Fall 2020 registration is now closed for Music Academy Enrollment.
We offer private instruction in piano, voice, instrumental, strings, and theory classes. The Music Academy instructors are a dedicated and caring group of teachers who exemplify musical excellence by being advanced performers and trained teachers. The lessons are offered in cost-effective way. For continuity we emphasize the importance of lessons throughout the year.
The Southwestern Music Academy (SMA) is one of the Founding Schools in the United States for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). The RCM provides a graded study curriculum with yearly assessments, where a national standard of excellence can be celebrated by participating SMA students in performance assessments.
The School of Church Music and Worship is an All-Steinway school. Housed in the School’s Cowden Hall, students perform and are taught in a top-level music school facility. SMA students excel as they perform on Steinway Concert Grand pianos in Reynolds Hall as well as new studio pianos during lessons.
Join us this year as we embark on an exciting semester of music-making through weekly lessons, recitals, masterclasses, and national assessments! For more information contact us at email@example.com
We are so glad that you are interested in attending the Southwestern Music Academy Semester. In order to complete your registration, please follow the steps below. If you have any questions or problems during the registration process, please contact the Academy at 817-923-1921 x3241 or by emailing MusicAcademy@swbts.edu.
Due to schedule changes related to COVID, all students will receive 12 lessons during the Fall 2020 semester. Tuition rates have been adjusted.
Fall Registration: Due by September 11thSpring Registration: Due by February 1st
Summer Registration: Due by June 1st
Fixed rate in summer session for SIX lessons. No discount available.
Fill out all fields on the registration form online. Once you have filled out all the information and submitted the form, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to the payment page.
Fall 2020 registration for the Music Academy is now closed
Hard copies of the registration form are available in Cowden Hall for those wishing to register and pay via the lock box located at the corner of the Elevator across from Music Office.
After calculating your total tuition costs, click the Pay Now button below, and PayPal will provide a space for you to specify your payment amount.
Registration form must be filled out first. Tuition must be paid in full by first lesson
Please read the following policies carefully and make yourself thoroughly familiar with them:
Schedules for private lessons are very tightly organized. We ask, therefore, that you make every effort to have your child at the private lesson for which he/she is scheduled and to arrive promptly. In the interest of safety, each child should be taken to and picked up directly from the teacher.
Make-up lessons are required only for lessons missed due to illness or family emergency. However, if the teacher must miss for any reason, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.
Our School operates on a semester system (14 weeks), and no part of the tuition can be returned for students who drop in the middle of the semester.
Musical study is the development of both aural and physical skills. Regular and adequate practice time is crucial. Beginning students are expected to follow the teacher’s guidelines for practice, beginning with twenty minutes of practice twice a day. Practice should quickly be increased to one hour a day as skills develop.
Practice is considered “homework” and should be viewed as such by both student and parent. It is the responsibility of the parent to see that the student develops a daily practice routine. It is the responsibility of the student to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the teacher for practicing specific skills and repertoire.
Parents will be informed when the student needs new music. The name of the book(s) will be given. The parents will be responsible for purchasing the required books in a timely fashion.
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As a Founding School of the Royal Conservatory of Music program, the Academy offers a phenomenal opportunity for students to excel in their music studies by preparing and taking these yearly graded assessments. Performing before a visiting nationally-trained adjudicator, students will receive invaluable written critiques, as well as numerical scores, which will help chart their progress against music students from across the country.
This comprehensive national program assures a balanced course of study, which includes not only repertoire but also technical skills, etudes, sight-reading, aural skills, and theory.
Two formal annual recitals for students are planned for December and May. In addition, a more casual “Creative Concert” takes place in the fall, and master class opportunities will also be available. Parents, relatives, and friends are cordially invited to attend. The recitals are given in Reynolds Auditorium of Cowden Hall (School of Church Music and Worship). Other opportunities for performance will arise during the year in the form of festivals or recitals sponsored by the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association. If your child is asked to perform in these events, please encourage them to do so. Some of these events require a nominal entrance fee. You will be advised at the time regarding these payments.
Academy students are encouraged to enhance their applied study with attendance at periodic group classes. Included in the tuition, theory and Ear Training review class is offered to students each semester and three group classes for Intro Students. Given the solitary nature of applied study, these fun and inspiring sessions have proven to be very motivational to our Academy students as they foster a sense of camaraderie among the students, as well as enhance their progress by showcasing their theory and aural skills. We strongly encourage students to attend the class for which they are eligible.
Parents are welcome to visit their children’s private lessons. Parents are also encouraged to maintain close contact with the teacher and may call the teacher at any time if questions arise. Your child’s progress is important to us, and we anticipate working together to provide your child with quality music education.