Regular and continuous lessons are the key to retaining the skills and discipline required to effectively learn to play an instrument. "Learning to play an instrument is not like riding a bike!"
Scott Allen - Drums, Percussion, Piano, Keyboard, Composition
Cindy Schultz - Piano, Voice
Tony Harris - Guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), Vocals, Recording
Charlie Nichols - Guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), Piano
Gina Guidarelli - Violin, Viola, Piano
Fred Jacobowitz - Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon
Nancy Durling - French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Piano, Cello
All AMA instructors are degreed and professional instructors/musicians with considerable teaching experience. All lesson plans are adapted to fit the needs of each student, according to age, mental or physical disabilities, experience level, talent, and musical interests and achievement goals.
Age minimums are typically age 6 (preferably able to read) for students in piano, guitar, violin and 'early-entry level' percussion; age 9 for band instruments, winds, drums; and age 9 for voice instruction. Students younger than these minimums may be allowed to start lessons upon the approval of the instructor with a prior appointment to access the student's abilities. We do also offer all lessons for Adults!
AMA encourages public performance as an integral part of each student's music education. AMA holds two Student Recitals per year; and several other optional performance opportunities throughout the year; at local community events and in-studio events.