Training and equipping musicians.
Details and Requirements for Students
Committed to developing musicians in our community, Lakewood Music Institute offers private and group lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, violin, voice, and piano. With a variety of styles ranging from classical to modern music, we strive to help all students develop their talents to use for God’s glory. Quality instruction is provided by Lakewood worship members in a Christian atmosphere, and lessons are open to the public.
“Music…will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
For private lessons, monthly tuition equaling either four or five weeks depending on the month of the year is accepted in monthly installments only. No partial payments will be accepted. Monthly tuition must be paid online and paid in full by or on the first of each month. Tuition received after the first week of the month will be subject to a $10 late fee. Session tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
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In any case of an absence, the student is required to give advance notice (at least 24 hours prior to scheduled session). Valid reason of absence, as determined by the instructor, must be communicated directly to the instructor in order to receive an opportunity to schedule a make-up session. All emergency situations are exempt from this clause. No refunds of session payments will be issued under any circumstances. In the case of an absence of the instructor, a make-up session will be rescheduled or a credit will be issued to the student for the following months.
Each parent, guardian or student is responsible for paying for the cost of any music and supplementary materials (e.g. metronome, flash cards, theory workbook, etc.). This cost is in addition to the fixed session fee. The student will either be given a list of materials needed, or the option—if agreed upon by instructor—to have the materials purchased on behalf of the student, and an itemized list including the total amount due will be provided to the student, parent or guardian. Any payment accrued for music or supplementary materials must be paid no later that the next scheduled monthly payment of fixed session tuition.
In order to receive the maximum benefit possible from scheduled sessions, it is essential each student spends fully devoted time outside the scheduled sessions practicing. It is the student’s responsibility to regularly create time for personal study and practice at home.
Periodically throughout the year, students will have an opportunity to perform in front of their peers during scheduled recitals and other public settings. Students are not required to attend these events, however, students are strongly encouraged to participate in these opportunities.
Goals for Students who are Learning Worship Music
At Lakewood Music Institute, we want to make sure that students who desire to play their instrument in a modern worship setting will be fully prepared. To accomplish this, we have created a set of checkpoints that we expect our worship students to achieve through their lessons at LMI. The knowledge acquired after completing these checkpoints will enable students to play music on their focus instruments within any modern music environment. An example of a modern music environment is the Lakewood Worship ministry.
Students learning worship music should possess the ability to play and write out a working knowledge of the Nashville Number System, and by therefore displaying a working knowledge of music theory as it relates to chordal transposition and inversions.
Students learning worship music should possess the ability to play in at least a 4/4 and 3/4 time signature on his or her focus instrument, display a working knowledge of time signatures and complex rhythms, and write and orally communicate the differences of these time signatures.
Students learning worship music should posses the ability to hear melodic lines, chord changes and proficiently understand the differences between major, minor, augmented, diminished and seventh chords.
Students learning worship music should posses the ability to orally communicate a working knowledge of at least five (5) instruments found in a modern music environment and their multiple functions.
Details and Requirements for Instructors
Pay for Student Tuition
Monthly Tuition equaling either four or five weeks pending on the month of the year is accepted in monthly installments only. No partial payments will be accepted. Monthly tuition must be paid by cash or check and must be paid in full by or on the first of each month. Tuition received after the first of the month will be subject to a $10 late fee. Session tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.