Moms & Dads

Helping students achieve success with​ their musical instruments as well as developing quality character are paramount to Breaking Grounds in Music. We work hard to execute these components by continually developing our playing and teaching skills, and modeling a positive example of professionalism to our students. Developing the discipline of practicing on a regular basis is absolutely essential to the enhancement and development of a student. We foster and instill the importance of regular practice that will ensure progression and develop the art of self-discipline. Lastly, our highly screened and carefully selected instructors help ensure a safe, positive, and motivational ​environment for your children.

FACT: In a study of SAT college entry academic achievement results, high school music students scored fifty-seven points higher on the verbal portion of the test and forty-one points higher on the math portion ​of the test.

Here are just a few other benefits of playing a musical​ instrument:


1) Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas.

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2) Music training develops the same muscles that will assist you in cooperation, time-management, organization, and concentration/listening skills. These are all skills that any relationship management expert will tell you are necessary for navigating healthy relationships.

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3) Researchers studying the benefits of music have reported that playing a musical instrument on a regular basis can help lower stress. Studies show that playing an instrument helps in lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn lowers the stress hormone cortisol, thus making us feel relaxed.

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Music offers people a plethora of benefits: ​ The thrill of performing, elevating one's confidence, and developing perseverance that achievement comes through commitment, practice, hard work, and vision. Music brings happiness to the heart and soul of the performer, and it brings enthusiasm to moms and dads as they see progression in their children's lives.

At Breaking Grounds in Music, we are committed to executing all these components that will transcend success for your child. We respect your children and their learning needs​, working at their pace and level of comprehension. We teach the importance of discipline and teamwork in music and in life. We take the time we spend with your child very seriously, and we consider it our responsibility to ensure that each lesson contributes to their development as a successful musician, successful student, and successful human being.




"It is my pleasure to highly recommend Breaking Grounds in Music. My son has taken private conga lessons with Chris, the business owner, over the past several years. Private lessons with Chris have not only enhanced my son's comprehension of music theory and improved his skills and technique, but also given my son tremendous confidence and joy. My son enjoys working with Chris and always looks forward to his weekly lessons.

Chris is an excellent teacher, dedicated to serving the varying musical needs of all students. He has a genuine interest in the lives and passions of each student, providing a tailored curriculum for each. Chris believes in the importance of music and the appreciative use of music to enhance life.

Finally, Chris is a man of great personal integrity. I appreciate his honesty and professionalism when it comes to lesson scheduling and reasonableness of fees. He is an exceptional communicator and facilitates honest exchanges between and among student, instructor and parent."

- Georgiana T. (Review from Yelp)