Music

Beginners to Advanced & Child to Adult

No auditions are required for admission to the Academy. The beginner is welcomed here and can feel at ease, since all music lessons are “one-on-one”, the teacher will be patient, understanding that each student is special, and will progress according to their abilities, dedication to fulfill assignments and time restraints. We understand the needs of the purely recreational player.

Intermediate and advanced students will be taught by instructors who, through their own rigorous education and experience, will guide them through the process of advanced repertoire and performance skills. The Academy is the school for those who wish to pursue the language of art and music, and who seek a higher level of expression through education and fresh ideas for playing, singing, and developing their art through creative expression.

Master Classes & Workshops

Students with special interests in diverse topics such as Song-writing, Home studio recording, Music theory and other music related subjects will let us know of their interest, and we can set up special workshops according to demand, or private sessions to tend to their needs. We will post notices on our web-site calendar, Facebook and around the Academy when such classes are coming up. We will also post events such as Master Classes by professional Musicians and Artists offering these special classes to our students.

Lots of Ways to Study and Gain Experience:

Beyond the normal private lessons and small classes, we encourage students of all ages to perform in ensembles and jam sessions through special programs prepared by teachers. Your personal instructor will prepare you to participate, and these sessions are arranged so that upper level beginners as well as more advanced students can join in these popular music bands (playing various styles of blues and rock to jazz), or classical ensembles getting students of various instruments together in duets, trios and larger ensembles. The diversity of our faculty means ensembles are available for many styles of music giving students the opportunity to work with others at the same level. The diversity of our faculty allows us to cover many styles of music, and to offer all of our students the opportunity to experience the joy of playing with others at the same level.

Academy Players and Competitions

Several Academy teachers are members of the Music Teachers National Association, an accrediting organization, and students who study with member teachers may participate in Student Day and competitions associated with the national, state and local chapters. The Academy is also a member of the Federation of Music Clubs, and our chapter is the ACADEMY PLAYERS. Students may participate in the club festivals on the local, state and national levels.

 


Areas of Study

Art
Visit the Art page for more information.
Instructors: Cheryl Robbins

Banjo
Instructors: Mark Schulle

Bass
We offer guitar instruction for beginner bass guitarists through the professional level. Our instructors are highly proficient and offer instruction in slap, classical, jazz, rock, heavy metal, fusion, country, bluegrass, folk, funk, punk, swing, beebop, countryrock, and blues. Many of the bass guitar styles overlap each other and our instructors help to demonstrate each styles nuances and uniqueness. All of our instructors incorporate music theory within their lessons.
Instructors: Ali Che’ree, Josh Lederman, Randy Walker, Mark Schulle

Brass Horns & Woodwinds
We offer instruction for a variety of horn and wind instruments. Such as; trumpet, cornet, baritone sax, alto sax, soprano sax, trombone, flugle horn, flute, piccalo, recorder, clarinet, bassoon, and oboe. Instruction is available for both beginner and experienced students. Our instructors are highly proficient and offer instruction in traditional classical training as well as big band jazz, contemporary styles and other styles for more leisurely playing.
Instructors: Perry Hornkohl

Dobro
Instructors: Mark Schulle

Drums
We offer instruction for both beginner and experienced students in both full kit drumset playing as well as a drum and bugle corps marching band style. Our instructors are highly proficient and offer instruction in jazz, rock, heavy metal, fusion, country, bluegrass, folk, funk, punk, swing, beebop, countryrock, and blues. Many of the styles overlap each other and our instructors help to demonstrate each styles nuances and uniqueness. They also offer orchestral or classical drumming for those interested in playing percussion or drums in an orchestra setting. All of our instructors incorporate music theory within their lessons. Workshops are also available at various times throughout the year.
Instructors: Bill Bowker, Larry Thompson

Guitar
We offer guitar instruction for beginner guitarists through the professional level. Our instructors are highly proficient and offer instruction in slap, classical, jazz, rock, heavy metal, fusion, country, bluegrass, folk, funk, punk, swing, beebop, countryrock, and blues. Many of the guitar styles overlap each other and our instructors help to demonstrate each styles nuances and uniqueness. All of our instructors incorporate music theory within their lessons.
Instructors: Chet Honeycutt, Josh Lederman, Mark Schulle, Randy Walker

Harmonica
We offer harmonica instruction for beginners and experienced players. Our instructors are highly proficient and offer instruction in various styles of playing and help to demonstrate each styles nuances and uniqueness. All of our instructors incorporate music theory within their lessons.
Instructors: Randy Walker

Keyboards
We currently offer piano as our main keyboard instrument. Piano instruction is available for both beginner and experienced students. Our instructors are highly proficient and offer instruction in traditional classical training as well as show tunes and styles for more leisurely playing. We hope to offer synthesiser and organ in the near future.
Instructors: Hank Herring, Jimmy Ho, Darlene Magee,
Rebecca Micha, Ingrid Rosenshein, Vicki Taylor

Mandolin
Instructors: Josh Lederman

Music “4” Toddlers
Visit the Music 4 Toddlers page for more information.

http://www.academyofmusicandartgainesville.com/music/music4toddlers/

Strings
More information to come…
Instructors: Geoffrey Perry and Olga Gopula

Vocals
We currently offer vocal instruction for both beginner and experienced students. Our instructors are highly proficient and offer instruction in traditional classical training as well as show tunes and pop styles for more leisurely playing.
Instructors: Rebecca Micha, Kimberly Peterson, Ingrid Rosenshein