TakeLessons Honors our March 2011 Teachers of the Week

Each week we recognize a TakeLessons teacher on our Facebook page that has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to our program. If you missed any of our recent posts, take a minute to learn more about each one of the phenomenal teachers that we honored this month!


Christina L. from Carrollton, TX


Inspirational, professional and friendly are all words that have been used to describe Christina, who teaches piano & voice lessons in the Dallas area. Christina has been teaching with us for just over a year and has worked with 24 students in that short amount of time!  She grew up studying music & knows how to keep her students on track while also making their lessons productive and fun, which is why they love working with her!

Mark H. from Osseo, MN


Mark has been teaching music for over 20 years, and specializes in a variety of subjects including guitar, bass guitar, singing and acting.  He loves what he does and his passion and enthusiasm for his students and his music shines through in every conversation we have with him. In addition to teaching, he has done his fair share of performing and touring. He has even composed songs for many local bands and produced musical scores for local theatrical productions.

Dorothea G. from Sherman Oaks, CA


Dorothea has been teaching piano lessons with us for over a year. Her students love her because she is great at challenging them and encouraging them to keep setting goals.  In addition to teaching, Dorothea has experience composing and has even composed for movies! She is currently working with some of the other TakeLessons teachers in her area to create a TakeLessons recital down the road. If you get a chance, check out the amazing introduction video on her profile!


Scott F. from Rutherford, NJ


Scott has been teaching voice lessons with us since 2008 and comes with the highest recommendations from all of his students, who say he is patient, charming and talented. He helps them gain not only vocal skill, but self-confidence as well.  Here’s a quote from one of his students: “There is nothing worse than a teacher who’d rather show off the entire lesson than teach; thankfully Scott is nothing like that.  He is a very fun, energetic and uplifting teacher who, still after eight months, leaves me waiting for my next lesson with fervor.”  What a gift!


Congratulations to all of our outstanding Teachers of the Week for the month of March!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Special Offer from TakeLessons!


It’s your LUCKY day!

We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by offering a super deal for new students!  Now through Friday, March 18th, sign up for monthly or quarterly music lessons with us and take advantage of this special offer:


This offer is good for private in-home or in-studio lessons with any of our TakeLessons Certified Teachers, as well as lessons at one of our Best Buy Lesson Centers. If you’re ready to learn how to play the piano or jam on the guitar, this is your chance!

Simply call us at 877-231-8505 and mention the offer code “LUCKY” to receive the offer.

Remember, this deal is only good for two days, so don’t delay!

*Offer valid for purchases made from Thursday, March 17th – Friday, March 18th ONLY. New Students Only. Lessons can take place at a later date. Mention offer code LUCKY to redeem. Buy 3 Get 1 Free applies to monthly or quarterly lesson plans. Monthly plans must purchase at least 3 lessons to get 1 free lesson. Subsequent billing cycles will be charged at full price. Free lesson given at time of purchase; any changes made to lessons after purchase may not be applied in full. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Offer has no cash value. Must call to receive deal; discount not available online at this time. Teacher availability is not guaranteed.

NAMM Launches “Pledge to Play” Initiative Encouraging Americans to Take Music Lessons

wannaplayDid you know that more than 85% of Americans have never played a musical instrument – but say they wish they did?  In an unprecedented effort to encourage more Americans to start playing musical instruments, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is introducing a new initiative called “Pledge to Play” ahead of its annual “National Wanna Play Music Week” which takes place May 2-8, 2011.

NAMM has created a dedicated Facebook page where interested participants can take the pledge and make their commitment to learning an instrument. Upon signing up, each person will receive a special “21-Day Guide To Playing Music” from NAMM, which aims to help them stay focused and motivated as they begin their musical journey. The guide will also serve as a helpful resource for finding local music stores, music lessons and places to play live.

Every participant who makes the Pledge to Play via NAMM’s Facebook page will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win prizes ranging from NAMM tumblers and messenger bags to tickets to music festivals such as the Vans Warped Tour. Prize winners and a final tally of those who have taken the pledge will be announced on May 6th.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who has always wanted to learn to play an instrument, now is the time!  No matter how old you are, the benefits of music education span all ages, from improving academics and memory of children to helping adults reduce stress in their busy lives. To find a teacher in your area, visit NAMM’s Wanna Play Music site and use the music lesson locator to find a TakeLessons Certified Teacher near you!

So what are you waiting for? Take the pledge today!