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WE HELP YOU FORM A BAND

Collaboration is quintessential to contemporary music. At Band Camp, we arrange students into bands & ensembles to garner talent & foster collaboration. We offer training & guidance through live jam sessions, mentoring sessions & studio time, where students learn beyond the classroom & gain insights into the professional music world by accessing our Live Room, Recording Studio, Professional Equipment, and more.

BAND CAMP - EXCLUSIVE

for trill route students only

₹5,000/-

☑ 8 week program

☑ Jam / Rehearsals

☑ One on one assistance

☑ Audio recording

☑ Learning resources

☑ Produced audio & video

☑ Private live performance

₹3,990/-

BAND CAMP

open to all

₹8,000 

☑ 8 week program

☑ Jam / Rehearsals

☑ One on one assistance

☑ Audio recording

☑ Learning resources

☑ Produced audio & video

☑ Private live performance

₹10,000/-

What Happens After I Join

WEEK 1

Post-selection, students will attend a mentoring session where every detail regarding Band Camp is discussed. 

Mentoring Session

Online Band Training Sessions

Each band will receive training by our coordinators via learning resources, techniques, suggestions, etc. Coordinators also conduct routine progress checks and organise activities to build band chemistry. 

WEEK 1 -3

Studio Recording & Video

Towards the end of the program, bands will have the option to record their performance at our studio. The band will be captured on video.

WEEK 7-8

WEEK 1

Bands are organised based on age, instruments, compatibility, genres etc.

Forming the Bands

Jam Sessions at Institute Live Room

Bands will have guided jam sessions at the institute using professional equipment at the Live Room & Studio.

WEEK 4-7

Performance at Trill Route Events

Each band will get the opportunity to perform at Trill Route events & recitals.

 Forming Bands & Ensembles

Training by Industry Professionals

 Jam Sessions at the Institute

◦ Online & Offline Mentoring Sessions

Chemistry Building Activities

Studio Exposure

Professional Recording Sessions

Music Video capturing the Band

 Performances at Trill Route events

What we provide

  • A Band Camp interest form is circulated, where candidates can register their interest.

  • Selection is based on Intramural Recital Audition tapes, Past Performances and New Auditions.

  • Students who have not performed at Trill Route events before are recommended to audition.

  • Our ensemble team will shortlist candidates.

  • Based on a conversation with the candidate regarding their availability and commitment to the program, we will select the student.

Selection Criteria

To inspire bands at the education level

At Band Camp, we at Trill Route specialise in nurturing student bands and ensembles. Over the course of 8 weeks, our experienced faculty leads engaging interactive training sessions and jam sessions. As the program nears its conclusion, students will have the opportunity to record their individual band performances using professional-grade equipment and with the assistance of skilled engineers. Plus, we'll capture it all on video to circulate on social media. Don't miss this chance to embark on a musical journey with us at Band Camp – where talent meets opportunity!

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Contact

For any questions in association with Trill Route, you may reach us at:

