The Lakewood Music Collective
The Lakewood Music Collective (The LMC)
After 12 years of business, growth and memories, Chris Vance sold his studio to one of his students – Christopher E. S. Parsons. On January 8th, 2018 Chris Parsons opened The Lakewood Music Collective – an institution that continues a legacy of FUN, friendly, organized and quality music lessons.
We at The LMC are proud of our heritage, place in the community and of our services. We are qualified and eager to help you with any musical education or service you are looking for. Our instructors all hold degrees in music (some at the graduate level), have a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience (with positive results), and are extremely active as performers at a professional level (locally as well as nationally).
All lessons and programs at The Lakewood Music Collective focus on technical skills, general musical knowledge/theory, programmatic and historical elements, performance, repertoire – and of course HAVING FUN WITH MUSIC! We offer lessons to anyone 5 years old and up, developing personalized lesson plans for each student as an individual. Young student lessons may include different games, puzzles, and other activities that while remaining fun and keeping the students interest, impart the musical skills needed to enjoy music throughout their lifetime. Beginners are more than welcome, as are advanced players who need to brush up on a few things.
We also offer student rock bands, jazz bands, blues bands, bluegrass bands and chamber music sessions led by seasoned coaches – providing an outlet to execute and further develop newly-acquired skills. Regular concerts and recitals are offered throughout the year at various venues, and we supply live music for all occasions with both student and instructor groups.
Our lesson studios are comfortable, spacious, soundproof, and are stocked with high quality and well-maintained equipment (pianos, drum sets, amplifiers, etc). Our retail sales are limited to the books and accessories needed for the lessons. Not only does offering these items make it convenient for our students, but limiting our retail operation eliminates the noisy and congested “music store” atmosphere associated with many music lessons. We also buy and sell used instruments on a small scale, and have top-notch on premises guitar repair as an added convenience.
The Lakewood Music Collective caters to all levels, all ages, and all styles of music and has the tools, training, and experience to have the maximum impact. So when looking for the highest quality musical instruction, The Lakewood Music Collective is the clear choice.