Playing an instrument in a group with others is one of the most satisfying experiences humans can have. It is an activity that teaches so much about effort and work, concentration, personal responsibility, listening, and collaboration. When students see their engagement with instrumental music as fun, their learning is immense! At Academy, our students have this opportunity from a very young age.
Voluntary strings instruction begins in second grade. All students are required to play a band or orchestral string instrument in 5th and 6th grades, and a very high percentage continue in 7th – 12th. As a result, our small school has three bands and more than three separate orchestras. Our school has seven music teachers, all of whom perform as professional musicians in the Tampa Bay area. Music is not a “frill” or an “extra” at Academy at the Lakes. It is part of our core.
The Admissions Team offers personal tours to fit your schedule. Tours are scheduled Monday-Friday.