Welcome to Muse Academy of Music’s Group Music Classes page! Your enrollment with Muse Academy includes unlimited attendance at our unique Drop-In Group Classes, in addition to your private music lessons.
Group Music Classes
Each week, Muse Academy of Music hosts a drop-in group class covering various topics, such as:
- Group Strings Class
- Note-Reading and Music Theory
- Listening and Ear-Training
- Rhythm and Movement
- Group Piano Class
- Open Jam Session
Attendance is strongly encouraged, but optional. Just let us know if you plan to attend at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a seat. All classes are free and open to all enrolled students!
Why Attend Group Music Classes?
We at Muse Academy are firm believers in the countless studies that have proven that studying music will help develop social skills and build confidence. In addition, exposure to music can help build focus, critical thinking, and even boost math scores! In our Group Music Classes, students learn alongside their peers, collaborating, socializing, and most importantly, making great music. This fun and social environment helps students learn from each other, through listening and watching each other, and also keeps everyone motivated.
About the Group Music Class Teachers
Julie Wagner, or Ms. Julie as she is known to her students, has many years of experience teaching and performing professionally, and enjoys working with students of all ages. Her extensive educational background includes a Doctorate in Music from the University of Maryland, as well as a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory. Her piano classes are fun and inspiring, while at the same time focused on achieving positive results for each and every student.
Steven Kramer began his musical studies on piano at age 7. He built his musical foundation on this instrument. From there, he was inspired to branch out into wind instruments. Steven’s passion for music led him to New York City where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from Columbia University, while also studying at the prestigious Juilliard School. He also went on to earn a Master’s degree from Yale University’s School of Music.
Steven has performed professionally with ensembles up and down the east coast. He has appeared in major concert venues across the country including Carnegie Hall in New York City, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. As a teacher, Steven encourages students to explore all areas of music, and always strives to foster individuality and creativity in his students.