Frequently Asked Questions
What programs do SOUNDS Academy offer?
SOUNDS Academy offers 4 programs.
1) Our Musical Access Program exposes children to live music, interacting with musicians and music professions and instruments through our Instrument Petting Zoos.
2) Our School Program teaches the fundamentals of instrumental music playing in a group setting. These groups rehearse twice a week in schools or community centers.
3) Our SOLO (Students Optimizing Leadership Opportunities) Program focuses on individual lessons and giving each student a mentor to guide them through weekly instruction in a one-on-one setting.
4) Students in The Collective receive individual lessons, advanced group instruction, and theory classes to prepare them for high levels of playing and orchestral/college auditions.
All programs teach the character values of creativity, leadership, perseverance, resilience, and teamwork.
What are the cost of your programs?
The SOLO Program is $60 per month. The School Program is $30 per month. Scholarships are available for all programs to families in financial need. 84% of our students are on scholarships.
Do you provide only private lessons?
No. Although private lessons are provided through our SOLO Program, students in the SOLO Program are required to be in a group and attend concerts.
Where are you located?
Our main office is located on the 3rd floor of Phoenix Center for the Arts. However, we serve students in 35 zip codes between Goodyear and Mesa in 10 locations. A full list of our locations can be found by clicking HERE.
We continue to work with individuals, organizations, schools, community centers to create more opportunities for kids.
How many students are in your programs?
We serve 4,000 students in our Musical Access Program, 200 students in our School Programs, and 100 students in our SOLO Program. Highly engaged students are accepted into The Collective.
How many teachers do you have?
We currently have ten teachers that teach classes and lessons with SOUNDS Academy.
How do I register my child for SOUNDS Academy?
Children can be registered by going to our website, hovering over “How to Apply” and clicking “Registration Form”. On this page, you will be able to access our registration form as well as our scholarship form.