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Drum Circle -  7/15; 8/19
Guitar Class - 7/27-8/24
Ukulele Class - 7/28-8/25
Piano Class - call MAEC
Songwriting -  7/25-8/22
Reading Music - call MAEC
Music Theory - call MAEC
Intro to Recording -  7/20-8/17
Audio Engineering 101 -  7/20-8/17
Audition Preparation: call MAEC
Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music!  -   8/10
Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety  - call MAEC!
Coping with Grief & Loss -  8/12

Celebration Singers- Fall Term
New Horizons Strings - Fall Term
 New Horizons Bands - Fall Term

(Enroll with Pitt Community College's Department of Continuing Education)

__Questions?  Contact MAEC  ________________________

Music Academy Current                                           & New Students:

 REGISTER ONLINE           (New Students)



Jackrabbit Class Software


Music Camps

Join with your friends and enjoy music toghether.  Explore and learn about the instruments, piano, guitar, musical theatre and more.  See more information in the Summer Camps pages above!


 ECU Football Concessions

Join us in our concession booth at the ECU Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.  Don't miss our fun times while helping MAEC and receive free volunteer admission to the stadium!  Let us know when you want to help!

Aug 20 - ECU Carolina Kickoff Concert featuring Eric Church, Kid Rock & Margo Price

Sept 3, Sept 10, Oct 1, Oct 13, Oct 29 & Nov 12 - Home games


You can still make it to MAEC!  

10th Street is closed between Evans St and Dickinson.  However, you can still make it through for MAEC!  It looks confusing with road closure and detour signs, but no worries!  See you at MAEC!



MAEC Oval Decals
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Music Academy t-shirts
      are available in grey or black. 
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     Information on Music Therapy (MT) at MAEC

    General MT Info

    MT Adaptive Lessons

    Pain-Stress Management MT

    MT for Children


    Ways to Support MAEC:

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    Simply designate Music Academy of Eastern Carolina as your charity of choice.  Everytime you shop or search, MAEC thanks you!  And, please don't hestiate to tell all your friends!


    What's Going On

    August Faculty Birthdays!!

    We are fortunate to have four faculty members with birthday's this month.  Our director, Cheryl Stephenson who founded the Music Academy Nineteen years ago, Paula Jenkins who teaches piano, Dianne White who provides music therapy services, and teaches voice, piano, and songwritting, and Dan Jones our Trumpet instructor.  As the Fall Semester starts please give them a warm HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Congratulations Paris Johnson!

     Paris Johnson competed in the Global Stars Network competition on the Cranival Crusie Line Triumph.  She was awarded 2nd Place in the Child Runway competition, 1st Place in Child Monologue and 1st Place in Child Talent.  At this time, she is invited to participate in many other audition opportunities.  Paris is a student of Lori McLelland.  The Music Academy congratulates Paris, her family and Lori!


    Summer Music Camps!!

    Make music during your summer camps. Sibling discounts apply for mulitple camp enrollments during the summer!  Explore singing, choreography, woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments, piano, guitar, ukelele, music therapy and much more! Music camps for all abilities! 

    August Camps: Beginner Piano Academy, Beginner Guitar Academy, Express Yourself: Young Songwriter's Camp, Musical Theater Academy

      CAMP ADDED:  Music Therapy Rocks!  August 15-19!!

    Information on each camp is located in the Summer Camps 2016 link. New students can enroll in a camp at any time with the Register Online link in the left column. Current students enroll using your MAEC online portal. Feel free to call and email us with questions! We look forward to making music with you this summer!

    Thank You, Stefanie!

    Thank You Stefanie Hobbs and family for your many years of dedicated service to the Music Academy of Eatern Carolina!  Stefanie has served as the MAEC Board President this past year, after beginning a long journey with her family and MAEC.  Beginning as a parent of two students and culminating in her own music studies, Stefanie and her husband, Fred, have given countless hours of volunteer service and advice to support and advance the mission of the Music Academy.  We will miss you as you move to the next journey in life and will cherish always our fun memories together.  We wish you all the best and hope you continue your journey in music!



    Lessons, Classes, Ensembles & More for Children, Teens & Adults

    Click "Register Online" in the left column of this page and complete the form at anytime!  Indicate your music interests in the boxes for enrollment or comments.  Upon receipt of the form, our staff will contact you and assist you in starting your musical journey with the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina.

    All abilities are welcome!

    Adaptive Lessons for students with special needs are available as well!

     New Faculty - New Programs

    John Adamiec is looking forward to providing percussion lessons for students of all abilities! With a background in marching drum and bugle corps and playing for rock bands, he is excited to share his love for percussion with students.

    Chris Lavignette offers trombone, bass trombone and piano lessons for students of all abilities!

    Music Ensembles, band, choir and strings, began in 2015-2016 with the Jarvis Unit of the Coastal Plains Boys and Girls Club with Brittany Cox and Debbie Davis

    Greenville native Sarah Hollis is excited to teach violin students with the Music Academy while she is in the music education degree program with the ECU School of Music. The Music Academy is thrilled to be a part of Sarah's musical journey -  as a young student at MAEC and now MAEC faculty!

    Brittany Cox is looking forward to offering cello lessons.  From Chesapeake, VA, Brittany is a student in the music education degree program of the ECU School of Music and is excited to bring her love of music to students in this community. 

    Debbie Davis has retired after a successful career teaching band in NC public schools and is looking forward to working with students again in private lessons as well as teaching band ensembles.       

    Marvin Santos looks forward to sharing his love of music with students at the Music Academy!  Originally from Brazil, Marvin has made eastern NC home.  He enjoys electric guitar and bass guitar, sharing music in many styles including jazz, blues and pop styles. Come and catch his enthusiam for music!

    Emerson Voss teaches piano, music theory, music composition, bass guitar and clarinet lessons.



    Private Lessons (for Beginners and Experienced children, youth and adults) - Piano, Voice, Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Ukelele, Percussion, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Guitar,                     Audition Preparation, Music Theory, Composition, Songwriting, Recording, Music Therapy and more!  We gladly adapt lessons for students with speical learning needs.

     Fun Classes with Pitt Community College Department of Continuing Education

    Group Piano, Group Guitar, Reading Music, Drum Circle

    New Horizons Bands, New Horizon Strings, Celebration Singers,

                                    Dealing with Grief and Loss; Living with Dementia

                                          Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music!

    STAGE FRIGHT! Performance Anxiety


    The Music Academy of Eastern Carolina's mission is to open the door to your personal creative journey, inspire people of all ages and abilities, and nurture a lifelong love of music and the arts.


             Provides a fun place,

                Creates shared experiences,

                    Offers intergenerational activities,

                        Ensures longevity of arts programs in our community!


    Located in Uptown Greenville!

    Music Academy of Eastern Carolina is proud to be this area's only nonprofit community music school, providing opportunities for individuals of all abilities to learn about, make, and enjoy music since 1997.  

    We are privileged to be a part of Uptown Greenville on Evans Street, across the street from The Greenville Museum of Art.  Feel free to stop in and say Hi!


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