SOUND ACADEMY OF MUSIC PHILOSOPHY & MISSION STATEMENT
The Sound Academy of Music believes in raising the standards of musicianship through higher musical education. We are dedicated to the teachings and mastery of the musical essentials. The complete understanding and application of these concepts is vital in leading a musician toward their full development and musical potential. The Sound Academy of Music's philosophy is that there are two paths that lead to musical excellence. The Traditional Path and the Non-Traditional Path. The Traditional Path consists of a comprehensive, defined curriculum of general music literacy, consisting of but not limited to music theory, proper traditional technique, key systems, appropriate notation for chosen instrument of study, musical composition, and compositional analysis, as well as transcribing and improvisation. The non-traditional path to musical excellence is a less rigid approach of personalized study focusing on an individuals particular interests and needs. This approach may also include any or all of the traditional path elements with the addition of "real world" knowledge such as instrument maintenance, current musical technologies, composing, recording and live performance. Both paths are enriching foundations in furthering a musician's achievment of their personal and professional musical ambitions. All ages and levels are invited to experience this exciting journey.