Guilderland Music Academy
1823 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203, United States
Guilderland Music Academy

Review №1

We highly recommend Guilderland Music Academy. Our son was starting to become disinterested in the alto sax, so we enrolled him in lessons here and he rediscovered his love for music. After a year or so of not being able to play in school, he looks forward to going to his lesson every week and he really enjoys his teacher, Ralph. Were so happy with our experience!

Review №2

My son has gone there for 6 years (previously in Albany) for alto sax and loves his teacher! Talented, patient, communicative ....They have been very accommodating with COVID and we continue through zoom. So glad he has not lost music during these trying times.

Review №3

The teachers and staff at GMA have been such a pleasure to work with. My son has been taking guitar lessons for almost 2 years with amazing progress. I might even say he is better than me now! Highly recommended!

Review №4

My daughter has acquired skills that amazes. This music school has the highest level of professionalism beginning at the front desk all the way to the music instructor. We are extremely satisfied with the accomplishments and goals achieved.

Review №5

Wonderful staff, whether it’s the quality of instructor, or the friendliness and promptness of the staff, you really can’t find a better place! They are really doing a great job of helping to prepare my son for his upcoming music school auditions!

Review №6

I just started drum lessons here and it’s been great so far! They also take Covid very seriously which is much appreciated!! :)

Review №7

We found Guildeland Music Academy through an on line search. From the very beginning the communication was fantastic. We started at the Scotia location but changed due to personal scheduling conflicts. Finding lesson times was incredibly easy. Switching was incredibly easy. They are accommodating and have, I feel, the perfect amount of communication. I like the texting feature. It makes rescheduling and contacting so much easier. I also love that switching to a Zoom lesson is smooth and easy while staying good quality. This has been a life saver the past few weeks. The price is, I feel, on par with the area and I do feel you get what you pay for. I find it to be a fair price. All around a great company that has made it easy for our child to start down a musical path.

Review №8

GMA is a great opportunity for any musician to grow!Very convenient location and inexpensive lessons. Wonderful to work with. They were able to work around our schedule. And they currently are offering virtual classes! Thank you for your hard work and prompt service! Shout out to Mr. Peter!!!

Review №9

I highly recommend lessons with GMA. They are very professional, both staff and instructors, and are on top of scheduling and makeups. I was amazed at how quickly they made online lessons happen-without missing a beat (no pun intended) my daughter was able to continue with her lessons throughout the whole CV response. Lessons are convenient and seamless. My daughter really enjoys the lessons and I feel they are helping her to want to stick with it!

Review №10

I came to Guilderland Music Academy to learn piano as an adult after my son was a percussion student at Bryan Cadys original music school, The Cady School of Music, for 9 years. Every teacher we have worked with have been dedicated, brilliant, flexible teachers, as well as talented performers, who are committed to developing strong confident musicians

Review №11

Love Guilderland Music Academy. My children look forward to going every week. Very safe and following all safety guidelines. Their teachers are amazing and are able to motivate them even when they dont want to practice. Highly recommend if you want your child to learn an instrument and enjoy doing it.

Review №12

I have had the pleasure of both working and studying at GMA and it has been an absolute joy. The teachers are very passionate about what they do and I have never seen a business so dedicated to its members. Bryan Cady sure has created something special. Both locations are thriving and I am so lucky to be a part it!

Review №13

I can’t say enough great things about The Guilderland Music Academy. Both of my children (10 and 7) take personal music lessons once a week.The teachers and staff go above and beyond to accommodate every student. My son wasn’t loving playing the trombone, so Ms. Kelly at the front desk talked to us and suggested he try the drums. I am so glad she made the recommendation! My son is now playing drums for his school band along with his lessons once a week with Mr. Nick( who is incredible).My only regret is not starting my children here sooner!

Review №14

My daughter is taking saxophone lessons and I cannot tell you how wonderful this experience with GMA has been. Along with the benefits of playing an instrument, her instructor is contributing to her increased confidence and enthusiasm for her instrument.During covid-19, if we werent able to come in for her lesson, we would meet 1:1 through zoom. The office is accommodating, helpful and replays back within exceptional timing.Thank you GMA for all you do!

Review №15

Started taking lessons there during the Covid-19 pandemic. They really seem to have a great grasp of how to handle giving virtual lessons.

Review №16

GMA is an amazing music school for students of all ages and experience levels. They have so many different instructors for different instruments. All of the instructors I have met have been professional, talented and great with kids. I highly recommend you check them out and you can take in person or virtual lessons which is amazing!

Review №17

The care and professionalism of the teaching and office staff has made my daughters beginning piano lessons an awesome experience. The adaptations they have made to offer virtual lessons, the changes they have made to ensure safety of the clients in the studio, and the overall attention to detail with the schedule, communication, and sense of community, are reasons my daughter looks forward to her lessons each week. We are very impressed with our experience so far at the Guilderland Music Academy!

Review №18

My son has been learning piano at GMA for about a year now and our experience has been great. We are really glad to see his progress and his growth during this time. His piano teacher, Ms. Allyson puts in a lot of hard work and is doing a wonderful job with him!

Review №19

My daughter loves it here. She absolutely loves her teacher. They are friendly and professional and if you cant make it to class for whatever reason you can make it up during the week.

Review №20

We have two kids in lessons at GMA and have been very impressed with their services. The teachers have all been fantastic and they offer regular recitals and opportunities for the kids to showcase their talents. Even during Covid they’ve been awesome at adopting technology to continue. Highly recommend.

