Other Lessons

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Other Music Lessons We Offer

Stages offers lessons on a variety of instruments for musicians of all ages and skill levels, and can help supplement students’ participation in school bands and orchestras at our facility located just 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore.

Woodwinds

Our highly talented woodwind instructors can teach students of all ages and skills while sharing their love and inspiring passion for playing music. Instructors work with students on technique, fingerings, embouchure (using the lips, facial muscles, tongue and teeth), theory and more, and can help more advanced students elevate their playing to the next level.

Violin

Our world-class strings instructors teach students technique, arm position and form, and work with more advanced students on more complex musical concepts and skills. Instructors inspire students to play their best through fun weekly, individualized lessons.

Brass

Our expert brass instructors teach beginners technique involving posture, foot placement, breathing and embouchure exercises, and can help more advanced players refine and expand their knowledge and skills. Whether it’s for school band or casual playing, our brass instructors make weekly lessons fun and engaging.

Ukulele

The ukulele is a great starter instrument for students interested in guitar and bass. There are less strings, the nylon strings are easy on the fingers, all skills transfer to guitar and bass, and, of course, everyone loves ukulele! The ukulele can also remain a student’s main instrument, and our instructors are here to help more advanced players on their musical journey.

Electronic Music Production

Aspiring producers, DJs and beatmakers can dive into the exciting world of recording and producing music with our highly knowledgeable producers. Students will learn how to use digital audio workstations (DAWs) in a professional production lab, and write, record and share original compositions at a VIP listening party.

Banjo

Whether you’re brand new to banjo or have been playing for years, our instructors will get you tuning, rolling, playing chords, finger-picking and building a repertoire of songs from roots, bluegrass and other banjo music traditions.

Mandolin

Our mandolin instructors teach picking technique, strumming, chords and ensure students have fun while learning all the essential skills to get them playing songs and solos.

Songwriting

If you’ve always wanted to learn the craft of writing a great song, look no further than Stages’ songwriting lessons. Using concepts like arrangement, song structure and chord progressions, students will learn how to harness their creative output and put it into song. The recording technology in our lesson rooms allows students and instructors to regularly write and record music together. In the process, students will learn how to use leading digital audio workstations, the software they use to record their songs.

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Stages Music Arts Instructors

Brennan McShane

Brennan McShane

Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Mini Music Makers
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Conor Brendan

Conor Brendan

Voice, Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Songwriting
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Evan Cooper

Evan Cooper

Piano, Voice, Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums
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George Ferenz

George Ferenz

Trumpet, Piano
Ian Trusheim

Ian Trusheim

Bass, Music Production
Jason Cohen

Jason Cohen

Drums, Music Production
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Jess Ferenz

Jess Ferenz

Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano
Katherine Boyce

Katherine Boyce

Voice, Piano, Violin
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Miranda Brugman

Miranda Brugman

Voice, Piano, Viola, Violin
Molly Garrett

Molly Garrett

Voice, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Mini Music Makers
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Ryan Rogers

Ryan Rogers

Mandolin, Guitar
Shannon Czapla

Shannon Czapla

Voice, Ukulele, Piano, Guitar, Mini Music Makers
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Taso Kotsos

Taso Kotsos

Drums, Music Production
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Lesson Rates

Non-Recurring Lessons

30-Minute Lessons
$40
60-Minute Lessons
$80

Weekly Recurring Lessons

30-Minute Lessons
$145/month
60-Minute Lessons
$290/month

Stages’ Programs

Stages Music Arts has a wide variety of programs to accommodate all ages and skill levels! See below what we have to offer.

Mini Music Makers

Mini Music Makers

Recommended Ages: 4-8

The Mini Music Makers program is designed to help the youngest future musicians find the instrument they want to play, while having fun learning basic music concepts such as beat, rhythm and notes. In weekly 30-minute lessons at our Baltimore-area facility, students can experiment with ukulele, piano, drums and voice and choose which instrument they’d like to pursue further.

BackStage

BackStage

Recommended Ages: 9-12 

Take your first steps playing in a live band! Students attend fun-filled weekly 90-minute rehearsals to learn songs to perform with fellow musicians. For beginner students, no prior band experience necessary.

MainStage

MainStage

Recommended Ages: 13-18

Perform live and record in a professional recording studio with Stages’ premier band program! Students attend weekly 90-minute rehearsals in a state-of-the-art professional recording studio at our facility just outside of Baltimore, record music with one of Stages’ world-class house audio engineers and have opportunities to perform live with their fellow bandmates.

All Access

All-Access

Recommended Ages: 12-18

All-Access is Stages’ audition-based all-star band program for students 18 and under. Accepted students have exclusive performance and recording opportunities!

Adult Jam

Adult Jam

Recommended Ages: 18+

Adult musicians will have a chance to participate in weekly 90-minute rehearsals in a state-of-the-art recording studio at our Baltimore-area facility, record with one of Stages’ expert house audio engineers and experience the joy of performing live. No prior band experience necessary, all skill levels welcome.

Instrument Repair Services

Our instrument repair professionals offer high-quality, affordable repairs for amps and fretted instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, basses and ukuleles