ABOUT US

Mission and FAQ’s

It is the mission of Beats & Tunes School of Music to provide quality education in music to children and adults of Central Florida, in an environment that promotes achievement and creativity offering to all who attend, regardless of artistic ability, the opportunity to carry out their own personal evolution and dreams, enriching the quality of their lives.

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Under the direction of Dr. Maria F. Farinha, Beats & Tunes provides opportunities for kids and adults to learn any kind of music style: Classical, Rock, Jazz, Country, Vocal, and Musical Theater,  but also provides the students with fantastic lessons in problem solving, team building, and the rewards of hard work while building their self esteem and confidence.

It is proved that access and exposure to the arts is an integral part of a thriving cultural community and a well-rounded education. Therefore, we prepare the music student for the world because we offer an environment that constantly challenges their creative abilities.

Beats & Tunes understands that you want your kid to be passionate about something, and we can help you with that. Here your child will discover a talent you didn’t know he/she had.

Throughout our teaching methods the students develop both their confidence and musicianship not just taking lessons to learn notes, chords, technique and music theory, but learning songs, instrumental pieces, playing with other musicians in ensembles and Bands, and getting out to perform on stages.

Instruction here is delivered by highly qualified and experienced teachers in piano, voice, guitar (acoustic and electric), bass, drums, ukulele, violin, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. Beats and Tunes is dedicated to providing comprehensive instruction, facilities and other resources to support and inspire artistic accomplishment.

Doctor Maria F Farinha (PhD in Music) 

FAQ’s:

1.WHAT STYLES AND GENRES OF MUSIC DOES BEATS AND TUNES TEACH?

We teach all genres from classical, rock, pop and jazz to country, Pop, R & B, Latin, Brazilian Jazz, and blues.

2. DO YOU OFFER LESSONS TO  CHILDREN AND ADULTS TOO?

Yes, we teach students from ages five to adults. Our teachers are able to meet the music educational needs of students of all ages and levels of proficiency.

3. DOES BEATS AND TUNES PROVIDE INSTRUMENTS?

Beats and Tunes is furnished with upright pianos, amplifiers (for guitar and bass) , P.As and monitors, and drums sets. These are the only instruments that a student does not need to bring to their weekly lessons. All students are required to purchase or rent a beginner instrument to practice on at home.

4. WHAT IS “THE BAND PROGRAM”?

Beats and Tunes hosts rock, jazz, Blues, and country bands that will meet weekly (After November).  These are designed for students to play songs they enjoy together and have fun!  Beginners will start taking private lessons before joining a band to learn the basics, and to become comfortable playing with other students. 

5. HOW LONG IS THE DURATION OF EACH LESSON?

Go to “Programs” then “Private Lessons”

6. WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DOES BEATS AND TUNES ACCEPT?

We accepts cash and Credit Cards (Amex, Visa, Mastercard, & Discover) & Debit Cards (with Visa or Mastercard logo) for monthly reoccurring payments.

7. WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR LESSONS?

Upon registering, you will be billed for the registration fee ($18.00) and for the number of our minimum required lessons, “Four” ($40.00 each lesson, a Total of  $160.00).  To renew your next month lessons, please reserve your time and date at the last lesson of the previous month, otherwise we can’t guarantee the same teacher, day, and time.

8. DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT OR LONG-TERM AGREEMENT?

Beats and Tunes does not require semester or year minimums for lessons. But if you want to save money we do have discounts for yearly payments and for 6 months as well.

9. CAN I GET STARTED IMMEDIATELY?

Stop by  during normal teaching hours (Monday-Thursday 1:00 p.m. -9 p.m. on Fridays 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm and  Saturdays 11:00 am-3pm) and speak with Erica to determine when, where, and from which instructor you would like to begin learning! Call us now at 407 636-9855

10. HOW MUCH DO THE LESSONS COST?

  • 45 Minutes Weekly Lessons: $160 per month (40.00 per lesson)
  • 60 Minutes Weekly Lessons: $220 per month (55.00 per lesson)
  • Band Program 90 minutes weekly:  $140 per month (35.00 per lesson)
  • $18 Registration Fee
  • Tuition based on Four Lessons minimum requirement.

 

11. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS DURING MY NORMAL LESSON TIME, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Beats and Tunes has an official make-up policy. They are limited to one class per month. With that said, if you will miss your lesson and have the ability to call the school ahead of time (ASAP), no later than 8:00 pm on the day prior to the lessons, make-up lessons will be provided according to schedule availability. Absolutely no make-ups will be given for no call, no shows. Our instructors are highly trained and we respect their time and dedication to you/your child. Please offer your consideration when planned absences or emergencies arise. Missed lessons must be made up within the month of cancellation.

 

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