Bellevue Academy of Arts & Music

Welcome to 2022-2023 School Year!

New Students (Upcoming Fall 2022):

All new students will be in the waiting list until given eligibility to register. To gain eligibility, the student must meet the following requirement. Once the eligibility has been met, the student will receive an invitation to register with the Academy.

  1. EXPERIENCED STUDENTS: Audition required, and completion of Trial Weeks with good standing. Detail: https://www.bellevueacademy.com/apply
  2. BEGINNER STUDENTS: Beginner Adventure Course completion with good standing.
  3. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM AND GROUP COURSE STUDENTS: May enroll as space is permitting. A 1-week (up to 5 days/week) or a 4-week (once a week lesson) Observation Standard is set in place before being granted a permanent placement. The Observation Standard consists of 1. Student Code of Conduct, 2. Academic Expectations.

Junior and Senior Artist Program:

From Fall 2022, students in Divisions 2 and 3 (8 years old and up PLUS RCM grade 4 and higher) must enroll in either Junior or Senior Artistry Program. Student placement will be held during the program advising at the beginning of the year. The tuition will be based on the Artist Program level, minus previous credits. Additional scholarships will be rewarded in June to students who have successfully matched and reflected their chosen Division Requirements and students who have shown accelerated learning in Artistry levels and RCM grades (RCM Standard). For example, a student who completes several grade levels in one year will receive more significant scholarships following the Scholarship Guideline. This is to reinforce the students’ goal and match it most effectively. On the other hand, for a student who has chosen an Artist Program but couldn’t complete the required courses in time, neither a course credit deduction nor a scholarship may be applied. General advising will be followed to help the student redirect the goals when the division requirements are not met for a prolonged period.

Students who are in the Junior or Senior Artistry Program will automatically gain a VIP membership in our After-School program. They will have accessibility to drop in during the after-school program hours to practice on their instruments and work on their homework in between the mandatory classes.

Students younger than eight years old will be given a chance to try out and experiment with different divisions levels without choosing the Full Artistry Program, as it is essential to allow a child to grow first before implying expectations. Young students (younger than 8) who have met the RCM grade 4 standard may apply for the Artist Program with a teacher’s consent. Older students (8 and up) who have not reached grade 4 yet may not join the Artistry program, but they may set a goal to take the placement test in near future. They may also take single courses provided in the artistry program as space is permitting (eg. 1 theory course). The course credit will be applied when they join the Artistry program later on.

Junior Artist Program

 JUNIOR LEVEL 1JUNIOR LEVEL 2JUNIOR LEVEL 3JUNIOR LEVEL 4
PRIVATE LESSONS *12 credit *
(earn 3 credits per quarter)
12 credit *
(earn 3 credits per quarter)
12 credit *
(earn 3 credits per quarter)
12 credit *
(earn 3 credits per quarter)
THEORY *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *
MUSICIANSHIP *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *
ENSEMBLE2 credit2 credit2 credit2 credit
MUSIC CLINIC1 credit1 credit1 credit1 credit
CONCERT *4 credit *4 credit *4 credit *4 credit *
EXAMINATION *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *
COMPETITION1 credit each1 credit each1 credit each1 credit each
ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC GRADEGRADE 4GRADE 5GRADE 6GRADE 7
MINIMUM CREDIT REQUIRED25252525

Senior Artist Program

 SENIOR LEVEL 1SENIOR LEVEL 2SENIOR LEVEL 3SENIOR LEVEL 4
PRIVATE LESSONS *12 credit *
(earn 3 credits per quarter)
12 credit *
(earn 3 credits per quarter)
12 credit *
(earn 3 credits per quarter)
12 credit *
(earn 3 credits per quarter)
THEORY *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *
HISTORYN/A3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *
ANALYSISN/AN/AN/A3 credit *
MUSICIANSHIP *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *
ENSEMBLE2 credit2 credit2 credit2 credit
MUSIC CLINIC1 credit1 credit1 credit1 credit
CONCERT *4 credit *4 credit *4 credit *4 credit *
EXAMINATION *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *3 credit *
COMPETITION1 credit each1 credit each1 credit each1 credit each
ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC GRADEGRADE 8GRADE 9GRADE 10ARCT
MINIMUM CREDIT REQUIRED25282831

*Required

General Students

Students who are not taking the Artist Program may continue their private lessons at a regular rate of $140/hour (September 2022-June 2023). Additionally, if you want to join the Afterschool program, you can follow the pre-registration steps.

