MUSICIANS INSTITUTE YOUTH ACADEMY

The Musicians Institute Youth Academy is a performance-based music education program designed to guide and inspire young people (and beyond) as they find their voices as musicians. The Saturday Academy classes were created to allow students to practice their passion at their own pace, where they will receive private lessons, open counseling, lessons in video techniques, branding, and more.

After 7 weeks, students will leave the Academy with a music video and the experience of a stage performance, along with confidence, a newfound musicianship, and plenty of new musical friends.

JOIN A BAND

Meet new friends, write songs and learn how to perform under the lights of MI’s state-of-the-art concert hall.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Study with one of MI’s esteemed instructors during a private weekly instrument lesson that supports core curriculum goals, which include developing technique, musicianship and style. One weekly lesson is included in the program, but additional lessons are available to anyone with the desire to learn an instrument or improve existing skills.

NOW ACCEPTING MUSIC STUDENTS

Ages 8 to 18 | All Skill Levels | Any Style

OPEN TO ALL WITH A DREAM

The Youth Academy is open for people of all skill levels, inspirations and music aspirations, so anyone with a dream is welcome! The Academy programs will give students the foundations to keep pursuing their talents, whether as a hobby or as true rock star career goals.

CURRICULUM

MI Youth Academy curriculum is based on MI curriculum and created by MI instructors. What makes MI’s lessons stand out from the rest are the professional (and well-known) instructors who have many years of music experience in the industry to pass onto the students. These instructors have the lessons and expert advice to really foster students’ natural talents to become the best players they can be in a creative and nurturing environment.

ACADEMY DATES

July: 13, 20, 27
August: 3, 10, 17
Final Concert: August 24
October: 12, 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 16
Final Concert: November 23

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS

All of the Youth Academy instructors are also working musicians and instructors at MI and follow the curriculum with the fundamentals of both popular music and music theory, using songs from popular bands and artists.

PROGRAMS

GUITAR

GUITAR

DRUM

DRUM

BASS

BASS

KEYBOARD

KEYBOARD

VOCAL

VOCAL

  • LEVEL 1

    LEVEL 1

    1. Morning Jam session

    2. Music Appreciation OR Harmony Theory/Ear Training

    • Younger students do Music Appreciation. Introduction to different musical styles and derivation of current popular musical styles.
    • Older students do Harmony Theory and Ear Training. Scales, keys, triads, simple chord progressions. Hearing intervals in the major scale and differentiating between major and minor triads.

    3. Private Lessons

    4. Reading and Technique

    5. Band Practice

    • Three cover songs of the student’s choice. TA’s to help if needed.

    6. One Cover song recorded in studio

    7. Final Concert playing three covers

  • LEVEL 2

    LEVEL 2

    1. Morning Jam session

    2. Songwriting

    • Guiding students to create an original song for recording.

    3. Private Lessons

    4. Reading and Technique

    5. Band Practice

    • One original song and two cover songs of the student’s choice. TA’s to help if needed.

    6. One Original song recorded in studio

    7. One music Video for Original song

    8. Image Consulting class the day of the video to prepare

    9. Final Concert playing two covers and one original

  • LEVEL 3

    LEVEL 3

    1. Morning Jam session

    2. Songwriting

    3. Private Lessons

    4. ARTST-319 Social Media Branding / ARTST-103 Artist Identity

    5. Band Practice

    • One original song and two cover songs of the student’s choice. TA’s to help if needed.

    6. One Original song recorded in studio

    7. One music Video for Original song

    8. Image Consulting class the day of the video to prepare

    9. Headshots

    10. Final Concert playing two covers and one original

    11. Separate Performance with scout, music supervisor or someone in the industry who can critique performance and song.

INSTRUCTION INCLUDES

  • Private Lessons
  • Style Performance
  • Recording & Production
  • Open Counseling
  • Personalized Performance Coaching
  • Parent’s Classes
  • Guest Professor Workshops
  • Image Development
  • Video Technique

TAKE-AWAYS

Students enrolled in this 7-week academy will perform in an exciting final concert so they can show off their progress on the big stage! They will also receive a Pro Tools studio recording and an MTV style music video to show off to all their friends…and future fans.

LOCATION

Musicians Institute
6752 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

TUITION

$1,500 for the entire 7-week program.

Additional tuition might apply for extra lessons, final concert videos and parent’s classes.