sfk music academy
In addition to our first rate dance program, our music academy offers a wide range of music options for children ages 5 and up.
Private lessons give the student the opportunity to learn at their own pace so they don’t miss key points. This also means that the teacher does not have to teach a class at a middle-of–the-road level, but has the time and focus to work on the individual student’s strengths and weaknesses. For that lesson period, the student is the primary focus of the teacher. For that reason, we recommend no more than 30 minute private lessons, to keep our students engaged, and excited to learn.
7 Years & Up
*Ages 5 -6 would do a VOICE + PIANO combo lesson
We offer instruction in various styles from rock to classical, jazz and pop. Students will learn proper breathing technique, how to increase their range, music theory, proper pitch, ear training, how to project, and stage presence. Equally as important is building up their self-confidence, to make them strong performers and individuals. Class time can also be used to prepare for upcoming auditions to a play, show or to prepare for a performance. 30 min, $160/mo
*Due to the physical nature of voice lessons (proper breathing techniques, development of the vocal chords and lung capacity), 7 years old is recommended as the youngest age for private vocal lessons.
But we can do 1/2 voice, 1/2 piano lesson for ages 5 - 7yrs.
5 Years & Up
Piano is often regarded as the mother of all modern instruments. On piano, students can immediately learn note reading and apply the music theory concepts learned from their Music FunTime class! Our curriculum empowers students to play a variety of fun musical pieces right from the start. Piano is recommended for students 5 and up, as it is an easier instrument for younger students to get started on. Knowledge of piano provides an excellent foundation for students to pick up other instruments later on!
30 min, $160/mo
8 Years & Up
Ever wanted to learn your favorite pop or rock songs? In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of guitar, including an introduction to reading music and tablature. Students will also learn musical terminology and will be playing their favorite songs in no time! Ages 9 and up will learn more about the guitar’s role in music, and how they can use it to express themselves. They will also expand upon their repertoire and tackle more challenging techniques. 30 min, $160/mo
BEAT MAKING (MUSIC COMPOSITION)
8 Years & Up
Taught by the Grammy-nominated Mariana Sampaio, this 30 minute private lesson, students will learn how to utilize music recording software to create, layer, and record beats and instrumentals. This will include creating beats of their own, and analyzing the beat making process of their favorite songs! Ages 8 and up. Adults welcome!
Spots are very limited! SATURDAYS ONLY!
**Please specify Piano, Voice, OR Guitar (or combo for ages 5-6years in 'notes'**
private lesson policies
THANK YOU for studying music with us! Our teachers reserve time on their schedules, plan lessons, and invest in the long-term development of each student. To provide regular, quality lessons we ask that the following policies are observed. We want every student to receive every lesson. We love hearing our students become better musicians and we want you and your students to enjoy making music as much as we do.
Tuition is billed automatically every month to the card you have on file and includes one lesson per week. This will secure a recurring weekly time on your teacher’s schedule. Most months will have 4 lessons. Some will have 5 and some will have 3 (during the holidays). This does not affect the monthly rate.
Tuition is not adjusted for missed or canceled lessons.
We believe consistency is the most important thing to learning a instrument and indeed ensures continued progress. If you have to miss a lesson, your teacher will create a complete online makeup just for you! This will entail a review of last weeks lesson as well as new concepts to work on for the week ahead. All this will be done digitally. A link to your makeup will be emailed to you as a reminder."
In the occasional event of a teacher absence, we will do our best to make the appropriate accommodations or prorate accordingly.
Lessons cannot be discontinued in the middle of a billing cycle.
To suspend or discontinue lessons and payments, the front desk (not your teacher) needs to be notified prior to the 14th of the month for the month to follow.
30 minutes per week = $160 / month
TRY A CLASS
Would you like to try a class before you register?
Register online for the class you would like to trial, on the registration form, type the word "MUSICTRIAL" in the discount code box. You will NOT be charged full tuition but you will receive an automated email with the full tuition prices posted. The private music lesson trial fee of is $45, and will go towards registration for the month upon enrollment.
If you don’t see a class day/time that works for you, please leave a suggestion HERE.
Our schedule will be added to and modified as registration grows!