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All online for 2020

All of our classes and programs will only be offered online for the remainder of 2020. We will reassess in the new year to see when we can resume in person classes.  We will continue to offer the option of online instruction moving forward. 

Local Schools are Cancelling Band!

Local schools have cancelled band due to COVID19. We are here to help with a new band program. We are offering into classes to clarinet, flute and saxophone to start and will add more classes soon. Please check Our Programs in the menu and look for Music Lessons to find these classes.  

2020-2021 Season

Welcome students! Our 2020-2021 Educational season started this week. We are all online due to COVID19 and are celebrating and engaging in all of the ways that distance learning can be a blessing. We are choosing to actively focus on the positive aspects of this unprecedented time and consciously pivoting from all of the downsides […]

New Concert Series

Announcing the official return of the In The Moment Concert Series, thanks to my sister, Diane Bennett, and a partnership between the Oaktown Jazz Workshops and Musically Minded Academy, both located in Oakland. Our return series of 5 concerts continues March 2nd, at the beautiful and intimate performance space of the Oaktown Jazz Workshops, located in […]

New Workshop

Creative Aging Teacher Training Learn to teach group classes to ages 55+ Learn and practice “best practices” as identified research results in this field Experiential class with participatory learning Multiple techniques that can be used in a variety of art disciplines Being to deconstruct your own agisim to learn new perspectives and methods to reach […]

New Program

GREAT NEWS! Musically Minded Academy has been accepted into 2018-2019 Catalyzing Creative Aging Program by the National Guild for Community Arts Education and Lifetime Arts!  We are honored to be one of 20 national organization to have received this training and technical assistance! Our team will develop more programs for aging adults at the Academy for […]

Radio Event hosted by Jim Bennett, MMA teacher

Welcome to the monthly edition of In The Moment Radio. I’m Jim Bennett. SInce I stopped broadcasting a year ago on KCSM, the motivation for sharing live music with you has changed, because I don’t have the luxury of a wonderful station, with a great and loyal audience, truly in love with the same music […]

MMA Receives Grant

MMA has just received a grant from Berkeley Association of REALTORS® to offer reduced/free tuition for summer camp tuition for underrepresented minorities (URMs) — African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos.

New Violin Teacher, Halleh Balch

I’m excited to hear you or your child is interested in violin lessons! Whether you hope to be a professional musician or just want to explore a new way of thinking, the violin is a fantastic way to express and develop creativity, focus, and a lifetime love of music. I have played the violin for […]