Musically Minded Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, serving the greater Bay Area. Our mission is to build community through performance based music education. We act as a local hub serving the community as a:
- Music Academy
- Professional Concert Venue
- Rental Facility
For almost 20 years, Musically Minded has offered “The Musically Minded Program”. This successful educational model pairs each student with an instructor for weekly private, semi-private or small group lessons. These lessons are customized to meet the needs of the each student. There is a monthly calendar of events that each student participates in and each instructor skillfully plans their individual instructional inside of this calendar.
In traditional music instruction, student prepare for 1-2 recitals per year. Musically Minded Events have been carefully constructed to meet many needs. The combination of all events, creates an educational arc that naturally builds all of the strong skills that successful musicians possess. These events mindfully offer opportunities to build skills that we believe are more difficult to obtain with lessons alone.
The combination of the dates of the year, the sequence and focus of each event, and the feedback and inclusion of many styles of music allows MMA instructors to grow confident, skilled, content, creative and collaborate students. These students become a part of the MMA community and work as a team with the administration, their families, and the instructors. We have a motto, “people first, music second” that sounds backwards to most educational centers. We believe that when students cannot help but to grow into fantastic musicians when they are in environments that meet their greater needs for connection, inspiraton, collaboration and self-expression.
Our facility also serves the greater Bay Area as a professional concert venue. Our Featured Artists’ Concert Series, under the artistic direction of joey brite, presents pro concerts on the first Saturday of every month. We feature local artists, with an emphasis on including our own faculty members. Notice the right panel of this screen for all upcoming events (both student and pro).
As a rental facility, Musically Minded Academy hosts many Bay Area, National and International art and education organizations for lessons, classes, rehearsals, performances, and workshops. We also provide rental space for private parties, camps, meetings and more.