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Private and Group Lessons in Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Voice, and Piano.

What is the Lakewood Music Institute?

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

STUDENTS

Details and Requirements for Students

Requirements & Tuition

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Student must be at least 6 years of age.
  • Student must provide his or her own musical instrument.
  • Parent/Guardian/Student must pay tuition for lessons in advance and must cover any additional costs for lesson materials (see more info below).

TUITION:

  • Individual Session Tuition: $25 per 30 minute session
  • Group Session Tuition (5 students): $10 per 30 minute session

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.

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Absences & Make-Ups

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.

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Music & Material

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.

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Practice

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.

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Recitals, Performances & Services

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.

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WORSHIP STUDENT CHECKPOINTS

Goals for Students who are Learning Worship Music

What are Worship Student Checkpoints?

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.
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Nashville Number System

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.

Rhythm

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.

Ear Training

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.

Full Band Instrumentation

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.

INSTRUCTORS

Details and Requirements for Instructors

Requirements

  • The instructor must profess to be a Christian.
  • The instructor must be involved regularly in the Lakewood Worship Ministry.
  • The instructor must consent to a background check.
  • The instructor must agree to abide by the policies and procedures set up by Lakewood Worship.

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Expectations

  • We expect all instructors to model exemplary Christian behavior as an example to their students and others whether at church or in the community.
  • We expect all instructors to teach using positive means and ample encouragement while displaying Christ’s love. Our unified goal is to enable all students to develop their skills and use them to glorify God.
  • We expect all instructors to work through any relational conflict with students, other instructors, parents, or church staff. (Read Matthew 18:15-17.)

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PAYMENT

Pay for Student Tuition

LMI Student Tuition Payment

  • Individual Session Tuition: $25 per 30 minute session
  • Group Session Tuition (5 students): $10 per 30 minute session

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.

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