SEMM Music Academy
Teaching The Art Of Music - One Note At A
Music Academy is a division of SEMM Foundation,
a non profit organization. Our music academy provides private
group vocal and instrumental music lessons to students
and adults of all
in Columbus and Central Ohio.
Key to our music academy is our "Give Back and Pay
Forward Music Arts Initiative" that provides free private
music scholarship lessons to underprivileged students in the Columbus City Schools.
Our academy provides a
professional and comfortable
atmosphere that is conducive to a student’s ability to
faculty of degreed and
with national and international credentials,
experience the joy and pleasure of music.
To meet the cultural and linguistic demands
of the students, in addition to English, the Academy’s teachers can
with students in Spanish, French and German. More information is provided on the SEMM Academy website.
Students of all ages, abilities and levels
develop skills and a love of music through private and group lessons
chosen instrument. Private and group music study is offered
year-round and includes:
in classical, contemporary, jazz, blues, Latin, pop, classic R&B,
jazz funk and popular styles for
students of all ages.
- Instruction that
includes teaching and building a solid foundation … from proper
technique, sight reading,
ear training and music theory, to improvisation and more.
- Lessons take
place once a week at a regularly scheduled time and may be 30 or 60
minutes in length.
Students must have an instrument available for
Providing the tools
necessary for building a solid music foundation
- Breathing, Posture
- Tone Development
- Scales, Arpeggios, Scales and More Scales
- Tips and Tricks
- Reading, Theory, Composition,
Our Give Back and Pay Forward Program
concerned parents and educators, either through our own personal
experience of having school aged children in the
public school system,
or in discussing the current music education programs in the public
school system with teachers
and administrators, we realized current
economic conditions had made it difficult for instrumental band and
instructional school programs to fill the student’s learning needs
We realized there were a number of school aged children
with musical talent or limited training opportunities that may
participating regularly in an organized school program and for those
students, we wanted to reach out and
introduce them to this art form.
a result, in a special partnership with the Columbus City Schools, the
Academy developed and implemented an unprecedented scholarship program
to provide free and reduced fee private music instruction to an
anticipated 186 school children from elementary through high school.
Our "Give Back and Pay Forward Music Arts Initiative" is a program that
helps students reach their potential. To date, we have given over 200
children free private scholarship lessons and
assisted several into
being accepted in College.
We believed this program would create
a "trickle up" economic benefit to retail music stores and others of
which these students would become customers buying reeds, slide oil,
sheet music, other accessories, and even instruments.
these students would not have been customers had we not reached out to
teach them or rejuvenate their
inclusion of our radio station, we plan to expand this program and
structure it to effectively support as many organizations and community
causes that mirror our industry and culture. We believe that it takes
more than just caring;
it takes proactive action to build or rebuild and
music community. We must keep the pipeline of young
full to insure that the art of music remains alive and vibrant.