The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy

Registration for Spring 2021 is now open!

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Read our updated Policies & Procedures/COVID-19 Guidance for Spring 2021.

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FThe Academy 


  Private Lessons & Tuition Rates for Spring 2021

               The In-Person Program 

               The Virtual Academy 

               The Pre-College & Adult Program 

               Suzuki at Madison Street 


Group Lessons & Classes for Spring 2021 

               Kindermusik

               Music for Little Mozarts I

               Music for Little Mozarts II

               Partner Piano

               Piano for Adult Beginners

               Alexander Technique


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 musicandarts@madisonstreetumc.org.

Private Lessons and Tuition Rates for Spring 2021.

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 February 1.

 

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

A traditional 14-week semester meeting virtually

 

All lessons are 30 minutes in length.

 

Lessons begin the week of February 1.

 

Tuition: $315

 

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 February 1.

 

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 I

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 February 1.

 

Music for Little Mozarts II

A ten-week course designed as a follow-up for students who have completed Music for Little Mozarts I

 

Tuition: $150

There is a $10 registration fee per student

Classes begin the week of February 1.

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 February 1.

 

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 February 1.

 

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 meet on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.



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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