The William Pu Music Academy, located in the heart of the fast-growing North Fulton area, is Atlanta’s most prestigious music academy. The Academy offers private and group lessons for students for all ages on various instruments, wether they be beginners or advanced students. Founded by William Pu, the former associate concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Academy includes a distinguished faculty made up of Atlanta-area musicians with strong professional, educational and experienced teaching backgrounds. The unique combination of a distinguished faculty and a convenient location makes the William Pu Music Academy one of the highest in-demand music institutions in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area!
The William Pu Music Academy 2015 Spring Semester has started to accepting registration! The Academy 2015 Spring Semester starts from January 5, 2015 to May 17, 2015 with total of 18 weeks excluding Spring Break, April 6, 2015 – April 12, 2015. New Students who enroll early for the Spring 2015 can enjoy a free registration fee. The Academy offers private lessons, group lessons and chamber music program for the violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano. Starts from Spring 2015, WPMA will offer free monthly master classes for the Academy students. Outside of WPMA students are welcome to attend the master classes. Please contact WPMA for the availability. Private lessons start at $135 per month for 30 min. and $270 per month for 60 min. Chamber Music Program tuition is $250 with 5 sessions of 90 min. lesson per semester. To download the WPMA registration form, click here. Chamber Music registration form, click here.
WPMA welcomes our newest violin faculty, Virginia Billips, an early childhood education specialist! Emphasis on playing from a very young age, typically starting formal instruction from as young as 3 years old. Students old enough to study an instrument receive both an individual lesson and group class each week. This combination of private lessons and group classes lies at the heart of Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and combined with the traditional teaching. Private lessons develop a student’s personal understanding. Group classes help students share their experiences with others in a fun and non-competitive environment. Parents are expected to attend group class with their children and while parental involvement is less focused, observers can offer the praise and support that makes any learning more productive. For more about Virginia Billips and other faculty members click here.
William Pu Music Academy offers Chamber Music Program to middle and high school students. WPMA believes that chamber music is an essential pedagogical tool for all music students along with solo and orchestra playing. Chamber music not only teaches students how to deal with essential skills such as listening, matching, cueing and balance, but rehearsing chamber music requires students to develops clear, constructive and supportive communication skills.
Violin, viola and cello students are assigned a chamber music group, rehearse and coach by a designate WPMA faculty once a month for 90 min. and perform at the end of the semester. All applicants are encouraged to submit early before the deadline. Chamber music opportunities for bass players are not guaranteed. Tuition for 5 sessions in the Spring 2015 semester is $250.
Individual applicants are required to complete a WPMA Chamber Music Registration Form along with tuition to William Pu Music Academy. To download chamber music registration form, click here.