16th Annual Western Alliance Online Summer Chess Camp Recap

16th Annual Western Alliance Online Summer Chess Camp Recap

CHESS CAMP

16th Annual Western Alliance Online Summer Chess Camp Recap

And so the 16th Annual Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp came to a close. For the first time ever, this popular chess camp was conducted entirely online via Zoom, Skype, ICC and TOTK. The camp was a smashing success, drawing dozens of participants of all rages, some of whom are rates as high as 2000 USCF. We had 7 helpers and coaches for 4 different groups. The schedule consisted of 2 lessons per day, a tournament and fun activities.

Questions: For all questions relating to the camp, please contact International Master Levon Altounian at 520-891-3632 or at LALTOUNIAN@MSN.COM

JOIN OUR BACK TO SCHOOL ONLINE CHESS CAMP JULY 20-23

10 AM – 2 PM Daily.  Each day will consist of two lessons covering different subjects and game analysis, along with fun activities and a tournament. 

The AMFA Has Gone Virtual!

The AMFA Has Gone Virtual!

BREAKING NEWS

The AMFA Has Gone Virtual!

In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community, the Academy of Music and Fine Arts will offer virtual classes to all of its students. All class times and schedules will remain the same, with teachers and students connecting via Skype, FaceTime, Instagram or any other virtual platform of choice to conduct their normal lessons. Please contact us via email or at (747) 244-2300 to make arrangements or with any questions that you may have. We hope to see you all in person soon! 

(747) 244-2300

Please note that this is a temporary measure.
We will resume our regular in-person classes as soon as possible.

AMFA Holiday Concert & Art Exhibition

AMFA Holiday Concert & Art Exhibition

events

AMFA Autumn Concert & Art Exhibition

The AMFA Holiday Concert and Art Exhibition featured performances and works by AMFA art and music students. Congratulations to all who participated!

 

first christian church of burbank

221 South 6th St. Burbank, CA 91501
Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:30 PM

 

AMFA Fall Concert and Art Exhibition

AMFA Fall Concert and Art Exhibition

events

AMFA Autumn Concert & Art Exhibition

Our Autumn Concert and Art Exhibition will feature performances and works by AMFA art and music students graduating to their next artistic or musical level.  

Saturday, October 5, 2019
3:30 PM

 

first christian church of burbank

221 South 6th St.
Burbank, CA 91501

Ad space availe in the event program. Contact our office for more information.

Language Lessons

Language Lessons

languages

Language Lessons

Language classes at the Academy of Music and fine arts are a lively mix of immersive studies in conversation, reading and writing. We work only with fully trained and professional instructors with at least 3 years of practical teaching experience. Please contact our office at (818) 760-3185 for more information about signing up for language lessons. 

Individual or Group Language Lessons

Based on the student’s needs and schedule..

english

armenian

russian

spanish

italian

Armenian language lessons at the AMFA are a lively mix of immersive studies in reading and writing in Armenian paired with skit and poetry recitals.

Tutoring

tutoring

Tutoring Sessions

Students and parents both want academic success – high grades and the pride that comes with achievement. The tutors at the Academy of Music and Fine Arts believe any student, regardless of ability, can become a high achiever. Our tutors know from years of experience that students underperform because they have not learned the right approach or pathway to success.

Our tutors help students become stronger independent learners by developing a customized approach to organization, cognition and retention. Students can spend hours working very hard but working inefficiently to the point their effort fails to translate into results. Our tutors create personalized organizational plans so that students learn how to maximize time, work efficiently and retain key information not just for the short term but for the long term.

Success requires more than good organization; students must understand often complicated subject matter. Our tutoring approach helps students master concepts in all core areas by providing instruction tailored to their individual learning styles. Subjects covered include English, U.S. and World History, American and Comparative Government, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and mathematics through Calculus. Our tutors work with students in remedial work as well as AP track courses. 

Individual tutoring

Personalized individual sessions in a wide range of subjects. No long term commitments — book an individual session or a series.

Math

For all ages and grade levels

Science

For all ages and grade levels

history

For all ages and grade levels

test preparation

For all ages and grade levels

AMFA offers individual tutoring sessions for all subjects and grade levels. 

“We reach out to the tutors at AMFA whenever my daughters need a boost with their homework. It’s very convenient to have tutoring in the same building where they take their art classes, we book a session as needed before or after their class.

