About

Established in 2009, Queens Music Academy was picked as one of the top music schools in NYC by NY1, Timeout Kids NY and Daily News. QMA is a comprehensive music school that offers complete music program for students who are 3 years and older and who wishes to develop performance skills and an understanding for music theory and literature. We offer a wide variety of programs include: private lessons for all orchestral and band instruments, as well as piano, voice, guitar, and composition; rock bands and string ensembles and group Guitar, piano, violin, and cello classes.

We welcome you to join our musical family and explore the many opportunities available to students enrolled in lessons

Choi Fairbanks
Director

INSIDE LOOK

 

Teaching Methods

  • Suzuki

  • Shirley Given

Our schools teaching philosophy is primarily influenced by Dr. Suzuki Shinichi's mother tongue method, Shirley Given's Adventure in Violinland and "Music For Little Mozart" series for young pianists. We engage young children through the usage of visuals such as illustrated characters and stuffed animals to help make stories for each song. This helps to keep make their young minds more imaginative and exciting for each day's lesson. We believe that if we make the size of a violin smaller, they are able to start playing as young as 3 years old.

TEACHING Books

Bastien Piano Basics, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Adventures in Violinland, Fundamental Studies For Snare Drum, Stick Control, Mel Bay’s Modern Guitar Method, Suzuki, A Dozen A Day, Neil A Kjos Piano Library, Music for Little Mozarts, Piano Adventures, and more.