Get to Know: GIGS
GIGS, a music school in the heart of Kensington, sets out to create fun and innovative ways to teach music to students of all levels. Aspiring young musicians have opportunities all year to perform live, join specialized group classes, and make new friends in a dynamic and enjoyable atmosphere. Owner Sean Gaiser, who grew up in the area, has come up with creative and collaborative ways to expand the traditional relationship between student and teacher.
One thing that makes GIGS truly special is its staff, which is comprised entirely of musicians, including local performers and bands. The teachers form genuine bonds with their students and aim to build their confidence and foster their musical passions. A variety of lessons are offered, including guitar, piano, drums, ukulele, singing, and more. With 30 minute weekly lessons taught at all levels, easy rescheduling, and no commitment, GIGS offers a stress-free way for kids and parents to learn about music.
GIGS is a step above the rest and also offers a virtual curriculum that includes a personalized video lesson from their teacher and a plethora of musical resources. Instructors meet with students virtually three times a week and customize future lesson plans based on the progress of the student. With a music library of over 1,000 customized educational materials and song sheets, it’s easy for students to maintain an active daily practice in conjunction with personal videos from their teachers. This unique, creative community in Kensington makes the joy of music accessible to students of all levels in original and fun ways.