—marina S. | valley village, CA

Drum Lessons

MUSIC

Drum Lessons

The Academy of Music and Fine Arts invites you to discover and explore the rhythms and traditions of world cultures in a supportive learning environment that engages you in self-discovery and learning through experience. Our drum instructors take care to impart the language, lifestyle, and learning modes associated with their instrument and repertoire. Learn the fundmentals of drumming through:

reading music

Knowing how to read traditional music notation greatly increases your understanding of how rhythm works whether you are reading sheet music or playing by ear.

proper technique

Proper technique is extremely important as it not only enables you to play the music more easily or without struggling, but it also helps prevent repetitive motion injuries such as tendonitis or carpel tunnel syndrome.

hand/foor corrdination

Independence of all 4 limbs is an essential skill for drum set players to be able to play their parts smoothly and effectively, especially if the music has more complex rhythms. You will learn many effective warm up and exercise routines to develop these skills. 

keeping a steady rythm

Mastering the ability to play rhythms and transitions in music without speeding up or slowing down is one of the most important jobs that a drummer has. 

learning to play by ear

Learning a drum part by ear is just as important as reading music notation. By learning all the other drumming fundamentals, you will develop the skills necessary to hear a piece of music, pick out the drum parts and learn them without reading music. This includes creating your own drum parts for original music as well. 

Individual drum Lessons

Weekly 45-minute individual lessons.

Discover and explore rythms from around the world with drum lessons at the AMFA.

My son has been attending the Academy since last April and I have to say the teachers are very knowledgeable and the staff is amazing, always there to help you and explain everything on point. My son loves his drum lessons with Angelo and looks forward to them all week. I would definitely recommend this school, it’s our second family.

—Amanda A. | Glendale, CA

Voice Lessons

MUSIC

Voice Lessons

The Academy of Music and Fine Arts specializes in Voice Lessons and vocal technique training for singers of all levels and all ages. We offer singing lessons for Pop, Rock, R&B, Musical Theatre, Jazz, and Classical singers. Our students include beginners and aspiring artists, as well as professionals who want to perfect their skills.

Voice lessons at the Academy of Music and Fine Arts are tailor-made to each individual singer and their needs and goals. Voice Lessons help vocalists to increase vocal range, build vocal strength, blend smoothly between head voice and chest voice, achieve mixed voice and belt coordinations, master multiple musical and vocal styles, sing high notes with ease, gain confidence for live performance, and eventually achieve technical and artistic mastery.

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Individual Voice Lessons

Weekly 45-minute individual lessons.

All Academy of Music and Fine Arts music students participate in our choir and music theory classes free of charge.

Years of teaching voice Lessons

Students

YEARS AVERAGE INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCE

concerts and recitals

I am so thankful to have found AMFA years ago. It’s an exceptional school. The music instructors are highly educated, kind and encouraging. My kids LOVE attending the school. I highly recommend AMFA to anyone who is interested. We plan on being part of this great establishment for many years to come. Thank you for creating such a special place for our kids to enjoy.

—Lian E. | Studio City, CA

Guitar Lessons

MUSIC

Guitar Lessons

The guitar is the most played musical instrument in the world. It is a very adaptable musical form and can be used to play all types of music including blues, country, jazz and pop and rock.

Children and adolescents who begin to take guitar lessons at a fairly early age learn to appreciate music in all its forms, and learn that they enjoy listening to different genres in music.

Guitar lessons at the Academy of Music and Fine Arts are tailored specifically to each student’s needs and expectations.

start with the basics

When it comes to learning to play the guitar, or just about learning anything else for that matter, learning the basics right is essential.  you’ll learn about things such as how to hold the guitar, fretting and strumming, guitar theory, riffs, notes, etc. in an efficient manner.

technique

We will work on aspects like speed, rhythm, chords and scales, and of course, your overall playing ability. Guitar lessons will also allow you to enhance techniques such as playing solos, intricate scales, alternate picking, finger picking, hammer-ons and pull-offs, etc..

accelerated progress

Yes, many guitar players can teach themselves how to play, but usually the process is slow. With guitar lessons, you will be able to accomplish and learn the same amount of material in a week, for instance, that might take you more than a month to do so yourself.

learn from a professional

You’ll be able to pick certain things up when you learn the guitar under the apprenticeship of a good guitar teacher. Having an actual person there to show you exactly how everything is done – from the advanced stuff right down to the basics – produces the best results.

Individual Guitar Lessons

Weekly 45-minute individual lessons.

Guitar Ensemble

Our Guitar Ensemble program provides an excellent opportunity to have fun exploring a variety of musical styles with fellow guitar enthusiasts.

  • Participants will learn how to provide support with a bass line, play the lead part with a melody, or provide harmony with chordal support.
  • Each guitar ensemble student learns to develop their ability to execute dynamics, play unison, harmony or counterpoint.
  • The ensembles are open to advanced beginners through advanced players and cover styles as diverse as classical, popular and world music.

All Academy of Music and Fine Arts music students participate in our choir and music theory classes free of charge.

Years of teaching guitar Lessons

Students

YEARS AVERAGE INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCE

concerts and recitals

Great place for children to learn and appreciate the arts. The music I have heard from the students is wonderful.

—Megan V. | Burbank, CA

Lian E.

I am so thankful to have found AMFA years ago. It’s an exceptional school that offers variety of classes (i.e. music, art, chess, language…). Music instructors are highly educated, kind and encouraging. My kids LOVE attending the school. I highly recommend AMFA to anyone who is interested. We plan on being part of this great establishment for many years to come. Thank you for creating such a special place for our kids to enjoy.