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Our store has been serving the needs of the Alton and the surrounding area for a very long time. The business was originally established as the F.W. Davis Piano Co. back in 1895. Its current name was derived when Clem and Ann Halpin purchased the former Gould Music in the spring of 1961.
Halpin Music has been under the ownership of Mark Landon and Brock Hermens since 1995, who strive to continue the long tradition of combining name brand products and the highest level of customer service possible, along with one of the easiest, most option oriented instrument rental programs available in the area.
We offer so much more than band rental and orchestra lease programs and service, such as a full range of musical instruments, accessories, sheet music, lessons, repairs and educational programs to compliment our 50-plus years of experience in the music business.
Halpin Music’s focus on the needs of music educators and their students has developed through the years, resulting in an unsurpassed level of service to the school music programs in parts of 9 counties in the Southwestern Illinois region.
General Information KidzRock is a "rock band" program that offers a unique musical experience for young children between the ages of 4 and 7. Children are taught how to play an instrument in the setting of a real band. The band members rotate on drums, electric guitar, and keyboard using color coded standard music notation while playing on modified instruments for smaller sized hands. There will be a FREE trial class held for interested students, followed by an enrollment period prior to the first "band" rehearsal. Students may enroll for subsequent "terms" as long as the the student is 4-7 years of age at the time of enrollment. All instruments for the class are provided by Halpin Music.
Rehearsal/Concert Information Eight weekly band rehearsals are conducted here at Halpin Music. Following the rehearsal in week eight, there will be a scheduled performance date where each band will get to perform and sing for an audience.
Tuition Cost for the eight week KidzRock program (including performance) is $155 and must be paid to secure the student's spot in the band. A 10% discount is available for siblings. Students who refer a friend may receive a 10% discount for future enrollment.
What your child will learn in Kidzrock
The basic mechanics of guitar, drums and keyboards
How to read and play notes on the treble and percussion clef
Singing on pitch
How to play in a rock band
How to rock out!
General Monthly Lesson Information
Student gets a 30 minute one-on-one lesson with the instructor each week. Lesson tuition is $68 per calendar month.
Tuition is due the first lesson of every month. Student remains on the monthly schedule until Halpin Music Company is notified otherwise
Lesson credit is not issued for missed lessons. Missed lessons may be made up upon arrangement with the instructor. If the student must be absent, the courtesy of a phone call is requested. If no phone call is received, the lesson may not be made up. If the instructor is forced to cancel in a four week month, we will issue a lesson credit that will be deducted from the following month's tuition. However, if an instructor cancels in a five week month, no lesson credit will be issued.
If the student will be absent for two consecutive weeks or more (vacations, etc.) and notifies Halpin Music Company in advance, a month's "leave of absence" may be scheduled where no tuition will be due. Failure to pay the monthly tuition by the third week of any month will result in forfeiture of lessons and loss of your lesson slot.
Cancellations due to inclement weather (at the discretion of Halpin Music Co.) may be credited to the following month's tuition. The same policy is in effect for weather cancellations as with teacher cancellations.