Year-Round Music Programs
SBYMA offers an ever-expanding selection of classes and music styles. Our core teaching strength is building, developing and directing bands and ensembles. Our band/ensemble teaching model consists of weekly directed band practices, live performances and multi-band showcases at local venues. We recommend that most student take private lessons on the instrument of his/her choice as they grow into their role as a musician and as a member of a band. If a student does not take instrument-focused private lessons from our teachers, we suggest they take private lessons elsewhere. We will provide a list of local teachers and what instruments they teach. Band or Choir lessons are an hour long and we suggest one lesson per week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Private lessons are 1/2 hour long and usually taught once per weekWe currently offer private instruction on guitar, bass, piano, drums, string, wind and voice instruments. Yes, voice is an instrument.
$130 per month for band sessions
$140 per month for private lessons (free workshops included)
There are scholarships and partial scholarships available for disadvantaged families and families that qualify. We also provide discounts for families that have more than one child in the academy. Please contact us if you have or know of a child that would like to participate in our programs.
City Lights Performing at St. Andrews Fundraiser
Daisy Playing Guitar at Local Performance
The Band 650 Performs in Santa Barbara
Mason and Jack Jamming on Bass and Drums