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frequently asked questions...

What programs are available at Tonalta?

  • We currently teach guitar, keyboard, drums, vocals, bass guitar, songwriting, music theory, and audio basics. In addition we offer sampler lessons. In sampler lessons you'll learn some bass, guitar, keys, and drums.
  • We currently teach in a variety of settings. Most of our lessons are "private" lessons meaning you work one-on-one with an instructor. We also offer group lessons and special classes and seminars.
  • We also have bands which record music and videos and play at area venues such as festivals and concerts.

What are your current prices? *

  • There is a $25/semester student registration fee
  • Lessons: $89/month. These may be private (30 min/week) or group (40 min/week).
  • Tonalta bands (1 hr/week) $75/month

Do you offer discounts for multiple lessons?

Yes, if students take lessons on a second instrument or if multiple students from the same household take lessons, a $10 discount is given per month on each additional lesson.

What ages do you teach?

We teach from 2nd grade through adult for all instruments, but kindergarten through adult for certain instruments, such as keyboard, drums, and sampler lessons.

Do I need my own instrument at home?

While there is no formal requirement that you have an instrument at home, you must find a way to practice.  Without practice you will not succeed.  We can give you tips on finding good instruments at a reasonable price.

Do I need to bring my instrument to class?

We have drums and keyboards at Tonalta to use during lessons.  Guitar students should bring their own instruments.  We provide cables and amps during your lesson.

How long are your lessons and how often do they meet?  

Most lessons meet once per week for 30 minutes. Bands typically meet for 1 hour each week, but band times can vary. Times differ for special topics classes, seminars, camps, etc.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept monthly payments by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) only, or the full semester payment can be paid by check or cash.

How can I get more information?

For more information, you can find us on the web at www.tonalta.com, where we have teacher bios and other info. Another easy and quick way to get information and to stay up-to-date on all Tonalta activities is to “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tonalta, or follow us on Twitter. You can also reach us by phone at 409.729.8863

Where did you come up with the Tonalta name?

Ah, yes, the name question.  Click here for the answer.

How do you pronounce Tonalta?

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 *Prices/Fees subject to change.  Some months are prorated.