Information on Music Therapy (MT) at MAEC

General MT Info

MT Adaptive Lessons

Pain-Stress Management MT

MT for Children


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    Building community

    through music

    since 1997

    Music Academy of Eastern Carolina, a non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization located in the Uptown Greenville, has provided outstanding and innovative music instruction for students of all ages since 1997.  We are excited to join the Uptown Community, located across from the Greenville Museum of Art, and look forward to continuing our mission of providing quality music programs for people of all ages and abilities. We offer early childhood programs, beginner and advanced lessons, performing ensembles for a variety of instruments (youth and adults), music therapy services, summer camps, and arts programs for schools and community organizations 

    We believe an education in the arts is one of the most important and essential experiences a child, youth or adult can enjoy. The Music Academy reaches out to support music education through schools and organizations and brings music into the lives of people with disabilities and medical problems through the music therapy and adaptive music programs.  

    Our doors officially opened as a non-profit arts organization in July 1997, starting with 3 families and 3 faculty for private lessons and music therapy services! Since the beginning, we have been dedicated to providing programs that cover a broad spectrum of musical interests – private and group lessons, instrumental and voice ensembles, bands, orchestras, music therapy, and summer programs, all covering a broad spectrum of musical interests.  We believe it's never too late to learn. Our oldest student was 97 at the time he began with the Music Academy.  He fulfilled his life long dream of playing a snare drum with a concert band! We enjoy making people's dreams come true. Each week, students of all ages and abilities, and from more than 15 area towns, join us for music classes and private lessons. 

    Music Academy of Eastern Carolina (MAEC) also offers coaching sessions to help any student or ensemble with specific needs for performances or auditions. Are you in a musical? A pageant? Are you looking to enroll in a Music School for college? Need theory for college? MAEC can help you on your musical journey.


    MAEC is dedicated to:

    • Providing music experiences for people of all ages and abilities
    • Providing high quality instruction to people of all socio-economic backgrounds
    • Providing music instruction and music involvement for individuals with specific learning needs 
    • Providing music therapy services for individuals and groups


    MAEC is focused on:

    • Providing quality music instructors and music therapists to meet your needs
    • Maintaining a faculty who are active musicians in their communities
    • Tailoring your music instruction to meet your goals
    • Adding new community partners to our family

    MAEC Mission:

    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,

                   Ensure longevity of arts programs in our community!


    Why study at a Nonprofit Community Music School?

    There are many services and opportunities we offer that aren’t available in a home studio or a music store:

    ♪      As part of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, we network with schools across the USA and work together to advocate the arts in our daily lives

    ♪      We are large enough to have a wide selection of programs, yet small enough to meet your individual goals and needs

    ♪      Music lessons are offered for all ages and abilities, for beginners to advanced levels, and for young children to adults of all ages

    ♪      Music lessons are offered in all styles of music, tailored to meet your individual needs

    ♪      Several family members can study a variety of instruments in one convenient location

    ♪      You can enroll at any time during the year, not just at the beginning of a term or the first of a month

    ♪      We offer year-round instruction and special summer programs

    ♪      We offer flexible summer scheduling, based on your family travel needs

    ♪      We offer 30-, 45- & 60-minute lesson options, depending upon your instructional needs

    ♪      We offer payment plans and accept credit card payment for no additional fees.

    ♪      We offer make-up lessons, 1:1 with your private instructor, when you are sick or traveling, we understand life is busy and family needs are diverse

    ♪      We are a nonprofit, community-minded organization, often working with schools and other community groups

    ♪      We have well-equipped studios with high-quality pianos

    ♪      We offer music therapy services and adapted lessons for individuals with special needs

    ♪      We offer financial assistance through our Scholarship Fund

    ♪      Our faculty are graduates of music programs at some of the world’s finest colleges and conservatories, and are committed to excellence

    ♪      Our faculty are specialists on their individual instruments, having taught for several years

    ♪      Our faculty teach multiple instruments only when they are also actively performing each instrument.  It is important that your instructor is able to show professional skills with the instrument they teach

    ♪      Our faculty are active performers in the community

    ♪      Our faculty support and mentor students through regional and state-wide auditions and we offer Mock Auditions at no extra charge to MAEC students

    ♪      Our students are encouraged to participate in recitals and numerous performance opportunities during the year, such as the MAEC Holiday Recitals and annual PERFORMATHON; Recital performances are offered at no additonal charge

    ♪      We offer performing ensembles, open to anyone

    ♪      We host educational workshops, master classes with guest artists, and unique special events

    ♪      Our office staff is dedicated to customer service and your personal attention

    ♪      MAEC has a great sense of “community” and will give you opportunities to meet and work with other musicians to reach common goals