Welcome

Music for Life!     Classes for All Ages. 

Welcome Summer!  Which means for us: Farmers’ Markets, tending our new lambs, pasturing sheep, growing vegetables all the while teaching music.  The Simply Music Rhapsody classes will be starting up again in the Fall.  Please contact Barbara if you are interested.  Bagpipe and Piano lessons continue all Summer.  Summer is a great time to add some music to your life.  Please check out our offerings.

Here’s a brief summary of the music lessons we offer.  

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?  New classes will be scheduled in the Fall. If you are interested, please contact Barbara.   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 PianoAn 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.

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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.

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.

Barberic Farm

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 during the Summer season, at the Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market, and from our home by appointment.

Thanks for visiting!

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