Winter Break Camps

The kids are out for 2 weeks! How can we entertain them? Geeze, I have to work that week and still shop for the holidays! Sign them up for our camps here at Musically Minded Academy! Jedi Engineering LEGOs         Grades: K-3        Dec. 19 – Dec. 23 Day(s): Mon-Fri […]

Meet Andrea Oey, Violin Instructor!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Andrea Oey to the Academy’s instructional staff! Due to an increasing demand for lessons in our string department, Andrea will be teaching violin lessons at Musically Minded! ANDREA OEY, violinist, is a native New Yorker with degrees from the Juilliard School, Oberlin College and Conservatory, and the […]

October Recitals!

Get geared up for another round of Musically Minded Academy’s October Recitals! As you read this post, our students are putting finishing touches on their performance pieces. Here’s what you need to remember: Show up at the Academy on Oct. 22 and Oct. 30 Wear a costume (it’s Halloween after all) This is a potluck, […]

Sing, sing, sing!

New Vocal Coach and Ensemble Leader Joins our Academy! … and you know what that means! More classes and more singing! Pollyanna will be teaching two vocal ensembles, one geared towards pre-teens and the other towards adults, both of which will launch next week. If you want to enroll in one of these ensembles, you […]

Welcoming a new Piano Instructor!

Dear Musically Minded Friends and Family, Due to an increasing demand for piano lessons from current and incoming students, our administration has hired a new piano instructor, specializing in general and classical piano repertoire! Please join us in giving a big, warm welcome to Katy Luo, a Bay Area native! Get to know Katy here […]

First Faculty Concert Series Concludes!

Our inaugural program of concerts anchored by Musically Minded faculty members concluded with a program of original jazz compositions by drummer Alan Hall’s and his group of top flight bay area musicians. Led by Hall, who also was the moving force behind this series, pianist Debbie Poryes, woodwind aficionado Dave Tidball, and bassist Peter Barshay, […]

New Board Members!

Dear Musically Minded Friends, Family, and Staff, Please join us in welcoming two new members to our constantly expanding Board of Directors! Paul Masquelier: Paul and his wife are 4-year residents of Rockridge and are dedicated to supporting the programs and activities which make our community exceptional. With 20 years of business and IT consulting […]

Musically Minded is in the News!

Three days ago, the Contra Costa Times published an article on Musically Minded Academy! Check it out HERE The article specifically advertises our faculty summer concert series and our upcoming concert featuring Jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer. For more info about this concert, and to buy tickets, click here!


This week, there is some great news. We’re very happy to become  the newest charter member of the Rockridge District Association. We’d like to give a huge thank you to Chris for his help on facilitating our charter membership. To celebrate, we are participating in the Rockridge Wine and Jazz Stroll, happening tonight along College […]

Important Updates & Good Shops for Group Guitar

Group Guitar is getting off the ground for the first time next week. Student feedback has lead us to change the duration, times and levels of our offerings. We are accommodating those who have expressed an abundance of interest in learning guitar: The 4 pm beginner class is now a half hour class 5-5:30 pm […]