Due to COVID-19 our offices have migrated to tele-work. For questions, please email the Academy at academy@gmu.edu. All private lessons and some classes are now online. Unfortunately, some classes have been canceled. Please check your email for details and updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well everyone!

Music Classes

 

MUSIC CLASSES
AGES 3  – ADULT

Fall 2020 Information Will Be Updated in July!

 

Learn how to sing, play piano, guitar and more—and explore composition and music theory—in these fun and enriching music classes! All of our faculty members are highly dedicated and experienced musicians who strive to provide the highest level of instruction while creating a supportive relationship with our students.

Should I select group classes or private lessons?

We recommend beginners to start with specific music classes when possible, then progressing to private music lessons. Advanced classes are available for supplemental ensemble learning experiences. For voice lessons, most teachers recommend starting when a student’s voice is fully developed after puberty. However, younger students can start with voice classes as early as age 5 to learn the basics of strong vocal technique with proper breathing, vocal exercises and basic musicianship in a fun, engaging environment. Private Lessons offer individual instruction geared specifically to each student’s needs and goals.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD  |  GUITAR & UKULELE  |  PIANO  |  VIOLIN & CELLO  |  VOICE  |  PERCUSSION  |  SONGWRITING & THEORY

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD


 

Music Discoveries
Ages 3-5
Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
Feb. 25–May 5, 2020
Registration closed.

 

Piano Beginnings Level 1
Ages 6-9
Wednesdays, 5 p.m.
Feb. 19–Jun. 3, 2020
Registration closed.

 

Violin Beginnings Level 1
Ages 4-7
Mondays, 5:15 p.m.
Feb. 10–Jun. 1, 2020
Registration closed.

 

 

 

GUITAR & UKULELE


 

Adult Guitar Class Level 1
Ages 18+
Mondays, 6 p.m.
Feb. 17–May 11, 2020
Registration closed.

Adult Guitar Class Level 2
Ages 18+
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Feb. 17–May 11, 2020
Registration closed.

 

Beginning Ukulele for Adults
Ages 18+
Mondays, 8 p.m.
Feb. 17–May 11, 2020
Registration closed.

 

 

 

PIANO


 

Piano Beginnings Level 1
Ages 6-9
Wednesdays, 5 p.m.
Feb. 19–Jun. 3, 2020
Registration closed.

Piano Beginnings Level 2
Ages 6-9
5:30 p.m. | 4:45 p.m.
Mondays, Feb. 17–Jun. 1, 2020
Tuesdays, Feb. 18–Jun. 2, 2020
Registration closed.

Adult Piano Class Level 1
Ages 16+
Mondays, 6:15 p.m.
Feb. 17–May 11, 2020
Registration closed.

 

Adult Piano Class Level 2
Ages 16+
Mondays, 7:15 p.m.
Feb. 17–May 11, 2020
Registration closed.

Beginning Piano Adult 55Beginning Piano Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.
Mar. 5–May 14, 2020
Registration closed.

Intermediate Piano Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m.
Feb. 12–Jun. 3, 2020
Registration closed.

 

 

 

 

VIOLIN & CELLO


 

Cello Beginnings Level 1
Ages 4-7
Wednesdays, 5 p.m.
Mar. 25–Jun. 3, 2020
Registration closed.

Violin Adventures
Ages 5-12
Alternating Fridays, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 10–May 29, 2020
Registration closed.

 

Violin Beginnings Level 1
Ages 4-7
Mondays, 5:15 p.m.
Feb. 10–Jun. 1, 2020
Registration closed.

Violin Choir
Ages 10-16
Alternating Fridays, 6:15 p.m.
Jan. 10–May 29, 2020
Registration closed.

 

 

 

 

 

VOICE


 

Foundations in Singing
Ages 9-12
Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.
Feb. 18–Apr. 28, 2020
Registration closed.

Voice Class  |  Adults
Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Feb. 26–May. 6, 2020
Registration closed.

 

Songwriting Workshop for Teens
Ages 13-18
Fridays, 5 p.m.
Feb. 21–May 1, 2020
Registration closed.

 

Explorations in Singing:
Vocal Performance
Ages 13-18
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Feb. 19–Apr. 29, 2020
Registration closed.

 

 

 

 

PERCUSSION


 

Middle School
Honors Percussion Ensemble

Ages 10-14
Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Jan. 11–Mar. 28, 2020
Registration closed.

 

 

 

 

SONGWRITING, THEORY & HISTORY


 

Music scoreFun with Rhythms
Ages 8-18
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Feb. 20–Mar. 25, 2020
Registration closed.

Music scoreIf It’s Not Baroque…
Ages 8-18
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Apr. 23–May 28, 2020

 

 

Songwriting Workshop for Teens
Ages 13-18
Fridays, 5 p.m.
Feb. 21–May 1, 2020
Registration closed.

Music scoreMusic Theory and
Ear Training Level I

Ages 8-18
Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Jan. 9–Feb. 13, 2020
Registration closed.