School of Groove Private lessons in Somerville, MA

Rated Good
Rated Good from 3 reviews
School of Groove exudes a fun, family friendly environment. Music is always playing here. All students and family members are greeted when they enter and exit, and are known by name. Loud and obnoxious conversations are discouraged, however parents and families are asked regularly about their latest news. Conversation between faculty members is kept friendly, but to a minimum so we can concentrate on teaching you.

School of Groove employs an eclectic array of instructors so that we can provide you with the broadest musical experience possible. Students study all styles of music from rock, jazz, classical, r&b, world and more for musicians of all skill levels. If you are a kid picking an instrument up for the first time or an adult who wants to get back playing in a band, or an experienced professional, School of Groove provides you with the tools you will need and the opportunities to showcase your skills.
Lessons Offered
  • Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Music Theory
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Songwriting
  • Strings
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds
Rates
$150/Month 30min Weekly (4 Lessons)
$260/Month 60min Weekly (4 Lessons)
Payment Options
Cash, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, PayPal
Business Details
  • Established in 2007 (12 years in the business)
Contact Information
Website
Contact Person Christopher Dzengelewski
City Somerville, MA
Zip Code 02143
Address 111 South St
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Products and Services
$150/month or $260/month
We teach to students of all ages and experience levels. Though there are challenges in creating ensembles and programs with such a diverse student body, we pride ourselves on the tact we are able to maintain in making those decisions. We provide free practice space to all of our students, who participate in a rigorous, yet collaborative musical environment.
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Key People
Christopher Vuk
Christopher Vuk
Director, (857) 259-6888
Chris received his B.M. Summa Cum Laude on scholarship from Berklee College of Music. He is also an alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa and Longy School of Music. Described by the Boston Ballet as an "Electrifying violinist," Christopher made his New York debut at Weil Recital, Carnegie Hall, and has performed with distinguished artists such as Gloria Estefan, Bill Cosby, and Jennifer Holliday as well as a special appearance with Sesame Street. "Vuk explore[s] different ways of sparking musical interest," says Boston Globe, in doing so, he has played for varied audiences including Queen Rainia of Jordan, Queen Noor, Mitt Romney, and First Lady, Laura Bush. Christopher is a member of the Red Bull Artsehcro, which performed the world premiere of Raul Yanez's "Concerto for Turntable" in Issac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall.

He has toured with internationally acclaimed recording artist/composer Tim Janis, and EMI recording artists Giorgia Fumanti and Ryland Angel, and is also a founding member of the International Musician's Assembly and the Roads to You Tour in collaboration with concert pianist, Zade Dirani Christopher is the founder/music director of the Boston String Quartet, a contemporary classical ensemble. Christopher has collaborated on several albums for former Scorpions member Robin McAuley, Jamey Haddad, Dave Fiuczynski, Noel, Nelson Navaratte, Jean Hilbert, the Boston String Quartet, and his own solo album. Christopher currently records with MMC Recordings. He is the recipient of the Certificate of Congressional Commendation.
Reviews and Testimonials
Rated Good (4.33 of 5) from 3 reviews
  Testimonial by Q. Z.
The Vuk School of Groove is a true gem in our city, teaching music to all who want to learn, and doing so in the most generous and welcoming way possible
  I'm a total fan of School of Groove.
by Megan S. from Jamaica Plain, MA
Feb 16, 2012
The vibe here is laid-back and professional. I know other adults must take classes here, but I never saw them. In any case, my instructor was patient with me, helpful, and totally put up with my wanting to learn Norah Jones songs. Perhaps even a bit more structure would have been nice, but in any case I got pretty good at playing some blues.
  Friendly staff, talented teachers
by Nadia A. from Brookline, MA
Mar 31, 2011
I was taking cello lessons at the School of Groove for a number of months. The people working the desk were always helpful and the instructor I was assigned to, Vanessa, was incredibly patient, competent and talented. I was very thankful that they were flexible with the lesson schedule and responded promptly to questions I had about payment and pricing.
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  • Christopher Dzengelewski - Drum Instructor
    Christopher Dzengelewski - Drum Instructor
    Take Drum Lessons with School of Groove Drum Instructor, Christopher Dzengelewski! http://schoolofgroove.com/instructors/ch ristopher-dzengelewski/
  • Yaman Akdoan - Bass Instructor
    Yaman Akdoan - Bass Instructor
    Take Bass Lessons with School of Groove Bass Instructor, Yaman Akdoan! http://schoolofgroove.com/instructors/ya man-akdogan/
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