About the Academy

Anna Orias,  President of Board and CEO of Musically Minded, Inc.

Anna's Welcome

As Founder of the Academy I wish you a very warm welcome! We are a thriving community of music educators, students and performers who have brought music education and performance to Oakland for over 20 years.

We operate on a unique “people first, music second” model where we value each artist and their development. We are building community and growing the art of music one note at a time. We are delighted that you have joined us!

Mrs Anna Orias, Founder


Musically Minded Academy incorporated in 2007 to provide students with excellent music education programs and a nurturing environment with close student-teacher relationships. Musically Minded Academy is a 510(c)3 non-profit corporation school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment to ensure our students experience success every day. Our mission is to build community through performance based music education.

  • Non-Profit Music Education Organization founded in 1993 and incorporated in 2007
  • Stimulating music education and a supportive environment
  • Haven for musicians and music lovers alike
  • People centered mindset, “People first, music second”


  • Private and Semi-Private Students may enroll at any time.
  • Group students enroll at the beginning of the group class session.

Private Lessons are currently offered in many locations:

  • Student’s homes
  • Teacher’s homes
  • College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue, Oakland, 94618

Group Piano is offered in instructor’s homes.

Student Performances, Camps and Choirs are all at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Contact us with the student’s name, date of birth (for minors), prior experience, instrument interest, and availability.