Earth Song - Trill Route Ensemble - 2022
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Earth Song - Trill Route Ensemble - 2022
Only One Earth. Let's do our parts today and everyday. #worldenvironmentday
Modern Rock performance by students of Trill Route
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Modern Rock performance by students of Trill Route
"Slither" by Velvet Revolver - a Grammy winning Hard Rock Performance, reached No.1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and was a number 1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Our students were pumped when they got this assigned. Listen to the cover by the students of Trill Route. The guidance of the faculties, hard work from our office team, support from vendors and co-hosts made this possible. We thank and owe the success of DISCOVERY 2019 to everyone who've supported us behind the scenes. Credits: Performance: Chetanya Shrimali- Vocals Sashidhar G - Guitar Laksminarayan - Guitar Rahul Jagannathan - Guitar Harshitha Gajavelli - Bass Guitar Kushagra Kishore - Drums Crew: Aarabhy - Conception & execution Abhinandan Kar - Event Coordinator Aditi Sreevathsa - Manager @ Fandom Ashish Ramesh - Ensemble Co-ordinator, Guitar & Bass Faculty Boby Rajan - Colouring & titles Gireesh Rajan - Drums Faculty Junias Demessa - Keyboard & Piano Faculty Munz TDT - Creative advice and support Jomy joseph - Video edit Pranav - Stage coordination @ Fandom Rahul Accot & team - Camera Ritvik Chakradhar - Event Coordinator Sathya - Lighting @ Fandom Suhas V K - Operations Manager @ Fandom Swarnadeep Bhattacharya - Guitar & Bass Faculty Thejas Nair - Live Sound Engineer Varun Raj - Mix and Master, Conception & execution Vidya Panicker - Vocal Faculty Vijoy Varghese - Event Coordinator Follow us on: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/trillroute/ Follow us on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/trillroute/ Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/trillroute/
Dil Chahta Hai - Trill Route Ensemble - 2022
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Dil Chahta Hai - Trill Route Ensemble - 2022
Here's the first installment of our online concert series 'With Love, Trill Route ❤️'. The Berklee Indian ensemble's music has always resonated with us so we present our version of Dil Chahta Hai by Berklee Indian Ensemble (ft. Shankar Mahadevan) It's also a great opportunity to kick off our brand new ensemble department which will be showcasing more of these amazing performances. Huge thanks to Stained Class Productions for helping us record the drums as best as possible! Go check them out for some of the best sounding recordings you can find! You can find us at - Our Website: https://www.trillroute.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trillroute/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trillroute
Aasai Oru Pulveli - Trill Route Ensemble - 2022
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Aasai Oru Pulveli - Trill Route Ensemble - 2022
Up Next on With Love, Trill Route ❤️ : Aasai Oru Pulveli. A really pretty and soothing Tamil song. The guitar and beautiful chord changes of the song, really pull at your heart-strings. It certainly did for us. And we loved every moment of it. Hopefully you love it too! We'd love to hear how you're enjoying the series so far. Let us know in the comments! Vocal - Rahul Jagannathan @rahuljug Vocal backing - Maryann @mary.ann.alexander Guitar - Suvro Banerjee @suvrobaner Guitar - Kenneth Moses @ken.lemuel Piano - Prasanth BJ Shots, edits and colour - Donavin Sridharan @wave.one_ Mix and Master - Nishant Sudharshan @nishant_dadu Arrangement by Trill Route Ensemble Department - Allan Varghese @allanfromtheotherside , Diptangshu Bhowmik @dipsandtea Follow us on: Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/trillroute/ Follow us on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/trillroute/ Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/trillroute/
  • What types of music lessons are available at the Trill Route center?
    We host music lessons in 3 formats. 1-on-1 lessons, duo sessions and group lessons. We offer a variety of music courses for the beginner to the advancing musicians.
  • Do I need to bring my own instrument?
    Students are not required to bring in their instruments as the institute provides the same. If the student prefers to play with their own instruments (ukulele, guitar, violin etc.), they can do so. Accessories such as drum sticks, picks, headphones etc. should be brought by the student and will not be provided by the school.
  • Can I learn modern music styles?
    Trill Route's contemporary music curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive and practical approach to learning modern music styles, techniques, and concepts. The curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including music theory, songwriting, improvisation, arrangement, production, and performance. The program also focuses on developing essential skills such as ear training, sight-reading, rhythm, and harmony. Trill Route offers a contemporary music curriculum that is tailored to the needs and interests of each student. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced musician, our curriculum provides a flexible and personalised approach to learning music. Our instructors are experienced musicians and educators who are passionate about helping students achieve their musical goals.
  • Can I have a free trial class?
    Yes, we do offer trial sessions for our music lessons. This allows prospective students to experience the institute, our facilities and lesson format and teaching style of the instructor before enrolling in a paid course. It's a valuable opportunity to assess if the instructor is a good fit for you. This also enables us to gain insight into your aspirations and interests, which is essential for developing a tailored lesson plan that meets your specific needs.
  • Can I be trained for Trinity or RSL exams?
    Yes, we offer training for Trinity and RSL (Rockschool) exams for various instruments including guitar, drums, vocals, and piano. Our instructors have a thorough understanding of the exam requirements and will work with students to help them prepare and excel in the exams. We also provide additional support such as mock exams and exam preparation classes to ensure that our students are fully prepared for the exams.
  • Which age-groups can apply for music lessons?
    We cater to all age groups from 5 to 80 as learning music is beneficial to all. Here is a quick read on the benefits. FOR CHILDREN Developing cognitive and motor skills: Learning an instrument can improve hand-eye coordination, memory, and concentration. Boosting academic performance: Research suggests that children who study music tend to perform better in school, particularly in areas like reading, math, and science. Encouraging creativity: Music lessons can help children express themselves and develop their own unique artistic style. Building social skills: Group music lessons or participating in a youth orchestra or band can help children develop teamwork and communication skills, as well as make new friends. FOR TEENAGERS Reducing stress: Learning and playing music can provide a healthy outlet for teens to relieve stress and anxiety. Developing self-discipline: Practicing an instrument regularly requires discipline and perseverance, skills that can be applied to other areas of life. Building confidence: Performing in front of others and mastering a challenging piece can boost self-esteem and confidence. Preparing for a future career: Teens who are serious about pursuing a career in music can use their teenage years to build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge. FOR ADULTS Learning a new skill: It's never too late to learn how to play an instrument, and doing so can provide a new and fulfilling hobby. Reducing stress: Playing music can be a great way for adults to reduce stress and improve their overall well-being. Building a community: Joining a community orchestra or band can provide an opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest. Maintaining cognitive function: Learning an instrument and practicing regularly can help keep the brain active and improve memory and cognitive function.
