Private lessons are offered on all popular instruments and voice. We have found that private one-on-one instruction allows students to progress at their own pace and gain the best understanding of musical techniques. Student can start private lessons as young as 5 years old. Students can start private lessons any time of the year or month so there’s no need to wait to get started. A variety of styles are taught such as pop, jazz, rock and classical.
- Piano (lessons Monday thru Friday)
- Singing (lessons Monday thru Thursday)
- Violin/Viola (lessons Monday thru Thursday)
- Cello (lessons Monday thru Thursday)
- Classical & Acoustic Guitar (lessons Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30pm and after)
- Electric Guitar (lessons Monday & Saturday)
- Saxophone (lessons Monday thru Thursday)
- Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon) (lessons Monday thru Thursday)
|These classes are available during the following hours|
|Monday – Thursday||2:30 – 8:00 pm|
|Friday||2:30 – 6:00 pm|
For weekday morning private lesson times, please call for available times.
This page is constantly updated with new instruments, please continue to check back!
Classes can begin at anytime of the year!
New students at the Academy must enroll for a minimum of 8 private sessions and tuition must be paid in full.
|Yearly registration fee||$20 per student, $40 per family|
|Private 1/2 hour lessons||$27 per lesson|
|Private 1 hour lesson (17% discount)||$45 per lesson|
|10% discount for additional registered family member studying music|
Please refer to our policy form to see details on registering for music lessons.
Feel free to also call or email!
Competitions and Examinations **
We encourage students who wish to selectively use competitions and/or examinations as a stepping stone to improve their skill and talent. Competitions and examination agencies we are active in:
-Local County and State Fairs
-NYSSMA Solo Festival
-Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
**Students who are interested in the above must be registered for consistent lessons throughout the year with APCA and at least half of the summer.
Associated Board of the Royal School’s of Music Program (ABRSM)
For those students who wish to enroll in a program with international distinction, the school offers the ABRSM syllabus. Instruction is offered for both practical i.e technical and repertoire development and theory. Exams are held annually during Spring and Fall. Students who successfully complete each level are awarded a certificate from London. All instruments, including voice, can sit for the tests.
The ABRSM is the world’s leading provider of graded music exams and assessments. Please visit www.abrsm.org for further and detailed information.
Music Group Instruction
Musical Theater Class
(Ages 10 – 15) will require a minimum of 4 registered students to run class
Who wouldn’t want to steal the show? “Show Stoppers ” Musical Theater class is a group class where students who possess an intermediate to advanced level of singing ability and have a strong desire to perform, in a group setting will be coached on technique and style to enhance his/her performance. This style of vocal training engages each student, providing them with an audience as well as peer critiquing.
Techniques explored in class are invaluable to successful musical theater auditions in the community or out of the area. These skills will enable each student to have the edge that will place them a cut above the rest! Since the nature of this class is performance based, students are encouraged to solicit audition opportunities where they are able.
Students in this class will also be expected to design, plan, and execute a musical theater performance at the end of the semester in the form of a Cabaret style Concert.
Participation in this class is audition based and an interested student should schedule a live audition or email in a video taped audition with a 16-32 bar selection of a musical theatre song with 1-2 minute monologue.
|Tuition: $229. -or- 2 Monthly Installments of $114 (with credit card on file).Registration after the starting date will be adjusted accordingly.|
We have provided for your convenience and understanding additional explanation to frequently asked questions.
1) Why enroll in Show Stoppers Class?
Show Stoppers is a unique Musical Theatre and performance class which is not being offered anywhere else in the area. This class combines singing and acting in a way that addresses the challenges talented students face as they enter both the local and national audition pool.
2) How is Show Stoppers different than regular singing lessons?
Show Stoppers is designed for students who already have the capacity to learn their piece. Students will prepare songs outside of class. With the task of learning the music out of the way, students and teacher will focus on honing public performance and audition techniques.
3) Does my child have to be enrolled in singing lessons at the Academy?
No. While private vocal training is strongly recommended to anyone with professional aspirations, it is not mandatory that students be enrolled here at the Academy.
4) If my child enrolls in this class, will he/she be placed in the “Middle School Madness” Cabaret?
Not necessarily. While enrolling in class does guarantee your child an audition, it does NOT guarantee placement within the cast. The director of Middle School Madness will make ALL casting decisions. No exceptions to the rule will be allowed to keep the integrity of our programming.
5) Are there performance opportunities for students enrolled in class ?
Of course! We have scheduled a Cabaret style Concert for students of this class at the close of each semester. All students will perform in this concert. Students are also encouraged to audition for any local opportunities within the community.
Musical Theater integrates music, voice, and movement, which create a heightened means of storytelling. By incorporating these three elements, the performers experience and offer a method of expressing dramatic moments through song and dance. Musical Theater is a form of Performing Arts that allows one to communicate to an audience as an actor, singer, and dancer.
Current Academy of Performing and Creative Arts Productions:
Middle School Madness – The Musical
APCA is pleased to announce the production of a brand new youth musical, by writer and composer – James Pentaudi.