The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy


Read our updated Policies & Procedures/COVID-19 Guidance for Fall 2020.

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FThe Academy 


  Private Lessons & Tuition Rates for Fall 2020

               The In-Person Program 

               The Virtual Academy 

               The Pre-College & Adult Program 

               Suzuki at Madison Street 


Group Lessons & Classes for Fall 2020 

               Kindermusik

               Music for Little Mozarts

               Partner Piano

               Piano for Adult Beginners

               Group Ukulele

               Group Guitar

               Djembe Drum Karate

               Interactive Music Theory

               Alexander Technique


Music & Culture Classes for Adults for Fall 2020

              Symphony 101

              In Their Own Words: Slave Life & the Power of Spirituals


The Reduced-Rate Tuition Program 


Our Partner - Clarksville Youth Enrichment Program


Awards and Honors


Music & Arts Academy Facebook Page Information



​​​​​​​About the Academy

Founded in 2012, The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy is the musical home of over 200 students and families and is dedicated to providing superior musical training to students, regardless of socio-economic status, as well as to contributing to the musical culture of the Clarksville environs.  Through performance and classroom instruction, numerous ensemble venues, concerts, and recitals given by faculty and students, The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy encourages the development and nurturing of each student’s musical capabilities.

 

403 Madison Street

Clarksville, TN 37040

 

For more information or for questions regarding our program, please email Rev. Jared Wilson, Director.

Private Lessons and Tuition Rates for Fall 2020

Registration for Fall Semester 2020 is now closed. 

You may register for private lessons with pro-rated tuition by clicking on the buttons below and submitting an email request. 

The In-Person Program

A traditional fourteen-week semester

meeting on site. 

 

 

Tuition:

30 Minute Lessons - $315

45 Minute Lessons - $472

60 Minute Lessons - $630

 

Lessons begin the week of August 31

and conclude on December 13.

 

There is a $10 registration fee per student/per instrument. 

 

Be sure to read our Policies & Procedures to learn how COVID-19 may affect The In-Person Program.

Lessons offered for

the following instruments

 

 

Keyboard

Piano

Organ

 

 

 

Woodwind

Flute

Clarinet

Saxophone

Oboe

Bassoon

 

 

 

Brass

Trumpet

French Horn

Trombone

Euphonium/Tuba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strings

Violin

Viola

Cello

Guitar

 

 

Percussion

Drums

 

 

Voice

for students in grades 5 and up

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Virtual Academy

Virtual lessons via an online learning platform

 

Two six-week mini semesters:

Fall A - Begins the week of August 31

Fall B - Begins the week of October 26

 

Tuition:

$135 for each six-week mini semester

Students may register for one OR

both mini semesters.

 

All lessons are 30 minutes in length.

 

There is a $10 registration fee per student/per instrument

Lessons offered for

the following instruments

 

 

Keyboard

Piano

 

 

 

Woodwind

Flute

Clarinet

Saxophone

Oboe

Bassoon

 

 

 

Brass

Trumpet

French Horn

Trombone

Euphonium/Tuba

 

 

 

 

 

Strings

Violin

Viola

Cello

Guitar

 

 

 

 

Voice

for students in grades 5 and up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pre-College & Adult Program

A fourteen-week semester that may meet on site

or virtually (depending on instructor)


Designed for students in grades 7-12 and adults who are non-beginners, the Pre-College & Adult Program offers students the opportunity to study with highly-trained, renowned musicians who are all faculty members in the Department of Music at Austin Peay State University.


Tuition:

30 Minute Lessons - $472

45 Minute Lessons - $709

60 Minute Lessons - $945


Lessons begin the week of August 31 and conclude on December 13.


There is a $10 registration fee per student/per instrument.


Be sure to read our Polices & Procedures to learn how COVID-19 may affect The Pre-College & Adult Program.