  • What if there is an unexpected connectivity issue from my side?
    If you experience an unexpected connectivity issue from your side during an online music lesson, please inform the office as soon as possible. They may be able to troubleshoot the issue with you or reschedule the lesson if a lot of time was lost from the class. It's always a good idea to have a backup plan in case of technical difficulties, such as a different device or internet connection, to ensure that you can still attend the lesson.
  • Can I be trained for Trinity or RSL exams?
    Yes, we offer training for Trinity and RSL (Rockschool) exams for various instruments including guitar, drums, vocals, and piano. Our instructors have a thorough understanding of the exam requirements and will work with students to help them prepare and excel in the exams. We also provide additional support such as mock exams and exam preparation classes to ensure that our students are fully prepared for the exams.
  • Can I have a free trial class?
    Yes, we do offer trial sessions for online music lessons. This allows prospective students to experience the lesson format and teaching style of the instructor before enrolling in a paid course. It's a valuable opportunity to assess if online music lessons align with your learning style and objectives, as well as evaluate if the instructor is a good fit for you. This also enables us to gain insight into your aspirations and interests, which is essential for developing a tailored lesson plan that meets your specific needs.
  • What types of music lessons are available online?
    At present we host guitar, ukulele, keyboard/ piano, drums and vocal lessons online. These lessons are offered in 1-on-1 format for a duration of 45 minutes.
  • What do I need for online music lessons?
    You will need a reliable internet connection, a computer or tablet with built-in camera and microphone or an external webcam and microphone. It is also recommended to have headphones or speakers for better audio quality.
  • How do online music lessons work?
    Online music lessons are delivered via a licensed high-definition video conferencing platforms with top-tier security protocols to ensure the privacy and protection of our students. Through this platform, our students can connect with their teachers in real-time and engage in an interactive virtual learning experience that is comparable to in-person lessons. Our virtual platform facilitates high quality audio transmission suited for music lessons.
  • Can I learn modern music styles?
    Trill Route's contemporary music curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive and practical approach to learning modern music styles, techniques, and concepts. The curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including music theory, songwriting, improvisation, arrangement, production, and performance. The program also focuses on developing essential skills such as ear training, sight-reading, rhythm, and harmony. Trill Route offers a contemporary music curriculum that is tailored to the needs and interests of each student. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced musician, our curriculum provides a flexible and personalised approach to learning music. Our instructors are experienced musicians and educators who are passionate about helping students achieve their musical goals.
  • Are online music lessons effective?
    Online music lessons have revolutionised the way we learn music. With the power of technology, students and teachers can connect from anywhere in the world and interact in real-time just as they would in an in-person lesson. In fact, online music lessons can be just as effective, if not more, than in-person lessons. Through the use of high-quality video conferencing platforms and specialized software, teachers can provide detailed instruction and feedback, and students can access a wealth of resources and practice materials at their fingertips. Online music lessons offer convenience, flexibility, and an immersive learning experience, making them a compelling choice for anyone looking to master their musical skills.
  • What age-groups can apply for music lessons?
    We cater to age groups between 5 to 75. Music is a beneficial tool and an essential companion in our lives. Here is a quick read on how music helps us. FOR CHILDREN Developing cognitive and motor skills: Learning an instrument can improve hand-eye coordination, memory, and concentration. Boosting academic performance: Research suggests that children who study music tend to perform better in school, particularly in areas like reading, math, and science. Encouraging creativity: Music lessons can help children express themselves and develop their own unique artistic style. Building social skills: Group music lessons or participating in a youth orchestra or band can help children develop teamwork and communication skills, as well as make new friends. FOR TEENAGERS Reducing stress: Learning and playing music can provide a healthy outlet for teens to relieve stress and anxiety. Developing self-discipline: Practicing an instrument regularly requires discipline and perseverance, skills that can be applied to other areas of life. Building confidence: Performing in front of others and mastering a challenging piece can boost self-esteem and confidence. Preparing for a future career: Teens who are serious about pursuing a career in music can use their teenage years to build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge. FOR ADULTS Learning a new skill: It's never too late to learn how to play an instrument, and doing so can provide a new and fulfilling hobby. Reducing stress: Like with teenagers, playing music can be a great way for adults to reduce stress and improve their overall well-being. Building a community: Joining a community orchestra or band can provide an opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest. Maintaining cognitive function: Learning an instrument and practicing regularly can help keep the brain active and improve memory and cognitive function.
  • What if I need to take a break from lessons?
    We understand that sometimes students may need to take a break from lessons due to personal reasons or scheduling conflicts. If you need to take a break from your lessons, please inform our office as soon as possible, and we will work with you to find a suitable arrangement. Please note that resuming the classes after a break will be subject to slot availability, and we cannot guarantee that the same time slot will be available. We encourage you to let us know in advance if you plan to take a break so we can work with you to minimise any disruptions in your music learning journey.
