Piano, guitar, bass, and vocal lessons, with an emphasis on FUN! All levels, all styles, all ages. Beginning piano students progress very rapidly as they learn big sounding pieces years ahead of traditional piano lessons. Emphasis on all aspects of music theory, including chord theory, produces well rounded musicians with the knowledge and skills to enjoy piano throughout their lives. Advanced piano students develop the ability to play any song by ear, to read and write chord charts, and to transpose, arrange, and improvise. (Imagine being able to hear a song on the radio or YouTube, then walk over to the piano and play it!) Guitar and bass students learn not only how to play, but also chord theory that enables them to improvise and play by ear. Vocal students see immediate improvement as they learn to free their voices from stress, enabling them to sing high and low notes without strain and without a noticeable break between chest voice and falsetto. Lessons for all instruments and voice are custom tailored to each individual student, so the student is learning songs he or she wants to learn and perform. Our owner and lead instructor, Dr. Irv Nelson, has 40 years of musical performance experience ranging from premier university choral groups to rock and roll bands. He has experience with a wide variety of musical styles, including classical, musical theater, sacred, and rock. He is a tenor vocalist who has performed extensively. He is also an excellent choral conductor, as well as a composer and arranger whose choral arrangements have been performed by the USU choirs. He is currently a member of four bands, in addition to frequent solo performances and invitations to fill in with other performing groups. He is an excellent teacher with a lifetime of teaching experience in a variety of settings, who always provides a fun learning experience with enthusiasm, encouragement, and positive feedback. More info at themusicademy.com (make sure spelling is correct).