Music Programs offered at our Georgetown school
Private Music Lessons
Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Vocal, Violin, Celtic Fiddle, flute, and Drums
The Academy of Music in Georgetown believes that private lessons are best way for anyone to learn how to play an instrument. Private 1 on 1 lessons mean that students can learn in the manner that is best suited for them. It also means that they can learn the music that they enjoy the most. Also, with private lessons the teacher can focus 100% of their attention on the student to make sure that things like hand positioning, posture, or understanding a certain musical concept are correct. If the student is having trouble in a certain area the teacher can take the extra time needed to help them get through it. Private music lessons are offered in 30 minute or 1 hour sessions for the more serious student.
My First Piano Adventure
This preschool piano program is a fun, private lesson program for children ages 3 and 4 designed to teach the basics of piano. All classes a 1/2 hour once per week.
Our preschool piano program is the only piano specific program for ages 3 and 4 in Georgetown.
The classes cover:
– Elementary note recognition
The course aims to teach the children a new concept every week and is designed to keep the student active and engaged for the entire lesson.
Our schools offer piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to advanced students. We offer every style of piano lessons from classical to jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who excel with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum. We start private and group piano lessons from age 6 onwards. Before age 6 we recommend our group preschool piano program. Lesson lengths are 30 minutes, or 1 hour for private lessons. Parents are more than welcome to sit in on their child’s lessons. For our advanced piano students we can help prepare them for university entrance or to work towards their certification with the Royal Conservatory of Music.
We have many students who take voice or singing lessons at our schools. Our voice lessons are all private on-one-one instruction. Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias. Our voice teachers are university or RCM trained. Our teachers all have performance backgrounds as well. Just a sample of what a student will learn in singing lessons includes how to breathe properly, how to increase their range, proper pitch, how to project, and stage presence.
Our private uitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in everything from rock to jazz, classical to pop. Many of our teachers actively perform in bands. Our guitar teachers have a vast knowledge of the proper theory and technique whether a student is interested in metal, pop, or jazz. . Guitar lessons at our schools are enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians in a rock band setting or how to perform solo in one of our recitals. No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the teachers to help you. Typically a student would be 7 before starting guitar lessons, due to their hand size, but some younger students start with a junior sized guitar.
Violin and viola Lessons
Our private violin and viola lessons start as young as age 5. We offer the Royal Conservatory and the Suzuki violin program. We also offer Celtic fiddle lessons. We have students of all ages from adults to children. For younger children we highly encourage a parent to sit in for the last five or ten minutes of the lesson to help the student at home with things such as posture and hand positioning. We supplement our private violin lessons with fun ensembles or fiddling groups that play in our recitals. Our violin teachers are university or RCM trained on their instrument and many perform regularly with local orchestras or bands.
We offer a wide variety of drum lessons or percussion lessons. Most of our students learn on a drum kit. We have both male and female students and typically do not start drum lessons before age 8 as students need to be able to reach both the pedal and the high hat. We do have some younger students but suggest they come in for a trial drum lesson to see if they are big enough to get started. Drum lessons are taught on a drum kit in our studios but students are able to get started practicing at home on practice pads before purchasing or renting a drum kit. Our drum lessons stress proper technique and note reading so students advance and become strong drummers quickly.
Our private flute lessons usually start at age 7 and older. The teachers all have university or RCM training. You can take flute lessons for 30 minutes or 1 hour. Our flute students perform in our Christmas and Summer recitals with many also performing in local music events We offer a wide range of styles and many students choose to do their Royal Conservatory of Music flute exams.
Celtic Fiddle Lessons
Our Celtic fiddle lessons are mainly Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton style. Our students learn much of the popular fiddle repetoire that is also played by fiddlers like Natalie MacMaster and Ashley MacIsaac. Celtic fiddle students are encouraged to play with the Oakville Celtic Fiddle Club. There are many opportunities to perform both as a solo fiddler as well as fiddle groups and duets.