We use the "Open Hand" policy at the Academy of Music and Drama. That means that we do have a few guidelines at the school that help us maintain an organized studio and allow us to give every student the same high level of instruction and every parent the same high level of assistance. Open Hand means we do everything we can to accommodate parents and students to offer the best possible learning experience on a consistent basis. Open Hand means we do not charge admission to any of our recitals or student performances, we offer a free faculty recital every year to give our students the opportunity to see and hear professional actors and musicians perform live, and we have an annual student appreciation day to thank our students for being a part of our school. Open hand means we donate scholarships to numerous charities and civic groups in Monmouth County and are happy and proud to be able to give back to the community we serve.
There are other studios in our area who offer a strictly classical music program, and other studios who are also retail music stores. We are a school, and we don't believe in only teaching one style of music or drama and we have no conflicts of interest in trying to sell our students musical equipment. We do offer university trained, friendly instructors who teach fundamentals of music, regardless of instrument to help our students learn whatever type or types of music they are interested in, whether that is classical, pop or jazz. Our Drama classes are kept small to ensure the best experience for students and the in-class presentation in December and the black box production in June ensure parents can enjoy their child's progress. We also believe recitals and performances should be conducted in a friendly, supportive environment where students know if they make a mistake it's alright, they tried their best and there is always the next recital. That's also our belief about weekly lessons and classes; sometimes we all have a bad week without much practice and when that happens there is always next week to try a little harder and do a little better.
Learning at the Academy of Music and Drama is Fun
Learning to play an instrument, sing or act is a journey. We want our students to enjoy the journey and have fun along the way - after all, it is called playing (and play acting)! Trust me, when you get to know us you'll see that we have fun teaching and working with our students.
Serving Monmouth County since 2003. Call 732-219-1850 today to register for music lessons or drama classes at our Fair Haven studio!