The NSU Music Academy is accepting students for the Spring 2022 semester. The academy is under the direction of Northwestern State Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. John Price and Associate Professor of Piano Dr. Francis Yang and offers piano, guitar, percussion and voice lessons for students beginning at age six as well as adults. Lessons are taught both face to face and online.
Northwestern State students in the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts provide lessons. Piano teachers are David Paz, Hannah Potter and Karla Gonzalez. Naydu Daza Maya will teach guitar and Jackson Forester will offer instruction in percussion. Valentina Alvarez and Ella Castro will teach voice.
Last semester, academy students performed as ensembles in a virtual Monster Concert and in a live Christmas recital in Magale Recital Hall. This semester, students have the opportunity to perform in a spring recital and as part of the NSU Music Festival in February. Students in past years also participated in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival, the Central Music Teachers’ Association Sonatina Festival and the Louisiana Music Teachers Association Upper Elementary Auditions.