  • How do I enrol in vocal lessons, online or offline?
    To enrol in our music lessons, you can visit our music school or contact us through our website or phone. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with more information about our lesson programs. We typically recommend starting with an assessment or trial lesson, which will help us understand your current skill level, learning style, and goals. This information will allow us to tailor our lessons to your specific needs and help you achieve your guitar learning objectives. Once you have completed an assessment or trial lesson, you can choose a lesson program that best suits your needs and schedule. We offer various lesson programs, such as private or group lessons, to cater to different learning preferences. Our staff will guide you through the enrolment process and help you schedule your first lesson. We look forward to welcoming you to our music school and helping you on your music learning journey.
  • How often should I take singing lessons?
    The frequency of lessons should be determined based on your goals, availability, and level of commitment to learning. We recommend twice-a-week lessons for beginners and late beginners. Intermediate and advance students may chose a frequency of lessons that will serve their desired pace of learning. Note: Consistent practice and instruction can help you build and maintain good habits, progress your skills, and ultimately achieve your goals more efficiently. However, we understand that scheduling can be a challenge for some students. If you cannot commit to twice-a-week lessons, once-a-week lesson may be an option. Keep in mind that less frequent lessons will require more independent practice and study time outside of lessons.
  • Do I need any prior experience to take singing lessons?
    Our singing lessons are open to everyone, regardless of prior experience. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced singer, our instructors will tailor the lessons to your individual needs and skill level. We focus on building a strong foundation in vocal techniques, music theory, and performance skills, while also fostering confidence and enjoyment in singing. With our personalised approach, we'll work with you at a pace that's comfortable for you, helping you develop your skills and achieve your musical goals. Our inclusive and accommodating approach ensures that all students can benefit from our singing lessons, regardless of their starting point.
  • Can I switch instructors if I don't feel like it's a good fit?
    Yes, you can switch instructors if you don't feel like it's a good fit. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of your lessons, and we understand that sometimes a different teaching style or personality may be a better match.
  • Can I get a refund?
    We strive to provide exceptional vocal lessons and ensure that our students are satisfied with their progress. If, for any reason, you are not happy with your lessons, you can speak with our academic or course coordinator, and we will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs. However, we have a "No refund" policy, so we recommend that you enrol in our program only after being fully convinced through an assessment or trial session.
  • Can I cancel and reschedule a lesson I reserved?
    Once slots are reserved, cancellation is not permitted. However, we understand that unexpected things can come up, and we will try to accommodate your scheduling needs within the constraints of our policy and availability so long as the need is genuine and the student maintains an excellent attendance record otherwise.
  • How long does it take to learn singing?
    The length of time it takes to learn singing varies depending on several factors such as natural ability, level of commitment, practice schedule, and the complexity of the music genre. Some people may see progress in a few months, while others may take years to achieve their desired level of proficiency. Consistent practice and regular lessons will help you progress more quickly. On average, it may take several months to develop basic singing skills, and several years to achieve advanced vocal proficiency. However, the rate of progress is dependent on individual effort and regularity in attending classes and practicing. On an average we see students gaining basic technical proficiency in the first 3 to 6 months and basic expressive and dynamic proficiency in the first 1-2 years and steadily increase capabilities in compositional and creative thinking skills in just over a year and a few months. This rate of progress is dependant entirely on regularity in attending classes, commitment to practice and extensive music listening and transcription.
  • What is the best age to start taking vocal lessons for children?
    The best age to start taking vocal lessons for children can vary based on individual factors, such as the child's physical development, emotional maturity, and interest in singing. However, we suggest that children can start taking formal voice lessons around the age of 8 or 9, once they have developed some basic reading and comprehension skills and their vocal cords have begun to mature and can engage in activity oriented learning in the ages of 5 or 6. It's important to note that every child is unique, and it's important to work with the child's individual abilities and needs.
  • Can I request specific songs to learn?
    Absolutely! We encourage you to bring in songs that you want to learn, and we'll work with you to teach you the necessary techniques to play them.
  • How much time should I practice between lessons?
    The amount of time you should spend practicing in between lessons depends on your goals, skill level, and schedule. Generally speaking, it's important to practice consistently, rather than for long periods of time all at once. Here are some general guidelines: Beginner students: For beginners, it's recommended to practice for at least 20-30 minutes per day, several times a week. As you progress, you can gradually increase the amount of time spent practicing. Intermediate students: For intermediate students, it's recommended to practice for 30-60 minutes per day, several times a week. Again, as you progress, you can gradually increase the amount of time spent practicing. Advanced students: For advanced students, it's recommended to practice for at least 60-90 minutes per day, several times a week. However, the amount of time spent practicing will depend on your specific goals and repertoire. Remember that the quality of your practice is more important than the quantity of time spent practicing. It's better to have a focused and productive practice session, even if it's shorter in duration. Your teachers will work with you to develop a practice routine that meets your specific needs and goals.
  • Are online vocal classes effective?
    With high-quality online platforms, experienced teachers and specifically designed class methods for the digital learning experience, online classes can be just as effective as in-person lessons. Plus, you can avoid the hassle of transportation and enjoy the convenience of scheduling classes around your own schedule. Online music classes offer a flexible and convenient option for anyone looking to develop their musical skills from the comfort of their own home. Give online music lessons a try and see the benefits for yourself!