General Music Classes

The General Music Classes is all new and innovative approach to music lessons. A very common model used in South Korea, it combines private lessons, group classes, and practice sessions in one session, thereby creating effective solutions to many known challenges that our students face. It also helps families by keeping the tuition on a lower end while the students are using their time well after school. The guided practice sessions help students finish their daily practice requirements, and students get to meet peers and share the learning experience. Students are given attention 1:1 (up to 5 minutes each round) with tasks to complete until the next round up. The faster the students stays focused in doing their own practice, the more accelerated learning they will experience, and learn to enjoy leveling up in music. Students may continue carrying on the Piano Adventure Course Journey or find their own coursework appropriate to their levels. You may enroll once a week, up to 3 times a week. The Afterschool Program includes the General Music Classes.

Afterschool Program (Genius Raccoon)

The Academy offers Afterschool Program in collaboration with specialists from the educator’s network starting in September 2022. The program supports the following:

  1. Homework Help
  2. Academic Enrichment: Reading, Writing, Math, Other Languages
  3. Music: General Music Classes with Guided Practice
  4. Fine Arts: Drawing, Painting, 3-D
  5. Social-Emotional Awareness: Counselling, Friendship, Mentors
  6. Camps: Summer Camp, Winter Camp, Spring Camp
  7. Weekend Assembly
  8. Transportation (Add-on): From & To School/Home/Other Activity Centers as requested, space permitting (within Bellevue Surroundings)
  9. Emergency Support (Add-on): Another resource you may seek when you need the help the most.

The address for our school is 12356 Northup Way, Suite 111, Bellevue. Space is limited, and our current students will receive a priority in enrollment. We will continue to hold concerts at Northwest Pianos, and the new addition will have Private Lessons, After-School Programs, Camps, Music Preschool, and Group Classes. The transportation service is available with limited space. By default, it is expected that the parents/guardians accommodate drop off and pick ups.

Volunteering/Teaching Positions

Another exciting change we will have is a volunteering and teaching opportunities for students who are looking to sharpen their skills. You will be able to apply the volunteering credits to use for school, and eligible students will be able to try out a teaching career. Such activities will reflect in forms of reimbursement of tuition, official job payment (HR), or volunteer credits. You may apply for the following positions for both volunteering and teaching:

  1. Peer-Aid: Help friends
  2. Teaching Assistant: Music, Art, Academics
  3. Magazine Journalist: Music in Seattle is going to be a Seattle-based magazine filled with information in music
  4. Project Managers: Create events and projects to enrich our community and schools
  5. Performers: Concertize and play gigs in events. Many will get paid according to their performing skills. Eg. Weddings, Company Parties, Retirement Centers, Fund Raising Events, etc.

Mozart Preschool Opens in Fall, 2022 (Age 1 to 5)

Last but not least, the Mozart Preschool Music Program will open in September. We will open just a few seats during the summer camp first. There is going to be 3 different levels.

  • Free Music Playdate (12-24 months old): Yes, free, for babies and caregivers to come and spend time without an official class. Caregivers will get to meet others, make friends, and try out instruments to stimulate their young ones. Space is limited and one caregiver will be allowed per child.
  • Little Mozart Class (25-36 months old): A short, music program to stimulate young toddlers in music as described by Edwin Gordon. Learn more about Music Learning Theory. The caregiver must attend together with the child.
  • Mozart Preschool (3 to 5 years old): For children who are potty trained, this drop-off program is divided into 3 Tiers to provide effective programs based on their specific abilities and current development regardless of the age.
    1. EXPLORATORY: Exposure to sound and introduction to various instrument in a spontaneous environment. Self-paced plays and preschool appropriate toys are provided. (30-minute/day)
    2. CURIOUS KIDS: Children who are showing some interest in music and who are able to follow at least 2 minutes of instruction and show focus are promoted to this group. The goal for this class is to stretch their focus up to 5 minutes at any one given time. (30-minute/day)
    3. ADVENTUROUS KIDS: Children who can follow from 5 minutes of instruction are promoted to this group. Students get to try out some part of the Piano Adventure’s Program with some breaks. The goal is to stretch the focus up to 15 minutes at any one given time. (45-minute/day) It is expected that when children appear unfocused and unable to follow instructions, they will be self-exploring the environment which is a crucial part of child development. (45-minute/day)

CLASS SCHEDULE

The Mozart Preschool will not in any way ‘make’ a child to learn and to follow the instruction, as we strongly disagree on applying academic discipline and expectation to young children, nor we are at all impressed with such ‘appears-to-be-gifted-at-three’ child. We will be raising children to be musically gifted though, as this skill cannot be developed after reaching the age of nine by Edwin Gordon’s theory (although I believe it is seven or eight), to take a model of Wolfgang Mozart, and raise natural sensitivity and awareness in music and sound which are the true gift in music.