One of our most popular beginner instruments, the piano is a perfect choice for anyone at almost any age. Our main goal at Mason Music is to make music fun; so, piano lessons with us are unlike anywhere else around. We know students want to learn how to play the songs that they love listening to. We also know that learning how to play chords and songs by ear unlocks the potential for a student to have a lifetime of enjoyment around the instrument. At our studios, students learn the fundamentals of music while also being exposed to wide varieties of techniques and music genres. All of our teachers are exceptionally trained, and have their own unique teaching styles and personalities. Whether you are interested in learning to play by ear, or in becoming the next classical prodigy, we work hard to create an environment that will foster growth and creativity.
Our approach to guitar lessons is to find a balance of three key elements: songs, techniques and music theory. We believe that there is inspiration in quick results, so we begin by teaching students a song in their very first lesson! Our teachers then set, track, and celebrate goals as they are met with the student so that they are constantly encouraged by the progress they are making. All of our teachers are qualified to teach most styles of guitar, and each one comes with their own specialty and personality. We make every effort to match each student with someone who will not only be their teacher, but a mentor as well, so that they can enjoy music as much as we do! Due to the difficulty of this specific instrument, we highly encourage our guitar students to prepare to dedicate up to six months of lessons before expecting to see drastic results in their playing.
As one of the most foundational instruments, learning the rhythm and coordination of drumming produces growth in many other areas of life: including the ability to learn other instruments! We create an environment where drummers get to rock out to the songs that they love plus increase their knowledge and exposure, not only drum theory and rudiments but also to different styles and techniques that are crucial to becoming a well-rounded drummer. We work to make sure that each student is placed with someone who will challenge and inspire them. That is why we carefully select real-life rockstar geniuses as our teachers. With them, music is sure to be a life-changing experience.
Whether you’re looking to become the next pop star, a professional actor, or a master at singing in the shower, everyone can benefit from taking professional voice lessons. At Mason Music, students will learn to train their ear, expand their range and find their own unique tone. We offer training on how to properly use the voice to get the best sound and avoid injury. Every voice is different, so lessons are tailored to individual needs in order to develop the voice to its full potential. We understand that voice lessons can be scary, so we try to pair students with a teacher that they can really connect with. Our staff of professionally trained vocal coaches is diverse and experienced so no goal is unreachable.
As one of the most difficult instruments to learn, the violin can be intimidating! However, at Mason Music, we combine both classic and contemporary training methods to create an exciting and challenging environment that anyone can thrive in. This involves learning to read sheet music and training the ear, while also choosing to play songs that are widely known and loved. We have a well-rounded staff of violinists; all of whom are well-trained, and active in the music world. We understand that everyone has individual personalities and learning styles, so we work hard to make sure that each student is placed with someone who can meet their needs, and be both a teacher and cheerleader during the musical journey.
“Mitch is a 12-year-old drummer who attends Homewood Middle School. He got his first drum set for Christmas at the age of one, and has loved music ever since. Mitch's role model is his dad, Tommy, who is also a rock drummer. From the first time Mitch registered for Mason Music's Summer Rock Band Camp three years ago, he knew he belonged there. This is Mitch's third year with Rock Band League; he has loved every minute of it and made some great friends along the way. He's known to his teachers and friends as "Little Drummer Boy" and is percussion section leader in the HMS Sixth Grade Band. When Mitch isn't drumming he enjoys dirt biking, mountain biking, basketball, skateboarding and lacrosse. Mason Music offers piano lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons and more in Birmingham, Alabama.”