Tag Archives: music education

Our Violin Program is expanding!

We have three great violin teachers at Musically Minded Academy, Nicola Gruen, Sarah Wood and  Lauren Avery. We are expanding our string program and accepting 20 new students. We have  openings 7 days a week now. Musically Minded Academy’s unique program takes students through a carefully planned educational arc that  spans a school year. The […]

Practicing Tips

There are numerous factors that can help kids practice at home. Of course, ideally kids would just find their own motivation and structure their time to achieve their goals, yet let’s face it, even adults often lack that skill. The truth about practicing is that is a process that changes over time. Artistic kids are […]

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 […]

Group Piano for 4 year olds

Musically Minded founder and director Anna Orias will be offering this Group Piano Class. Anna draws from over 20 years of teaching experience to bring this dynamic group piano program to the Academy. This is a great introduction to the instrument for young students! Group Piano for 4-5 year olds Young students in this class […]

My Aunt’s Academy

Well, it’s been three months since my aunt asked me to write this, and since it’s a rainy, boring day, I thought I might as well. I don’t have anything else to do- except homework. But I can do that later. One of my many talents is procrastinating homework… and then panicking because I don’t […]