Farragut Music Lessons
Looking for Farragut music lessons? Knoxville Academy of Music is your best choice! We teach hundreds of music lessons every week!
The guitar is one of the most popular musical instrument and has ancient roots. It is used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also a solo classical instrument. It is recognized as one of the primary instruments in blues, country, flamenco, folk, rock music and many forms of pop.
Guitars may be played acoustically or they may rely on an amplifier that usually allows for electronic manipulation of tone.
Lessons are offered in these main categories:
Other Fretted String Instruments
The mandolin is tuned like a violin. It is used in all kinds of music, and is employed extensively in country, bluegrass and folk styles. I bet you did not know that mandolins were an extremely popular instrument for classical music in the late 19th century.
Banjo is another instrument with ancient roots. Originally from Africa, the banjo has been popular in the Southeast United States for a long time and is rapidly growing in popularity throughout the world.
Ukulele is a Hawaiian instrument with roots in Portugal. In recent years Ukulele has become a much more popular instrument, frequently making its way into pop music and music for film and television.
Piano (Piano Forte) it the most popular instrument in the world. It is used in all kinds of music. The piano is frequently used as a solo instrument, but is also utilized for accompaniment, and is equally at home in a band setting. At Knoxville Academy of Music, we have digital pianos for the students’ use. Our digital piano keyboards are weighted to simulate the action of a real piano and are velocity sensitive so that the volume of the sound depends on how fast the keys are pressed. We also have non-weighted keyboards that can be easier for some students to use.
Drum and Percussion Lessons
In the past drums have been used not only for their musical qualities, but also as a means of communication, especially through signals. The “talking drums” of Africa can imitate the inflections and pitch variations of a spoken language and are used for communicating over great distances. Throughout Sri Lankan history drums have been used for communication between the state and the community, and Sri Lankan drums have a history stretching back over 2500 years. Japanese troops used Taiko drums to motivate troops, to help set a marching pace, and to call out orders or announcements. Fife-and-drum corps of Swiss mercenary foot soldiers also used drums. They used an early version of the snare drum carried over the player’s right shoulder, suspended by a strap. It is to this instrument that English word “drum” was first used. The oldest known drums are from 6000 BC.
Drums are used in every style of music. Our instructors will help you learn to keep the beat, grove on the rhythms, and “play in the pocket.” You can also learn about other percussion instruments including tuned percussion.
Voice / Singing Lessons
If you sing it is important to learn good vocal technique. Our instructors will work with you to develop proper technique (breath support, posture, etc.) and help you learn about pitch, rhythm, and tone. With the popularity of TV shows like the Voice, and American Idol, vocal instruction is more popular than ever. Even great/popular/professional singers use vocal coaches. You should too.
Learn Music Composition, Theory and More
Some students wish to gain a deeper understanding of music. Music Theory is the field of study that probes the nature or mechanics of music. It often involves recognizing patterns that affect composers’ techniques. In a more general sense, music theory also extracts and explores the elements of music: rhythm, harmony, melody, structure, and texture. If you are interested in songwriting, composition or music theory we will help you find the right instructor to explore those interests.
If you don’t see your preferred instrument listed above, give us a call anyway. Many of our popular instrument instructors play other instruments too. If we cannot accommodate you we will steer you towards an instructor of that instrument, if we know of one.