Studio Policy Update

  Monday, September 12, 2022 by Philip Burns | Uncategorized

Happy fall!  Much has gone on over the past few years, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to people and the arts.  We are thrilled to have grown our staff of brilliant teaching artists and we are very thankful for the wonderful students and their families who believe that education in music is something that should be taken seriously.

At the start of the pandemic, we made the decision to loosen our attendance and payment policies as getting through life had become so hard for so many.  As we’ve observed the changes in the world and the people who surround us, we believe that we are in a place where we can return to more structure on our studio calendars and our expectations.  As a result, we are returning to a semester system.  All students will be financially responsible for the specific number of weeks that their teacher is teaching this semester.  If you know you have an upcoming conflict, please let your teacher know and make arrangements to switch with another student.  If you can’t find another student to swap lesson times with, please let your teacher know so that they can find a time that will work.  

Make up lessons are ONLY given for emergencies, sickness, inclement weather, and if your teacher needs to cancel for any reason.    

If you have any questions or challenges, please reach out!  Above all else, we want to make lessons as helpful, enjoyable and accessible as we can.  Thank you for being with us on this journey!


Phil, Tina, Kate, Chana, Nathan and Harry


  Wednesday, September 1, 2021 by Tina Burns | Uncategorized

Dear students and families.  As we move into an uncertain fall semester, we are asking that students who have not had the covid-19 vaccine, please take their lessons online.  If you are feeling the least bit unwell, please do not come to the studio for your lesson.  Thank you!  We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we navigate new policies.           

Kate Ferber - Songwriting Masterclass

  Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Tina Burns | Music

Songwriting Masterclass with L.A.'s Kate Ferber Saturday May 1st 3:00PM (EST) 12:00 (PST) 
Burns Music Studio is excited to offer this unique opportunity to explore elements of the songwriting process and craft.
 Songwriting is part creativity, part craft. This masterclass will focus on:

- Tuning in to the muse: Ways to be receptive to, and follow new ideas 

- Selective listening: How to let your best ideas rise to the top

- Writing IS Rewriting: Get a window into Kate's simple top-to-bottom song-rewrite method

- Your unique voice: Discover your authentic voice when singing your own song

... and a lot more! 

Kate Ferber is a singer, songwriter, piano player, and a teacher of all three, based in Los Angeles and New York. Over the course of her 15-year career, she has released and performed original music, written and performed her tribute show to the late-great Laura Nyro, and toured/recorded in collaboration with or in support of Lorde, Zara Larsson, Max Frost, Shaina Taub, Grace McLean, and many others. She also starred in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern-gothic musical by John Mellencamp, Stephen King, and T Bone Burnette for three touring and regional productions. Her album, The Great Thaw is available on all platforms now!


Saxophone lessons

  Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by Tina Burns | Music

If you know of students looking for saxophone lessons, please send them our way! Nate is amazing!


  Monday, March 8, 2021 by Tina Burns | Music

Burns Music Studio teaching artist Kate Fogg will be presenting a virtual masterclass through Launchpad's Creative Ed Program! Visit their website for more information.

Studio Voice Class

  Friday, January 8, 2021 by Tina Burns | Uncategorized

Hello friends!  Beginning on Tuesday January 12th we will be offering a weekly studio voice class.  This is an opportunity for us to come together each week and share the things we have been working on and get feedback from all of the studio voice teachers.  It is a time to ask questions about things that we may be struggling with technically and musically and come together in support of one another during this time of isolation, creatively and otherwise.  I'm excited to see all of your beautiful faces!  
All best and Happy New Year!  ~ Tina