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WELCOME TO

LAURA JEAN MUSIC ACADEMY

DEVELOPING CHARACTER, ONE NOTE AT A TIME.

 

ABOUT US

Contemporary music education specializing , but not limited to, child education with a huge emphasis on live performance.

 

Online classes with multiple live performance events throughout the year offered.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

LJMA isn't just music lessons.

Besides the incredibly high caliber of music education offered,  LJMA has a very unique approach to teaching in that every single student is instantly treated like family.

 

Everyone learns and absorbs information differently and our teachers are skilled in working out what makes you tick. All LJMA teachers are working musicians in the industry with lots of experience and knowledge to share so whether you want to aim for the stars or simply want to enjoy the joy of music lessons we are capable to cater to any level and any dream.

 

Our teachers are strict but extremely loving. They are passionate about not only the advancement of their students musical ability but the development of their students overall character as they navigate their way through life. Many become role models, confidents and close family friends to our students. 

 

It takes a village to raise a child. 

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Listen to our students:

To find out about our students past achievements and accolades please visit our Student Spotlight page. 

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GUITAR/UKULELE

VOICE

PIANO

SONGWRITING

PRODUCTION/

RECORDING

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

BEATBOXING

MUSIC BUSINESS

MUSIC THEORY

SUMMER CAMPS

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LIVE PERFORMANCE

 
 
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COURSES

Live performance is at the heart of LJMA and we believe strongly that there is only so much you can learn in the classroom. The real education comes when on stage. Live performance increases self esteem, confidence and gives students a goal to aim for in their studies. They are taught to handle the audience, make them laugh, create a story and build emotion in their performances. This is incredible for character building and even the shyest of students find their voice. 

At the LJMA, we prioritize health and safety first and foremost. All in-person events take place in accordance with CDC guidelines. All performances are outdoors with masks required by all participants.  Microphones are disinfected after every student in-between songs and depending on the size of the performance will depend on requirements for vaccination.

RETIREMENT HOMES

Retirement homes are the perfect setting for the new performer or for those wanting to test out new pieces.

 

Retirement homes are so welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere and offer a great environment to bring the joy of music to those that need it most.

 

Our students love dressing up for their performances and always look forward to these monthly shows to try out their new songs and share their love for music.

Currently masks are required by all performers.

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All students are encouraged to participate in our grand bi-annual Black Tie recitals which are the biggest events of the year.

 

This is a HUGE event with catered food, red carpet and a live band in the intermission. Students prepare 1-2 solo performance songs and generally spend 1-3 months preparing. 

 

Performances take place on a huge outdoor stage to an average audience of over 100 people. Even the shyest of students will fall in love with these shows as everyone is so encouraging and proud to show off their hard work. 

Currently, all participants, guests and staff members must be fully vaccinated and have proof of vaccination in order to enter the venue

BLACK-TIE RECITALS

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For students not local to Los Angeles or for those wishing to stay online, we offer private and group online recitals each semester.  With over 76 online recitals since 2020 we are proud to say we have mastered the experience. This is a wonderful chance for students to reach family and friends that wouldn't normally get to see them perform and has proven to be hugely popular.

 

Online performances are via Zoom and students are expected to prepare their own script, invitee list, design an invitation and prepare 3-5 songs to perform.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Advanced students, Songwriting and Artist Development students can choose to learn how to make their own music videos.  They will learn how to direct, properly light, create a story, record and put together their very own music video of one of their songs, all of which is done at home.

Students are required to have taken our Beginners Recording Class, or equivilent, and have full access to a LJMA approved recording microphone to ensure high quality sound. Student record themselves at home and everything is done remotely. Please see our Production/Recording Classes.

Check out our Youtube channel to see more music videos from our students.

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ZOOM SOCIALS

LJMA offers complimentary Zoom Socials for all students under 18 years old.  This is held on Sundays from 10.30am - 11.30am once a month and students log on , catch up, meet new friends and get split into epic teams.  It is a full of pure fun hour filled up by playing tons of  online and Jackbox games led by our teachers.   Teams battle it out to win some whacky and not-so-whacky LJMA prizes. From cans of dog food to t-shirts and hoodies, it's a really great way to connect all our students from all over the world and has proven to be a very popular LJMA event. 

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RECENT PRIZE WINNERS:

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LJMA Student: Lily!

Studying: Piano

Prize : 'I Love Piano' LJMA Hoodie

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LJMA Student: Noah!

Studying: Piano, Voice, Squad Harmonix

Prize: Burrito Blanket

LJMA Student: Ella!

Studying: Piano

Prize: LJAM Piano Hoodie

ONLINE RECITALS

 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's Pro Soccer, But For Singers

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A familY

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ACADEMY FAMILY

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MATT GAGNON
VOICE/PIANO/
SONGWRITING/PRODUCTION/
MUSIC THEORY/ MUSIC BUSINESS

 

LAURA SAGGERS
ACADEMY DIRECTOR


 

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ALYCE LINDBERG
GUITAR/UKULELE/SONGWRITING

 

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PARKER WRIGHT
BEATBOXING/PRODUCTION

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JOHANNA JAMES
VOICE/ MUSIC THEORY

 

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CHRISTINA MARTINO
VOICE/MUSIC THEORY

 

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LAUREN MISCIOSCIA
ACADEMY COORDINATOR