Lessons at Music & Families

Music & Families’ Teaching Studio is made up of high‐quality teachers that are passionate about music and about teaching. All our teachers have years of experience playing, performing and teaching their instruments.

We have a family‐friendly atmosphere for students to come and learn. Families appreciate being able tobring several children in for lessons at the same place and time. We have a $5 discount for each additional family member that signs up for lessons. All of our teachers are willing to teach an entire family at a time, as well. This usually requires an hour‐long lesson, and costs are adjusted accordingly.

Recitals are given by the individual teachers, as well as store‐wide recitals four times a year, in our recital room.

Lessons at Music & Families are for a half‐hour private lesson one time a week, unless otherwise specified (or requested). We occasionally hold classes in ukulele, guitar, music theory and more. Stay tuned to this page or our Facebook page for more information as these come up.

Guitar – Acoustic & Electric$70/monthTom
Bass Guitar$60/monthTom
Mandolin$60/monthTom
Ukulele$60/monthTom
Banjo$60/monthTom
Drums ‐ Beginning$60/monthTom
Voice – Family & Private$105/month (hour‐long),Paul
$80/month (half‐hour long)Paul
Piano$60/monthLori, Larene
Violin$60/monthMcKenzie, Larene
Fiddle$60/monthLarene
Cello$60/monthLiz
Trumpet$60/monthDave
Trombone$60/monthDave
Other Low Brass$60/monthDave
Music Theory$60/monthLarene (piano), Tom (guitar)
Music Composition$60/monthTom (guitar), Larene (piano)

We also have other teachers that teach at the store that are not officially part of our studio. Feel free to contact them to find out their schedule and rates.
Andrea Gregersen ‐ Let’s Play Music for children ages 4‐6 ‐ 208.680.5110
Rebecca Battle – Classical Guitar, Flute, Piano – 208.757.3768

Please click here to download our student application and email it to larene@musicfamilies.com or bring it in to our location.

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McKenzie Hudson

McKenzie Hudson is a graduate from Brigham Young University of Idaho with a minor in music and two clusters in child development and horticulture.  She has loved music ever since she was young and picked up the violin for the first time in the Snake River Strings Program and her love of music grew and […]

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Lori Wach

Lori Wach has trained in music since she was a little girl,  she grew up in a family of 5 brothers and 2 sisters.  Her mom was, and is the foundation and the biggest influence on her love of music today.  As a family, her mom trained each one of her brothers and sisters to […]

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Tom Daley

Tom Daley’s musical background started when he was just a toddler. Born and raised in the Blackfoot area, he listened every night as a child to his father singing and playing his guitar. He also loved to listen to his grandmother play her violin. At the age of 9 he began to play the violin […]

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Paul Harms

Operatic tenor, Paul Harms holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting from California State University at Fullerton. A professional with both artistry and flair, he has performed in over twenty-­five productions with Los Angeles Opera and was the Principle Tenor for the Gilbert & Sullivan specialist company, Opera a la Carte with over three […]

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Merle Elizabeth (Liz) Alvey

BA ­ Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas MA ­ University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi Further Graduate Studies ­ Brigham Young University East Carolina University Ohio State University Mission ­ Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Canadian Mission, Headquarters Toronto, Canada Years in the US Army enlisted and later as an officer. Retired Cumberland […]

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Larene Frei

Larene Frei has been playing the piano for 27 years.When she was a child she saw her great-grandfather’s violin sitting around, and became very interested in learning to play. Two years after she started piano she started taking violin lessons with her father and has played for 25 years since. Music was a huge part […]

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Dave “The Rock of Gibraltar” Matlock

The most significant event that brought me into the world of music began when I was ten years old, the first time I picked up a trombone. Since then I have developed a fond knowledge and appreciation for brass instrumentation, most specifically to the bass trombone. My dedication to studying the instrument and its role […]

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