For Ages 7 - 12

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.

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.

Young Musician 1 - Beginner Piano for 7-9 Year Olds

Young Musician 1 is the starting point on our Harmony Road class for students 7-9 Years Old.


While this class is formatted similarly to Harmony Road 1, the pace moves faster and requires stronger motor skills and attention span of the student.


Ready to begin music education with your child? Have you been considering piano lessons? Come try our exclusive Harmony Road curriculum! How exclusive? We are currently the only licensed Harmony Road Music 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 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 in this age group to start their musical journey here.


What can you expect from a Young Musician 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, and learn solfege. These classes are designed with children in mind, so we bounce from station to station every few minutes. Young Musician is a multi-year arc culminating in a graduation ceremony.

Keyboard Prep - Beginner Piano for 9-12

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.

Wacky Wednesday

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 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

This class is designed for a student with no ukulele training. In this class, teens will learn how to play the ukulele 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. They will also learn popular riffs and songs to give them practical applications of their coursework. This is a more in-depth approach to learning how to play the ukulele with a classically trained musician. In class use of ukuleles are available, but students are encouraged to purchase their own for home practice.

Guitar 1

Do you have a rocker in your midst? The number one thing we strive to teach guitar players is how to play within the rules so we can break them! This class is designed for a student with no guitar training. In this class, teens 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. They will also learn popular riffs and songs to give them practical applications of their coursework. 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.

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