The Music Gym
We get it—you love to show off your Smoke on the Water intro on acoustic guitar. You’ve often thought you could be an actual rock legend if you ever learnt the rest of the song...but who has the time?
Enter The Music Gym—Melbourne's new adults-only music centre, designed to help you rock out and feel good, all at the same time.
For Music Gym owner and founder, Catherine Prifti, the saddest thing in the world is an adult who's 'dropped' an instrument. "They say they don’t have the time or the money to buy their own instruments, which is where we come in.”
The Music Gym is specifically designed to erase all excuses and get adults playing music again. And it's pretty easy to get started: the location is central (smack bang in the CBD), there are beginner classes if you've really lost your touch, a fun social environment, and all the instruments ready to go.
Perfect for time-pressed uni students and workers, The Music Gym offers lunchtime and afternoon guided classes in voice, guitar and piano, as well as off-peak time slots where you can practice your own instrument (without pissing off the neighbours).
This place is alllll about flexibility, offering casual passes, 10-pack class passes, or 3, 6 and 12-month memberships. The memberships don’t lock you down to anything concrete either. Each week you can have your pick on joining one of the first-time, beginner or intermediate classes in Piano, Guitar and Voice. Whatever you feel like.
Each day also has a different genre to rock out to (especially Monday and Thursday when the genre is…well, rock). Oh, and you can do this all on the MINDBODY app on your phone. Too easy.
The Music Gym kinda operates like a regular gym, only it’s focus is on mental, instead of physical wellbeing. A lot of pretty smart people have found that learning and playing an instrument does all sorts of good sh*t for your brain, including improving your memory, your reading, organisation, coordination, relieving stress and a whole bunch of other positive things. Oh, and it’s pretty fun as well.
The Music Gym encourages you to come down with a group of friends and join in together—the first half of the class is individual learning with headphones on, but you take them off in the second half to jam together. For members, this is the big benefit. "My friends go to a yoga lunchtime class, but I don’t want to have to get all sweaty and then go back to work. Now, I can go to a piano class instead," one told us.
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