1. The largest private music education facility in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, who will teach you the music you want to learn.
We have over music instruction rooms dedicated to Guitar, Voice, Piano, Violin and Drums. We also have large rooms for orchestra and band or ensemble lessons or practices. We have a grand piano in our G-Clef Hall, which is used for mini recitals, receptions, workshops, Master Classes, and professional musician rehearsal, and mini performances.
2. Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice, Singing, Bass, Ukulele, Pop/Rock Band Classes and Stereo System to play your favorite mobile device in each room in ONE location!
We are the only school in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands that offers all of these popular instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drum set, Voice, Singing, Bass, Ukulele and year round pop/rock band classes in one location. We are also the only school in the Virgin Islands that has installed a recording studio and stereo system available for each room so that you can bring your iPhone, iPad, or any mobile device to give you the BEST music lesson experience in St. Thomas that no one else can offer.
3. Qualified music teaching faculty in St. Thomas.
We have 10 music teachers, all with either University training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least two music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
4. The widest range of music lesson times available five days a week!
We are the only private music school in St. Thomas that offers music lessons FIVE days a week from early in the morning to night to accommodate your busy schedule.
TUESDAY through SATURDAY
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
5. A proven track record of excellence since 2007.
Throughout our website, we have several testimonies from parents. The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, guitar, voice, singing, piano and drum lessons in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons to help you achieve your individual goals and aspirations. Our teaching method has been trusted by over 600 families for over eight years.
6. We specialize in music lessons for beginners and children!
Many schools have an intimidating university style curriculum taught by instructors who would rather be performing than teaching. Our number one priority is helping St. Thomas area music students achieve their musical goals. If you’re a beginner or are looking for music lessons for your children, or even an adult who wants to get back into lessons, we are happy to teach you!
7. We also cater to intermediate and advanced students.
We offer instrument instruction for all levels – beginners, intermediate and advance students. We look for innovative and special opportunities to help our students learn to their highest ability, including workshops and master classes.
8. A comfortable parent's sitting area for our clients.
With over 4,000 square feet we offer a comfortable parent friendly waiting area. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a relaxing, comfortable spacious sitting area with comfortable chairs, flat screen TV, music school literature, access to water cooler and restrooms. We are also very open to allowing parents to sit in on their child’s lesson anytime they like.
9. The most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in St. Thomas!
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is yourself.
Technology is also a big part of lessons at G-Clef Music Academy and we have installed a recording studio at the school. This allows students to work with modern equipment using the latest music software. Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson. No other music school in St. Thomas offers this technology.
One of the things that has really set us apart is our focus on providing fresh, new and engaging technology, such as music education apps, GarageBand, Pro-Tools, and more. We're providing a cutting-edge lesson experience at G-Clef.
10. Free music recitals in our music hall and other world-class venues!
We are one of the only music schools in St. Thomas that offers free recitals in a first class professional recital hall.
Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.
In May, many of our students choose to perform in our annual recital. We also hold various mini recitals in our very own G-Clef Hall.
For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in St. Thomas we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.
11. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.
We are the only private music school in St. Thomas that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? “A few.” But none of them inspire their students by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder is our unique method of music education that you can only get here.
More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults.
12. Student Discount Cards.
We are the only music school in St. Thomas that offers student discount cards for their students which saves them money throughout the year (conditions apply).
The Academy also sells music books, used instruments and new accessories. All of our current students receive a student discount card that saves them money on all of their music supply needs. The student discount card can also be used at other local business including Music Shoppe II and dreams Recording Studio. At the dreams Recording Studio our music students can save money but still make a professional quality demo or recording project.
13. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.
Since we are the largest private music school on the island of St. Thomas, we are able to be a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we schedule students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m (on Wednesday). If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots. Call us today to set up your lesson time!
14. Located on Mandela Circle in the Heart of St. Thomas
Centrally located on the island of St. Thomas , U.S. Virgin Islands. Our school is conveniently located near major grocery stores, banks, restaurants, great shopping and the Haven Sight area.
15. Picture Day
We are the only private music school in St. Thomas that offers a picture day for their students.
Every February and October we host a free picture day. Student pictures are posted on our digital video wall and emailed to parents. This is a service that our student's parents love as they all want quality photos of their children. Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.
16. Month to Month Lessons Option (Pay Per Month Family Music Plan)
We offer a special PAY PER MONTH FAMILY MUSIC PLAN for $115/month (Four 30-minute lessons). Pay monthly as you go. No registration fee. NO CONTRACT! Pay each month in advance for your private lesson in piano, guitar, drums, or voice. We want you at our music school because you love music, not because you signed a contract!
The Family Music Plan rate is $28.75/half-hour (regular cost $35.00/half-hour) for private music lessons per week. We'll waive the $75.00 registration fee, if you sign up. Individual private lesson students, who use this plan, must provide a referral (who signs up) in order to continue receiving the rate month to month. Family Circles of 2 or Semi-Private Lesson of 2 (half hour each student) can take advantage of this rate on a month to month basis (payment required in advance). The Family Music Plan cannot be combined with any other G-Clef offer. Some Academy programs are set up on a semester basis.
17. Financial Aid - We help point you to financial aid opportunities
We accept VI Department of Human Services’ Block Grant Vouchers for Child Care Services for G-Clef Music Academy private, semi-private, group and camp programs. G-Clef Music Academy has launched a new scholarship program fund totaling $20,000.00 that targets public school children ages 6 to 15. Public School Student Music Scholarships are now available for public school students to receive music lessons for half the regular group lesson cost.
18. Music Learning on Computer - We reinforce music theory through fun and exciting computer games
Besides using the traditional methods of teaching music theory, G-Clef Music Academy takes it up a level and utilizes the most state-of-the-art and funnest computer music learning system in the Virgin Islands. Students start off with learning theory concepts; then play the games for scores. They take computer quizzes for ultimate high scoring. We'll see who gets the highest scores!
19. Ice Cream Day - Students get two scoops of FREE ice cream
As a treat for the closing day of the After-School Music Academy and Summer Music Camp, enrolled students, who are present on that day, receive two free scoops of delicious ice cream from an ice cream truck on G-Clef's premises. It's a sweet treat for each student's success!
20. Summer Camp – Can Vacation Get Any “Funner”
Play in a Band, Sing in a Choir, Musical Theory Board/Computer Games Team Challenges, Social skill team building with campers in students age groups and Drum Corps class challenge. Learn how to play multiple instruments in comfort of air conditioned classrooms rooms. G-Clef summer camps offer to beginners and intermediate campers the opportunity to learn how to read and play on multiple musical instruments. They include piano, guitar, drums, violin, cello, wood winds, brass, drum core and steel pans/drums. Students learn to play a solo instrument and with several ensembles for their recital.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
It's easy to take the next step:
Call now at 340-344-6449 or request information online!
Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
ADDRESS: 8A Estate Thomas, Suite 201, St. Thomas, USVI 00802
(LaBorde Plaza 2nd Floor on Mandela Circle (Upstairs of Cravin' Crabs, Next Door to Natural Food and Deli, Across the Street from Wendy's Havensignt Mall/Port of Sale, Near Yacht Haven Grande)
Offering quality guitar, voice, singing, bass, drum and piano lessons in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.