Music Academies Building front
115 N 3rd St, PO Box 1298, Niles MI 49120 (map)

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Offering 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 percussion.
        For private instructor time availabilities, please call 269-362-5780 or email us at:
Also offering custom musical arrangements by contract of your favorite music arranged specifically for your group of musicians at their skill level.
 Sound like a professional group.

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GOOD NEWS:  We are the only shop in the country to offer the 5/4 size violin.
If you play violin and are over 5'6" tall, this instrument was built for you!
For more information click HERE

The Music Academies Fall 2015 Schedule

Private lessons:
 Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Voice, Classical Guitar, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, and Orchestra Percussion arranged with instructors; 
student provides their own instrument

Group Classes:

Piano/Keyboard Classes

KiddyKeys Class

Level 1A Class-

Ages 2 1/2 to 4            MO 10:00 - 10:30 am
Ages 2 1/2 to 4            MO 11:30 am - noon (beginning 9/14/15)
Ages 2 1/2 to 4
           TU 6:00– 6:30pm
Ages 2 1/2 to 4            WE 12:30 – 1:00 pm (beginning 9/9/15)

Level 2A Class (This is a 2nd year class for those who started the class last year)

Ages 5 to 6                 TU 11:30am-Noon (beginning 9/8/15)

Children 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.

Piano/Keyboard Class
     ages 6+                 TU 10:00–11:00 am (beginning 9/8/15)

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

KidGuitar Class

Level 1A  ages 5-8    FR   12:30-1 pm (beginning 9/10/15 )
Level 2     ages 5-8     MO    4:00-4:30 pm  (beginning 9/14/15)

Each 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

KiddyStrings Class:

Level 1     
ages 3 to 5          MO  12:30 - 1 pm (beginning 9/14/14)
ages 3 to 5
               TH   6:00 - 6:30 pm (beginning 9/10/14)
Level 2
ages 5 to 7
              TH   2:30 - 3:00 pm (beginning 9/10/14) 

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.

3rd Street Players

       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.

Singing Classes

Children's Choir

         ages 5+              SA 1:00-2:00 pm (beginning 9/12/15)

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, and with the Niles Area Community Orchestra in their Christmas Concert.

General Music Classes

“Try It Before you Buy It”
   ages 6+        TU 11:00 -11:45 am (beginning

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.