Adult Musicians

New Round of Group Piano Now Open

Our very popular Group Piano classes are now open for new students. We are offering several new classes for beginning students aged 4-6, 7-9, and you guessed that right: adults too! Several parents and adults have expressed interest in learning piano. We are happy to offer a Monday evening class taught by our wonderful piano […]

Open House This Saturday Aug 24 at 1pm

We welcome the entire Oakland & East Bay community to Musically Minded Academy’s Open House. This is a great opportunity to meet our teachers, ask questions and learn of the various musical offerings. 1:00 – 1:20 Intro by Director/Founder, Anna Orias.  Meet teachers & learn about programs. 1:20 – 1:30 General Q&A 1:30 – 2:00 […]

New term starts August 26th!

Wow! I cannot believe that I am entering my 23rd year of teaching and the 19th year of the Musically Minded Program! For many years, I ran it by myself as a sole proprietor in my living room, first in Berkeley and in Oakland. In 2005, Sarah Cappelli was the first instructor to join me […]

Workshop–Social Media for Baby Boomers

  A basic introduction to some language and usage of social media tools that any musician can immediately begin to adopt to grow their audience base. We’ll touch upon facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr, reverbnation and other tools being used by musicians regularly. Requirements for taking part in  this workshop: a smart phone, a laptop, and […]

Get Ready for the New Year!

New Years is upon us and it is time to reflect on the way that we are choosing to live. Are we happy with our achievements, our habits, our community, our family, our daily schedules? What questions are you asking youself? Are you expressing yourself the way that you want to? Are you finding joy […]

Fun With Garageband One Day Workshop with Sam Schwartz

This class will be focused on using a series of loops from within the program and subsequently making “tracks” or “beats” with which to put a melody/hook/lyrics over. We will learn to build a groove from the ground up with bass, drums and harmony loops! Learn how to use a fun easy recording program that […]

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, […]

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 […]