Boulder Symphony Music Academy (BSMA) offers one-on-one lessons with the finest musicians in the Front Range. Lesson lengths are 30, 45, and 60 minutes and happen once a week with your private teacher.
Voice lessons, also known as singing lessons, are sessions with a professional vocal coach or teacher intended to improve an individual’s singing abilities. These sessions typically cover various areas, including pitch, tone, vocal range, breath control, vocal health, and performance skills. The aim is to enhance the student’s vocal technique and musicality.
Taking conducting lessons is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in leadership, musicianship, and communication. Conducting is the art of guiding and directing an ensemble of musicians, and it requires a deep understanding of music theory, interpretation, and performance. Learning to conduct requires dedication, practice, and the guidance of a qualified teacher.
The Alexander Technique is an educational process created by Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869–1955), a Shakespearean orator who developed the method while trying to address his own problems with voice loss during performances. The technique is a type of teaching that helps people unlearn harmful postural and movement habits and replace them with more efficient and less stressful ways of moving.
The Alexander Technique isn’t just about posture but about improving how we use our bodies. Used by people of all ages and abilities to enhance performance in all activities, the unique method teaches people how to stop using unnecessary muscular and mental tension levels during everyday life.
The technique is often taught one on one with a certified Alexander Technique teacher. The teacher uses verbal instructions and gentle hands-on guidance to help students find ease and balance within themselves in simple movements and positions such as sitting, standing, and walking.
Tuition is paid in 10 payments, which covers 32 weekly lessons, two recitals, and two community events. Payments are due the day of the month that you initially purchase your pass or plan. For example, if you purchase your fall semester plan and pay for August’s lessons on July 19, you will be billed each following month (September – May) on the 19th. August’s tuition payment is required at the time of registration.
Registration Fee: A $30 registration fee will be charged at registration for new students. Returning students will not be charged the registration fee.
Duplicate Billing: Only one party will be billed per student. Duplicate bills and split payments are the responsibility of the registering guardian.
Stay up to date with Boulder Symphony Music Academy events, from holiday breaks to end-of-semester recitals.
Fall ’23 Semester: August 21 – December 15
Thanksgiving Break: November 20 – 24
Community Event (pre-concert lobby performance at Boulder Symphony concert): November 17
Winter Recital: December 2
Make-up Week: December 18 – 22
Spring ’24 Semester: January 15 – May 10
Spring Break: March 25 – 29
Spring Recital: May 4
Make-up Week: May 13 – 17
Community Event (Pearl St. Mall performance – weather permitting): May 18
Summer ’24 Session: Begins May 20
Will there be any food/drinks provided for campers?
For all summer camps, there will be an allocated snack time, approximately halfway through the camp. Campers are responsible for bringing their own snacks and drinks. Boulder Symphony Music Academy can provide water. For group classes, there is no allocated snack time.
What is your cancellation policy?
All summer camp and group class sales are final.
Do you offer scholarships or discounts?
We offer a 10% sibling discount for summer camps only.
Is there a registration fee?
There is a $30 registration fee for all summer camps and group classes, in addition to the standard tuition amount. This helps cover any materials that students will use throughout the program.
Do I need to bring my own instruments?
Instruments are provided for group classes and summer camps.
Is there before and after care?
We are unable to offer before and after care at this time.
Where are you located?
Boulder Symphony Music Academy is located on the east side of the 4730 building. Just head up the stairs and we are located on the right! If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call at 720-328-8286.
Is this building accessible?
Boulder Symphony Music Academy is located on the second floor of the building. Currently, we are only accessible via stairs; there is no ramp or elevator. The music studios inside of our building are only accessible via an additional staircase.