From our Owner, Master Instructor at Ada Piano Academy
Serving the West Michigan area since 1983, Ms. Betz, Owner and Master Instructor at Ada Piano Academy, is one of the premier resource music academy for private music lessons in West Michigan. Ada Piano Academy is a small elite music studio which caters to handful of gifted musicians. Betz opens her home and invites you into a calm, relaxing, safe atmosphere. You will find a wait room with just one family using, a private bathroom, use of a porch and yard to relax and a few school playgrounds to take siblings to as another sibling is taking their lesson. You are free to walk around, bike, jog in the neighborhood as your child is taking lessons too. Just make yourself at home.
APA was one of the first music studio to begin private lessons at the age of 3. Ada Piano Academy provides outstanding private instruction on Piano, Woodwinds, Pre-K music and Adult music lessons. From as early as 3 years old to age 99, Ms. Betz has accommodated all levels and ages with ease. Students with ADHD, Autism and speech delays are welcomed. All beginners are welcomed! Betz enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with all her students. Student, and parents, find her very caring, supportive, understanding, patient, encouraging, organized and friendly. Feel free to read our google reviews by typing in Ada Piano Academy into google search.
You, and your child(ren) will find that you will appreciate and express yourselves through music, whether it be dancing to music, singing in the shower, drawing, painting, taking up an instrument, creating sounds on the piano or tapping rhythms on just about anything. Most student goals are not to be the next music star but to just use music to express themselves in whatever fashion they choose. While music takes concentration and focus, it's an excellent preparatory step for any subject a younger child takes up in school. There is plenty of literature to show that students of music make good students in math and lots of subjects.
Betz has been teaching privately since 1983. She has taught privately at 20 are schools in West Michigan along with conducting woodwind sectionals at 10 local band programs. She has also taught privately at 5 music stores. She attended GRCC, Western Michigan University and University of Michigan for Music Performance and Music Education. She has performed in many ensembles, musicals and done solo work throughout Michigan. She has written an article on "TMJ Dysfunction" where it was published national in the Clarinet Society Journal in 1989.
Ms. Betz is a single mother who adopted three young girls from China, Ethiopia and Haiti. Ms. Betz has resided in the Forest Hills school district since 1972.. Her children attended the Forest Hills and Kent Intermediate schools.
The philosophy of APA is to unleash the music within every student so they will enjoy music while having fun. APAs goal is to provide the highest quality of instruction so every student can learn at their own pace, bringing out their own skills and providing a fun learning atmosphere.
We welcome you to come join our elite music program at this time. Just send us a contact form and we will get back to you right away. Students, ages 3 - adults, are welcomed all year round. We look forward to meeting you and you becoming part of our family.