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3 Great Reasons to be a Musician!

Reduces Stress Stress is always going to be a part of everyone’s life. It affects everyone be it a kid or an adult. However, what is important is to learn to manage stress in the early age. Listening to music makes us feel relaxed and enjoy ourselves. It also teaches us to find our peace […]

7 Ways to Thrive in Online Music Lessons

We are all missing our offline music gigs and classes, where a 10-minute jam could go to an hour without realizing it. The new normal has offered us the privilege of online classes and hereby discussed are 7 ways in which you can make the most out of your online music classes: Define your space: […]

5 Benefits of Online Music Instruction

Convenience Online classes allow you to take lessons from anywhere that you can bring your instrument to and  access the internet. Login to take your class and then if you are inspired, continue practicing right away when you log off. In person classes do not afford that luxury as you must pack your belongings and […]

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 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 […]