Private Lessons

The Alameda String Academy is a music school conveniently located in the heart of Alameda offering high quality instruction in violin, viola, cello and guitar, with a particular emphasis on chamber music.

Our goal is to provide more than “just lessons.”  Our talented faculty work hard to create a real community of musicians where students enjoy their music, play together in groups, and perform for each other in a kind, supportive and challenging environment.

Little Opera After School Program

Over the course of the year, students will meet twice a week from 4-6pm to:

• Write an original story
• Create the libretto that turns their story into a dramatic text
• Compose the music that transforms their text into a sung piece
• Choreograph dances and movement
• Design simple sets and costume pieces
• Build simple sets and costume pieces
• Peer-direct scenes throughout the rehearsal process
• Perform the finished, original opera

Allegro Chorus

Allegro Chorus is the intermediate division of YWCP, and is a place to improve vocal skills and musicianship and meet other girls who love to sing. It has between 25-40 young women in grades 5 through 10 from across the Bay Area. Members of this ensemble receive vocal and musical training, including music theory, ear training, sight-reading, vocal technique, and performance skills. This chorus sings a wide variety of music styles in up to 3-4 parts, and performs at least 4 times per year. Allegro Chorus made its debut in fall 2013 and is led by Kodály music educator Danelle Johnson.

Winds Across the Bay

Membership is by audition only. Tuition for the 2010-11 season is $560, plus a $40 'Performance Supplement' that includes two tickets to each performance, and a CD recording of each concert. Included in the tuition is a yearly membership in the group, including Instrument Clinics several times a year given by local Professionals. Financial Assistance is available.