  • How do I pay for vocal lessons?
    We accept various forms of payment including UPI, cash, credit/debit card, and online payment through our app, website or office. You can pay for lessons monthly or in packs.
  • What is the duration of a vocal lesson?
    Our in-person lessons run for a duration of 55 minutes per hour and online lessons for 45 minutes.
  • What are the basic requirements that you'll need to have for online vocal lessons?
    To take online vocal lessons, you'll need a few basic requirements: A computer, laptop, or mobile device with a stable internet connection. A webcam and a microphone, preferably built into your computer or laptop. If not, you can use an external webcam and microphone for better sound quality. A quiet and well-lit environment where you won't be disturbed during the lesson. Headphones or earbuds to improve audio quality and reduce feedback or echoes. A music stand to hold sheet music or song lyrics, if necessary. A willingness to learn and a positive attitude towards virtual learning. Overall, online vocal lessons can be just as effective as in-person lessons as long as you have the necessary equipment and a good learning environment.
  • Can adults join vocal lessons?
    Yes, absolutely! Adults can learn to sing and improve their singing abilities through vocal lessons and practice. In fact, many adults start taking singing lessons later in life as a hobby or to improve their skills for personal or professional reasons. There are numerous benefits of adults taking music lessons. Here are a few: Improved breathing and posture: Singing requires proper breathing and posture, which can help adults develop better lung capacity and core strength. Increased confidence: Singing in front of others can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with practice, adults can improve their skills and gain confidence in their abilities. Reduced stress: Singing is a form of self-expression that can help reduce stress and anxiety in adults. Enhanced communication skills: Singing lessons can help adults develop better communication skills, such as articulation and projection, which can be helpful in personal and professional settings. Improved musical skills: Singing lessons can help adults develop better musical skills, such as ear training, sight-reading, and music theory. Overall, taking singing lessons can be a fun and rewarding experience for adults, helping them to develop their musical abilities while providing numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits.
  • Do you offer recitals or performance opportunities?
    Yes, we offer recitals and performance opportunities to our students. We believe that performing in front of an audience is an essential part of the learning experience and can help our students gain confidence and showcase their skills. We organise intramural recitals for our students, which are entirely free to participate in and open to all students. These recitals are a great way for our students to showcase their progress and receive feedback from their peers and instructors. We also offer other performance opportunities, such as ensemble performances or participation in community events, which may have associated fees depending on the specific event. We encourage all our students to participate in our recitals and other performance opportunities to gain valuable experience and showcase their hard work and dedication.
  • How long does it take to learn guitar?
    The length of time it takes to learn guitar will vary depending on your goals and level of commitment. Some students may see progress in a few months, while others may take years to achieve their desired level of proficiency. Consistent practice and regular lessons will help you progress more quickly. On an average we see students gaining basic technical proficiency in the first 3 to 6 months and basic expressive and dynamic proficiency in the first 1-2 years and steadily increase capabilities in compositional and creative thinking skills in just over a year and a few months. This rate of progress is dependant entirely on regularity in attending classes, commitment to practice and extensive music listening and transcription.
  • What if I need to take a break from lessons?
    We understand that sometimes students may need to take a break from lessons due to personal reasons or scheduling conflicts. If you need to take a break from your lessons, please inform our office as soon as possible, and we will work with you to find a suitable arrangement. Please note that resuming the classes after a break will be subject to slot availability, and we cannot guarantee that the same time slot will be available. We encourage you to let us know in advance if you plan to take a break so we can work with you to minimise any disruptions in your music learning journey.
  • How should I purchase a guitar?
    The type of guitar you need for lessons largely depends on the type of music you wish to play and your personal preferences. If you're a beginner, we recommend starting with an acoustic guitar as they are typically less expensive and easier to handle than electric guitars. Acoustic guitars are also a great choice if you want to learn to play folk, country, or other acoustic genres of music. If you're interested in playing rock, blues, or heavy metal, an electric guitar may be the best choice for you. Electric guitars offer more sound and tonal options, and they are more suited for playing with an amplifier. However, they are typically more expensive than acoustic guitars. No matter what type of guitar you choose, we recommend selecting a quality instrument that is comfortable to play and suits your playing style. Our instructors can also provide guidance on selecting a guitar that meets your needs and budget. ACOUSTIC GUITAR Body style: Choose a body style that is comfortable for you to play. The most common body styles are dreadnought, concert, and jumbo. Sound: The sound of a guitar is an important factor to consider. You should play several guitars and listen to the sound they produce to find one that suits your preferences. Playability: Make sure the guitar is easy to play and feels comfortable in your hands. Check the action (the distance between the strings and the fretboard) and the neck shape. Brand and reputation: Choose a guitar from a reputable brand that has a good reputation for producing high-quality instruments. Accessories: Consider any additional accessories you may need, such as a case, strap, or tuner. Get expert advice: If you are unsure about what to look for in a guitar, consider consulting with a guitar teacher or experienced player who can guide you in your decision-making process. ELECTRIC GUITAR Playing style: Consider your preferred playing style and the type of music you want to play. Different guitar models and pickups are better suited for certain styles, such as blues, rock, or metal. Sound: Think about the type of sound you want to achieve. Different types of pickups and tonewoods can affect the sound of the guitar, so consider the tonal qualities you're looking for. Budget: Determine your budget and stick to it. Electric guitars can range in price from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, so it's important to know your limit. Brand and reputation: Look for reputable brands with a history of producing high-quality guitars. Read reviews and do research on the brand's reputation and reliability Playability and comfort: Test out the guitar before purchasing it to ensure that it's comfortable to play and easy to handle. Consider the weight, balance, and size of the guitar to make sure it's a good fit for you. Accessories: Don't forget to budget for accessories such as an amplifier, cables, and guitar picks. These items are necessary for playing an electric guitar and can add up in cost.
