Are you ready to play?

Community is Our Focus

Experience

Foundations for Collaboration

We are Angie Stevens and Marcus Orton. We want to teach you to play guitar, violin, piano, drums, and much more!

We see music as a highlight of daily life, not a task to be mastered. It’s a path to connecting with family, friends, and community.

Our students build technical skills on their instrument of emphasis at their weekly lessons, then learn the foundations for collaboration to play and jam with other musicians at monthly group classes called Hootenannies.

Mindset

Multi-Instrumental Focus

Have you ever been to a friend’s house with a guitar propped in a corner? Or their grandpa’s fiddle in a case? We want you to be able to pick up any instrument, tune it up, and jam away!

Our students explore the basics of all things strings and percussion at their group “Hootenanny!” In fact, we feature a different instrument each month and learn its history and how to incorporate it into a jam session.

Our students love building connections between different instruments. A warm-up on the drum set prepares piano students for practicing their cross-body hand placement. Violin students delight in practicing their songs on the mandolin as they share the same tuning. And most everyone likes taking a break from their usual instrument to pick a banjo.

Feeling

Sharing With Family And Friends

There is no right age to learn an instrument. If you’re enthusiastic, we want to teach you! We provide opportunities for multi-generational learning from toddlerhood through adulthood. We guide students of all ages to develop a healthy, life-long relationship with music, and encourage our students become musical enthusiasts rather than single instrument prodigies. We invite our students to play music in our integrated home studio to inspire them to play music in their own homes with family and friends. We’re located on the Boise Bench near the historic Boise Depot.

Individual and Family Packages

Solo Lessons

Perfect for Beginners!
$ 425 per season
  • 7 one-on-one lessons

    (30 minutes in duration)
  • 3 group classes called Hootenannies

    (60 minutes in duration)
  • Ages 7 and beyond
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Tagalong Lessons

When your kiddo wants to join in on the fun!
$ 575 for two students
  • 7 one-on-one lessons

    (30 minutes in duration)
  • 3 group classes called Hootenannies

    (60 minutes in duration)
  • Adult student + Tagalong (ages 5-7)

Tandem Lessons

Learn with a friend or family member
$ 925 for two students
  • 7 one-on-one lessons

    (60 minutes in duration)
  • 3 group classes called Hootenannies

    (60 minutes in duration)
  • Ages 8 and beyond

Hear From Our Students

"I like that the lessons are flexible so in case I have to miss one there are many options for me to attend online or trade with another member."
- Kellie
1 year with BML Instruments: Violin, Drums, Banjo
"I like to use my guest passes to bring my wife to play music with me and share in the community experience."
- Jayson and Jen
1.5 years with BML Instruments: Piano, Drums, Guitar, Harmonica
"I like Hootenannies because you can meet people and play any instrument you want in the studio."
- Teyla
9 months with BML Instruments: Violin & Mandolin