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Classes

Music classes are an excellent way for children to develop core skills. At EchoKids, we believe that music lessons are about more than music. They are about nurturing creativity, confidence, and communication skills. Across all of the classes listed below, our secret sauce is our mentors. Our mentors keep all EchoKids classes fun, uplifting, educational, and empowering.
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Private Lessons

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EchoKids private lessons are one-on-one music lessons between a mentor and your child. Our original curriculum makes learning fun, includes twice-yearly recitals, and encourages students to come up with their own original music!

Private lessons are available for a wide range of instruments. Click below to learn more or sign up for a trial lesson.

Available Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Drum Set, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Voice

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Community Lessons and Pods

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We offer in-person pods for existing communities with a safe space to socially distance, and we offer online group lessons for parents and organizations that want to encourage social behavior while staying at home.

Whether you want to start group lessons with families in your neighborhood, are an organization looking to provide music activities for your member families, or you're a parent looking to join a season of group lessons, we have lots of options for everyone!

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Music Adventures

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Looking for a short term commitment to introduce your child to music and stretch their creative muscles? Our month-long music adventure series teach children the basics of music and end the month with a recorded song that you can listen to at any time.

We offer two tiers of Music Adventures. The first tier teaches the very basics of music and children learn and record the original EchoKids song of their choice. For the second tier, students build on their music knowledge and write their own song!

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What do EchoKids parents say?

See what Hugo's dad has to say about his son's experience as an EchoKids student!

The "Secret Sauce"

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One of the things that makes EchoKids truly unique is our mentor system. Rather than simply teach, our mentors encourage growth in communication skills, creativity, and confidence. We play, we sing, we perform, and we grow.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is EchoKids?

We believe music is the most important tool in a child's development. That's why we gather passionate, qualified collegiate level mentors to provide the most affordable and engaging private music lessons. More than 90% of kids who begin private music lessons quit within their first 2 years because the teacher is a much older expert, making the class boring for kids.​

So we took a Buddhist teaching, Shoshin (the beginner's mind), and related it to music lessons. Having collegiate students as mentors creates a relaxed, welcoming community for all while teaching in the most efficient way. We teach music as vegetables and have students PLAY their instrument and create incentives to complete tasks such as stickers, toys, and other simple rewards.

We strongly believe music learning is for all, and nobody should be discouraged from entering something so powerful and personal for any reason. Music creates an inclusive community, as music is the universal language.

Do you offer a free trial lesson?

Yes! It is 30 minutes and is used to find out if both the mentor and family are compatible. Sign up here for your first free lesson!

What kind of lessons do you offer?

We offer private music lessons (30 minute or 60 minute lessons) for the following instruments: Bass, Clarinet, Drum Set, Flute,Guitar, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin, and Voice. Each lesson follows a road map of what should be covered within 6 months, designed by students from the Music Education department from Berklee College of Music. In order to be certain each student grows as a musician, we provide this basic program for mentors to follow; keeping the parents, the students, and the mentors on track of what each lesson should cover.

Are there any age restrictions?

No - our focused age group is 0-18 years old, but we welcome all ages as long as the learning age is under 3 years on an instrument.
Testimonials

Happy Parents and Students!

Father of 7 year old
“Our son’s piano teacher happened to be the last person in our house right before we started social distancing, and as she left we were sad that he probably wouldn’t be able to keep learning. But the combination of FaceTime and some extra custom material she prepared has made virtual lessons surprisingly effective and fun. And since we are both always home we now get to listen in!”
Mother of 5 year old
“We can't go outside much during this difficult time so she practices more and loves the online piano lessons. We're so happy and proud of her progress!”
Mother of 5 year old
"Finding EchoKids has definitely been a stroke of luck for us, especially in these times of lockdown. It was easy to schedule, find a tutor who is great at what she does and is also extremely patient with a restless 5yr old. We highly recommend them to any parents who want their children to start on their musical journey."
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