Music institute missing letters, not customers

Deana Smith

There may be missing letters from the building of the Live Music Institute, but they are no means closed for business.

The inside of the center still has its live stage and is decorated with concert flyers both new and old. The sign outside will tell you they still offer solo and/or group lessons given by local Topeka musicians.

But since the Washburn Review’s last article, the Institute has had three shows on the live stage and several clinics-local and touring-where participants can listen and ask questions. The magazine Seveneightfive also has an office within the institute.

“We have lots of things going on at the Live Music Institute,” said Tom Bronson, an associate of the establishment. “Right now we have lessons, clinics, and have even had two Dan Falley Tributes that went very well. As for the future, we are two to three weeks away from finishing our recording studio and are basically just testing the equipment.”

The Academy of Rock is designed to help a band as a whole and will offer the opportunity to play in a band weekly among many other valuable learning experiences. For more information: Live Music Institute is located on 17th street and can be contacted at (785) 408-5111.

“Our target date for finishing all our working projects, like the recording studio and instrument/music store, is March 3,” said David Schaffer, founder of the institute. “After this we will be starting our ‘Academy of Rock.'”