10代向け音楽レッスン:ライブジャム

Music lessons at LiVEJAM

Which instrument/program is for you?

 
We at LiVEJAM set live performances as goals where you will get to express yourself through music, whether by yourself or as a band.
But your background/experience and expectations may determine where you start. Here are some tips on how you can get started based on your experience.
 
1)No previous experience with instruments, but know which instrument you wish to play.
 
2)No previous experience with instruments, and not sure which instrument to pick.
 
3) Some experience with instruments and wish to improve and find band members.
 
Most new members at LiVEJAM fall into the 3 categories, and here are some tips.
 
1)No previous experience with instruments, but know which instrument you wish to play.
(about 50 – 60% of newcomers)
 
Most new members come to the trial lesson having picked an instrument and usually end up continuing that instrument thereafter.
 
Young members, say, elementary schoolers might have their instrument chosen by their parents based on a certain image, but we think that’s fine. It’s a way of getting their feet wet in the world of music, which will widen their horizon and may extend their interest in other instruments as well.
 
At LiVEJAM, you are able to take lessons in any instruments whenever you wish.
For instance, if you were a guitar student, but wanted to learn to sing, you may schedule a vocal lesson (instead of guitar) and perhaps composition the following week.
 
For older students in junior or senior high schools usually know exactly what they want to learn, as a result of joining a school band, or band formation with friends.
They are also free too take any lessons in any instruments.
 
Since we place emphasis on setting live performances as goals, even beginners (usually at least over 10 years old) may be able to get on stage to perform at one of our student recitals within 3-4 months.
 
2) No previous experience with instruments, and not sure which instrument to pick.
(about 10 -20% of newcomers)
 
“ Want to do something in music”, “Seeking something to explore” or “wish to do something creative”, may all be signs of your mind wanting to express itself!
Parents may start their children on instruments hoping to develop and enrich their mind and brains. It doesn’t take a PhD to figure out how beneficial the act of playing instruments with both hands (and both legs for drums) can be for the activation o the brains.
 
Since you need to specify an instrument to set up a trial lesson, you may try the instrument and then feel out LiVEJAM. That’s where we could talk about other instruments based on your interests and past experiences which may naturally lead to an instrument.
 
In any case, we welcome you to take lessons in all kinds of instruments until you meet the instrument of your choice.
 
3) Some experience with instruments and wish to improve and find band members.
(about 20% of newcomers)
 
This is the most simple, in that you know what you want to do, so according to your interest and aspirations we will determine the teacher who would be most appropriate, though you are welcome to try lessons with other teachers to see for yourself, who might be the best fit.
 
For those looking to form a band, we will try and introduce possible members whether they are current to past members.