About Our Studio

Three Decades of Music and Art Education expertise for your family

Let’s Play Music & Make Art, LLC is a locally owned, family-run studio founded in 1993 by Jay and Jeanne Latulippe. Their daughter, Anna Latulippe, joined the team as General Manager several years ago.  Our mission is to enrich lives through arts education, and to support students’ creative and expressive growth through our vibrant studio community.

 

Our program prioritizes a cohesive educational experience for people of all ages and levels. In addition to dynamic group offerings, we provide private instruction on all instruments and voice as well as visual art classes. Each of our educators is exceptional at what they do: making learning fun while delivering the highest quality learning experience!

Services We Offer

  • Private Lessons on All Instruments & Voice
  • Group Lessons (Piano, Guitar, Drums, Rock Bands, Choral Groups)
  • Early Childhood Music Classes
  • Art Classes (Derry Location) 
  • Instrument Rentals & Sales
  • Summer Camps
  • Audition Prep & Practice Coaching
  • Book Sales
  • Workshops for Local Schools, Libraries, Homeschool Groups and more

Derry Studio

P: (603)425-7575

145 Hampstead Rd 1st Floor Suite 26

Derry, NH, 03038

Manchester Studio

P: (603)218-3089

2626 Brown Ave, Unit A2

Manchester, NH, 03103

Hudson Studio

P: (603)882-8940

136 Lowell Rd

Hudson, NH, 03051

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition is based on a 4 week month and is billed monthly. All programs are open enrollment and can be joined at any time during the month. 

Weekly Private Lessons

  • 30 Min Private Lesson Tuition | $140 per month
  • 60 Min Private Lesson Tuition | $260 per month
  • 90 Min Private Lesson Tuition | $380 per month
  • 120 Min Private Lesson Tuition | $499 per month

Weekly Group Lessons

  • 1 Hour Instrument Lab | $140 per month
  • Kindermusik & Music Rhapsody Classes | $99 per month
  • Kidzrock Classes | $99 per month
  • Art Classes | $99 per month

Additional  Services

  • Instrument Rentals | $25 per month
  • Rock Bands & Choral Groups | $40 per month
  • Trial Private Lesson | $35
  • Trial Group Class | $24.75

Enrollment is simple and easy! All of our lessons and classes are open enrollment, which means you can join at any time as long as there is an available spot. 

We offer lessons and classes all year round and have availability Monday – Saturday. We understand that life is busy… That’s why our office works with you to try and find the best possible time and day for you.

 

To enroll, simply give us a call at (603)425-7575 or fill out or Enrollment Request Form

Private lessons generally start at age 6.

For children under the age of 6, we would suggest starting out with our group Kidzrock classes, which focus on learning basic music concepts and fundamentals as well as keyboard, guitar, drums, and singing! 

We teach all students more than just simply how to “play” their instrument. We provide all students (beginner – advanced) with a well-rounded music education while fostering creative expression and music appreciation. Lessons incorporate music theory, technique building, ear training, and overall musical understanding. All students are encouraged to participate in our additional programming (theory classes, recitals, ensembles, & more), created to enhance students’ musical growth.

 

Students also get the opportunity to play and perform songs and styles of their choosing right from the start! From Disney classics, to pop, to rock, we will make sure you’re working on pieces that interest you! 

No instrument? No problem! We have instrument rentals starting at $25 per month. Most rentals are month to month, so if you decide to buy your own instrument, or switch to a new instrument, you can always return your rental at any time. To learn more about which instruments we rent, visit our Instrument Rentals and Sales page.

Let’s Play Music & Make Art requires 24 hours notice to reschedule private lessons. If you are sick or unable to come into the studio, we can make your lesson virtual that day! 

Learning to sing or play an instrument is a lot of fun, but it’s also a discipline. This means that as your child learns new concepts and develops their inherent abilities, a commitment is necessary to progress. If you’ve been with Let’s Play Music a while, you’ve no doubt heard your teacher say that investing 15 to 20 minutes a day, 5 or 6 days a week is better than hour of sporadic practice. This is because long term memory and skill development advance with consistent effort. Remember all that information in school you crammed before a test? I didn’t think so! Once the novelty of taking music lessons wanes a bit, it’s pretty natural for students to resist practice time. This is because it requires them to focus, and let’s face it: it’s work! Here are some tips we’ve found effective over the years with our own children and students:

TIP #1

Practice space should be located where family activity occurs. It helps if you’re within ear- shot of your child as she practices only to give encouragement, but also because this prevents the child from feeling isolated. If your piano is in the basement, consider this a good time to fold that basket of laundry while she does her scales.

TIP #2

Make a routine out of practice time. Families who are most successful with practicing are those who choose a practice time and stick with it. Many parents find that 15 or 20 minutes before their child gets on the bus works great, others like the after dinner time. We have found this to be true also. If we’re all over the place with enforcing practice, we’re likely to encounter a lot of resistance.

TIP #3

Lastly, have fun with music! Make a game out of it. Little ones like to play teacher and have their parents learn under their direction. This can really fuel interest. Hold regular family concerts; invite grandparents and other extended family or friends over for an evening of music with your child as the featured act. Serve some refreshments and enjoy! Their music shouldn’t exist in a vacuum; it should expand beyond the weekly lesson and the practice regimen. The more opportunity for genuine appreciation students have, the more successful they’ll be on their journey.

  1. Place the focus on a fun, encouraging and positive experience with your music lessons.
  2.  Make music with others! Group programming brings a fun and social aspect to lessons and greatly enhances skill level.
  3. Play styles and genres that interest you. Learning material that you are not passionate about can be boring and discouraging. Be sure to communicate your preferences to your instructor.
  4. Set goals. Having a goal to work towards, such as, performing in a recital, learning a catchy riff, or participating in a competition greatly increases playing level.
  5. Work with your instructor for tips on how to make practicing fun and productive.

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