Welcome to the William Pu Music Academy

The William Pu Music Academy, located in the heart of the fast-growing North Fulton area, is Atlanta’s most prestigious music academy.

Private and Group Music Lessons

The William Pu Music Academy offers private and group music lessons to students of all ages on various instruments including violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano and guitar whether they be beginners or advanced students.

Founded by William Pu, the former associate concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Music 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, the first-class facility, and a convenient location makes the William Pu Music Academy one of the highest in-demand music institutions in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area!

2016 Summer Camps

WPMA 2016 Summer Camps PosterEvery year, William Pu Music Academy offers weekly summer music camps to young musicians to enhance their string playing. In the summer of 2016, WPMA will 6 different programs. These summer camps are specially designed for young string players ranging from beginners to advanced players, aging from pre-k to 12th grade. Students are given instruction on all levels and perform solo or with an ensemble based on their ages and abilities. Young musicians at all skill levels are welcome. There will be a recital on the last day of camp where all students will perform. Click here for 2016 Summer Music Camp registration form or contact WPMA for more information.

Click here to view our full version of 2016 Summer Camps poster.

String Instruments Included: Violin, Viola & Cello
Camp Time: Monday – Friday / 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • A $100 deposit and registration form are required by May 15 to secure a space
  • $25 non-refundable registration fee will be waived if WPMA receives $100 camp deposit by May 15.
  • Students who register after May 15 will add $25 registration fee.
  • Special discount of 10% off for siblings or 10% off on the 2nd camp if students sign up more than one (limit one per family).
  • Lunches are not included in the tuition. WPMA will purchase lunch for students who bring the money.
  • Discount doesn’t apply to Mr. Pu’s “Boot” camps
  • Register Early – limited space available

Camp 1: June 20 – 24
Signature “Boot” Camp I with Mr. William Pu
Fee: $575
Age: middle school and high school students (limited to 6 students)
Curriculum: This camp is for students who are serious about improving their level of playing. Be amazed by your own potential!

Camp 2: June 27 – July 1
String Builder Camp
Fee: $398
Age: middle school and younger violin students
Curriculum: This camp will help middle school or younger students building solid foundation not only of their violin technique but also their rhythm and theory. Fun activities! Taught by WPMA faculty and Mr. Pu.

Camp 3: July 11 – 15
Cello “Boot” Camp with Dr. Martin Gueorguiev
Fee: $450
Age: middle school and high school students (Limit to 6 students)
Curriculum: Daily private lessons, cello choir and solo performance with pianist. This is a great opportunity for students who want to have intensive study with two of the best cello teachers in Atlanta.

Camp 4: July 18 – 22
Cello “Boot” Camp with Dr. Justin Dougherty
Fee: $450
Age: middle school and high school students (Limit to 6 students)
Curriculum: Daily private lessons, cello choir and solo performance with pianist. This is a great opportunity for students who want to have intensive study with two of the best cello teachers in Atlanta.

Camp 5: July 25 – 29
Chamber Music & Excerpts Camp
Fee: $398
Age: middle & high school, violin, viola & cello students
Curriculum: This camp is for students who will enjoy the intimacy of the chamber music. This camp will help the students get ready for auditioning for youth orchestras in the fall. Taught by WPMA Faculty and Mr. Pu.

Camp 6: August 1 – 5
Signature “Boot” Camp II with Mr. William Pu
Fee: $575
Age: middle school and high school students (Limit to 6 students)
Curriculum: This camp is for students who are serious about improving their level of playing. Be amazed by your own potential!

IMPORTANT WEATHER UPDATE

Due to the winter weather advisory, WPMA will be closed from 3 p.m. on Friday until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Classes will resume on Sunday, Jan. 24. Teachers will contact their students for the make-up lessons.

40 WPMA students won positions in the 2016 All State Orchestra!

From the Director of WPMA …

Congratulations to ALL the WPMA students and their teachers for their outstanding job in the 2016 GMEA (Georgia Music Educator Association) All State Orchestra audition!

The level of this year’s competition was very high, there were about 950 students selected for the final round of the All State Orchestra audition. Many of you won positions in the All State Orchestra for the first time and some of you who did not make it previously made it this year! I know the students who did not make All State this time had also practiced incredibly hard. For students who did not make it into All State this year, do not give up and keep practicing hard for your next audition. Believe in yourself!

Here’s the list of WPMA students who won positions in the 2016 GMEA All State Orchestras.

All State Middle School Orchestra
1st Violin: Zach Tseng (Concertmaster), Daniel Lee, Larrisa Chen, Jenny Heo, Ethan Sunghyun Kim, Yoonseo Kwon, Bradley Dai, Eunice Chon, Bryan Chong
2nd Violin: Eileen Liu, Danielle Najarian, Alex Bae, William Zhang, Ori Hye Kang
Viola: Nina Nagarajan
Cello: Evan Nicholson (Principal), Max Lou

All State 9th & 10th Grade Full Orchestra
1st Violin: Serena Gao, Monica Chang, Sarah Chen
2nd Violin: Yueci Chen, Nina Youn, Hsin Ling Chen, Brian Kang, Angela Cheng
Cello: Adam Wang, Amy Park

All State 9th & 10th Grade String Orchestra
1st Violin: Samuel Surbrook, David Wen
2nd Violin: Minjoo Kim
Cello: William Kim (Principal)
Bass: Alex Pu

All State 11th & 12th Grade Full Orchestra
1st Violin: Lesley Chang, Amy Zhang, Kyle Qian, Annie Su, George Pan, Aomeng Cui
2nd Violin: Tricia Dang, Jake Wong

All State Alternates List
Violin: Allen Pan, Derek Wang, Raymond Jiang
Cello: Joe Billips

Congratulations again!

~ William Pu