Lessons offered for

 the following instruments



Keyboard

Piano

Organ

Harpsichord



Brass

Trumpet

French Horn

Trombone

Tuba



Strings

Violin

Guitar






Suzuki at Madison Street

The Suzuki Method is based on how children learn to speak and use language. The main components of the method include starting children young, active parental involvement, repetition, positive reinforcement, memory training, and learning to play with other students.


Tuition covers fourteen (14) one-on-one individualized lessons, twelve (12) group classes, Suzuki parent training, and the Nurtured by Love book.


Suzuki students have the opportunity to participate in the following:

Group concerts

The Halloween group class costume contest

Play Downs at Vanderbilt & Belmont Universities

Christmas caroling at the library

Solo recitals

Community events (farmers market, nursing home, public library)

Suzuki families may choose to attend Suzuki summer camps around the country

           where students will make life-long friends and connections on their musical journey.


Group class is a way for students to:

Play together in a safe, supportive environment

Listen to their peers

Practice performing

Review and practice concepts from lessons

Explore areas of music theory, music history, improvisation, leading, and composing

Play games/activities like "Hide the Rosin," "Up Like a Rocket," and "Witch's Dance."


Suzuki instruction is currently offered for the violin and viola.  For more information about our program or to observe a Suzuki lesson or Group Class in action, please email our Suzuki Program Director, Andrew Bailey, at andrewbailey.violin@gmail.com


Tuition:

30 minute lessons + Group Class - $455

45 minute lessons + Group Class - $612

60 minute lessons + Group Class - $770


For non-Suzuki students who would like to attend Suzuki group classes - $125

Group Lessons and Classes

 

Kindermusik

Recognized as one of Kindermusik's Top-Programs, we are pleased to offer this program for children from birth through age 7.

Under the direction of Dr. Abby Haake, our Kindermusik program is dedicated to using the power of music to help children grow during the years most critical to brain development.

For information about current class offerings, please visit the Kindermusik website.


Music for Little Mozarts

A ten-week course designed for children (ages 4-6) that provides a comprehensive approach to musical learning, using the piano. 

Students are introduced to new musical concepts and the performance of pieces at the piano.

The story of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse™ sets the stage for music study at the beginning and continues throughout the course. 

Classes are scheduled at a time convenient for participants.

 

Tuition: $150

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Classes begin the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Abby Haake

Partner Piano

Partner Piano is a twelve-week course designed for students (ages 7 & up) that provides an inviting, holistic approach to piano instruction.  

In the group lesson, two to four students work together to learn rhythm, pitch, musical terms, and notation, using a variety of activities.

Classes are scheduled at a time convenient for participants.

 

Tuition: $180

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Classes begin the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: David Goldblatt

Piano for Adult Beginners

Piano for Adult Beginners is a twelve-week course designed for adult beginners that covers basic music notation and rhythm reading. 

Students will be able to play simple melodies and primary chords by the end of the course.

Classes are scheduled at a time convenient for participants.

 

Tuition: $180

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Classes begin the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Jared Wilson

Group Ukulele

Group Ukulele is an eight-week course designed for young, beginning students ages 7 through 12. 

The course will cover the basics of the instrument and music fundamentals. 

Students will learn fingerboard knowledge, music notation, strumming, basic techniques, and chords.

Classes are scheduled at a time convenient for participants.


Tuition: $75 per student

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Classes will begin the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Tyler Spuzzillo

Group Guitar

Group Guitar is an eight-week course designed for students ages 12 and up. 

The course will cover the basics of the instrument and music fundamentals. 

Students will learn fingerboard knowledge, music notation, strumming, basic techniques, and chords.

Classes are scheduled at a time convenient for participants.

 

Tuition: $120 

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Classes will begin the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Tyler Spuzzillo

Djembe Drum Karate

Designed for elementary school students in grades 2 and up, this ten-week course will take students on an incredible journey to become a Djembe Drum Ninja.

