Q: Are you open during the summer?
A: Yes! IPA is still offering lessons throughout the summer and we strongly encourage that students continue their lessons outside of just the normal school year. Typically, our students see the most growth in the summer.
Q: Are you closed for major holidays?
A: IPA is closed for 5 weeks out of the year. The weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, and the 4th of July.
Q: Do we need a drum or a drum set to start taking lessons?
A: Absolutely not! A drum pad and a pair of sticks work perfectly when first starting out. We do recommend that a drum or drum set are purchased eventually in order to give students the best practice opportunities.
Q: Do you need any prior musical experience to take lessons?
A: No experience required! We are able to teach from the very beginning stages in order to help someone learn to play.
Q: I just want to learn to play the drum set, is that an option?
A: Yes! We cater our lessons to a students interests and needs. We have multiple students who focus primarily on drum set in their lessons.
Q: My goal is to march in a drum and bugle corps, can you help me?
A: Absolutely! Our instructor, Vincent, spent significant time marching drum corps and excited to help others achieve that goal as well!
Q: How old do you have to be to take lessons?
A: In our opinion, age is just a number. We are happy to offer lessons to students as young as six years. We believe that playing music should be available for people of all ages.
Q: Where are lessons located?
A: We are pleased to offer two locations for lessons: Meridian, ID near downtown and Caldwell, ID at the College of Idaho.
Q: I live far away from any of the lesson locations, what are my options?
A: Virtual lessons are still being offered for those unable to commute. We are able to offer extremely effective virtual lessons in order to accommodate students all over the state of Idaho.
Q: I don't live in Idaho, can I still take lessons?
A: Yes! We have students in Oregon, Washington, and California as well. We are happy to offer lessons to anyone regardless of where you are located.