Category Archives: Community & Events

Open House This Saturday Aug 24 at 1pm

We welcome the entire Oakland & East Bay community to Musically Minded Academy’s Open House. This is a great opportunity to meet our teachers, ask questions and learn of the various musical offerings. 1:00 – 1:20 Intro by Director/Founder, Anna Orias.  Meet teachers & learn about programs. 1:20 – 1:30 General Q&A 1:30 – 2:00 […]

New term starts August 26th!

Wow! I cannot believe that I am entering my 23rd year of teaching and the 19th year of the Musically Minded Program! For many years, I ran it by myself as a sole proprietor in my living room, first in Berkeley and in Oakland. In 2005, Sarah Cappelli was the first instructor to join me […]

In the News!

Lua Hadar gives cosmopolitan jazz a Twist for Musically Minded Academy     jazz concert February 5, 2013 By: Carol Banks Weber Subscribe “As an independent artist-producer, I also want to show youth that they can create their own opportunities, rather than wait for someone else to create them. That is what I have done […]

Concert today at 4:30! Guerrilla Composers Guild

Buy tickets for this event “Hey man, what are you doing today?” “I’m going to start a war on emotionless, culturally detached music by organizing clandestine, amazing concerts full of soul and conversation. Oh, and pizza. You?” “Well, I WAS just going to make pesto tonight and listen to ‘My heart will go on’, but […]

Meet Andrea Oey, Violin Instructor!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Andrea Oey to the Academy’s instructional staff! Due to an increasing demand for lessons in our string department, Andrea will be teaching violin lessons at Musically Minded! ANDREA OEY, violinist, is a native New Yorker with degrees from the Juilliard School, Oberlin College and Conservatory, and the […]

October Recitals!

Get geared up for another round of Musically Minded Academy’s October Recitals! As you read this post, our students are putting finishing touches on their performance pieces. Here’s what you need to remember: Show up at the Academy on Oct. 22 and Oct. 30 Wear a costume (it’s Halloween after all) This is a potluck, […]

Welcoming a new Piano Instructor!

Dear Musically Minded Friends and Family, Due to an increasing demand for piano lessons from current and incoming students, our administration has hired a new piano instructor, specializing in general and classical piano repertoire! Please join us in giving a big, warm welcome to Katy Luo, a Bay Area native! Get to know Katy here […]

Save The Date!

UPDATE: TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE On August 7th, 2011 at Musically Minded Academy… … award-winning Jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer will be playing music from his latest album, ‘Setting The Standard: Volume One’, which peaked at #13 on the National jazz radio charts. Brewer will also feature music from his highly acclaimed Wes Montgomery Tribute album, ‘Groovin’ […]