Welcome to Stafford Music Academy!
The Stafford Music Academy is committed to providing
high-quality music lessons in Bloomington, Indiana.
Established in 2005 by Bloomington native Christopher
Stafford, the Stafford Music Academy has helped bring
music to hundreds of lives.
Our instructors' priority is to get to know you or your
child on a personal level so that they may tailor-fit the music lesson to your needs and
desires. Some of our teachers are professional musicians, while others are current or
graduated students of Indiana University's esteemed Jacobs School of Music. All
teachers have passed extensive screening and background checks and are locally
famous for going "that extra mile" for their students. Just check out our testimonials
page to read some of the rave reviews our teachers garner!
We currently offer lessons on piano, guitar (acoustic and electric), bass, drums, violin,
viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele.
We are conveniently located on Bloomington's east side, right between Rogers-Binford
and the College Mall. With such amenities as a parking lot, WiFi, a comfortably-sized
waiting area complete with magazines and kids' activities, and studio space that was
recently-remodeled specifically for music lessons, our facilities will not disappoint!
Summer @ Stafford!
and July, we are pleased to announce the following summer classes and camps. Please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if any of them interest you or your
students, and we will provide you with further information!
that offer the opportunity to dramatically upgrade the student's skill level. Designed for
musicians who are serious about upgrading their abilities in a short amount of time. One
week of 45-60 minute lessons per session.
just before school starts as a precursor to a student starting an instrument or needing a
refresher course. Available for flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, and more depending on
Music Technology Lessons: One week of 45 minute per day sessions that focus on
using technology to produce music.
Music Composition Lessons: Ever wanted to compose, but not sure how to start?
Take a week of lessons with our composition instructor to learn the basics of music
composition, and start writing your own music!
MULTIPLE STUDENT/SINGLE TEACHER ONE WEEK CLASSES
Recorder Ensemble: Did you enjoy learning to play recorder in school this year? Don’t
let your recorder gather dust—use those recorders and produce beautiful music as part of
a group! One week of 45 minute per day sessions with a performance at the end.
Music History & Performance: Learn about different historical time periods and learn to
play music in the style of those time periods. One week of 45 minute per day sessions
with a performance at the end.
Sacred Music Keyboard Class: Use those keyboard skills to play sacred works for
keyboard in a small ensemble. One week of 45 minute per day sessions with a
performance at the end.
MULTIPLE STUDENT/MULTIPLE TEACHER ONE WEEK
Rock On: Use those drum, guitar, bass, voice, or keyboard skills that you’ve been
working on in your lessons to play in a real rock band! In addition to private lessons on
their individual instruments, students will collectively choose songs to sing and play and
rehearse them under the guidance of our expert teachers. Bring your friends! One week
of 2-hour long sessions with a performance at the end.
Chamber Music: For more traditional ensemble playing, we will offer chamber music
weeks during which students will have the opportunity to play classical repertoire with
other students of their level. Chamber music is a great way to improve one’s listening and
performing skills. Ensembles will range from duos to quintets, and instrumentation will
vary based on enrollment. In addition to coached rehearsals with our expert teachers,
students will also receive private lessons on their instruments and study background
information about the pieces they are playing and the composers who wrote them. One
week of 2-hour long sessions with a performance at the end.
Musical Theater: For students interested in acting and singing, we will offer a musical
theater workshop during which students will study and perform scenes from famous
musical theater productions. Private voice lessons will be included in addition to
professionally-coached group rehearsals. One week of 2-hour long sessions with a
performance at the end.
Early Childhood Music Mornings: For budding musicians aged 4-6, we will offer 2-
hour long sessions every day for a week which will involve singing, moving to music,
playing simple instruments, and playing music games. These activities will be led by at
least one Jacobs School of Music early childhood music specialist per group or more
depending on enrollment!
Opening Acts Class: For musicians aged 3-5 we will continue to offer our Opening
Acts class on Saturday mornings at 10:00 and 10:45am and potentially on weeknights as
well, depending on interest.
Class/camp dates will be determined by the availability of interested students, so
the sooner you let us know that you are interested, the more likely we will be able
to work around your summer plans! We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Make Music Part of Your Life!
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