First Baptist Music Academy has provided quality music education since 1976. Our friendly instructors are qualified to teach all ages and levels.
The Academy serves students of Bethany Christian School as well as the communities of Troy, Sterling Heights, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Warren, Clawson, and Royal Oak. Several advantages of being an Academy student include:
Lessons in a variety of instruments
Students may study piano, voice, guitar, organ, violin, viola, cello, string bass, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, flute, clarinet, saxophone, snare, and percussion. The Academy also offers group Kindermusik classes for children ages 2-7. If students take lessons in more than one instrument, they save valuable time by studying at the Academy.
"First Baptist Music Academy has been a wonderful resource for my children. I sent them to Kindermusik for the first couple years to establish a foundation of musical skills and enjoyment. I currently have two students attending Kindermusik. My older children have received excellent instruction in music. My 6th grade son and 3rd grade daughter both play two instruments. I appreciate the Academy's emphasis on excellence in training." - Katie B.
Qualified faculty who love to teach
Our teachers have studied and taught music for years! Our goal is to provide musical training of the highest caliber. However, our teachers are not just concerned with their student’s musical excellence, but also with their well-being as a person. We love and care for our students as individuals and tailor each lesson to fit their respective needs.
"My four girls have all enjoyed their lessons from the Music Academy. Their teachers have been great and very caring, not only for their musical development, but also their spiritual development." - Cindy W.
Flexible lesson times
We offer lessons all day long, five days a week (Monday - Friday). Homeschool families, college students, working professionals, and retirees may all benefit by taking lessons during a time that fits their busy schedule.
"I have had all four of my children involved in the Music Academy. Each of my children started piano in the first grade and brass instruments in the fifth grade. I have been extremely pleased. Each teacher is well equipped to teach and has always been very patient as each of my children progressed." - Michell R.
Spacious lesson rooms
Our studios are equipped with regularly tuned and maintained acoustic pianos and all the resources our teachers need to provide quality lessons.
"My 5 year old son started taking private violin lessons at the Music Academy last year, and I couldn't be happier with his teacher and progress throughout the year! And Monday morning Kindermusik classes were my 3 year old daughter's favorite part of the week...looking forward to another year of great music-making at FBCT Music Academy!!" – Katie C.
Instrument rental, purchase, and repair services
Many students who learn band and orchestral instruments have the option of renting or purchasing an instrument from the Academy. If their instrument needs repair, their teacher can help with the necessary arrangements.
"The music academy provided through Bethany Christian School is excellent. The instructors are accomplished instrumentalists, patient, and encourage students to push themselves to excel. The end result is budding musicians who enjoy playing their instruments and perform exceptionally well. We have seen this firsthand with our own children and would highly recommend any parent, in or out of the school family, to get their own children involved." - Dave & Natalia D.
Many performance opportunities
From competitions to recitals, our students display their progress through several exciting performances throughout the year.
Are your instructors qualified?
Our instructors have gained experience and qualification through years of study, teaching, and professional performances. Some of our teachers have been on staff for over 30 years! Not only do our teachers provide excellent music lessons, but they also care for each student as an individual. Our warm, friendly teachers will ensure each student receives a positive musical experience!
What styles of music do you teach
We excel in teaching classical and sacred music.
Will students have opportunities to perform
Several performance opportunities are available throughout the year, from contests to recitals. Recitals are a wonderful opportunity for friends and family to admire each student’s progress!
What are your rates
$26 per 30-minute lesson (recommended for young children and beginner students)
$39 per 45-minute lesson (recommended for intermediate students)
$52 per 60-minute lesson (recommended for advanced students)
*FBCT members and BCS families receive a discounted rate.
What lessons do you offer
Piano (ages 5 and up)
Guitar (ages 8 and up)
Organ (ages 14 and up)
Voice (ages 12 and up)
Strings: violin, viola, cello, and string bass (ages 5 and up)
Band instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion (ages 10 and up)
Do you offer early childhood music classes
Yes, our Kindermusik program supports each child’s development socially and musically. Children who attend Kindermusik classes are well equipped to begin school and private music lessons. Kindermusik is offered for children ages 2-7. For more information, click here.