Superior Academy of Music’s comprehensive program
Superior Academy of Music’s comprehensive program allows students to receive a complete music education. SAM’s program is based on a combination of private lessons (either 1/2 hour or 1 hour), with a 50-minute weekly musicianship class that covers music theory, ear training, music history, keyboard harmony, and solfege.
The private instrument or voice lessons focus on technique and skills related to their particular instrument, while the musicianship group class provides students with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of music theory. In the musicianship class, students will receive classes in a high-tech classroom equipped with a digital piano and an interactive white board and projector. This cutting-edge setting allows students to learn and integrate musicianship skills in a fun and engaging way. SAM’s comprehensive program is designed to allow students to not only improve in their chosen instrument, but also to gain the knowledge that will allow them to better understand and enjoy all aspects of music.
Students who receive the musicianship class will become well rounded musicians and more proficient performers. Students may choose from a variety of instruments including piano lessons, jazz piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, cello lessons, and/or voice lessons.
National Assessments Opportunities
Superior Academy of Music is a Founding School for The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, the national standard for accreditation in music education at the precollege level. SAM’s students receive preparation for these national music assessments held three times a year and receive a National Certificate as well as detailed written feedback from national and international experts in the music field. In addition, SAM is also a testing center for The Music Development Program so students can take the assessments directly at our Academy. This program allows students to receive certification, track their progress, and measure their improvements based on an international standardized music curriculum. Examination costs are charged separately by the Music Development Program when students register for assessments. For more information regarding the Music Development Program, please visit www.musicdevelopmentprogram.org
At SAM, students will also have the opportunity to participate in semester recitals which are usually held at the St. Bede Episcopal Chapel at the University of Miami. Friends and family members are welcome to attend the recitals free of charge. The recitals are a wonderful opportunity for students to share their musical achievements with the community and also to learn through the experience of a live performance. Aside from performing, students have the opportunity to listen to fellow classmates and enjoy listening to the musical variety of different instruments and styles.