Laurel Park Music Academy

Laurel Park Music Academy

5.0 (6)
2 employees
1 years in business

About this pro

The Laurel Park Music Academy was founded by Lenny Sparks to bring the highest levels of teaching and coaching together with people who are enthusiastic about learning to play music.

We enjoy working with students of all ages and skill levels.

We make sure each lesson is both fun and enriching. Our students feel comfortable and confident about learning to play music.

Our lessons have many great benefits including better grades, higher self-esteem, growing confidence, better social skills, and more.

We provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances.

We use a song based teaching system so our students are learning to play their favorite songs while they get the academic benefits of music.

I really enjoy teaching and 1-on-1 coaching.  It is a great privilege to bring music into people's lives. 

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Sarasota, FL 34236
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Will Feldberg

    Such a comfortable way of learning to play guitar. It has never been complicated or boring. Always having fun and getting better.

  • Ginny Florence

    We successfully ditched our x-box and started our son on guitar. Best decision ever!

  • Guitar James

    Totally legit guitar program!

  • Beach Mommy

    Professional, caring, and both kids love it! My 12 year old plays his favorite songs on guitar and is starting to sing now too!


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We make sure each lesson is both fun and enriching. Our students feel comfortable and confident about learning to play music.

We provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances.

We use a song based teaching system so our students are learning to play their favorite songs while they get the academic benefits of music.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Lenny Sparks is a 3rd generation musician and a career educator.  He dedicated 12 years to the House of Blues working as a Training Manager in Myrtle Beach, Boston, and Las Vegas.  He went on to develop customized training programs for multi-million dollar companies in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and Dubai.

Lenny has evaluated and coached thousands of people 1-on-1 to achieve their performance goals.  He was notably recognized as UNLV’s Mentor of the Year in 2007 for his innovative work with university students in Las Vegas.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Our lesson packages range from $240 to $580 monthly


How did you get started teaching?

I dedicated 12 years to the House of Blues working as a Training Manager which included classroom teaching, 1-on-1 coaching, mentoring, and curriculum design.  I participated in the International House of Blues Foundation's art and music programs for kids which allowed me to teach alongside world-class musicians and visual artists on a weekly basis for 12 years. 


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and skill levels are welcome.  


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I enjoy live concerts, open-mic nights, and blues clubs. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

The best teacher is one who will use proven methods in personalized and innovative ways.  Don't settle for any teacher that is boring or snobby.  If it's not fun and inspiring then it's not good enough for you.  


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are my music goals?

How much time can I devote to practice?

What music do I dream to play on my guitar?


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