Performance based instruction is the cornerstone of the Larute method. Traditional methods of learning require students to sit and practice alone for many months or even years before they reach a skill level to go out and play in a band. With our perfomance based learning method students are playing music in a full ensemble with guitar, bass and drums right from day one. This is a MUCH more effective way to learn. Each new skill is accompanied by an online playalong track so students have the opportunity to practice and apply the skill in a musical context. This makes practicing not only more effective, but much more enjoyable.Learn at your own pace, not every one else’s.
Traditional group instruction assumes that everyone in the class can and should progress at the same rate. After thousands of hours of teaching we know that this is as about as far from reality as you can get. Some people want to practice every day and progress rapidly. Others may only have time to play once a week and sometimes even less! Life is unpredictable and your weekly music lesson can’t always be top priority. With our online learning system students can learn at their own pace and come to the ensembles when they choose. Some students will want to progress through ensemble levels very quickly while others may want to take their time. The great thing is it’s up to you and your schedule, not ours. Classes are also offered at several different times each week so you have options. And, because of our Layered Learning Environment student can occasionally miss ensemble classes and never fall behind!It’s a Way Better Deal
Tradition private lessons generally run anywhere from $80 to $100 per month for half hour lessons. With lesson fees and materials this can easily add up to over $1200 per year. At the Larute Academy you pay only $70 per month for twice as much instruction. That’s a savings of nearly $400 per year.