Utilizing musical vocabulary and various percussion techniques, students will learn the basics of rhythm and musicianship.

Classes are scheduled at a time convenient for participants. Drums are provided.

 

Tuition: $150

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Classes begin the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Abby Haake

Interactive Music Theory

Designed for students of all ages, this eight-week course will help students learn how to read, write, and understand how music works in a short time. 

The course is meant to address the needs of all students, from total beginners to advanced students who are already working at or near college level. 

This is an excellent college prep or review course.

Classes are scheduled at a time convenient for participants.

 

Tuition: $120

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Classes begin the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Jared Wilson

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support, flexibility and coordination.

It enhances performance, removes performance barriers, and is a valued tool not only for actors, dancers, and musicians, but also for non-artists looking to

heighten and refine kinesthetic sensitivity.  For musicians, in particular, this offers the performer control which is fluid and lively rather than rigid.


This 8-week course is open for anyone interested in experiencing and deepening body and mind awareness.  

With the tools of body mapping, students will improve upon day-to-day activities, whether in musical performance/practice,

yoga, physical exercise, sitting in front of a computer, or simply doing household chores.


Tuition: $120

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Classes are held on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and begin the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Simone Parker

Music & Culture Classes for Adults

Music and good health are powerful partners. 

Cumulative research continues to show that listening, enjoying and learning about music contributes to emotional health, social interaction, and brain and memory function. 

We know that for adults, music and music education lower anxiety and increase positive viewpoints and community engagement. 

Our Music and Culture classes for adults are dedicated to enjoying music together, viewing great ensembles and musicians,

and discovering “access points” into the world of music.

Symphony 101

See and hear wonderful classical music all from the comfort of your home. 

This six-week virtual course (via Zoom) will explore the beginnings and evolution of the symphonic age, while hearing some of the most enjoyable works ever created. 

Discover the composers’ thinking, private life, career path, and inspiration, and see the riveting performances of some of the greatest musicians of our era. 

 

Tuition: $65

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Class begins the week of September 7.

INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Bailey

 

 

 

In Their Own Words: Slave Life & the Power of Spirituals

Drawing on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Eileen Guenther, Professor Emerita at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.,

this six-week, virtual course (via Zoom) will place the unique voices of an enslaved people squarely within the context of their daily lives. 

Students will weave a succinct history of “America’s original sin” into an examination of the role of singing and religion in slave life

and directly correlate slave testimonies to the themes of Spirituals. 

 

Tuition: $65

There is a $10 registration fee per student.

Class begins the week of October 19.

INSTRUCTOR: Jared Wilson 

 

 

 

The Reduced-Rate Tuition Program

Applications for Reduced-Rate Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open.  Click below to apply.

 

The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy is strongly committed to offering subsidized rates to families whose children might otherwise not be able to experience our award-winning music and arts program. Reduced-Rate Tuition of 80% is available for private instruction on a limited basis for students who meet certain income eligibility requirements.

 

Please note, due to our limited funding for this program, awards are given on a first-come, first-served basis, and only apply to tuition for 30-minute private lessons. 

Our Partner

CLARKSVILLE YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

The Academy is pleased to be in partnership with Clarksville Youth Enrichment Programs (CYEP)–an innovative program that provides interactive and creative classes and experiences aimed at increasing academic success.

Housed at the same location as The Academy, Clarksville Youth Enrichment programs offers a wealth of exciting and inspiring opportunities.

Awards & Honors

The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy was the recipient of the 2016 Community Service Award from the Acuff Circle of Excellence – Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University.

 

The Academy’s unique role as a Parish-based Community School attracted national attention when Yale University invited Academy Director, Rev. Jared Wilson, to present on the work and mission of the Academy through Yale University’s Institute for Sacred Music.

 

As one of only three programs in the country chosen to present at Yale, Rev. Wilson has since partnered with the university in offering workshops on Parish-based Music Schools throughout the United States.

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