|Since 1994, Musically Minded has offered a unique program that combines weekly private lessons with one instructor with monthly Academy wide events. This educational model has proven to be highly successful. Adults in this program get the opportunity to play with other adults and share their private lessons for rehearsals. This gives them exposure to other students and Academy instructors.|
- How is instruction at Musically Minded Academy different from traditional music instruction?
- What events are included in the Musically Minded Program?
- What instruments are offered?
- What type of lessons may we enroll in?
- How much does it cost?
- I would like to schedule a few private lessons and see if this is a good fit!
- I would like to see descriptions of the group classes and potentially enroll!
- Are there other enrollment options?
- What are payment and attendance policies?
We also offer fun and engaging group classes and ensembles for adults.
Each student takes weekly lessons from one instructor. Additionally, they participate in an annual schedule of monthly events. Teachers tailor lessons to prepare for each Academy student event. These events have been developed over many years and bring the students through a successful educational arc which builds many skills including:
- Inclusion in a dynamic, creative and inspiring community of peers
- Student Camraderie/Collaboration
- Technical skill and Knowledge of Music Theory
- Repertoire Building
- Development of “artist’s persona” as students learn to think for themselves and express their own artistry
- Increased ability to collaborate and work with others with a team approach
|Sunday Event Dates||Type of Event||Description|
|Sept. 8, 2013||Casual Performance||THE "ENCORES" EVENT: Students play their favorite pieces.|
|Oct. 6, 2013||Outdoor Street Fair||OUT & ABOUT IN ROCKRIDGE STREET FAIR: Six hours of performances on our own stage on College Avenue for this Rockridge Street Fair.|
|Oct. 27, 2013||Recital||HALLOWEEN/FALL RECITALS: Students must qualify pieces to be accepted on the program for these recitals. Students may elect to perform in costume to lighten the formailty of the event.|
|Dec. 8, 2013||Casual Performance||HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES: Students have the option to play holiday pieces. The Academy is festive during that time with many decorations and holiday lights.|
|Week of Jan. 6 - 12, 2014||Themed Workshops||GOAL SETTING THEME WEEK: Students set new goals after reflecting on the accomplishments of the prior year. They may listen to recordings, watch videos, or review accomplished skills. They may meet in small groups to be motivated by their fellow students' work and goals.|
|Feb. 9, 2014||Small Academic Labs||SKILLS LABS: Students work specialized skills like technique and rhythm.|
|Mar. 9, 2014||Performance Event with Master Class Format||DUO/ENSEMBLE CLASS: All students are paired to play in small ensembles. They attend each other's lessons to rehearse, giving them exposure to other Academy instructors. The community is strengthened as new relationships form. These pieces are performed in March and repeated in the end-of year recitals.|
|May 4, 2014||Performance Preparation Class||OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE CLASSES: This event focuses on mental preparation as well as the importance of organizing your music and parts of your instrument (bow, sticks, bench, music stand, etc.) to ensure the ability to consistently produce polished and satisfying performances.|
|May 18, Jun 1, or Jun 8, 2014||Recital - Dressy||END OF THE YEAR RECITALS: Students demonstrate all of the skills and knowledge they have gained in their musical studies thusfar. Musically Minded Academy is known for these fantastic events featuring polished pieces performed by students of all ages and abilities.|
We carefully select each member of our instructional staff to find people who are not only talented, educated, and experienced, but who are also warm-hearted, down to earth, and community-spirited.
|Piano||Flute||Violin & Viola||Composition|
|Drum Set||Trumpet||Â Harp|
|Lesson Type||Number of Students||Lesson lengths|
|Private Instruction||1||20, 30, 45, 60 and 90 mins.|
|Semi-private instruction||2 students of similar level. Youths must be similar ages as well.||20, 30, 45, 60 and 90 mins.|
|Group Instruction*||4-6 students||Depends on specific class.|
Enrolled students pay tuition which includes weekly lessons and the program events. Many options are available for the frequency and method of tuition payments. Although the program continues year round, restarting in late August each year, we constantly accept new students throughout the year. Tuition prices are prorated for each student who enrolls after August 26th, 2013. Proration calculations are based on an addition of the number of lessons and the number of months left in the enrollment term.
|Type of Lesson||Terms||20 m||30 m||45 m||1 h||1.25 h||1.5 hr|
Private Lessons1 student
|$25-$30 per month program fee. Multiple payment options. Withdraw at any time with 4 weeks written notice.||$32||$48||$61||$76||$95||$115|
Semi Private Lessons2 students
|$15 per month program fee. Multiple payment options. Withdraw at any time with 4 weeks written notice.||$20||$30||$38.25||$47.50||$59.50||$71.25|
Small Group Lessons4-6 students
|$7 per month program fee. Multiple payment options. Withdraw from long term groups after the 15th week with 4 weeks written notice. No refunds or credits for withdrawal from classes less than 15 weeks long.||-||$15||$20||$25||$30||$35|
Medium Group Lessons7-10 students
|$5 per month program fee. Multiple payment options. Withdraw from long term groups after the 15th week with 4 weeks written notice. No refunds or credits for withdrawal from classes less than 15 weeks long.||-||-||$16||$20||$24||$28|
Large Group Lessons11-20 students
|$4 per month program fee. Multiple payment options. Withdrawal only after 15th week with 4 weeks written notice. No refunds or credits for withdrawal from groups less than 15 weeks long.||-||-||$12||$15||$18||$21|
Please note that we are nearing the end of our 2012-2013 term on August 25th, 2013. The new term, 2013-2014, starts on August 26th, 2013. In the coming weeks we will be posting the links for the new term in our enrollment site. In the meantime, if you want to enroll in lessons that start after August 26th, please contact us.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons: Students may take up to 8 lessons before they commit to the Musically Minded Program. To schedule your first lesson, either come into the Academy, contact us, or enroll online. After an intial lesson, students may enroll in the program at any time during or after the introductory period. Contact us to receive a tuition quote for your specific start date and lesson day.
Group Lessons: We offer Group Instruction on specific instruments as well as ensembles for students whom already know how to play/sing, and want to work on material in a group. Our focus on 2014 is to grow our group offerings for adults. If you would like to see classes on specific instruments, please let us know!
For more information, either come into the Academy, or contact us.
Some of our instructors do accept students who want to take lessons that do not include events or that have a less regular schedule. Here are the rates for these alternate enrollment types with a comparison to our program rates. Contact us to enroll in any of these options.
|Enrollment Type||per 20 min lesson||per 30 min lesson||per 45 min lesson||per 60 min lesson|
Minimum of 6 lessons per quarter:
Schedule lessons at will with customized schedule.