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. Vocal classes are
also a possibility this fall. 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
Lessons are taught by the musicians of Park Church and
the neighborhood at minimal cost ($10 for ½ hour) to the participants.
Students can apply for scholarships if the cost is prohibitive. Most
lessons are offered on Wednesday afternoon.
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. Also, students who miss 2 lessons
without notification will also lose their time slot when a new session begins.
Fall Applications will be accepted starting
August 10, and
lessons will begin the second Wednesday of September, the 14th. The
lesson schedule will be set by September 1. The Fall Session of Park Music
Academy runs September 14- December 15 with the October 26 and November
23 off. This allows for 11 lessons. A recital/party will
be held the afternoon of December 14 for students to show what they have
learned. Click here for application form.