Virtual Woodwind Academy
The 3-month, go-at-your-own-pace, virtual summer academy for adults!
One semester at a music conservatory costs $30,000
So we designed a program for you with the same materials... but for only $997.
Finding time to practice. Playing in tune. Perfecting your tone. Metronome work. Tackling those fast passages. Interpreting your music. Putting improvisation into your practice routine...
There's so much to learning your instrument.
And that's why the Virtual Woodwind Academy is here!
What You'll Get:
Unlimited access to us for 12 weeks this summer: June 6 - August 27
Be in a community of like-minded adults who share your love of music
Weekly masterclasses and office hours (bring your ☕️!)
Masterclass Topics Include:
1. How to find time to practice
2. Interpreting and phrasing music to play with musicality
3. Developing a rich tone so you can always sound your best!
4. Consistency with breathing and breath support
5. Jazz Improvisation and playing by ear
6. Overcoming performance anxiety
...and so much more!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I love that you are gearing this toward adult amateurs. I found that, when I first started playing the flute- as an adult, so much is geared toward children. I really appreciate finding resources geared for adult amateurs!"
Being a part of a workshop like this, and working as someone trying to learn saxophone on their own, is a real kick in the pants! I noticed a huge improvement in my playing, and came out in much better shape.
The Summer Academy (June 6-August 27) is divided into 3 go-at-your own pace themes; Effective Practice Strategies, Music Theory Mastery, and Jazz Improvisation.
We created our course to work with your busy schedule, so our academy contains a mix of live and pre-recorded classes. You get a full-access pass to all material to work on in your own time.
Month 1: Effective Practice Strategies
Developing a beautiful tone on your instrument, including embouchure, breath support, and intonation.
Finding time to practice/time management
Strategies to perfect rhythm and timing
Articulation and technique exercises
Overcoming performance anxiety
Month 2 : Music Theory Mastermind - turn the notes into music!
Using music theory to play with musicality
Developing your own musical voice
Reading and understanding chords
Intervals, phrasing and scales studies
Month 3 : Jazz Improv for Classical Musicians
Introduction to jazz harmony and improvisation
Jazz scales, modes and chords
Learning popular jazz standards
How to make practicing more creative using improvisation
Perform your own improvisations with pre-recorded music!
Included in Your Enrollment
One pre-recorded video per week on our topic themes with concepts and assignments to practice
One live office hour call per week with Ana and Amanda (a group video call where we answer your questions!) we will vote on office hours times closer to June
Two-four live masterclasses per month with Ana, Amanda, and special guests! Each participant will have the opportunity to perform in a masterclass.
Private Facebook Group for you to join other attendees and ask Ana and Amanda unlimited questions/post practice videos!
Frequently Asked Questions
The total cost for the Academy is $997 (payment plan available). We designed our program to be a FRACTION of the price you would pay for a similar program at a music conservatory.
Let us explain: The average tuition PER YEAR at a music conservatory is $50,000. They're also incredibly competitive to get in to, and there aren't any quality programs we know of that are all-virtual and go-at-your-own-pace.
We felt that the world needed a program for adult learners. Whether you've been playing for 5 months or 5 years, we feel strongly that you deserve the opportunity to recieve a well-rounded education on your instrument. Does this sound good to you? Click to sign up now!
1. What is the total cost for the Academy?
2. What will the weekly time commitments be?
We estimate that the weekly time commitment will be 2-3 hours. Each week you will receive a pre-recorded video (about 30 mins in length) on the weekly topic and you can attend our 1-hour office hours to ask all the questions you want. There will also 2-4 additional masterclasses each month.
Everything is go-at-your own pace and recorded for later viewing, so rest assured if you have a busy week, a vacation, etc. you will be able to access the material and learn in your own time!
3. What time will office hours and masterclasses be?
We will be doing a poll right before the academy to get feedback on what times would be best for you! We want to be able to accommodate your schedules as best as possible. Plus, everything will be recorded so you can watch replays at your leisure! (And ask us follow-up questions in the Facebook group or group chat).
4. For how long will I have access to the recordings?
We will leave the recordings up for one month after the Academy ends (so technically, you have four months to take the go-at-your-own-pace course, but there's also an option to purchase lifetime access to the recordings if you would like it!
5. Can I sign-up for just one or two sessions?
Yes you can! The cost for each individual session is $400, just let us know which sessions/s you want to attend and we'll email you a special sign up link :)
6. What if I don't have Facebook? Can I still ask questions and view everything?
Absolutely. Everyone will have at the same level of access, regardless of if you have Facebook or not. All of the office hours and masterclasses will take place over Zoom, and we will email out a link for them. For those who aren't on social media, there will also be a group chat where you can ask us questions for 24/7 access!
7. How often do I get help throughout the program?
During the academy, you have access to us THE ENTIRE TIME! So in between the times we meet, you can post clips of your playing for feedback and ask unlimited questions (and we will get back to you within 48 hours). So, really, you can make multiple posts during the week, almost like "mini-lessons" for support.
We will be there with you every step of the way making sure you are getting the support you need and all your questions answered.