Review №21

We are very lucky to have found a wonderful company for our son to learn guitar. Thank you for your patience and professionalism.

Review №22

My son has been taking upright bass lessons here since last summer. I have been very impressed with the office staff and his teachers. Everyone is very good at communicating and very helpful if you have any questions. When this pandemic started they didnt miss a beat (pun intended) and started zoom lessons almost immediately. They have gone above and beyond with their zoom utilization by offering at least once a week free online concerts which I think helps kids and parents discover other instruments. I would highly recommend them.

Review №23

We love the Guilderland Music Academy! The teachers are amazing, and my kids look forward to their lessons each week.

Review №24

GMA has been a top notch instructional facility during these trying times. They have transitioned to I line instruction seamlessly and have been able to help us keep some semblance of normalcy. They truly are all amazing professionals who care about their students and provide top notch service. (Mom of 10 year old voice and piano student)

Review №25

My sixth grader loves her flute class over zoom! It’s been such a relief for me that she still had access to music teachers during the pandemic. It’s been a fantastic experience over all, and I would highly recommend this to anyone!

Review №26

My son just started trumpet lessons, in person, a few months ago. The safety precautions have been great. The communication with GMA is top notch! My son loves his lessons and shows improvement each week! We are so happy we decided to go with GMA for music lessons.

Review №27

Great local music school. My sons teacher, Malcolm, is patient and very knowledgeable. My son looks forward to his lessons and is learning things he could not get from an online program. I believe the one and one learning is always the best.

Review №28

My daughter takes violin and my son piano. They both look forward to going weekly. I feel that my kids are getting the perfect intro to music/instruments and they’re enjoying this experience. The private rooms have glass doors so I can peek in to see how they’re doing. Comfortable waiting room for me. I feel that both of their teachers work well with children and would definitely recommend this place!

Review №29

My husband, daughter and son all take lessons here for different instruments. All the instructors are wonderful. They are experienced, patient and such good teachers. This has been a wonderful experience for all.

Review №30

Love this place. My son is getting better everyday with his saxophone playing skills thanks to GMA. They are very flexible and communicates very well regarding classes and changes etc. Very happy customer.

Review №31

I have 3 children here. Studios are inspiring in atmosphere and the teachers are so engaging and motivating! I have a very shy son and his teacher is so accommodating to him.They see each child’s potential and gear lessons appropriately! Wonderful experience so far!

Review №32

My daughter has been taking guitar lessons for 6 months from Peter at GMA and she loves it! We could not be happier with the service they provide, very professional and fun at the same time!

Review №33

Luke enjoys his lessons with. Charlotte. He gets excited when it is time for a lesson. Charlotte is a excellent teacher.

Review №34

Very peaceful place to learn a variety of musical instruments. They have many skilled teachers who put a lot of efforts in teaching music and are also passionate about teaching.

Review №35

My three year old attended the Music Funtime Class. Cat was very understanding and patient with him as this was his first structured class room like setting. He really enjoyed his time here.

Review №36

Great teachers and friendly staff. Both our son, 9, and daughter, 3, go there and they are making noticeable progress.

Review №37

Great studio! My daughter has been taking lessons there for almost 3 years. Dan is wonderful and teaches not only how to play but it is a well rounded music education.

Review №38

Locally ran company, great staff, knowledgable teachers. My 2 kids love going there for music and piano lessons. Highly recommend it.

Review №39

Instructors are caring, friendly, encouraging, and amazingly talented! Staff is always professional and friendly. Highly recommend!

Review №40

Great teachers, my 6 year old loves going to violin lessons

Review №41

Amazing studio ! The teachers are truly amazing . My daughter takes guitar and vocal lessons . We are very pleased with her progress! She loves GMA

Review №42

My daughter is doing the Music Fun Time class and is learning the fundamentals of music. She looks forward to going and asks daily if she gets to go to music today :-)

Review №43

My daughter started piano lessons in the Fall of 2017 when the Guilderland Music Academy first opened. We have been really happy with our experience here. I chose GMA based on the convenient location and competitive prices.My daughter started with group piano lessons, and later moved up to private lessons because she liked piano so much and it fit our schedule better. The teachers have been great, and keep my daughter engaged and interested in her piano lessons.There is a nice waiting area outside the classrooms, including a table and chairs and Wifi.I am very impressed with how well they communicate, with newsletters, automatic billing, and also quick responses via e-mail (I have had a lot of questions about scheduling, and they have worked to accommodate me).Overall, a great experience, and we are planning on having our other daughter also take lessons.

Review №44

Love the GMA! My daughter just started her vocal/instruments music class with GMA. Her teacher Carlene is great with kids and teaches them music in fun way. She uses rhymes to teach her music technicalities. The kids are always moving in thr class singing, jumping, stomping but all to the beat!

Review №45

Great studio! Wonderful teachers!

Review №46

Great building with awesome staff and teachers!

Review №47

The teachers are nice

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  • Address:1823 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203, United States
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  • Phone:+1 518-313-7577
  • Music school
  • Drum school
  • Guitar instructor
  • Music conservatory
  • Music instructor
  • Piano instructor
  • Vocal instructor
Working hours
  • Monday:10AM–3PM
  • Tuesday:10AM–3PM
  • Wednesday:10AM–7PM
  • Thursday:10AM–7PM
  • Friday:10AM–7PM
  • Saturday:10AM–7PM
  • Sunday:10AM–7PM
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