  • Do I need any prior experience to take guitar lessons?
    No, prior experience is not necessary to take our guitar lessons. We welcome students of all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced players. Our instructors will customise the lessons to your individual needs and skill level, regardless of whether you've ever played guitar before or not. Our guitar lessons are designed to provide a strong foundation in music theory and guitar techniques, while also fostering confidence and enjoyment in playing. We'll start with the basics and progress at a pace that is comfortable for you, helping you to develop your skills and achieve your musical goals. If you already have experience playing guitar, our instructors will work with you to assess your current skill level and identify areas for improvement. They will develop a personalised plan to help you further your musical knowledge and skills. In short, our guitar lessons are inclusive and accommodating to students of all skill levels. We are committed to supporting your learning and helping you achieve your goals, no matter where you're starting from.
  • How do I arrange my setup during class for online lesson?
    Follow these steps for a comfortable and effective learning experience. Position your laptop at a suitable height: Adjust the height of your laptop to position your camera correctly so that your instructor can see your face, hands and guitar position. You can use a stand or a stack of books to elevate the laptop to the appropriate height. We recommend sitting on a chair without armrests to facilitate free movement of your instrument. Check your audio and video settings: Make sure your microphone and camera are working correctly by testing them in advance. Adjust your audio and video settings as needed to ensure your teacher can hear and see you clearly. Use headphones: To minimise background noise and prevent audio feedback, use headphones during the lesson. This will also help you hear your teacher more clearly. Adjust the angle of your camera: Tilt your laptop screen downwards so that the camera captures a clear view of your hands and guitar position. If necessary, you can use a stand or books to adjust the angle of your laptop. Have your lesson materials ready: Ensure you have all the lesson materials you need, such as your music books and sheet music, within reach. You can use a music stand or a desk to hold your lesson materials while you play.
  • How often should I take guitar lessons?
    The frequency of lessons should be determined based on your goals, availability, and level of commitment to learning. We recommend twice-a-week lessons for beginners and late beginners. Intermediate and advance students may chose a frequency of lessons that will serve their desired pace of learning. Note: Consistent practice and instruction can help you build and maintain good habits, progress your skills, and ultimately achieve your goals more efficiently. However, we understand that scheduling can be a challenge for some students. If you cannot commit to twice-a-week lessons, once-a-week lesson may be an option. Keep in mind that less frequent lessons will require more independent practice and study time outside of lessons.
  • Can I request specific songs to learn?
    Absolutely! We encourage you to bring in songs that you want to learn, and we'll work with you to teach you the necessary techniques to play them.
  • What are the basic requirements that you'll need to have for online guitar lessons?
    The basic requirements that you'll need to have for online guitar lessons include a reliable internet connection, a device with a camera and microphone, and access to an online video conferencing platform. It's also helpful to have a quiet and distraction-free environment to maximize your focus during the lessons. By meeting these basic requirements and implementing the suggested adjustments, you can make the most out of your online guitar lessons and enjoy a rewarding learning experience.
  • What is the duration of a guitar lesson?
    Our in-person lessons run for a duration of 55 minutes per hour and online lessons for 45 minutes.
  • Can I switch instructors if I don't feel like it's a good fit?
    Yes, you can switch instructors if you don't feel like it's a good fit. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of your lessons, and we understand that sometimes a different teaching style or personality may be a better match.
  • Do you offer recitals or performance opportunities?
    Yes, we offer recitals and performance opportunities to our students. We believe that performing in front of an audience is an essential part of the learning experience and can help our students gain confidence and showcase their skills. We organise intramural recitals for our students, which are entirely free to participate in and open to all students. These recitals are a great way for our students to showcase their progress and receive feedback from their peers and instructors. We also offer other performance opportunities, such as ensemble performances or participation in community events, which may have associated fees depending on the specific event. We encourage all our students to participate in our recitals and other performance opportunities to gain valuable experience and showcase their hard work and dedication.
  • How do I pay for guitar lessons?
    We accept various forms of payment including UPI, cash, credit/debit card, and online payment through our app, website or office. You can pay for lessons monthly or in packs.
  • Can adults learn to play the guitar?
    Absolutely! It's never too late to start learning an instrument, and many adults find great enjoyment and fulfillment in taking guitar lessons. Adult students may have different goals and learning styles than children, and our teachers will tailor their approach accordingly. There are numerous benefits of adults taking music lessons. Here are a few: Improved cognitive function: Studies have shown that learning to play an instrument can improve cognitive function and enhance brain plasticity, which is especially beneficial for older adults. Stress relief: Playing music has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels, as well as improve overall mood and well-being. Increased creativity: Learning to play an instrument can help adults tap into their creative side and express themselves in new and meaningful ways. Improved dexterity and motor skills: Playing an instrument requires fine motor skills and dexterity, which can be beneficial for improving hand-eye coordination and overall physical coordination. Sense of accomplishment: Learning a new skill such as playing an instrument can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, and can help boost self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Socialisation: Taking music lessons can be a great way for adults to meet new people and connect with others who share similar interests and passions. Lifelong learning: Learning to play an instrument is a lifelong pursuit, and can provide a sense of purpose and ongoing challenge for adults looking to continue learning and growing throughout their lives. Overall, taking music lessons as an adult can be a fulfilling and enriching experience, providing numerous benefits for both physical and mental well-being.
