15 BENEFITS OF A WESTMINSTER ARTS ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP:
1. MUSIC! DANCE! ART! ALL IN ONE LOCATION!
We are the only school in the area that offers all of these popular instruments: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Violin, Cello, Voice, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Accordion, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele and more in ONE location! We also offer Dance lessons, teaching styles such as Pop-Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet Folklorico and more! For the visual artist we have a dedicated art room with classes in drawing, painting, mixed-media, anime, and more! We even have our very own Chess Club! We teach as young as 18 months old up to adults so there is something for the whole family!
2. TROPHIES, CERTIFICATES, AND AWARD WRISTBANDS TO CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENT!
We are the only music school in the area that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies, AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder System® is our unique method of music education that you can only get here. More importantly, when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here.
3. QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS THAT CARE ABOUT YOU!
We employ over 40 of the area's top instructors in music, dance, and art, all with highly qualified training and/or professional performance experience. We select instructors that are dedicated to learning about your personal artistic goals and helping you to achieve them. With multiple instructors for every instrument and art, we are confident that we have the right mentor to meet your needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our instructors have warm personalities and are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music and art that you want to learn in your lesson.
4. THE WIDEST RANGE OF LESSON TIMES AVAILABLE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!
We are the only music school in Orange County that offers music, dance, and art lessons seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule. It is our constant goal to provide you with lessons that can work for you!
5. A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE SINCE 1964!
Every year, aspiring artists start their own teaching studio, and a year or two later, it’s closed. Our schools have a proven track record of offering quality music and art lessons all year round. Trusted by thousands of families over 50+ years, our full-time mission is teaching music and arts to the community, and we love it!
6. MULTIPLE WAITING AREAS TO KEEP OUR VALUED FAMILIES COMFORTABLE!
We provide multiple comfortable, warm, and friendly waiting areas for our families! We understand the hustle and bustle of busy lives. Wind down while your kids are in class with our comfortable, warm, and friendly waiting areas. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our members enjoy our spacious, inviting parents' lounges with comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, phone charging stations, magazines, and filtered water. Your kids can play in our Kids Korner with cartoons, toys, books, and coloring pages, while you enjoy a shiatsu massage in one of our fancy massage chairs! Enjoy fresh organic coffee and tea at our coffee station! All of our classrooms have large viewing windows and cameras so you can always view the lesson. Or if you prefer, you can sit in on the private lesson anytime you like.
7. LESSON MANAGEMENT USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY!
Most parents want to know what their child is learning in class. We understand that students cannot recall every detail from their lesson and that notebooks do get lost. To aid in this matter, we utilize the latest in LMS (Learning Management System) software. Every lesson or class is updated with notes on what was done in class and what to practice at home. Students and parents can conveniently log in to their portal on their smartphone, tablet, or personal computer. Inside the app, they can view all past lesson notes, view any additional materials uploaded by the instructor, such as sheet music and audio/video tracks, and leave messages for the instructor through the chat feature. Students can also log their practice time within the app, earn points, and see metrics on their progress.
8. FREQUENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES!
We provide more performance opportunities than any other arts academy in Orange County. Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it is to have their child participate in a recital. In June and December, all of our students are given the opportunity to perform on the big stage in our biannual formal concerts. We don't pressure our students to perform. We only give them the opportunity. We also perform monthly at local senior citizen communities giving students a chance to give back to the community. On top of this, we perform at city festivals, local shopping centers, and other community events! We are always adding more opportunities for our students to show off what they have learned. Our most dedicated students are also invited to travel with us and perform in exclusive recitals held in concert halls around the world.
9. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE STAFF SEVEN DAYS A WEEK TO SERVE YOU!
We are the only music school in the area that offers full-time professional customer service for their students seven days a week, quickly and efficiently. Most music and art schools only open during class times. And even when they are open, they may not have someone at the front desk to assist members. Many music and dance studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or, more commonly, an answering machine.
Our office staff is available: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-5pm
At all times, we have an office team member at the front desk to assist our valued members quickly and professionally.
10. MONTH-TO-MONTH LESSONS!
The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
11. BECOME AN IMPROVISER AND CREATOR!
We are one of the only music schools that teach students how to become improvisers and songwriters/choreographers! Many students enjoy creating their own music and we encourage creativity at all times. Of course, students are not forced to write their own music, but it is a great way to learn and as a performing artist, we believe creativity starts from the very beginning!
12. LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY!
We are located in the center of Westminster, California! A safe area right next to the police station, chamber of commerce, and recreation building. We are also located across the Westminster library, and near many different restaurants and cafes!
13. SPACIOUS MUSIC LESSON ROOMS!
Most other music schools provide lessons in a small, dark space, and it can be very uncomfortable. At Westminster Arts Academy, students learn in spacious, colorful, and well-lit classrooms. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable, with the latest tech in air purification, tissues, and hand sanitizer available in every classroom.
14. THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED AND FULLY STOCKED MUSIC LESSON ROOMS IN TOWN!
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, high-quality digital pianos, and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer soundproofing and large observation windows.
Technology is also a big part of lessons at the Westminster Arts Academy and we have computers and sound systems for instructors to use with their students.
One of the things that have really set us apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. By doing so, our students have never run the risk of being bored by their lessons.
15. UNLIMITED ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS IN MUSIC, DANCE, AND ART!
We are the only place in town that offers FREE workshops for all students and their families! You will be able to enjoy online workshops on Music, Dance, and Art! Music theory, music history, music games, music for parents, art projects, and special dance classes are just some of the fun things you'll learn from our instructors. It's a perfect complement to your in-person training. Exclusive to the students of Westminster Arts Academy and our other location, Gilbert School of Music! Register your student for as many as you want and feel free to participate as a family! - Keep in mind, these are webinar sessions, so you won't be on camera or need to interact (unless you want to).
Westminster Arts Academy
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.