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UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION THROUGH MUSIC & ART

Since 2009, Queens Music Academy (formerly Sunnyside String School) has led the effort to nurture our neighborhood children and encourage to be bold and express through art.  

Queens Music Academy IS ORGANIZED INTO THREE SEMESTERS:

  • FALL IS 15 WEEKS:  2ND WEEK OF SEPT - 1ST/2ND WEEK OF JAN.

  • SPRING IS 20 WEEKS: 2ND WEEK OF JAN - 1ST /2ND WEEK OF JUN.

  • SUMMER IS 4-8 WEEKS: JUL - AUG. DATES MAY VARY.

Our Mission

Our school follows Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy.  He reasoned that if children have the skill to acquire their mother tongue, then they have the necessary ability to become proficient on a musical instrument. He pioneered the idea that any pre-school age child could begin to play the violin if learning steps were small enough and if the instrument was scaled down to fit their body.

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Lessons

One on one lesson. Try 30 minutes of trial lessons($35). Three trial lessons are possible.  Some teachers can introduce couple instruments so the new student can pick their favorite instrument. 

 

Private lessons:

How to start?  Register to pay the trial lesson ($35), you will receive an email from the teachers to schedule a lesson.  You can try up to three trial lessons and then purchase monthly contract ($35 x 4 =$140) or pay 10 sessions or by semester with a check(no processing fee).   Q? please call or text (718)440-9696

Click here to see profiles of our faculty members

 

Group Classes:

Our group music lessons runs 10-15 consecutive weeks throughout the year (Fall and Spring Semester: Second week of September-third week of June).  Tuition: $30-40/$15-20 per each season (weekly students only).  Prorated rate may be available and must pay the rest of season at the first class. 

Group Guitar for Beginners:

Beginner guitar students are welcome to join! Pay every 10 sessions x $30/$20(weekly students).  Minimum 4 participants required. 

Day/Time: Thursdays 5:30-6pm

Rock Band:

We welcome passionate young rock music lovers who can play guitar, keyboard, drums or vocal at least at a basic level.  Lots of performance opportunities will be available in local festivals and street fairs.  Any age of intermediate level of Rhythm section ( drums, bass, electric guitar, keyboard) and Melody instruments (flute, saxophone, electric violin, singer and etc ) are welcome to join.  It is $20 x 15  rehearsals commitment required.  We will have couple public performance experience and end of year concert in the first Saturday of June every year!

Monday, Tuesday and Friday at Woodside location 6:15-7:00

Sunday 5:15-6:00, 45 min per class (10 classess)

Fee: $150 (private students)/$300 (non private student)

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Group Keyboard for beginners:

Beginner piano students are welcome! Pay 10 sessions x $30/$20 (weekly students)

Day/Time: Sundays 1-1:45pm


Summer Camp:

This program is designed for age 5-12 years old. Class Time: 9:30am-3pm (early drop off starts 8am and late pick up goes until 6pm).
Kids will explore musical instruments (violin,cello,guitar and drums) as well as learning music theory!
$70 full day, add $10 for additional hour. Flex plan (pick any days you want and add it later!). Half day($40) available 9:30-12 or 1-3pm. 

Week 1 June 25th-29th

Week 2 July 2-6th (no class on July 4)

Week 3 July 9-13th

Week 4 July 16-20th

Week 5 July 23-27th

 

Daily Timeline

9:30am-12pm Music

1pm-3pm Lego/ Art /Architect Class


Fees:

$40 half day (9:30am-12pm) or $30 (1pm-3pm)
$70 full day (9:30am-3pm)
Early drop off/ late pick up available ( add $10 per each additional hour)



Check out this hidden art germ “Queens Music Academy Programs” youngsters in Sunnyside and Woodside, they are so fortunate!
— Eli Rosenburg, NY Daily News
Our 7-year old started with Ms. Choi with violin when he was 4, but when he heard Choi perform on her cello at a recital, he insisted on switching - and has never looked back. Now, he’s almost done with Suzuki book 2, and I’m continually impressed with his progress on the cello. Choi’s a great teacher - warm, but firm and keeps him focused. His 5-year old sister started violin at Sunnyside about 1 1/2 years ago too - her current teacher, Jessica, is great with kids and really keeps her engaged and motivated to practice! We are also big fans of Sunnyside’s pop-up and summer camp options. The kids do creative craft projects, play with legos, practice instruments, go to the park - and in the summer, my son even got to play in the rock band! They are our “go-to” for all school holidays when we have to work. The programming is much more engaging than other pop-up camps we’ve tried. The kids always come home with a cool craft and they learned something!”
— GOOGLE REVEIW
“Check out this hidden art germ Afterschool-Sunnyside String School Art Class inspired by pop-art star Jeff Koons available to youngsters in Sunnyside, they are so fortunate!”
— ELI ROSENBURG, NY DAILY NEWS
“Choi Fairbanks is an amazing violin instructor! Choi is skilled at engaging a small child and making the violin lessons so much fun through music education & play. My son gets more than a violin lesson when he meets with Choi. That is, his fine motor skills, attention span and ability to distinguish sounds has greatly improved. My son is only 3.5 years old and he always looks forward to his violin lessons!”
— YELP REVIEW
“Our 6 year old son has been taking piano with Ms. Choi for two years. The teacher is patient and knows how to work with children. Right now he is making up his own songs to learn the notes! Highly recommended”
— GOOGLE REVIEW“My daughter has been attending Sunnyside String School since kindergarten. She loves the art there which ranges the gamet from creating artwork based on weaving, creating robots from recycled materials to Jeff Koons inspired crafts. In addition to that they have music, lego and theater. The teachers including ms. Choi teach the kids so well. In addition they also provide after school care where the children can do homework, before their specialty. It’s a real boon to the neighborhood!”
— GOOGLE REVIEW
“If you take a violin, you can make it sound 50 different ways. Not just pizzicato and played by the bow, but ponticello, and harmonics, and tremolos. If you take an oboe and play it, there’s about one way you can make it sound: like an oboe”
— JOHN CORIGLIANO
“Actively learning to play an instrument can help a child’s academic achievement... the study showed that students who played instruments in class had more improved neural processing than the children who attended the music appreciation group.”... “We like to say that ‘making music matters,’” said Kraus. “Because it is only through the active generation and manipulation of sound that music can rewire the brain. ”
— TIME”

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