Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer at the Studio: The New Sweet Music Studio is finished!

The New Sweet Music Studio is finished!

Today was the last day the contractors were here.  They put in the last few pieces of siding, cleaned up and made a final inspection.

We are very pleased with the professionalism of Kashima Builders.  Toshi Kashima, owner, has been a joy to work with!  Dedicated, great at communication, and came in under budget for the total project.  He did a lot of little extra side projects while he was here, coming up with interesting solutions for challenges.  We're very pleased and can recommend him for just about any construction project without reservation!

The New Studio will be used for private and group lessons in the evenings, and for demonstrating musical instruments, supplies and accessories to customers during the day.

We ask that customers please remove their shoes when entering so as not to scuff the new flooring!

Also, since there is no waiting area, Students, please wait in your cars until the time of your lesson.  We will be mindful of the time and end promptly so as not to keep you waiting!

 The Sweet Music Studio was founded in 1986 on the premise that all people, regardless of age or ability to afford lessons should have the right to learn a musical instrument.

  • We offer stringed music lessons in both a private and group setting.  We offer three recitals a year and other playing opportunities.
  • We teach all ages, and are experts in teaching adults.  
  • We teach all styles, and are experts in the secular dance music of Europe that influenced the development of American roots music
  • We rent all of the instruments we teach.  We carry accessories and supplies too!  Please visit the Sweet Music Shop page for details

My name is Adam R. Sweet.  I live in western central MA.  I live in a town called South Hadley.  I am a musician, recording artist and composer.  I have performed all over the world and taught literally hundreds of people how to play the violin, mandolin and guitar.  I graduated with a BA in Music in 1985.  I opened the Sweet Music Studio in 1986 and have been offering private and group lessons on violin (and fiddle), mandolin and guitar since.

Lessons are taught online using Skype or G+ Hangouts, or here in the studio.  There are three recitals each year, which are not mandatory, but highly recommended.  Recitals are included in both Group and Private Lessons and do not cost extra!

I feel that all people, regardless of age or ability to afford lessons, should have the right to learn a musical instrument.  And, since the downturn of the economy in 2008, many of my friends and colleagues and I have turned to barter in exchange for lessons.  If you cannot afford lessons, arrangements can be made to barter items or services in exchange for lessons.  Never hesitate to ask!

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