Music for Life! Classes for All Ages.
Here’s a brief summary.
For the youngest Music Makers: (ages 3 months to 5 yrs with adult caregiver)
Simply Music Rhapsody Classes - Music, Singing, Dance, Instruments, & Fun! All the while you’re learning how to encourage your child’s language skills, social skills, physical coordination, musicality, and thinking skills? Saturday mornings, and a new Toddlers’ Class Friday morning if enough signup. Start music lessons & watch them grow.
For budding Pianists to have a great start: (ages 5 to 7 yrs. with caregiver)
Simply Music Play-a-Story - Beautiful pictures + Rich stories + Piano + Imagination = A wonderful introduction to playing the piano for you and your child which will develop fine motor skills, teach musical concepts, and encourage your child’s imagination and musicality using improvisation on the piano. Classes Monday – Thursday: morning, afternoon, early evening. Learning to play piano gives pleasure for a life-time
For Beginning Piano Players (ages 7 – 17 with an adult, older teens, adults and seniors) & Pianist who Wish to Play Without being tied to Printed Music all the time.
Simply Music Piano – An Australian developed piano method that has students of all ages playing a wide variety of music styles, with both hands, all over the keyboard from the very first lessons. Learning how music is put together, creating your own arrangements and songs, while laying a great foundation for music reading which is introduced after the student can play 30 – 50 songs. Classes Monday – Thursday: morning, afternoon, early evening. Start a Lifetime of Music or further Develop the Music you have.
For the “Folk Musicians”:
Highland Scottish Bagpipes, Violin/Fiddle, and Beginning Clawhammer Banjo - Learn from Eric, a Grade 2 Bagpiper with over 35 years of playing and teaching experience. Violin/fiddle was his major instrument in college, but his love of classical music, folk tunes and songs has been a lifelong pursuit. Lessons are rich in history, practical technique, and filled with fun.
Please give us a call at 413-625-8203 or fill out the Contact Form.
Start lessons for a life-time of musical enjoyment.
Welcome to Goodchild Music Studio!
“Music is a gift…Share it!”
We are, Eric and Barbara Goodchild, who have been musical farmers or farming musicians in the beautiful hills of Shelburne, MA since we were married. We offer a wide range of musical lessons on various musical instruments, as well as selling our farm’s seasonal, local products.
Barbara is a Simply Music certified and licensed teacher. She has many tools to encourage you on your musical journey. There are 3 types of classes offered that focus on the age appropriate skills needed to make, play, and understand music now, and enjoy it for a lifetime. These lessons include:
Simply Music Piano Method - an Australian playing based piano method developed by Neil Moore which has students playing the piano with both hands from the very beginning, using a wide variety of musical styles, including contemporary, classical, blues, gospel, jazz, accompaniment, composition and improvisation.
These lessons are available for children 7 to 17 years old with an accompanying parent, older teens, and adults. For more information check the Simply Music link above.
Play-a-Story - an improvisational piano method created by Lyndel Kennedy to teach young children the skills needed to begin piano lessons. These lessons are for children and their parent(s) ages 5 - 7 years old. For more information check out the Simply Music link above.
Simply Music Rhapsody - an early childhood music & movement program developed by Lynn Kleiner using the Orff philodophy that encourages the development of children’s innate musical gifts.These classes are for children and their parent(s) ages 3 months to 5 years old. For more information check the Simply Music link above.
Bagpiper for All Occasions
Eric is a professional Scottish Highland Bagpiper. He offers bagpipe lessons, and will play for your events, including: weddings, funerals, birthdays, memorials and parties. To contact Eric please call: 413-625-8203
Other musical instrument lessons:
Bagpipe lessons for ages 9 years old through adult.
Beginning Clawhammer Banjo lessons for ages 10 through adult.
Violin & Fiddle lessons for ages 9 through adult.
Where we Teach from:
We teach in Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA from our home, and Barbara’s larger classes are held at her studio nearby. Both of these are located at the intersection of Cooper Lane and Tower Road in Shelburne. Depending on the program, we offer individual lessons or our wonderful shared classes. We invite you to check out the “About” page using the link above to find out more about our fees, policies, and services.
We hope to hear from you! If you’re interested in finding out more, just fill out the contact form on the “Contact” page, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
In addition to teaching we operate a small sheep farm. We sell our frozen, mild flavored lamb meat, sheep meat pies, handspun wool yarn, jams, jellies, pickles, vegetables, and wool products at the local farmers markets in Shelburne Falls and Charlemont during the Summer season, at the Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market, and from our home by appointment.
Thanks for visiting!