Music Lessons Offered At School
Piano Central Studios provides piano instruction in academy facilities for students in grades 1 through 12. In addition to regular lessons, the PCS Piano Program at BJA features motivational studio contests, regular parent communication via email and the PCS assignment notebook, and PCS’s unique Music Skillmasters awards program. Students have opportunities for public performances—including a Christmas group performance at a local mall, small -group performances at local assisted living centers, and two recitals per year. Students also have opportunities for independent skill evaluation, including the annual PCS Music Fest and membership in the PCS National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Club with the option to participate in the NFMC Festival each spring. Progress reports are sent home twice during the school year.
Private lessons (30 or 45 minutes) are available for all students; and 30-minute semiprivate lessons as well as 45-minute beginning group piano lessons are offered for elementary students. The success of semiprivate and beginning group piano lessons depends on closely grouping students according to age and level. Therefore, semiprivate and group lessons are subject to availability. Private lessons are highly recommended for students with two or more years of experience. Lessons are scheduled before, during, and after school. Each student is allowed two makeup lessons during the school year. Lessons missed by the teacher will be rescheduled.
PCS tuition includes 34 lessons per year (26 lessons during the school year and eight lessons in the summer with an option to upgrade summer lessons). Summer lessons are available with a flexible scheduling and pricing package.
Lessons in Voice and Band and Orchestral Instruments
May 2019: We’re delighted to announce BJA and BJU’s Division of Music are partnering with Piano Central Studios to expand our pre-college music lesson opportunities to serve not only BJA’s students but also the broader upstate community. The new community music program will be called PCS Music Artistry at BJU. Stay tuned for further details.