After School Music Academy Blog

Making music and encouraging movement in K-8 classrooms
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Building Consistent After-School Music Programs for Your District

Building Consistent After-School Music Programs for Your District

What do creativity, consistency, and fun have in common? After-school music programs! While the first months of school can bring hectic schedules, a rush of activities, and a lot of stress After School Music Academy aims to be something students look forward to at the...

Top Three Music Classes for Kids That Inspire and Engage

Top Three Music Classes for Kids That Inspire and Engage

As music educators, we want our kids to excel in all aspects of life. One of the most valuable gifts is helping kids explore and nurture their talents and interests in music and movement from an early age. After-school music and movement classes instill essential life...

Why Music in Schools Is Essential for the Mental Health of Students

Why Music in Schools Is Essential for the Mental Health of Students

Exploring the benefits of music in schools is our passion. As music educators, we connect kids at an early age to the empowering, expressive benefits of the arts. Music education opens a whole new world to kids: giving them experiences of awe and beauty, fostering...

Discover What’s Popular About Our After-School Program

Discover What’s Popular About Our After-School Program

Introducing kids to music and the movement arts is one of the greatest jobs in the world. Kids are eager learners and acquire new skills quickly, whether that’s with practice scales in chorus or warm-up exercises in martial arts. We’re covering our most popular...

Unique Perks of Our California ELOP Program

Unique Perks of Our California ELOP Program

After School Music Academy started with a simple belief: kids deserve a space to express themselves at school freely. So, we made it our mission to bring experiences into schools where kids don't traditionally receive an arts education. Now over 20 years later, we...

How Having Art Education Programs Benefit Your School District

How Having Art Education Programs Benefit Your School District

Kids aren’t meant to sit stationary in classroom lessons all day. They might get fidgety or have problems focusing during lessons. As teachers know, kids have excess energy, especially while at school, and many schools lack the resources to serve their classrooms’...