Welcome to RockNfun Music!

At RockNfun Music we strive to offer the highest quality private music lessons available in the greater Washington DC area. We offer music lessons on nearly every instrument, style, and level and hire only the best music teachers. To get started learning more about RockNfun Music click on one of the common questions below and explore the rest of our site. Thanks for visiting us!

What our clients say:

Common questions & answers:

Does studying music increase IQ and grades?

A research study led by researcher E. Glenn Schellenberg, PhD and published by Journal of Educational Psychology (Vol. 98, No. 2) found that 6-year-olds given a year of voice or piano lessons saw a significantly larger increase in IQ than a control group that waited a year for musical instruction. Dr. Schellenberg (a psychology professor at the University of Toronto at Mississauga) found that IQ's continued to increase the longer children took the lessons.

The study focused on two groups: children 6 to 11 years old and college freshmen. The study involving the younger children found an increase in IQ of one-sixth of a point each month lessons continued. Six years of lessons was associated with an increase in IQ of 7.5 points, compared with children who did not have the same amount of musical instruction. The study showed the college students IQ's to increase two points over six years of playing music regularly.

Another study titled, "The Champions Of Change: The Impact of Arts On Learning" was a study funded by the President's Committee on The Arts and Humanities and The Arts Education Partnership (http://www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org/) found that "students with high levels of arts participation outperform arts-poor students by virtually every measure." Below is a table copied from this study that clearly illustrates this disparity.

Table: Grade Comparisons of High Arts vs. Low Arts Students in Grades 8 and 10
Grade 8 Academic PerformanceChildren Active in Music/ArtsChildren Not Active in Music/Arts
Earning mostly As and Bs in English79.2%64.2%
Scoring in top 2 quartiles on std. tests66.8%42.7%
Grade 10 Academic PerformanceChildren Active in Music/ArtsChildren Not Active in Music/Arts
Scoring in top 2 quartiles, Grade 1072.5%45.0%
Scoring in top 2 quartiles in Reading70.9%40.1%
Scoring in top 2 quartiles in History, Citizenship, Geography70.9%46.3%
What Makes RockNfun Music the Best?
  • Our teachers love what they do and they work hard to make your lessons enjoyable.
  • We place an emphasis on matching the correct teacher with the correct student. This is accomplished by meeting each and every potential student. This practice provides us with the ability to guarantee that you will like your teacher. If not, we will find you someone else.
  • We check on the progress of the students regularly and provide on going training and support to our teachers.
  • Our online practice library accelerates the students learning with the use of music learning games available 24/7 from your home computer. Students learn note reading, how to play by ear, music theory, and songs in a fraction of the time. The library benefits:
    • The games provide the teacher with a feedback area so we know-down to the specific note-what you are having trouble with.
    • No need to go to the music store to get your books or sheet music. All of it is online in our virtual library!
  • We offer an in home rock program and an upcoming specialized young children's program.
  • Email the librarian if you have questions between lessons at librarian@rocknfunmusic.com
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What Instruments Do You Teach? What Kind of Lessons Are Available?

Lesson Types

We teach every style of music lesson from classical to jazz and rock on virtually every instrument. We offer in-home and in-studio music lessons for private or group instruction. Our conservatory trained teachers will follow a cirriculum based lesson program tailored to your student's musical needs and desires. We assign your child's lesson time based on the day and time that fits your schedule the best.

Lesson Style

We don't rely solely on memorization for learning. Our free online computer practice library provides students with fun, interactive learning of note reading, music theory, and other skills. We encourage our teachers to teach music using songs that your student enjoys so the music lessons are educational and fun.

Materials

We can provide all needed materials for music instruction including instruments, books, and sheet music so you don't have to find them in a store. We already know the best places to look, so we'll do the looking for you!

What Kind of Teachers do you Hire?

Our Teachers

We assign a teacher by matching his or her instrument & style expertise to the needs and desires of the student. We pre-screen each of our instructors for their education and criminal background to insure that your child gets the highest quality of teacher available. We also only hire teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching music and working with kids. We require our teachers to follow a curriculum that encourages musical education through learning songs the student enjoys and to promote a fun and meaningful music education.

Meet our teachers
What Areas Does RockNfun Service?

Areas of Service

Virginia
Alexandria VA
Annandale VA
Arlington VA
Burke VA
Centreville VA
Chantilly VA
Clifton VA
Dunn Loring VA
Fairfax VA
Fairfax Station VA
Falls Church VA
Great Falls VA
Herndon VA
McLean VA
Oak Hill VA
Oakton VA
Reston VA
Springfield VA
Sterling VA
Vienna VA
Woodbridge VA
Merrifield VA
Ashburn VA
Leesburg VA
South Riding VA
Lorton VA
Mount Vernon VA
Dumfries VA
Wolf Trap VA
Tyson (McLean) VA
Maryland
Baltimore MD
Bethesda MD
Brookeville MD
Brookville MD
Chevy Chase MD
Clifton MD
Darnestown MD
Gaithersburg MD
Germantown MD
Kensington MD
Laytonsville MD
Potomac MD
North Potomac MD
Olney MD
Laurel MD
Rockville MD
Silver Spring MD
Lansdowne MD
Columbia MD
DC
Washington DC
Capitol Hill DC
NW DC
SW DC
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