It’s not too late to sign up for next week’s music camp at Grosse Pointe Music Academy. This will be the second of two individual camps offered this summer by the Music Academy. We are are currently seeking instrumentalists and vocalists that are interested in learning more about music to sign up! We will ensure […]
Immerse yourself in Music this summer!
CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2013 CAMP Information Music Camps are popular during the summer months because it gives students a chance to immerse themselves in a musician’s lifestyle of practicing and learning new things. Grosse Pointe Music Academy is offering 2 weeklong camps designed to give budding musicians the space to learn, […]
Sign up now for Music Together
Spring Semester is here and it’s not too late to register. Music Together of Grosse Pointe, held at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy welcomes you to our beautiful new location on 19443 Mack, near Men’s Wearhouse and Caribou Coffee (a great plus!). Many of you in our classes are returning for your 2nd or […]
Pictures of the New Location at 19443 Mack Ave. in GPW
The Grosse Pointe Music Academy will open up it’s new location at 19443 Mack Ave. on Monday April 16th. I was in checking in on the progress and took a few photos to share. I am excited to begin a new era of Grosse Pointe Music Academy in out new space. I […]
Songwriting classes at GPMA
Songwriting is something that all musicians can engage in regardless of the instrument that they play and what level they are at. It is certainly helpful to know more and be well practiced on your instrument when writing songs, but learning the skills of songwriting can begin at anytime. Some of the most popular songwriters […]
The Music Together Difference
If you’ve been searching for a music class for your young child, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Music Together of Grosse Pointe, held at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy. We are music and movement program for children ages 0-5, and the grown-ups who love them! We offer research-based music education, in a […]
Meet our Music Together Director!
It seems kind of funny to write a blog about myself, but I hope to share my passion and commitment to the Music Together program through what I write. I can remember making music as early as 3 years old, practicing my Suzuki violin lessons while my mom accompanied me on piano. Making music was […]
Musical Intervals and their names
Musical intervals can be likened to measurements that we learn early in life like the inch, the foot, the yard and so on. Music notes are are also given names for the space that exists between two points. In the most basic way, intervals can be defined as the distance between two musical notes. Musicians […]
How to write creative music
Creative writing in music can happen in many different ways and begin from many different angles. If you’re a singer or just someone who thinks up songs and melodies, you might want to learn to play guitar or piano to provide accompaniment for your singing. In this method, the creative process will first begin with […]
What are frets, and when should I have them replaced?
Frets are metal strips (usually nickel alloy) embedded along the fretboard (also called fingerboard) and located at exact points that divide the scale length in accordance with a specific mathematical formula. When a player presses a string against a fret it shortens the vibrating length of the string, thus […]
Five Ways Piano Lessons Benefit Children
Two years ago, my wife and I started our oldest daughter, then six years old, in piano lessons. Both of us being musically oriented, we feel that music instruction is just as important as enrolling her in soccer, gymnastics or ballet. But, when practice begins and the sound of scales badly played reverberates through the […]
Beat the heat! Don’t leave your guitar in the car.
With the heat of this Summer in the Detroit area, it is important to be aware of how one can protect their instrument. The worst thing that an instrument owner can do is leave their guitar out in a car on a hot day. You wouldn’t leave your child or family pet out in a […]
Register Now For Fall Music Lessons
Grosse Pointe Music Academy Sign up now for Private and Group Music Lessons You can register early to get the best available times starting in September Families can save valuable time each week by scheduling lessons for 2 or more children at the same time! Private Lessons Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, and Bass Guitar) Our […]
Music Together Blog. Jackson, The Music Maker
By Lyn Ransom, D.M.A. Lyn Ransom, D.M.A., is the recently-retired Director of Program Development at Music Together LLC and coauthor of Music Together Preschool. She helped to develop Music Together’s Babies Program in 1999 and was a curriculum writer for all of the Music Together song collections. In addition to 25 years’ experience teaching adults […]