About St. Mary's Music Academy

Mission

St. Mary's Music Academy was founded to provide a community music school for children and adults of the Triad, as well as enrich the musical environment of High Point, NC and the greater Piedmont Triad.

What We Offer

St. Mary's Music Academy provides private lessons in multiple instruments including:

  • Piano
  • Clarinet
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Harp
  • Guitar

The Music Academy gives children and adults a foundation of musical enjoyment, as well as venues to perform. All students are encouraged to participate in recitals, competitions, and music festivals.

Students are taught in a secure, protected environment inside the new Community Life Center of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. All instructors are selected based on their experience, expertise, and abilities.

Tuition

Each private lesson may be 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length. And tuition is drafted from the parent's checking account through the secure program, Vanco, on either the 1st or 15th of each month.

There is also a registration fee and an access card fee.

Performance Opportunities

Students are encouraged to participate in Music Academy recitals. Piano students have the opportunity to participate in the North Carolina Music Teachers Association district and state contest-festivals. Students who earn superior ratings for their performances will perform in the honors recital for the North Carolina Music Teachers' Convention each October.

Piano students may also participate in events sponsored by the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers' Association. There is a Fall Festival held at Wake Forest University and students may enter the Moxley Piano Competition each spring at Salem College. Piano students participate in the National Federation of Music Clubs' Festival held at UNC-G.

Violin and Cello students are encouraged to try out for the Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestras.