The People's Music School, Uptown Academy (TPMS-UA) will hold an Open House on prior to the beginning of the school year. At this event, you will be able to learn about how our program works, tour the building, meet our staff, and ask questions. Registration is held once each year during the summer. Please, check our website and Facebook page in June to learn when the next registration period will be held.
Registration is held once each year during the summer. Please, check our website and Facebook page in June to learn when the next registration period will be held.
These materials will not be returned. Upon admittance, students will be required to bring original birth certificate or passport to the school for verification. Applications may be obtained in person at The People's Music School, Uptown Academy or found online at www.peoplesmusicschool.org 1 week before the registration opens.
Your child does not need to know how to read music or sing/play an instrument to enter the Uptown Academy.
We accept children ages 5 -18 who are in grades K – 12. Once accepted for enrollment at the Uptown Academy children are grouped by age (5-7 year olds, 8-12 year olds, and 13-17 year olds) for the classes they attend. Slots available at each age range vary from year to year.
We select our students through a lottery drawing. A waiting list of 10 names will be drawn for each age group with slots available for enrollment. The lottery drawing is closed to the public, but it will be made available for viewing on the TPMS Facebook page.
Only the students' names pulled in the lottery drawing will be notified by phone. Waiting list students will only be contacted if there are cancellations or forfeitures of selected applicants.
Once you are notified that your child has been selected to enroll in our program you and your child will be required to attend an orientation session
Should you be unable to attend either of these meetings, you will forfeit your registration and a waiting list applicant will be contacted to assume the vacancy.
In most cases, you are expected to provide your child with his/her own instrument. Occasionally, we may have an instrument available to loan your child. We can help you get an instrument for your child by providing a list of vendors who rent/sell instruments and supplies in our area.
We currently offer instruction in voice, piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, harp, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, and percussion. Other instruments may be offered depending on the number of students interested in playing that instrument and teacher availability.
Your child will be assigned to a specific class time by age group. Please note that THE SCHEDULE WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED to accommodate other activities in which your child is involved. Class times for new students accepted to the Uptown Academy will be available on our website by Wednesday, September 3rd.
The fall semester runs from Monday, September 8th through Saturday, December 20th.
Please note that the Uptown Academy is an intensive musical program that requires your child's attendance at theory classes, ensemble rehearsals, and group/private lessons. In order to remain a student in our program your child must:
We require the following from our parents:
If you would like more information about The People's Music School, Uptown Academy, please contact:
Natalie Butler, Uptown Academy Director