Youth Music and Arts

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AA-SPA’s Youth programs provide a holistic approach to musical education for 8 through 18 year olds.  Our highly qualified instructors lead a diverse collection of musical courses, ranging from individual instruction to Jazz Studies, to Glee Club.  Every class seeks is to encourage creativity while instilling professional discipline, and developing a joy of music that will last a lifetime. 

For more information about programs offered to 8 to 18 year olds, please explore the links posted below.


Private Instruction

Students age 8 to 18 will explore musical technique in an individualized practice environment, with our professional faculty who encourage both discipline and creativity.


Youth Orchestra:

The AA-SPA Youth Orchestra Program offers a comprehensive sequence of developmental ensembles that prepare young musicians for membership in advanced high school orchestras. The goal of this program is to nurture musicianship and develop orchestral playing.


Suzuki Violin:   

Suzuki Violin is a style of music education which is based on the premise that musical ability is inherent in all children.  Suzuki Violin seeks to develop that innate ability through encouragement and positive support from both teacher and parents. 

Classes include both individual instruction and group lessons, and are offered to ages 3 and up.


Jazz Studies:

The Jazz Studies Program is designed for instrumentalists and vocalists looking for small or large ensemble experience with jazz. To schedule an audition time for placement, please call the office at (734) 213-2000.


Glee Club:

Our Glee Club is great for students who want to begin using their voice as an instrument and will sing an appropriate and varied vocal repertoire.  This class is for teens who really enjoy singing.  What better way to do so than among friends?


Alternative Jazz Ensemble:

This class is for guitarists, bassists and drummers of all ages and experiences who are interested in exploring improvisation, arrangement and diverse styles of music. 


Chamber Music:

The Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts offers a Chamber Music Program for students of all ages and all instruments, developing the students’ musicianship and ensemble-performing technique by exploring a variety of composers and musical genres.