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20 % off 10 weeks on Creative Lego Workshop 

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20 % off on twice a week 30 min private lessons

No code needed. Monthly Auto payment only. 


Weekly Schedule ( prospective minimum 4 participants required)


  • tuesday: Lego with mr. Jeff (4:15-5:15) $30
  • thursday: Drawing with ms Leontine (4:15-5:15) $35


  • wednesday: Musical with ms Gabrielle (4:30-5:30) $30
  • thursday: Lego with mr. Jeff (4:30-5:30) $30

Kids Musical with ms Gabrielle

  • Wednesdays at Woodside 4:30-5:30, $30x 10 (Oct 4-Dec 6)

Write your own musical! 

In this class we will explore writing our own songs! (for age 6-12)

Introduction to singing techniques and gaining confidence in our voices will be our first focus.

We will also learn an introduction to scales, chords and intervals in preparation for writing our own songs.

Together we will come up with themes for songwriting, and work on lyric writing and song-craft. The semester will culminate in a performance open to the public where we bring these songs to life in the first act of our very own musical. 

Art Classes Ages 5-12 with Leontine Greenburg

Our innovative art lessons combine step-by-step instruction with open-ended play to encourage creative thinking and loads of fun. We focus on problem solving and exploring materials in unexpected ways, but most of all, we make cool stuff!

  • Drawing - Thursdays at Sunnyside (Ten sessions x $35) 4:15-5:15

We will use pencils, markers, charcoal, oil pastel, liquid watercolor, sharpie, acetate, tissue paper, and more to make messy fun in in two dimensions.

Teaching artist Leontine Greenberg makes paintings, puppets, and props for galleries and theater companies around the country. In November 2016, her work was exhibited at AFA Gallery in SoHo.

Arts & Crafts Class with Ms. Yejin Bae

What better way is there to start off the weekend with hands-on creativity along with fellow artist-friends! Our arts & crafts classes every Saturday encourage children to explore various materials and apply unique methods for creating art projects ranging from environmental art, recycle art, pattern designs, weaving, collages, and many more! 


Saturdays 10-11 am at Sunnyside Location (Ten sessions x $20)

Creative Lego Workshop

  • Creative Lego Workshop Tuesday at Sunnyside 4:15-5:15pm(10 sessions x$30)
  • Creative Lego Workshop Wednesdays at Woodside 4:30-5:30pm(10 sessions x $30)

The class will cover engineering basics, while focusing on the creative and artistic side of Lego building. So on top of learning how to build strong and functional structures and how to speak Lego-talk (“1x4”, “holy beams”, etc.), kids will also be introduced to concepts like complimentary colors, layers of detail, and imagining projects in both large and small scales. When group size allows, we will occasionally split into teams for some friendly, fun competition. Mr. Jeff has dreamed up fun projects in themes that include 'Impossible' Bridges, Three Eras of NASA Spaceships, Open-walled Interiors (house, restaurant, etc.), and more.

Pop Up Camps

Is school off? Our Pop Up Camp is on!

Our pop up day campers will taste little bit of everything what we do in our enrichment program. Each day, they will explore Music, art and Lego. Space is limited to 10 kids per class. Kids are divided into their own age groups ( 4-6 and 7-9 or 4-6, 7-8 and 9-10 yr), it depends on the registration.  Last minute Teacher and Parent Conference day Pop up Camp is available upon request (requires 4 participants).  

2017-2018 Pop Up Camp Schedule:

Labor Day 9/4/17-9/6/17 sign up here

Rosh Hashanah 9/21/17-9/22/17 sign up here 

Columbus Day 10/9/17 sign up here

Election Day 11/7/17 sign up here 

Dr. MLK jr. Day 1/15/18 sign up here 

Mid WInter Recess 2/19/18-2/23/18 sign up here 

Spring Break Camp 4/2/18-4/6/18 sign up here 

Memorial Day 5/28/18 sign up here 

Our pop up day campers will taste little bit of everything what we do in our enrichment program. Each day, they will explore Music, art and Lego. Space is limited to 10 kids per class. Kids are divided into their own age groups ( 4-6 and 7-9 or 4-6, 7-8 and 9-10 yr), it depends on the registration.

Daily Timeline

  • 9:30am-12pm Music
  • 12pm-1pm Lunch
  • 1pm-3pm Lego/Art Class


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

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

Group Music Classes

Music For Little Mozart



Music for Little Mozart Series is made especially for the preschool age group (four-, five- and six-year-olds). This curriculum provides a balance between the discipline necessary for playing the piano and the enjoyment one receives from the process of music making. Three correlating books (Music Lesson Book, Music Workbook and Music Discovery Book) at each of four levels guide the children through a comprehensive approach to musical learning, using the piano over approximately a two-year period. Twice a week lesson required.

$30/45 min Group class x 10 weeks minimum

Adventures in Violinland

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Young children learn to play
the violin in a creative, joyful

yet technically challenging
environment from the beginning.

violin/cello for age 4-6 yr

Sat 9:15-10am ($30 x 10 lessons)

at Woodside

Music Instructions in Home:  Our teachers are willing to travel to your house within walking distance from our two music schools with an extra $5 travel fee per child. 45 min. lesson minimum. 

Tuition must be prepaid for periods of either a full semester (20 weeks), half semester (10 weeks), or a minimum of one month with credit card contract option; not weekly, as-you-go, etc. Payment for the entire period (month, half- or full-semester) is due no later than the beginning of the first lesson of that period. A $20 late payment fee will be added when a payment is for less than a month (NO exception). 

Queens Music Academy and all of its staff cannot accept cash as a form of payment.  Please pay directly to Queens Music Academy using our online system.  Thank you for your understanding.

Click here to see profiles of our highly-qualified faculty members


How to start?  First, register your child below and then pay the trial lesson fee ($35). You will receive an email from the teacher to schedule a lesson.  You can purchase up to three trial lessons without a contract.  After three trials lessons the system automatically creates a minimum four-week contract ($35x 4 =$140).   Q? please call or text 347-762-02

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. ”

Last day of Summer Camp 2014

We celebrated our greatest city "New York" . Enjoy and have a great summer!

Posted by Choi Fairbanks on Friday, July 11, 2014