UMC is amazing! We love our UMC family. They have helped Anna through stage fright. When she started 4 years ago she couldn’t sing in front of anyone and now she performs all over the place. She learned how to play guitar, piano, sing, write her own music, and run music equipment at shows. She has been given so many opportunities to perform at a ton of events. We can’t say enough good things about UMC!
Our daughter is now in her fourth year at UMC, learning ukulele, electric and acoustic guitar, and drums. It has been an experience that will certainly shape her future. She did not just learn how to play an instrument and go on her way. The experience of publicly performing what she learned has given her poise, self-confidence and clearly a sense of achievement. Regardless of where life takes her, the UMC experience will help her prepare for whatever she wants to do with her life.
There is an extra plus in learning from two professional musicians like Mark Woerpel and Mike Arturi. They have been everywhere, seen it and done it. Both had confidence in her at times when we thought she might be tackling something too hard.
The curriculum was fantastic as it played on the students’ love of music, but also taught them about the business of music. Many had never considered the possible career opportunities with marketing, staging, sound/lights, etc. Mike did an amazing job at figuring out what each student’s gifts and talents were to benefit the group. His passion for music and teaching really comes through in everything he does.