie.

I think our local music teachers do a mighty fine job. That is my opinion.
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Jewel

Rocky Mount, NC

#25 Mar 17, 2011
Now I lmao. It's not how I make a living dude. Wrong person.

I just support local r & r! Or any form of music for that matter!

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