Welcome to The Music Academy! We are entering our fiftieth year as the area's only non-profit community performing arts school. We encourage children and adults to pursue an education in the performing arts for its multiple rewards: cultivating a new interest, a rewarding educational challenge, appreciation of the arts, enjoyment, pleasure, relaxation.and so much more. Our areas of focus include: Music Instruction: Our class offerings are available from the moment your child is born! We offer instruction in a group or private setting from the area's most prestigious faculty. Dance Instruction: We are proud to offer you the highest standard of instruction in classical ballet and related dance forms (creative dance, Irish step-dance, baroque dance). Our environment is one where students seeking preparation for a professional career, as well as those interested in "learning for fun", are equally encouraged. Because we welcome students of all ages and skill levels, our primary objective is to help them realize their "personal best". As long-standing members of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, our school is required to maintain Faculty members who hold degrees (many of them advanced) in the areas in which they teach, this insures that you and your family are receiving the highest quality instruction and education available. To complement Private lessons (individualized instruction which is available to both children and adults), an exciting collection of Group lessons provides an opportunity to explore musical options in a setting shared with other learners. Some of our newest programs include: Classical ballet instruction by Liza Yuen (Royal Academy of Dancing - Hong Kong) Classical ballet instruction by Theresa Crawford (Master Teacher, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet) Irish Music and Dance (individualized programs for adults, as well as children) Recorder class instruction for children (ages 3-13) State College Junior Folk Band The Music Academy continues valuable arts traditions that showcase our talented student body such as: Student recitals Music & dance workshops Performance opportunities Scholarship competitions Special events An extensive music library. We also provide convenient payment plans, a first-class facility, and plenty of parking. We will continue to make every effort to offer you and your family a rewarding experience in the arts, and look forward to meeting you!