“I wish I had this school when I was growing up. We break down barriers to really enjoy playing music right away. Soon students use what they learn [in their private lesson] to play in a band/rehearsal setting together with others. It’s much more fun than just sitting alone at home practicing by yourself.” – Director Bill McRae
On Stage Music Academy is a community-based music center that focuses on the transformative power of music on the individual. Having fun should not have an end date and we encourage people of all ages and music genres to come and join our family!
Our home is your home, where creativity is always encouraged. Everyone’s confidence soars when we acquire positive experiences, until one day we achieve our aspirations- both in music and our lives. At On Stage Music Academy, students have a home, a community, where we all learn to live and fulfill our passion in music and in life.
We offer various opportunities for music learning. A few of them include: private lessons, group lessons and bands. In these lessons, you will learn to understand music and develop the ability to apply it to your instrument, including voice. We hold performances every spring and winter, for all levels. Our more intimate “fun recitals,” are held here at the academy- a place to showcase your work to close family and friends. For the more advanced students that are ready to take on a bigger audience, we offer performances out in local venues in Long Beach, CA.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
No one should feel left out when it comes to music, that’s why we also offer early childhood programs for our young ones: Music Together and Kids Music Tour!
- Music Together is a developmental music & movement family class where infants and toddlers (8 months to 5 years) participate along with their parents/caregivers.
- Kids Music Tour, the next level up, is where our preschoolers develop their love for music as a part of a group with other music-lovers, just like them! Both programs were designed as a way for young students to foster their musical, social and intellectual skills in fun and engaging way.
Here at On Stage, we have a recording studio with quality recording equipment, teaching studios for lessons, and large rooms for performances and group classes. We own all types of instruments including: acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, drums, keyboards, microphones and much more!