News

Spring Recital

Join us for our annual end-of-year recitals featuring our students in concert. There will be numerous recitals this day between the hours of 11 am – 4 pm. Times to be announced as we get closer to the event and have the program set. Please bring finger food to share with the group.

Student Performances “Collaborations”

Join us for our annual “Collaborations” event where all student perform with at least one other student.   Students demonstrate all of the skills and knowledge they have gained in their musical studies thus far.  These fantastic events feature students of all ages and abilities. In this event there are no solos. All students play with […]

New Workshop

Creative Aging Teacher Training Learn to teach group classes to ages 55+ Learn and practice “best practices” as identified research results in this field Experiential class with participatory learning Multiple techniques that can be used in a variety of art disciplines Being to deconstruct your own agisim to learn new perspectives and methods to reach […]

Fall Student Recitals

Join us for our annual student Fall Recitals! We have many recitals this day featuring students from beginning to advanced levels. Audience and students are both encouraged to wear Halloween Costumes! Tentative Schedule (not confirmed!) 11 – noon – Youngest and most beginning students 12:30 – 1:30 – Intermediate and Advanced Students 2-3 – Mixed […]

New Program

GREAT NEWS! Musically Minded Academy has been accepted into 2018-2019 Catalyzing Creative Aging Program by the National Guild for Community Arts Education and Lifetime Arts!  We are honored to be one of 20 national organization to have received this training and technical assistance! Our team will develop more programs for aging adults at the Academy for […]

Radio Event hosted by Jim Bennett, MMA teacher

Welcome to the monthly edition of In The Moment Radio. I’m Jim Bennett. SInce I stopped broadcasting a year ago on KCSM, the motivation for sharing live music with you has changed, because I don’t have the luxury of a wonderful station, with a great and loyal audience, truly in love with the same music […]

MMA Receives Grant

MMA has just received a grant from Berkeley Association of REALTORS® to offer reduced/free tuition for summer camp tuition for underrepresented minorities (URMs) — African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos.

New Violin Teacher, Halleh Balch

I’m excited to hear you or your child is interested in violin lessons! Whether you hope to be a professional musician or just want to explore a new way of thinking, the violin is a fantastic way to express and develop creativity, focus, and a lifetime love of music. I have played the violin for […]

VOCAL WORKSHOP – With Pollyanna Bush and Raz Kennedy

“Belt it Out” in Full Effect with Ease! July 12, 2015 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; 2 pm – 3 pm Lunch Break (Students bring their own lunches). Price: $120.0 Ages: 14 + Calling ALL Vocal Professionals 1. What techniques do Haley Williams of the rock band, Paramore, or Christina Aguilera know (that you don’t!) that gives them the ability to […]