Lesson Membership

At Boise Music Lessons, we’ve created a model that meets you where you are in order to maximize learning, musical growth, and, most of all: community.

Song Cycles are where we break down a popular tune and learn to play it together as a group.  There are parts for every instrument and ability level.  These three-week units are how you’ll learn and grow as a musician.  

Your Lesson Membership determines the number of touchpoints you have with us in each Song Cycle.  Each unit includes:

  • Personalized One-on-One Lessons to develop and hone your instrumental foundations
  • Campfire Classes to learn how to collaborate and play with friends. 

Best of all, you’ll build your song binder to have fun, sharable songs to play with your own friends and family!

In addition to learning through the studio songs, you’ll also be able to select your own songs, genres, and artists to explore at your one-on-one lessons!

Let's make some music!

2022 Spring Season: January 23rd – June 7th

Experience 6 Song Cycles!

Immersive Seasonal Membership

An engaging learning experience for absolute beginners and beyond.

Each Song Cycle Includes:

  • 2 – One-on-One Lessons (12 total)
  • 1 – Campfire Class (6 total)

Tuition Options:

  • In-Full – Save 10%
    • $918 due upon enrollment
  • 4 installments of $255
    • Your enrollment date
    • February 11th, 2022
    • March 11th, 2022
    • April 8th, 2022

Relaxed Seasonal Membership

A guided learning experience for continuing players.

Each Song Cycle Includes:

  • 1 – One-on-One Lessons (6 total)
  • 1 – Campfire Class (6 total)

Tuition Options:

  • In-Full – Save 10%
    • $688 due upon enrollment
  • 3 installments of $255
    • Your enrollment date
    • February 11th, 2022
    • March 11th, 2022

Customize Your Membership

Choose one or two instruments to get started:

Guitar

Ukulele

Violin or Fiddle

Banjo

Piano or Keyboard

Mandolin

Drum Set

Cajón & Percussion

Harmonica (in addition to an accompaniment instrument)

Viola (in addition to violin)

You can switch instruments or add more as you learn and explore! Let us know on your enrollment form if you need a rental and we’ll hook you up.

 

Pick your class times after you enroll through your convenient online calendar.

All classes are held in the afternoons and evenings.

One-on-One Lessons are offered Sunday through Friday.

Campfire Classes are offered Sunday through Tuesday.

Join us in-person.  One-on-one lessons are hosted in our “Open Air Studio” (take the virtual tour).  Group are held in our outdoor classroom.

Learn online from the comfort of your own home.

Want to share music with a friend or family member?

Family & Friend Pass: Bring a buddy to your lesson or Campfire Class (ages 10+).

Tagalong Pass:Bring your tagalong (age 6+) to your lesson!

Tandem Pass: Combine lesson times with another member for a full hour of interactive instruction!

All guest passes are $20 per player, per event.

Explore the online resource library full of curated goodness for every instrument!

Refer friends and receive $50 tuition credits!

Join in on the Annual Membership (save 20% off tuition and receive a free Summer Mini-Season) open only to current active members every calendar year!

Frequently Asked Questions

You pick your schedule!  We offer one-on-one lessons six days a week and campfire classes (group lessons) three days a week so you have plenty of times to choose from.  You can view the weekly offerings and studio hours here.

After you enroll for your season, we’ll contact you with orientation materials a few weeks before your start date. At that time you can start selecting your classes through the calendar in your online studio profile.

We always offer more class times than members so there are plenty of options for you to choose from! 😊

Our studio is located on Vaughn Street — just off Latah between Rose Hill and Alpine.  We also offer all our classes via Zoom so you can meet us from the comfort of your own home!

Lesson Memberships are open to adults, teens, and tweens (ages 10+).  

Younger kiddos (ages 6+) are welcome to “tag-along” with a parent through a Tagalong Pass.

We’re glad you’re excited to play music and wish we could help you get started right away!  

Our song-based curriculum is cumulative, so it’s important that you start at the beginning of a season and learn along with the rest of the studio. We want you to have the best possible experience in our program and get you started on the right foot!

We’re usually booked about 6 months in advance, so it’s best to reserve your place in the next available season (dates specified above) as soon as you know you can commit.  If for some reason we happen to have an unexpected opening near the start of the current season we’ll contact you and offer the opportunity to start sooner.

While you’re waiting to get started you can find your perfect instrument and get your music corner rockin’!

Absolutely!  Thanks for sharing the musical love!  

Here’s how to gift a membership: fill out the enrollment form for your tween, teen, partner, spouse, or friend to reserve their spot in our next season.  We’ll contact you both when it’s time to select class times.  

If for some reason the giftee is not able to attend all the classes in their season, you are welcome to attend in their place, gift the remaining classes to another person, or donate the remaining classes to our scholarship fund.  All classes must be redeemed during the season selected upon enrolling.  

We get it — life happens!  If for some reason you can’t finish your full season we have a variety of options available for you.  The most popular option is to transfer your remaining membership to a friend or family member.  This is awesome, because now you’ll have a buddy to jam with!  You can also donate your remaining membership to our scholarship fund and share the musical love.

The health of our musical community is our absolute priority.  We are closely monitoring current health guidelines and are adapting our teaching practices accordingly to keep our studio safe.  We will always offer online learning options for our members both near and far.  

In-person classes are currently conducted with spacing, masks, and maximum ventilation.  One-on-one lessons are hosted in our Open Air Studio.  Group classes are conducted in our outdoor Community Classroom.

Our creative adaptations have been featured nationally by Good Morning America, and locally by KTVB and the Boise Weekly.  

Open Air Studio

Community Classroom

We love jammin’ in person, especially when the weather is nice!  We run heaters in the winter and misters in the summer to help keep everyone comfy in our outdoor space.  

That said, sometimes it’s good to have the option to move the party online.  We generally host group classes online under the following circumstances:

  • Temperatures below freezing or exceeding 100° F
  • Air quality exceeds 130 AQI (high orange)
  • Icy roads
  • High winds

Trust us, we’ve had plenty of practice playing online throughout the pandemic and it’s still a great way to share music with your community! 😊

The Annual Membership is open to continuing members every calendar year (January through December).  As a thank you to our loyal studio fam, this option includes:

  • 20% off seasonal rates
  • a free summer song cycle
  • 4 free guest passes 
  • $100 referral credits

To get in on this awesomeness, enroll in a seasonal membership and find your groove. We’ll give you a shout when registration is open for the next calendar year.  

For our studio songs we usually learn a variety of contemporary music that’s enjoyable to play around a campfire.  This usually means something in the folk, rock, or country genre, though we’ll play anything catchy and fun!  Songs by Brandi Carlile, The Decemberists, The Beatles, The White Stripes (the more acoustic-ey ditties), The Avett Brothers, and any artist featured on the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack are usually studio-wide favorites. 

You’re free to explore any songs, artists, and genres at your one-on-one lessons.  Select the Immersive Membership option upon enrolling for more one-on-one time.

While we don’t offer voice-specific lessons, we do teach vocal accompaniment techniques for you to explore as you learn to play your instrument.  Additionally, we learn a singalong together every month at our Hootenannies so you can sing and play with the rest of the group.

Or saxophone lessons? Or the trumpet, recorder, flute, etc?

We wish we could teach all the things!  Right now we’re sticking to the instruments we know best, which are listed above under “Pick Your Instrument.”  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please shoot us an email and we’ll do our best to recommend another great instructor.

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