February 15, 2012


Hewn From The Mountain Music Cafe5801 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Crestwood, KY. 40014

Do you want to learn how to play a musical instrument?

You should never think that you're too old to start. Yes, it's true that some people pick things up faster than others, and are able to demonstrate 'special' abilities (talents), but this should never discourage anyone. Everybody can learn how to have fun playing an instrument, no exceptions! There's a lot of music out there designed for everybody to enter in on, and many groups of amateurs that have fun getting together to play. And for young people, learning to understand music at an early age gives them a skill that can be appplied to numerous other subjects later in life.

So where do I start

There's a great wealth of instructional material for learning any type of instrument. Books, DVD's, even websites dedicated to teaching music. People who love to teach put scores of tutorial videos on sites like YouTube free for everyone to take advantage of. All of these tools are very useful resources for learning, sharpening skills and introducing new innovative styles of playing. Every teacher knows the value of these materials, and utilizes them. But, out of all the resources, there is nothing that comes close to personal, one-on-one instruction. I have never heard of anyone who has ever learned to play solely by reading books, or watching videos. Undeniably, the best instruction comes from a personal teacher.

What's the Advantage?

A personal music instructor knows exactly what you need, and can guide you at your own speed. He can provide encouragement and criticism where it is needed. He can keep you interested, and make it FUN! The greatest reward for a teacher is to see his student excell, so you know that you will always get maximum results.

Don't get me wrong, books and videos are extremely useful, and they play an important role, but if you think you will become a 'superstar' by them, then you might be quickly dissapointed.

Get Music Lessons at Hewn From the Mountain

Did you know that Hewn From the Mountain offers music lessons?

Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate student, or you need help returning to an old favorite, Hewn From the Mountain is the place in Oldham County for music lessons! Hewn From the Mountain offers private in-store lessons for violin / fiddle, viola, folk harp, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, guitar, songwriting and piano. You can purchase lessons in 30 minute, 45 minute or 60 minute increments.

Lessons are taught by Thomas McShane (violin/fiddle, viola, folk harp and mountain dulcimer), Nick Peay (ukulele, acoustic / electric guitar and songwriting) and Sami True (piano).

When you purchase lessons from the website, you can get a 20% discount when you purchase four lessons at a time.

Click here to purchase your lessons and get started learning your new favorite instrument today!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Music Shop

- Tom & Karen

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