The Northwest Academy of Music was
founded in 1989 as a music school for young children, offering programs that
develop total musicianship skills from a very early age. These include being
able to accurately identify and reproduce musical pitch vocally and
instrumentally, imitate and create new
rhythms, develop good sight reading skills, have a thorough understanding of
music theory, create compositions using students’ natural creativity, and
exhibit polished ensemble skills. We strive to motivate students at their
various developmental levels through song, movement, and a variety of
activities that will inspire children of all ages to excel in the joy of
Our young children's programs include the Yamaha Music for Kids program which brings music fundamentals classes directly into area preschools and daycares. We offer Harmony Road toddler and preschool music classes for parents and their children as well as piano classes for elementary and middle school aged children. Our ensemble classes for guitar, vocal, woodwind, and percussion students inspires players to make music a lifetime passion.
Over the past 22 years our programs have grown to encompass all types of private lessons with the finest music instructors in the Inland Northwest. We offer lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, violin, viola, flute,clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, drums, and other types of percussion.
In addition we procure musicians and ensemble groups for hire for private and community events such as weddings, funerals, ceremonies, dinners, and professional studio recording.
We are extremely involved in our community and support local public and private school music programs as well as student performing groups, from youth symphonies to theatrical productions to chamber and "garage band" ensembles.
In 2000 we expanded into offering a full line music store to the community, providing high quality student and professional instruments, sheet music, and accessories for learning and performance.
We are now a full service liberal arts center with our ever-popular "Rockin' in the Lot" event for up-and-coming bands, county-wide art contests for elementary and secondary students, and our School of Photography run by Northwest Photographic Arts.
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