  • Can I get a refund?
    We strive to provide exceptional guitar lessons and ensure that our students are satisfied with their progress. If, for any reason, you are not happy with your lessons, you can speak with our academic or course coordinator, and we will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs. However, we have a "No refund" policy, so we recommend that you enrol in our program only after being fully convinced through an assessment or trial session.
  • Do I need to bring my own guitar to lessons?
    Students are not required to bring their own instruments to class, but they should bring any necessary accessories, such as headphones, picks etc.
  • How do I enrol in guitar lessons, online or offline?
    To enrol in our music lessons, you can visit our music school or contact us through our website or phone. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with more information about our lesson programs. We typically recommend starting with an assessment or trial lesson, which will help us understand your current skill level, learning style, and goals. This information will allow us to tailor our lessons to your specific needs and help you achieve your guitar learning objectives. Once you have completed an assessment or trial lesson, you can choose a lesson program that best suits your needs and schedule. We offer various lesson programs, such as private or group lessons, to cater to different learning preferences. Our staff will guide you through the enrolment process and help you schedule your first lesson. We look forward to welcoming you to our music school and helping you on your music learning journey.
  • Are online guitar classes effective?
    With high-quality online platforms, experienced teachers and specifically designed class methods for the digital learning experience, online classes can be just as effective as in-person lessons. Plus, you can avoid the hassle of transportation and enjoy the convenience of scheduling classes around your own schedule. Online music classes offer a flexible and convenient option for anyone looking to develop their musical skills from the comfort of their own home. Give online music lessons a try and see the benefits for yourself!
  • Can I cancel and reschedule a lesson I reserved?
    Once slots are reserved, cancellation is not permitted. However, we understand that unexpected things can come up, and we will try to accommodate your scheduling needs within the constraints of our policy and availability so long as the need is genuine and the student maintains an excellent attendance record otherwise.
  • What is the difference between 1-on-1 and Duo music lessons?
    One-on-one music lessons offer undivided time and attention from the teacher, enabling them to pinpoint areas where the student requires additional guidance. This setting creates a concentrated atmosphere that is devoid of interruptions, enabling students to concentrate solely on their instrument and music. Duo music lessons can be more cost-effective, making them more accessible to students who may not be able to afford individual lessons while retaining personalised approach of teaching and learning while sharing the classroom with another student.
  • How much time should I practice between lessons?
    The amount of time you should spend practicing in between lessons depends on your goals, skill level, and schedule. Generally speaking, it's important to practice consistently, rather than for long periods of time all at once. Here are some general guidelines: Beginner students: For beginners, it's recommended to practice for at least 20-30 minutes per day, several times a week. As you progress, you can gradually increase the amount of time spent practicing. Intermediate students: For intermediate students, it's recommended to practice for 30-60 minutes per day, several times a week. Again, as you progress, you can gradually increase the amount of time spent practicing. Advanced students: For advanced students, it's recommended to practice for at least 60-90 minutes per day, several times a week. However, the amount of time spent practicing will depend on your specific goals and repertoire. Remember that the quality of your practice is more important than the quantity of time spent practicing. It's better to have a focused and productive practice session, even if it's shorter in duration. Your teachers will work with you to develop a practice routine that meets your specific needs and goals.
  • Do I need a guitar at home to take lessons?
    Having a guitar at home to practice on is highly beneficial for students, as regular practice is essential for progress and improvement. Practicing regularly helps to build muscle memory, develop good technique, and reinforce musical concepts learned in lessons. Without a guitar at home, it may be difficult for students to practice consistently and make steady progress. That being said, not everyone may have access to a guitar due to financial constraints. In such cases, teachers may be able to provide practice time during lessons for in-person lessons until the student is ready to purchase the guitar. But owning an instrument at least from the 2nd or 3rd class is mandatory for online students.
  • What is the best age to start taking guitar lessons for children?
    The best age to start taking guitar lessons can vary depending on the individual. However, generally speaking, we recommend starting lessons around the age of seven. At this age, children typically have the necessary dexterity and motor skills to hold and play the instrument, as well as the attention span and cognitive ability to understand basic musical concepts. However, it's important to keep in mind that some children may not be ready to start lessons until they are a bit older, while others may be ready to start earlier. We suggest taking a trial class with our teachers to fully assess the readiness of the student and to best support the student's individual needs and goals.
  • What is the best age to start ukulele lessons for children?
    It's generally recommended to start ukulele around the age of 5-6 years old. However, this can vary depending on the child's readiness and interest in learning to play the ukulele. An individual of any age group would benefit from starting lessons, when they develop a curiosity towards the sound of the instrument. It's important to keep in mind that some children may not be ready to start lessons until they are a bit older, while others may be ready to start earlier. We suggest taking a trial class with our teachers to fully assess the readiness of the student and to best support the student's individual needs and goals.
  • How do I arrange my setup during class for online lesson?
