Give the Gift of Music

* All LAM Group classes cost $200 per 10-14 week session.

Register HERE

For private instrument lessons please fill out our interest form.

LAM World Music Ensemble

All are welcome to join the LAM World Music Ensemble with Penelope Quesada who will guide this exciting 14 week session around the world with music.

Students will  use Orff percussion instruments as well as their voices to make beautiful music from cultures near and far. This is a wonderful class to learn ensemble playing, strengthen community, learn globally, be exposed to new languages, and develop percussion and vocal skills. The session will end in a performance for families plus additional community performances. Read more about Penelope Quesada’s experience as a performer and teacher here.

No prior experience necessary- instruments and music will be provided.

Ages 8-15

Saturdays 2-3pm

Feb. 23rd- June 1st (no class on April 6th)

The Children’s Choir at Louisville Academy of Music

This is a choir open to all singers between the ages of 6 and 10. This group setting offers a great alternative for children who love to sing but might not be quite ready for private voice lessons. Children will be introduced to concepts such as breath, singing technique, pitch, rhythm and will begin to sightread notes. Solfege based on movable ‘Do’ will be the standard. Singing is all done in unison to build intonation and group singing skills. The choir will meet once each week for 45 minute sessions and will perform in the Spring Recital at the end of the 10-week block.

Ages 6-10

Fridays 4-4:45 pm

March 15th- May 31st, no class on Friday, April 12

Electronic Composition

Learn to use microphones, computers and audio editing software to compose music. Create sounds for multiple genres - classical, film music, pop, hip-hop, or video game music. Topics covered include composition, structure, harmony, synthesizers, waveforms, filters, EQ, compression, and mixing/mastering. Both current and historical electronic music works will be listened to and analyzed.

Ages 12+. All experience/skill levels welcome.

Group Violin

This 10-week session will cover early ensemble playing and music theory. Students will also have the opportunity to perform solo pieces from their lessons with a pianist for their peers. We will perform a final group concert and will have other community performance opportunities as a group. This is the perfect way for students to strengthen their violin playing and to build community alongside their private lessons. To create a more hands-on experience, the class is taught by two violin teachers plus a pianist for solo and group playing.

Wednesdays March 13- May 15th

Level II: 4:15-5:15

Level I: 5:15-6

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Penelope Quesada leads the first LAM World Music Ensemble!

Session I: A Winter Celebration with The LAM World Music Ensemble

Enroll HERE

All are welcome to join the LAM World Music Ensemble with Penelope Quesada who will guide this exciting 8 week session around the world to learn about winter holiday traditions from around the world.

Students will  use Orff percussion instruments as well as their voices to make beautiful music from cultures near and far. This is a wonderful class to learn ensemble playing, strengthen community, learn globally, be exposed to new languages, and develop percussion and vocal skills. The session will end in a performance for families plus the kids are invited to play for the pre-show of the Louisville Ballet’s The Nutcracker!

No prior experience necessary- instruments and music will be provided.

When: From October 13th to December 8th. (off week  of Thanksgiving).

When: Saturdays 10am-11am

Where: LAM

Price: $120

Ages: 8 to 15 years old

Group Violin Classes- Halloween Session now Enrolling!

Violin Group Classes at LAM with Sara Callaway and Sarah Cole!

Session I: September 5th-October 24th

Wednesdays

Level 2: 4:30-5:15

Level 1: 5:15-6:00

final performance will include spooky songs, costumes, and candy

-Play music with a group, practice solo pieces with piano, and begin basic theory/eartraining-

$150 for session including pianist and music

Please discuss levels and sign up through your private teacher or email info@laofm.org

 

 

 

LAM hosts innovative composition workshop

We are excited to host Longleash trio and Dr. Allison Ogden in their new program the Pipeline Initiative: an introductory composition workshop for high school age instrumentalists from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field of composition.

"As new music specialists, we are confronted with the many inequities and imbalances in the field of composition on a daily basis. With the Pipeline Initiative, we hope to address one very small part of the systemic inequities that exclude certain groups in our society from acts of cultural production. This program will provide students with the artistic tools to articulate and amplify their musical perspective, through a craft-based approach intended to get students composing in a cognizant way, regardless of what form their chosen mode of musical expression may ultimately take."

-Longleash

Read more HERE

Piano Faculty releases CD!

Gyuli Kambarova, one of our piano faculty, has released a new CD "Memories" with the soundtracks that she composed for the documentary about orphans and their foster families called "You Are Not Alone!". Special thanks goes to Samir Kambarov and Alexey Fedirko who supported and worked with her on this project. 

She will host a cd release party Sunday, December 2, 2018 2-4 pm at LAM.


You can listen to the samples and purchase "Memories" on her website:
https://www.gyulikambarova.com/memories

Mezzo-soprano Laura Atkinson joins our faculty this fall!!

Mezzo-soprano Laura C. Atkinson is an active performer in both the United States and in Germany. She has debuted with various orchestras in both countries, including the Nashville Symphony, New Haven Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, the American Baroque Orchestra , the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Braunschweig Staatsorchester. Read more here.

She will start teaching this fall at the Louisville Academy of Music. Contact us to find your lesson spot today!

Welcome Jeff Jamner to our Faculty!

We are so excited to welcome Jeffrey Jamner to our piano faculty at LAM! Jeff received his Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music, his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Louisville, and his Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. Jeff has done so much for music education in Kentucky and we are thrilled to have him as part of our musical community. 
Note: Due to his limited availability with his current position at The Kentucky Center he will only be teaching a limited studio by audition only.

LAM hires Sarah Cole to our Violin Faculty!

Meet Sarah Cole, our newest faculty member. Sarah Cole is graduating next month from the University of Louisville with a Master's in Violin Pedagogy after completing both a Master's and Bachelor's in Violin Performance in the UK and Ohio. She is a wonderful violinist and teacher and we are so happy to welcome her to the Academy.

She is currently accepting students of all ages and will start teaching Monday-Wednesday. Contact us to find your lesson time! 🎻