103 Hardesty Rd, Stamford, CT 06903
Are we the right music school for you?
Greenwich Arts Academy is one of the largest in-home music schools in the State of Connecticut. Students from Westport to Rye, and from Pound Ridge to Stamford and Shippan take lessons with us. We have served hundreds of families for the last 12 years in CT. We offer lessons for ages 4 to adult.
While you are researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an Academy student and find out why we are lower Fairfield County's first choice for music lessons for so many students.
14.5 benefits of becoming an Academy student
1. Piano, Voice, Singing, Songwriting, GarageBand lessons and Audition Preparation services in your own home.
We are the only school in Greenwich, Connecticut that offers all of these popular instruments and areas of study: Piano, Voice, Singing, Songwriting, GarageBand and Audition Prep year round and in your living room. We are also one of the only schools in lower Fairfield County that incorporates current technology into your in-home instruction, so that you can use your iPhone, iPad or any mobile devide to give you the BEST music lesson experience in Greenwich that no one else can offer.
2. The most qualified teaching faculty in Greenwich.
All our music teachers have either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
3. The widest range of music lesson times available six days a week!
We are the only in-home music school in Greenwich that offers music lessons six days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
4. A proven track record of excellence since 1992.
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it's closed. The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, voice, singing, songwriting, GarageBand, and audition prep lessons in Greenwich, Connecticut year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 1,000 families, first in California from 1992-2003, then in and around Greenwich for over ten years.
5. A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients.
We offer the most spacious, comfortable and parent-friendly waiting area in Greenwich -- your own home.
Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy their child's lesson time in their own favorite chair. You can relax or get caught up on emails -- our you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. You can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
6. The most technologically advanced music lessons in Greenwich!
Technology is a big part of lessons at the Greenwich Arts Academy. This allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson using music teaching apps, music software, Skype, and more. Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson in addition to your instrument! No other school in Greenwich offers this much flexibility.
One of the things that has really set us apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. There are so many great teaching apps out there now that we felt we had to update our curricula to incorporate them where appropriate. By doing so, our students have never run the rist of being bored by their lessons. It's a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as teaching apps from the iTunes store, GarageBand, ProTools, you name it, we're providing a cutting-edge lesson experience in the Greenwich area.
7. Music recitals in beautiful local venues.
We are one of the only music schools in Greenwich that offers biannual recitals with a grand Steinway or Yamaha piano in first-class venues.
Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.
In June and December many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these in lovely spaces with world class acoustics, such as the First Congregational Church in Stamford or St. Paul Lutheran in Westport.
For your child, the Greenwich Arts Academy recital experience will be low-stress and high-reward. Many music schools don't adequately rehearse their students, leaving them prone to stage-fright and the kinds of bad experiences some of us remember from when we were kids. Our students prepare for four to six weeks -- when it's their turn to play, they're ready, and steady. In fact, our recitals are so well-rehearsed and our young and not-so-young performers so professional, that we don't even call our shows "recitals"... they're concerts.
Unlike many schools in Greenwich we do not charge admission or sell tickets to our concerts -- there is only a small participation fee per student. You are encouraged to bring your family and friends to the show for free to share in the fun!
8. Audition Preparation Services
One of the benefits of living in Fairfield and Westchester Counties is the proximity to great arts programs. It also means that standards are high and competition is fierce. Whether you are auditioning for the middle- or high-school musical, for any of the many excellent local or regional theater groups, or competing to get into an excellent conservatory or university music program, being cool and well-prepared is key. We are the only music school in Greenwich that offers audition preparation services for our students.
9. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.
We are one of the only music schools in Greenwich that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces (see pictures) by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder is a unique method of music education and Greenwich Arts Academy is one of the few schools on the East Coast that offers it.
10. GarageBand and songwriting lessons.
Greenwich Arts Academy is the only music school in Greenwich offering training on GarageBand, which is included free with most Apple desktop and laptop computers. Does your child sit in front of the computer stringing loops together, then wondering what to do next? C'mon, we all know it happens -- the daughter of the director of the Academy was creating and recording her own songs when she was five!
We can help your child take that budding creative streak and give it focus. Some of our students study composition; some study songwriting, or beat-creation, or improvisation. The results speak for themselves.
11. Early morning and lunchtime lessons for home schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.
Since we are one of the largest in-home music schools in the state of Connecticut, we are able to be a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 8 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a home school parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.
12. Picture day.
We are the only music school in Greenwich that offers a picture day for their students.
Every Spring and Fall we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that our students' parents love as they all want quality photos of their children. Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.
13. Really Cool Field Trips
A couple of time a year, the Academy invites students (and parents) to come on field trips to a variety of local or regional arts performances or other presentations. Every care is taken to make the experience smooth and fun, from tickets to meals to transportation. Students and parents ride in style to the venue in a private Limo Bus, enjoy a meal and a world-class performance on a reknowned stage such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, or Radio City Music Hall, then return home tired and inspired! No other music school in Greenwich offers outtings like this!
14. Month to Month lessons.
The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long-term contract.
14.5. Located in the best location -- your living room.
Imagine... painless music lessons. Look mom and dad, no driving! 'Nuff said.
It's easy to take the next step:
Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
103 Hardesty Rd, Stamford, CT 06903
Offering quality piano, voice, singing, songwriting, GarageBand lessons and audition preparation services in Greenwich, Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Pound Ridge, Rye, and Lower Fairfield County.
Offering quality music lessons in:
Piano • Voice • Songwriting • GarageBand • Audition Prep
$55.00 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week.
Learn the songs you want to learn!
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