I love the Music Academy. The quality of the instruction and articulation in curriculum are outstanding. We get a lot for our investment.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do.
Every art form encourages, nurtures, and even requires the best of our creative ability. This is, after all, the special quality of the human spirit and, thought thorough training in the Suzuki Talent Education method, the child develops a beautiful tone – his own, personal tone – and a musical, singing heart.
Eleanor StanlisMusic Academy's Founding Director. From 'Strings with a Heart' published in the American Suzuki Journal, Winter 1997, Vol.25, No.2, p.30.
Music is enough for a lifetime…but lifetime is not enough for music.
Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited.”The study of music teaches “sensitivity, discipline and endurance” and ultimately produces “a beautiful heart.
Seeing the joy in my son’s eyes when he plays makes me so happy we found The Music Academy!
My violin teachers was one of those that pushed my ability to the limit, but also became the standard that every other teacher was measured against. Learning to be your own honest critic was one the greatest things she taught me. To this day, I use that same self-criticism and personal scrutiny that she engrained in all of us. The beauty of this ability is that it isn’t limited only to violin playing or music-making, but also for the purpose of accomplishing any challenge that requires you to bring you abilities to a higher level. Thank you, not only for teaching me to love and appreciate music, but also to become my own best teacher.
Dr. Hiran FernandoThe Music Academy Class of 1996
Creativity is chocolate for the brain.
Dr. Gene Cohen
I never guessed I’d have the chance to play chamber music! Thanks so much for including adults. I’ll never forget this experience.
The Music Academy of Rockford has always been a great place for my children to learn an instrument. The teachers are fantastic and the activities that the children do are perfect for their self-esteem.
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