    Follow these steps for a comfortable and effective learning experience. Position your laptop at a suitable height: Adjust the height of your laptop to position your camera correctly so that your instructor can see your face, hands and ukulele position. You can use a stand or a stack of books to elevate the laptop to the appropriate height. We recommend sitting on a chair without armrests to facilitate free movement of your instrument. Check your audio and video settings: Make sure your microphone and camera are working correctly by testing them in advance. Adjust your audio and video settings as needed to ensure your teacher can hear and see you clearly. Use headphones: To minimise background noise and prevent audio feedback, use headphones during the lesson. This will also help you hear your teacher more clearly. Adjust the angle of your camera: Tilt your laptop screen downwards so that the camera captures a clear view of your hands and ukulele position. If necessary, you can use a stand or books to adjust the angle of your laptop. Have your lesson materials ready: Ensure you have all the lesson materials you need, such as your music books and sheet music, within reach. You can use a music stand or a desk to hold your lesson materials while you play.
  • Do I need any prior experience to take ukulele lessons?
    No, prior experience is not necessary to take our ukulele lessons. We welcome students of all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced players. Our instructors will customise the lessons to your individual needs and skill level, regardless of whether you've ever played ukulele before or not. Our ukulele lessons are designed to provide a strong foundation in music theory and techniques, while also fostering confidence and enjoyment in playing. We'll start with the basics and progress at a pace that is comfortable for you, helping you to develop your skills and achieve your musical goals. If you already have experience playing ukulele, our instructors will work with you to assess your current skill level and identify areas for improvement. They will develop a personalised plan to help you further your musical knowledge and skills. In short, our ukulele lessons are inclusive and accommodating to students of all skill levels. We are committed to supporting your learning and helping you achieve your goals, no matter where you're starting from.
  • What is the difference between 1-on-1 and Duo music lessons?
    One-on-one music lessons offer undivided time and attention from the teacher, enabling them to pinpoint areas where the student requires additional guidance. This setting creates a concentrated atmosphere that is devoid of interruptions, enabling students to concentrate solely on their instrument and music. Duo music lessons can be more cost-effective, making them more accessible to students who may not be able to afford individual lessons while retaining personalised approach of teaching and learning while sharing the classroom with another student.
  • What are the basic requirements that you'll need to have for online ukulele lessons?
    The basic requirements that you'll need to have for online ukulele lessons include a reliable internet connection, a device with a camera and microphone, and access to an online video conferencing platform. It's also helpful to have a quiet and distraction-free environment to maximise your focus during the lessons. By meeting these basic requirements and implementing the suggested adjustments, you can make the most out of your online ukulele lessons and enjoy a rewarding learning experience.
  • Do I need to bring my own ukulele to lessons?
    Students are not required to bring their own instruments to class unless preferred by the student, but they should bring any necessary accessories, such as picks.
  • How should I purchase a ukulele?
    No matter what type of ukulele you choose, we recommend selecting a quality instrument that is comfortable to play and suits your playing style. Our instructors can also provide guidance on selecting a guitar that meets your needs and budget. Size: Ukuleles come in various sizes, ranging from soprano to baritone. Choose a size that feels comfortable to play and suits your style of music. Sound quality: Play the instrument before buying it to ensure that you like the sound it produces. Look for an instrument with good tone and volume. Brand reputation: Research the reputation of the brand you are considering. Look for reviews online or ask other ukulele players for recommendations. Playability: Check the action, or the distance between the strings and the fretboard. The action should be low enough to make playing comfortable, but not so low that the strings buzz. Accessories: Consider what accessories you may need, such as a case or a tuner, and factor that into your budget.
  • What if I need to take a break from lessons?
    We understand that sometimes students may need to take a break from lessons due to personal reasons or scheduling conflicts. If you need to take a break from your lessons, please inform our office as soon as possible, and we will work with you to find a suitable arrangement. Please note that resuming the classes after a break will be subject to slot availability, and we cannot guarantee that the same time slot will be available. We encourage you to let us know in advance if you plan to take a break so we can work with you to minimise any disruptions in your music learning journey.
  • What is the duration of a ukulele lesson?
    Our in-person lessons run for a duration of 55 minutes per hour and online lessons for 45 minutes.
  • Can adults learn to play the ukulele
    Absolutely! It's never too late to start learning the ukulele, and many adults find great enjoyment and fulfillment in taking ukulele lessons. Adult students may have different goals and learning styles than children, and our teachers will tailor their approach accordingly. There are numerous benefits of adults taking music lessons. Here are a few: Improved cognitive function: Studies have shown that learning to play an instrument can improve cognitive function and enhance brain plasticity, which is especially beneficial for older adults. Stress relief: Playing music has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels, as well as improve overall mood and well-being. Increased creativity: Learning to play an instrument can help adults tap into their creative side and express themselves in new and meaningful ways. Improved dexterity and motor skills: Playing an instrument requires fine motor skills and dexterity, which can be beneficial for improving hand-eye coordination and overall physical coordination. Sense of accomplishment: Learning a new skill such as playing an instrument can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, and can help boost self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Socialisation: Taking music lessons can be a great way for adults to meet new people and connect with others who share similar interests and passions. Lifelong learning: Learning to play an instrument is a lifelong pursuit, and can provide a sense of purpose and ongoing challenge for adults looking to continue learning and growing throughout their lives. Overall, taking music lessons as an adult can be a fulfilling and enriching experience, providing numerous benefits for both physical and mental well-being.
  • Can I get a refund?
    We strive to provide exceptional guitar lessons and ensure that our students are satisfied with their progress. If, for any reason, you are not happy with your lessons, you can speak with our academic or course coordinator, and we will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs. However, we have a "No refund" policy, so we recommend that you enrol in our program only after being fully convinced through an assessment or trial session.
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