About Music Class

In-person or virtual

Generally, students aged 5 and above are suitable for a music class, but there may be exceptions depending on your child’s aptitude. Our teachers assess your child to determine if they are developmentally ready to begin lessons or not. APA offers music lessons for all ages, including adults!

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Music Lessons at APA: Music education with an emphasis on fun!

  • Private Voice
  • Private Piano
  • Private Guitar
  • Private Violin
  • Glee Choir
  • Drama Club

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Private Voice Lessons at APA

Private voice lessons include learning a variety of helpful vocal warmups, typically at the start of each lesson, to prepare the student’s voice for singing and performing in a healthy way.  Students will learn all about proper singing posture, healthy singing technique, basic music theory, and the skills, tips, and tricks, to be a confident and expressive performer.  Students and teachers work together selecting age-appropriate, fun songs for use in lessons, and for live performances.  Students work on honing their vocal, aural, and sight-singing skills, while learning and preparing multiple songs in different styles in a safe and fun environment.  Expression, creativity, and fun are highly encouraged!

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Private Piano Lessons at APA

Beginner piano students start with learning the very basics of piano, like note identification, simple rhythms, and keyboard geography.  Students will develop their playing skills through fun songs learned in weekly lessons.  Studies will include learning the fundamental skills needed by any successful musician, such as good technique, sight reading, expressive playing, theory, and creativity.  Individualized learning plans are based on each student’s specific needs, goals, and playing level. 

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Private Guitar Lessons at APA

For most students, it is best to wait until at least age 7 to begin guitar lessons.  Beginner students will learn the layout of the instrument, including the notes on the strings.  Students will understand how to properly hold the guitar, pick, and proper strumming and fretting of chords.  Lessons will incorporate building technical skills, music theory, note reading, and repertoire.  Students will learn to play songs they enjoy, while building a solid foundation for successful performing.

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Private Violin Lessons at APA

Private violin lessons incorporate technique, theory, and performance while learning to play multiple pieces.  Students learn all about proper/healthy playing posture, intonation, different bowing techniques and proper finger placement, arm movement, and learning to read and understand music notation.  Students will understand how to make their sheet music “come alive” with the expression and playing skills necessary for every accomplished violinist.  Creativity and confidence are emphasized in a safe learning environment.

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Glee Choir at APA

In this group music class, students will learn to sing and perform together with simple choreography.  Students will choose two songs per semester to perform at APA’s music recitals.  Each week students will work on basic singing techniques, while learning performance skills that will help them build the necessary confidence needed to perform together for a live audience.  Throughout the year, students will gain team-building and leadership skills, while making fun, social connections.

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Drama Club at APA

Is an actor’s life for you? In this club, your child will learn the basics of stage performance, and certain technical aspects of theatre. Every class will include games, exercises, and scene work/monologues to sharpen their growing skills. In addition to the basics, this class will also have fun studies on improvisation, acting methods, character development, set design, stage makeup, and musical theatre. This class will perform at recitals, and APA events throughout the year.

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Other Information:

Required Supplies for Private Lessons:

All piano students are required to have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. All guitar and violin students must bring their instruments to every lesson. All students must bring any required method books or sheet music to their weekly lesson. Your music teacher will let you know which books or sheet music to purchase.

APA Music Recitals:

All music students will have the opportunity to perform in our family-friendly music recitals twice per year, to share their music with family and friends!

Why Choose APA

Unique Approach

At APA, we believe that each child is unique and we need to bring out the best in them. Keeping that in mind, our teachers develop a personalized lesson plan for each student. The music teachers have university degrees in music and extensive background in performance. They are trained not just in music but to connect with the students on a deeper level, enhancing their ability to perform better.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

We are so sure your child will love the lessons offered at APA, we offer a no-hassle, money back guarantee. After the first lesson, if your child is not 100% satisfied with the lesson, teacher, or anything for that matter, we’ll give you your money back! This is a great way for you to try us out with no obligations.