Academy of Music
is proud to offer a variety of different exciting courses
that are available on an individual as well as group basis.
In addition to private and group lessons, students are
encouraged to participate in variety of ensembles offered at
our school including jazz, string, woodwinds/winds and chamber ensembles. Every program, whether it's piano,
violin, viola, guitar, voice, saxophone, clarinet, flute,
oboe, or cello incorporates
introduction to theory, history and literature of music, stage
performances, and annual certifications.
Individual lessons are available in:
piano, violin, viola,
guitar, clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe and voice. Gingis
Academy of Music instructors, distinguished performers and
teachers from the United States, Europe and Asia bring a wealth of experience to their students.
They provide each student with a foundation in the physical
demands of the instrument, the basics of reading music, and
the technical and interpretative skills of performing.
The group lessons provide students with an intimate knowledge
of the inner workings of music, ear training, solfege, rhythmic
training, music history and literature.
All individual instruction and group lessons are available
to adult students. It is never too late to learn.
Gingis Academy of Music offers both individual and group piano
Designed for our youngest students, group lesson instruction
focuses on essentials of piano playing: note reading, rhythm
and meter recognition, music notation and elementary music
theory. Usually only three months in duration, group lessons
prepare our pre-schoolers for a much more demanding individual
Individual instruction is designed according to student's
goals, needs and abilities. We are proud to offer both primary
and secondary musical education, that is inspired by the world-known
Russian piano school. Our piano programs allow the students
to reach the highest degrees of pianism.
and Viola Lessons
Gingis Academy of Music offers violin and viola lessons to
beginners as well as students who have reached a professional
level of performance. We are happy to announce that many of
our string department students have been accepted into the
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, the California Youth Symphony
Orchestra, as well as many other local symphonies and orchestras.
Our string department program is designed to accommodate the
needs of every student, depending on their level. Technical
proficiency and development is also tailored on an individual
basis, taking every aspect of the students abilities and needs
Lessons are available for all skill levels from beginning to
advanced, ages 8 and older.
Beginning students will learn guitar fundaments including
tuning, right and left hand fingering techniques, music
notation and reading, chords, tone production, and
applicable music theory. Familiar music pieces will be
introduced from the first lesson to help the student
immediately apply these fundamentals.
Concentrations in Classical and Flamenco guitar are offered,
although all types of music are taught based on student
Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe
Available for beginners, intermediate as well as advanced
students. Both classical and jazz concentration are available,
however, the repertoire covered is designed individually,
depending on the need of the student. Learn the techniques of playing the saxophone and other
woodwind instruments, study both standard and new
repertoire, and improve your ability to interpret and
perform music in a positive, encouraging environment.
Individual lessons allow for absolute detail and attention
to a student's progress.
are a great alternative for those who would prefer to be
learning amongst people of their same ability on their own
instrument. Group lessons range from 2-6 students and offer
activities geared at fostering the group’s collective
progress: breathing exercises, music in multiple parts,
listening, etc. Encouraged for beginners.
Class instruction is tailored on an one-on-one basis for each
student, based on the student's abilities and interests. Our
instructors are experienced in accommodating all ages and
levels of vocal proficiency.
Basic style of the Gingis Academy of Music instructors is
traditional classic and operatic. In addition to these, they
are able to accommodate some repertoires from popular songs
to Broadway musicals.
For beginning students, the instructions will be aimed at
one's self-consciousness, tone production, breathing, legato
singing, diction and musical accuracy. Work will be mainly
concentrated in class with minimal extra-curriculum requirement.
Student's ability to read music is not absolutely required.
For advanced students, the instructions will be on the correction
of individual vocal faults, legato singing and solo-performance
techniques with emphasis on the development of good musicianship.
Designed for intermediate to advanced instrumentalists who
are interested in chamber group experience. Chamber ensemble
is an excellent preparation for students wishing to join chamber
or a symphony orchestra: it covers classical repertoire and
gives a rare opportunity to gain experience performing in
Tuition for group lessons starts as low as $25 for an hour
lesson. Individual instruction lesson starts from only $60
for an hour. Due to the fact that tuition varies depending
on a range of factors: instructor's professionalism, experience,
duration, frequency and number of classes the student is enrolled
in, we urge you to contact our office for further details.
Please be advised that the first appointment is always free,
so make yours today to get to know our school, faculty, programs
Gingis Academy of Music is proud to announce that we have
a variety of discounts and scholarships available.
10% "Family member" discount is applicable to parents
and siblings only.
10% "Additional course" discount is applicable to
the same person enrolled in more than one discipline.
*Please note that discounts may not be combined and are applicable
enrolled in 60 minute weekly private instruction lessons,
attending the Academy on the regular basis*
The Gingis Academy of Music Scholarship is available to winners
of our competition, and is awarded annually.