The Academy was founded 7 years ago as a private music training program when Joe Ferrante was a freshman at the University of Southern California as a composition for film and TV major. Beginning with only a few students who took lessons in the Ferrante home in Monrovia, the academy soon grew to 70 students. Voice, guitar and violin were added, and it soon was necessary to obtain a larger space with more instructors who could teach a variety of musical instruments. In 2003 the Joe Ferrante Music Academy made its debut on Colorado Blvd. in Monrovia. Continuing to grow, they soon added a second location on the same street to accomodate more demand for private training, which now also included tutoring in language arts and math. Currently, the Joe Ferrante Music Academy has 300 students and 20 teachers providing the utmost quality of private music lessons, math and language arts tutoring.

Each lesson is taught under the oversight and philosophy of Joe Ferrante, a graduate of USC in Music Theory & Composition with an emphasis in Scoring for Motion Picture and Television. Joe has studied piano extensively in New York and France with Jeaneane Dowis-Lipman of The Juliard School, and at MannesCollege in Manhattan. Recently, Joe has recorded andconducted 7 of his original film scores at Paramount Pictures with medium and large symphony orchestras. Whether it be music, language arts or math, the philosophy of the academy is the same: "We want quality training at an affordable price."

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  Person Joe Ferrante
  City Monrovia, CA
  Zip Code 91016
  Address 126 E Colorado Blvd
  Phone Number (626) 357-0073

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Joe Ferrante

I believe every student deserves the opportunity to develop a passion under the tutelage of a talented, knowledgable and enthusiastic teacher, who truly cares about the individual's progress. Private training should not only be technical but also fun and creative to best explore each student's full potential in music, math, or language arts. Private lessons allow for complete individual attention without the distractions and compromises of a classroom setting. Teachers are able then to design personalized lessons which cater to each student's unique learning pace and style preference to best encourage him/ her musically, academically and personally."

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At Joe Ferrante Music Academy, we have a unique music lesson program that includes degreed teachers, a stimulating musical environment, student progress reports (STEP Reports) , practice incentives (Academy BUCKS) , and several performance opportunities throughout the year. We pride ourselves in not just being a place to learn an instrument, but rather a place to become a musician and flourish. Our academy offers students private music lessons with high quality music training and performance opportunities, and gives them the opportunity to be submerged in an inspiring, musical atmosphere. We find that our approach to musical training and education, specifically our Academy Experience, encourages our students to be continually challenged, develop confidence, and have fun while they're learning. Each one of our teachers are degreed performers who are professionals in their craft and passionate at what they do. We strive to be the perfect place for anyone who loves music or who wants to immerse his or her child in a friendly and nurturing musical environment.

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My son absolutely loves his piano lessons with Miss Amanda! He comes out from his lessons excited and eager to learn more! He has been playing for a year and I can see his progress everyday!

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Customer Testimonials

My son has been here for 3 months, teachers here are nice and have lots of patience. My son is only 4 years old but I think he already has some sense of music and beats. Great place to learn music.

My children have been taking lessons here for 5 years and are doing well. The teachers are musically educated and my children have enjoyed learning from their teachers.

An absolutely top notch music academy! The teachers are wonderful and have a true understanding of how to inspire the kids and keep them playing.