The Park Church Music Academy offers private lessons for Park children/youth and for those in the neighboring community. Lessons could include: piano, guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, or drums . Sign-ups are limited based on current availability, and interested students will fill out an application.
The purpose of Park Music Academy is to encourage the children and young people in the Park Church congregation and neighborhood to develop musical gifts, and invite the children to use their gifts in the life of the church.
Lessons are taught by the musicians of Park Church and the neighborhood at minimal cost ($10 for ½ hour; $7 for 20 minutes) to the participants. (In order to offer lessons to more students, some lessons will be 20 minutes long. When we add more teachers, lessons will be changed to 30 minutes.) Students can apply for scholarships if the cost is prohibitive. Most lessons are offered on Wednesday afternoon. Piano lessons have spilled over into Monday afternoons as well.
Students will be placed by age and application date. Minimum grade level for private instrumental lessons is 3rd grade, due to the necessity for independent reading and finger strength. Students will be expected to practice on a regular (daily) basis; students who do not practice will lose their time slot when a new session begins.
Fall Applications will be accepted starting August 22, and lessons will begin the second week of September. The lesson schedule will be set by September 1. The Fall Session of Park Music Academy runs September 8- December 15 with the fourth Wednesday of each month off. This allows for 11 lessons. A recital/party will be held the afternoon of December 15 for students to show what they have learned. Click here for application form.