Music and Methods
At Velocity, students are assigned books and materials based on their level, goals, and individualized needs. All of our teacher may incorporate classical repertoire, contemporary pieces, rhythm exercises, music theory and technique into each student’s customized lesson plans. All books/music and other materials assigned to students must be paid for in full before leaving Velocity Music Academy.
Exciting Opportunities that we provide to all students:
- December and May Formal Recitals
- Annual “Pops” Recital
- Halloween, Coffee Shop, and Beginner’s Recitals
- Annual Velocity Festival
- Spring Masterclass
- Music Development Program Assessment Opportunities
- Enrichment Classes and Opportunities for music-making with friends
Students taking private lessons may register for 30, 45, or 60 minute weekly private lessons at Velocity. The length of the lesson is determined by the student’s age and level. If you prefer a group setting, group classes are offered in First Steps in Piano (ages 4-6), Elementary Group piano, Beginning Piano for Adults, and Beginning Guitar for Adults. Lessons are also offered on site at Hill Country Christian School and through the after school enrichment programs in select LISD elementary campuses. We have an open door policy — parents are welcome to visit and observe lessons at any time.
Recitals and other performance events
Recitals are offered in December and May. Recital participation is optional, however the recital fee is a mandatory yearly fee. Only currently enrolled students taking private lessons are allowed to participate in recitals. Group classes have recitals during class time.
Festivals, masterclasses, and other events are also available at Velocity and throughout the greater Austin area. In addition to our main recitals each year, Velocity provides students the opportunity to perform in a Pops Recital with a professional rhythm section (guitar, bass and drums) and smaller recitals such as a Halloween recital and Beginner’s only recital. Each May, Velocity hosts the Music Development Program, a rigorous international standard curriculum and assessment.
We know that it is crucial to have a quality instrument for home practice. If you need help with acquiring an instrument, please inquire with our office staff about our instrument sales (piano, violin, & guitar) and/or our referrals to local music stores.