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For Ages 7 - 15

This is the time for children to discover themselves and their personalities. Music can provide an outlet and bring joy to any child. Join us at UpBeat while we make friends, foster creativity and hone skills that will last a lifetime.

Keyboard Prep Primer

Keyboard Prep Primer is an introductory class to our Harmony Road Track! Designed for children 7-10 years years old, we will explore the basics of music reading and playing, play classroom instruments, singing to develop ear training and application on the piano. Not only will this class give families a taste of how a Harmony Road style class is run, but this class will allow UpBeat to see how your child thrives in this style of classroom and we will be able to better place the student for January classes to set them up for success. This class will meet for four weeks, Mondays, October 28 - November 18 from 7:30 - 8:15. All materials are included. This is a parent involvement class and caregivers are required to attend.

Harmony Road 1 - Beginner Piano

Ready to begin music education with your child? Have you been considering piano lessons? Come try our exclusive Harmony Road program! How exclusive? We are currently the only licensed Harmony Road facility in the state of Michigan! What we affectionately call "HR" is a dynamic music readiness program for young children and their caregiver. Not only is the program a wonderful opportunity for working parents to spend an evening with their child, having you in the room with them is proven to improve their understanding. Whether a student wants to be a pianist or not, we encourage all of our students to start their musical journey here.


What can you expect from a Harmony Road class? A LOT! During the course of a 45-minute class, students will sing, play classroom instruments, work on music theory at the white board, practice rhythm exercies, work on aural skills (also known as ear training), participate in keyboard exploration and activities, learn solfege (after all, do do do is a note we know!), and get all of our wiggles out with movement activities. These classes are desiged with children in mind, so we bounce from station to station every 3-5 minutes with the littles and work our way up from there. Class sizes are small, capping at seven students, and each class will set their own pace. Harmony Road is a multi-year arc culminating in a graduation ceremony about when students reach Middle School.


Students who graduate from Harmony Road have amazing aptitude for other instuments because they truely understand how music works. The Harmony Road graduation also lines up wonderfully with when students are ready to begin school band. Don't worry, once your child is ready to move on to a different instrument, they can still stay at UpBeat by studying privately with one of our instrument specialists. 


As with all UpBeat group classes, there are no hidden fees - all lesson materials are included in your tuition.

Keyboard Prep - Beginner Piano for 8-13

The Keyboard Prep course is carefully constructed for children to learn the basic building blocks of music who may be older than the traditional beginner. Emphasis is on ear training, solfege singing, keyboard solo and ensemble playing, ensemble and rhythm activities, movement and music creativity. This exceptional course encourages the development of the “inner hearing”, which makes transposing, improvisation and composing easily accessible in their musical studies. This course is designed for children 8-13 and includes all materials. 

Harmony Road 2 - 4

These Harmony Road offerings are a continuation of Harmony Road I, which is a required prerequisite. Your child may be ready for this class if they’ve had previous piano experience, including our summer camps or if they’ve taken private lessons before. If your child has previous piano experience and wishes to test out of Harmony Road 1, please call the studio to have a student evaluation completed.

Pop of Color

Come play with our famous wall of boomwhackers! Formally Wacky Wednesday, this music class has a twist; Instead of learning music on a traditional keyboard, we explore rhythm, notation and teamwork with this hands on percussion instrument class. Students will work together to cover pop songs in the style of Jimmy Fallon's Classroom Covers or Walk Off the Earth All course materials are provided. Students are encouraged to purchase a “Boomwhacker Kit” to practice at home.

Pop of Color - Teen

Come play with our famous wall of boomwhackers! Formally Wacky Wednesday, this music class has a twist; Instead of learning music on a traditional keyboard, we explore rhythm, notation and teamwork with this hands on percussion instrument class. Students will work together to cover pop songs in the style of Jimmy Fallon's Classroom Covers or Walk Off the Earth All course materials are provided. Students are encouraged to purchase a “Boomwhacker Kit” to practice at home. This session This session is for our teenagers.

Pop Rocks!

Join Miss Lynette for this vocal class that will teach participants how to care for and explore their voices. Students will learn music theory, vocal exercises, traditional choral music as well as fun modern pieces. As with all UpBeat classes, no audition is required to join this fun class.

Ukulele 1

Explore the fundamentals of Ukulele! Students will learn notes, chord structures and strum patterns with our exclusive UpBeat Ukulele curriculum. In the UpBeat approach to ukulele, students will learn how to play as a true instrumentalist. They will learn to read sheet music and comprehend music theory before moving on to lead sheets and TABS, all while having fun and working together as a group. Ukulele rental is available through UpBeat.

Ukulele 2

Continue to work on your Ukulele skills! Students will continue to learn notes, chord structures and strum patterns with our exclusive UpBeat Ukulele curriculum. In the UpBeat approach to ukulele, students will learn how to play as a true instrumentalist. They will learn to read sheet music and comprehend music theory before moving on to lead sheets and TABS, all while having fun and working together as a group. Ukulele rental is available through UpBeat.

Guitar 1

In this guitar focused class, students will learn how to play the guitar as a true instrumentalist. Throughout this course, students will be looking at proper form, note reading, chord & chord structure, classical-style finger picking (PIMA), scales and music theory. This is a more in-depth approach to learning how to play the guitar with a classically trained musician. Students are required to provide their own acoustic guitar. Level 2 and Adult classes also available.

Group Guitar

In this transitionary guitar class, students will move from their old curriculum to the new exclusive UpBeat curriculum. Students will continue learning notes, chord structures and strum patterns. In the UpBeat approach to guitar, students will learn how to play as a true instrumentalist. They will learn to read sheet music and comprehend music theory before moving on to lead sheets and TABS. Students are required to provide their own acoustic guitar.

Percussion Prep

Sis, Boom, Bah!

An Introduction to music, through Rhythm. Students 7-11 will explore the world of music through the use of gross motor skills such as clapping, marching, body percussion, and other developmentally appropriate activities; listening, repeating, and improvising rhythms; being introduced to rhythmic notation. This class will help prepare the student for entrance into the school band, orchestra, or choir.

Jumpstart to Guitar

the beginning in this short guitar class. Students will learn how to tune & maintain their acoustic guitars as well as basic chord shapes and work towards their first octave of PIMA style finger picking. Not only will students learn to read music traditionally, but they will also learn with color! Students are required to bring their own properly sized acoustic guitar (a 7 year old should not typically start learning on Dad's acoustic...). This class will have the ability to continue into January classes.