Registration 2022-2023

Current Students (Upcoming Fall 2022):

PRIORITY REGISTRATION ends at 11:00 pm, June 25. Please check your student page and follow the link to register for Fall of 2022. Most pages at this time are not updated. I will have all the pages updated by Wednesday (June 22). Fill out the Student Information Update 2022-2023.

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.

Summer Private Lessons:

There is limited space available for summer private lessons in piano. Ms. Jenny Cho will be accepting eligible violin students for summer and upcoming fall. The priority registration for summer classes ends on June 25. All new students may enroll from June 26 as space becomes available. The summer lessons are first-come-basis which is not part of the School Year Quarterly System, and you do not need to register with the Academy officially. Taking summer classes does not guarantee your placement in the fall, although it may be used as trial periods before applying to the Academy. There is no minimum lessons required. To book a space, come back and check below for availability.

AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS: (ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 26, 2022)

GREEN BLOCK=30-MIN LESSON ORANGE BLOCK=45-MIN LESSON

  1. Week (July 5 to 9) FRI, 7/8, 5:00-5:30 PM SAT, 7/9, 9:00-9:30 AM SAT, 7/9, 10:45-11:15 AM
  2. Week (July 11 to 16) FRI, 7/15, 6:00-6:30 PM FRI, 7/15, 6:30-7:00 PM
  3. Week (July 18 to 23) FRI, 7/22, 5:45-6:15 PM FRI, 7/22, 6:15-7:00 PM
  4. Week (July 25 to 30) TUE, 7/26, 5:30-6:00 PM
  5. Week (August 1 to 6) SAT, 8/6, 11:15-12:00 PM
  6. Week (August 8 to 13) TUE, 8/9, 7:30-8:15 PM FRI, 8/11, 5:30-6:00 PM
  7. Week (August 15 to 20) FRI, 8/19, 5:45-6:15 PM

Summer Rate is $130/hour (For registrations between June 26 to August 14, 2022) Private lesson locations may vary, all within Bellevue 90004 and 98005.

Summer Camps: July 5 – August 20, (Full-Day Available)

The summer camp runs from July 5 to August 20 (7 weeks). Please visit https://musicinseattle.com for registration information.

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). You may still join the After-School Kids Club and select group classes. The space is guaranteed as long as the students meet the minimum requirement in homework and assessment. Students learn to become responsible music lovers.

A new program is coming up which will be combining the private lesson and practice help into one as part of the after-school programs. Students will still have private lessons, less than 30 minutes a week, as well as joined by similar group of friends in a similar level. The program is set to make general programs affordable, yet still receiving private instructions, and raise the interest and motivation in music through peer interactions. It will be an upgraded version of the Piano Adventure Course plus the private lessons, and it will just be called the After-school Piano Class and you will have the option to join once a week or up to 5 times a week. Tuition is set to reflect the after-school care plus the program fee, with the goal to remain on a lower-end. More information will be available soon.

After-School Program (Genius Raccoon)

The Academy offers After-School 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: 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. I will still be teaching at Medina Home with limited students. Overall, I am designing the program to fit the need of my children as I understand how tough it is for working parents to take care of them, especially when unexpected things arise from time to time. If you have more ideas you would like to put in, reach out. I am not looking for typical after-school care but would like to tailor your (and mine!) needs. No, we don’t have sports, but some students will receive transportation services to their sports/other activities to help parents. The priority of receiving this service depends on the living situation and current arrangements of each family. It is expected that the parents/guardians do the drop off/pick up by default.

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)
    1. 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)

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.