SharpMinds Music Academy

Beginner Group & Individual Classes for Ages 8 - Adults

Yamaha Keyboard Encounters (KE)

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 • Innovative keyboard music program for ages 10 to adults

 • Combines technology with effective and enjoyable approach 

 • Students study piano techniques and learn various musical styles

 • Fun, interactive, small group instructional approach

 

Piano Course

Individual piano instruction using the Yamaha Pianoforte Method. Students are taught by highly qualified and trained instructors. Students will be assessed through the Yamaha Grade Examination, and also eligible to participate in the Florida Federation Piano Assessments. Performing opportunities are provided through participation in our annual piano recitals, forums, and masterclasses.

 

 Lesson Duration:

 •  30 minute lessons are recommended for beginners

 •  60 minute lessons recommended for intermediate through advanced

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Guitar Course

Individual guitar instruction taught by James Woolwine, an award-winning, genre-bending Composer/Songwriter. Students will study both classical and contemporary guitar repertoire, with performing opportunities at our annual academy recitals 

 Lesson Duration:

 •  30 minute lessons are recommended for beginners

 •  60 minute lessons recommended for intermediate through advanced

Violin Course

Individual violin lessons for all levels by Madison Ryan is now offered at our music academy. Ms. Ryan is an experienced educator, and performer, in both orchestral and chamber group ensembles, with performances in the US and Europe. 

 

 Lesson Duration:

 •  30 minute lessons are recommended for beginners

 •  60 minute lessons recommended for intermediate through advanced

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Vocal Course

Individual vocal lessons for all levels taught by Melissa Martinezis at our music academy.

Ms. Martinez has performed in various operas, and was a vocal coach during her tenure at the Cleveland School of the Arts. Students will study vocal technics and their choice repertoire.

 

 Lesson Duration:

 •  30 minute lessons are recommended for beginners

 •  60 minute lessons recommended for intermediate through advanced