115 N 3rd St, PO Box 1298, Niles MI 49120 (map)
a full range of music instruction including group
classes in piano, violin, guitar, voice, and music
development, as well as private music lessons by
experienced qualified professionals in piano,
violin, viola, cello, classical guitar, voice,
clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, and orchestra
Also offering custom musical arrangements by contract of your favorite music arranged specifically for your group of musicians at their skill level.
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The Music Academies Fall 2015 Schedule
Level 1A Class
Level 2A Class (This is a 2nd year class for those who started the class last year)
Ages 5 to
TU 11:30am-Noon (beginning
will experience the joy of music. Each week's class
emphasizes character development by way of rhythm and
movement exercises, recognition of notes and note
values, memory skill building, counting exercises, music
and introduction to music staff and piano keyboard;
development of listening skills - high and low, loud and
soft; and hand-eye coordination through experience with
rhythm instruments and keyboard. Musical story time
focuses on composers, music terminology.
This class is for those who have completed one full year of piano lessons and ready to begin the next level of instruction. Class will continue to work with note reading, rhythm patterns and music theory and music history.
Classical Guitar Classes
1A ages 5-8
TH 12:30-1 pm (beginning 9/10/15 )
week's class will introduce new notes or chords. Rhythm
and recognition of notes and note values. Memory skill
building, counting exercises, music and introduction to
music staff and guitar finger board and chords.
Development of listening skills - high and low, loud and
soft. Hand-eye coordination through experience with
guitar and rhythm instruments. Musical theory time
focusing on composers, music terminology. You will
need an acoustic guitar of the right size for your child
for this class. We have them available for
purchase at $60 additional cost.
Orchestral Strings Classes
ages 5 to
MO 11:30am - 12 noon (beginning 9/14/14)
Children will experience the joy of learning to play the violin through the use of musical adventures and song. Each weekly class will introduce new techniques through the use of violins and rhythm instruments. Memory skills, counting exercises, note reading skills and introduction to the musical staff will all be taught, helping to develop listening skills, hand-eye coordination.
ages 12+ TH 1:30 2:30pm (beginning 9/10/15)
This class is for students who are interested in performing more challenging pieces of music in a group setting and who have played their instrument for two or more years, strings, woodwinds & brass. Opportunity for performances three times during the school year and once as a side by side with the Niles Area Community Orchestra. Music provided.
ages 5+ FR 10:30-11:15 am (beginning 9/11/15)
Children will experience the fun and joy of singing. Our musical adventure will begin with fun vocal warm-ups, beginning music theory and history of the pieces we will be working on. Performance at the end of the semester.
General Music Classes
Try It Before
you Buy It
This class is for students and parents who are not sure what instrument they would like to learn to play. Students are taught to play basic Piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, rhythm instruments and recorder.
Students will learn about the history of composers, their lives and their music. Experience live performances from local artists and orchestra concerts. Students will learn and gain knowledge, skills and artistic sensitivity in performing music and listening to music.