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Our son has been taking lessons--both ukulele and drums--with Mr. C. for about (six) years now.  We have been consistently impressed with Mr. C and his teaching ability.  With Mr. C.'s creative, fun, and patient approach, our son has not only learned how to play, but has also developed a genuine interest in music.  Mr. C.

has nurtured that interest with opportunities that go beyond our weekly lessons, including Saturday morning "band jams," recitals, and even recommendations as to how he can explore music on his own.  If you are looking for a fun and creative environment where your child can learn and explore music at his or her own pace, we would certainly recommend Mr. C.”       

         Christopher Shaw - parent, student and author of “The Fish on the Dome”


Mr.C’s Be Music Studio

Music Lessons                                                                  

    The studio has developed from years of teaching and working with thousands of students. Some students focus on one instrument right from the beginning, while others have been learning two instruments concurrently. Many younger students start by exploring the instruments they choose until they pick one to focus on.

4 lessons plus group/performance options every single month.

Teaching children and adults.

Trumpet, Ukulele, Guitar, Electric Bass are taught from beginning to advanced.

Drums, Piano, Trombone are taught for beginning students.

Meet the Instruments lessons have served as a great introduction to music in general and specific instruments for even the youngest

students. The student can explore almost any of the instruments in the studio and learn some basics of each.


Monday - Thursday 2-8pm



Band Groups 

    Each month there are groups that take place on one Saturday and all current students are invited to participate and others can sign-up. Music is best learned together !

Band Jam is a group music activity open to all younger students. We try-out instruments, create music/sounds and learn how to listen to each other.

Rock Band is a selected group of students who jam, rehearse, and perform songs.

Uke Group is for youth who know how to play the ukulele and they experience group practice and performance.

All Bands are included for regular students.




   Brian Courtney has been teaching for about 20 years. His desire is for any student to experience their own progress in playing a musical instrument which in turn helps them fulfill their own life goals. The role of a professional music teacher draws inspiration from the art of education equally with the art of musicianship. Mr.C has created and grown this music studio for over 8 years. In addition, he has years of public school teaching experience in band, general music, and much more. He has a Music Education degree from Indiana University and has held teaching licenses for music and elementary classroom, and has been a performing musician in rock, soul, and jazz bands.

    The main thing you should know about Mr.C is that he loves to share music with others and the development of each student young or old is the most important thing. Music is a way to experience the world and it is for everyone. 

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Mr.C’s Be Music Studio is a music lesson studio that gives lessons on guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, piano, drums, trumpet as well as holding groups for Ukulele Group, Band Jam, and Rock Band in Bloomington, Indiana since 2008. Mr.C has been teaching music since 1995.

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