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Upcoming Classes!

Classical Music: A Primer - Feb 1
Guitar Classes - Jan 31
Ukulele Classes - Jan 25 or 31

Piano Classes - Jan 19, 23, 24 or 25 

Reading Music I -  Jan 25
Reading Music II - call MAEC
Music Theory - call MAEC

Audition Preparation: call MAEC
Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music! - Jan 22 
Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety - Jan 26
Coping with Grief & Loss - Jan 12

Hear My Voice: Social Fun - Jan 17

Give a Gift to Your Family: Creating Your Life Story in Song - Jan 22

Improving Your Church Choir - Jan 24

Drum Circles - Call MAEC

3M - Music, Movement & Meditation - call MAEC

Celebration Singers- starts Jan 31
New Horizons Beginner Band - starts Jan 23
 New Horizons Bands - starts Jan 23

PCC Symphony Orchestra - starts Jan 9

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

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Music Academy Current                                           & New Students:

 REGISTER ONLINE           (New Students)



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 Music Academy families, students, alumni and friends:

Madrigal Dinner: Renaissance Music Fest

Come and celebrate Epiphany with a Madrigal Dinner on Saturday, January 6. Celebrate with Dinner, Desserts, Music, and Entertainment.  Help us celebrate and continue to raise awareness and funds for continued community music. Reservations are needed by December 20 at the Music Academy. Call 252-353-6232 or email: We look forward to celebrating with you! 


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
     are here!

Music Academy t-shirts
      are available in grey or black. 
    Do you have yours?                                     Ask at the reception desk!



 Information on Music Therapy (MT) at MAEC

General MT Info

MT Adaptive Lessons

Pain-Stress Management MT

MT for Children


Ways to Support MAEC:

Yankee Candles: - use group code # 999965827 for the Music Academy

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Internet shopping? Try - you will find many retail discount offers and MAEC will benefit as you are shopping! 

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!


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    Music Therapy for All and  Music for Individuals with Special Needs


    Music therapy clinical services with the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina provides music therapy treatment for clients of all walks of life and those with special needs. Special learning or life needs, often treated effectively with music therapy, are those typically arising from medical illnesses (strokes, cancer, TBI), handicapping conditions (such as developmental disabilities, physical impairments, emotional disturbances, autism, sensory impairments), Autism, learning disabilities, Alzheimer's disease and other aging related conditions. Services are offered in individual or group settings, as appropriate for the client's needs and abilities.

    Musical talent or training are not prerequisites, as music therapy experiences are geared to specific functioning levels, interests and clinical needs of the clients. Sessions range from 30 to 90 minutes, 1 to 2 times weekly.  Music therapy can include learning to play a music instrument.  Most often, music therapy sessions use music as the medium for working on life goals.  Music therapy sessions may be held at the Music Academy or at a community facility or school.

    Music therapy services include:

    • Musical therapy for individuals
    • Music therapy for groups
    • Recreational music groups (five or more clients - can include community singing, creative movement, relaxation with music, or rhythm percussion ensemble)
    • Music lessons for those with special needs (the primary goal is to learn music performance skills utilizing special accommodations for the student's success)
    • Music therapy assessment  (one session of 30, 45 or 60 minutes, depending on the abilities, attention span and tolerance of the client) For the purpose of assisting in psychological, educational or medical diagnosis, or to document a rationale for special education services.
    • Institutional/agency music therapy (music therapy services offered at institutional, agency or other special sites away from the Music Academy facility, such as nursing homes, residential group homes, special education settings, daycare programs and inpatient facilities

       Active music making and passive music listening bring about relaxation and stress reduction, enhances restful sleep, and elevates a persons mood - counteracting depression, apprehension or fear. Personal goals such as improved self-esteem, enhanced ability to communicate and increased attention span are often reasons individuals come to MAEC. Music therapy allows persons to explore personal feelings, practice problem solving, and strengthen social skills important to daily life. Participation in music activities enhances academic learning; sequential learning; motor, visual and aural discrimination; and communication skills.

       Referrals are welcome from parents, educators, physicians, psychologists, case managers and others involved in an individual's care. To schedule an assessment appointment or for further information call the Music Academy! Call, 252.353.6232, or email,, the Music Academy for more information.