Why Choose Greater Austin Music Academy?
Our mission: to provide you with the highest quality music instruction, tailored to your individual goals, in a warm and encouraging atmosphere.
While you are researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a GAMA student and find out what makes our school special:
1. Teachers to suit your needs:
Whether you're an adult looking to begin lessons, looking for your children, or are an advanced player, we have the perfect fit for you! Our diverse faculty of friendly, experienced teachers, consistently receive glowing reviews from happy students and parents.
We offer Piano Lessons , Violin Lessons, Cello Lessons, Bass Lessons, Guitar Lessons , Flute Lessons , Harp Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Trombone Lessons, Composition and Theory, Electronic Music, Pop/Rock/Jazz in Austin, Texas. (Click on an instrument to learn more.)
2. Specialists in every area:
Many schools have one teacher who is expected to handle every type of student. We recognize that you have your own goals and skillsets, and we have specialists in practically every area.
Looking for lessons for a young child? Study with one of our experienced young-beginner teachers. The same goes for adults who are just picking up the instrument. If jazz/pop/rock is more your taste, why not study with one of our accomplished jazz or pop musicians? A serious advanced pianist, or preparing for a college audition? We have successfully prepared for both undergraduate and graduate level auditions at top schools around the world, and our advanced classical faculty have advanced degrees under some of today's finest teachers. No matter who you are, there is a place for you here at Greater Austin Music Academy!
3. Friendly, encouraging atmosphere:
Our students and teachers remark on how much they love coming to our school for weekly lessons. Because we work hard to avoid the "factory" feel of many music schools, we are able to attract the finest teachers in the area, and provide you with a musical experience tailored to your needs.
4. Dedicated office staff:
Our excellent office staff means that our teachers can do what they do best: teach! Many schools leave teachers with handling billing, scheduling, and other paperwork. At GAMA, we free our teachers up so they are able to focus on giving you the best learning experience possible.
5. The best degreed and highly experienced teachers:
All of our teachers at GAMA have extensive teaching and performing experience. Here you'll find teachers who have proven teaching records and advanced degrees under some of the best musicians in the world! You will not receive a "run-of-the-mill" teacher here at Greater Austin Music Academy.
6. Musician owned and operated.
With over two decades of teaching experience, and three decades of performing experience, owner and director Matt McLaughlin brings a love for music education and wealth of experience to the school. He has assembled a team of musicians who share his enthusiasm and commitment to helping you achieve your unique musical goals.
7. State of the Art Facilities.
Enjoy our spacious, inviting studios, which are fully stocked with top-of-the-line grand and upright pianos such as Steinway and Sons and Yamaha instruments.
Parents, feel free to view lessons or wait in our waiting area, which includes free Wi-Fi and Coffee!
8. Incredible Performance and Learning Opportunities.
GAMA students are invited to perform in two school-wide recitals during the year. We also offer exciting studio classes at the KMFA 89.5 recording studios, as well as other performance opportunities throughout the year.
Through our special connection with many world renowned performers, we are able to offer masterclass and learning opportunities you won't find anywhere else!
Through our teacher memberships, all of our students have access to the many festivals, competitions, and events offered by the Austin District Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.
9. Open 7 Days a Week to Accommodate Your Busy Schedule
We offer lessons 7 days a week. Our monthly billing system means no contract to sign, and you can begin at any time.
10. Conveniently Located in the North Loop/Burnet Area.
Our location makes us easily accessible from many areas in and out of town (and we have had students from as far as Round Rock, Georgetown, San Marcos, and even College Station!)
We are near the trendy Burnet area with many coffee shops and restaurants just around the corner.
11. Early morning and lunch time lessons for home schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.
We are a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a home school parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.
12. No Long-Term-Contract
We want music lessons to be right for you! Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
13. Free coffee!
Did we mention we have free coffee?
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
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