Call Us At: 340-344-6449
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MUSIC PROGRAMS
(Semi-Private & Group Classes)
Piano        Steel Pan Guitar       Bass Guitar Drums      Saxophone
Violin        Trumpet
Voice (Singing)

ACADEMY PROGRAMS
CENTRAL LOCATION:  
G-Clef Music Academy LaBorde Plaza  Bldg.
(2nd Floor)
Mandela Circle
St. Thomas, 
U.S. Virgin Islands
(340) 344-6449
HOURS OF OPERATION: 

TUESDAY
9:00am - 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY
9:00am - 8:00pm

THURSDAY
9:00am - 8:00pm

FRIDAY
9:00am - 8:00pm

SATURDAY
9:00am - 8:00pm
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Reasons Why G-Clef Music Academy 
is the Number One Music School in St. Thomas, USVI!
Interested in learning more?
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, Drums, Steel Pan, and other instruments.  We also have large rooms for orchestra and band or ensemble lessons or practices.  We have a grand piano in our auditorium called, G-Clef Hall.  The auditorium is used for recitals, receptions, workshops, Master Classes, professional musician rehearsals, and mini performances. 

2. Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice, Singing, Bass, Ukulele, Band Workshops for Children and Adults and Sound Systems 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 band workshops for children and adults in one location.  We are also the only school in the Virgin Islands that has installed Bluetooth capable sound systems 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 qualified 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.  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 during your music lessons.  Our music teachers encourage you to progress at your own pace, whether in a private or group lesson  setting.  Our teachers gently motivate you to strive further and advance in your playing abilities.  G-Clef is the perfect place for you to develop your music performance skills.  We can refer you or your child to performance opportunities when they come available. 

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 7:30 p.m.




5. A 10-year proven track record of excellence since 2008.

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 for over 10 years.  Our full time mission is teaching music lessons to help you achieve your individual goals and aspirations.  Our teaching method has been trusted by 800 families for over a decade.

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. We can teach a beginner at any age from 3 to 93!  If you’re an adult 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!  To insure that you or your child grow consistently, we provide incentives like our Young Musicians Practice Pledge, and Musical Ladder System  wristband rewards.





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 parent's/student's sitting area for our clients.

With over 4,000 square feet we offer a parent and student friendly waiting area.  Our parents and and children enjoy a sitting area with comfortable chairs, flat screen TV that features valuable music information, music school literature, children's books, access to water cooler and restrooms.  We are also very open to allowing parents, who's children are having a private lesson, 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 music rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including instruments, amps, sound systems, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more.  All you need to bring is yourself...and be ready to learn.   

Technology is also a big part of lessons at G-Clef Music Academy.  We use music notation software to create sheet music, as well as arrange songs to specifically tailor them for our student singers and musicians.  This allows students to perform to their highest potential with the support of modern equipment and the most up-to-date music software.  Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson to plug into our sound systems. No other music school in St. Thomas offers this technology.  We provide you with a cutting-edge lesson experience at G-Clef.

10. FREE music recitals in G-Clef 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. 

Qualified students perform in our Annual Grande Recital Week is held in June in our very own G-Clef Music 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. Certificates, award wristbands and special events 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!) AND certificates for passing musical tests and evaluations.  Do other schools offer 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 music education reward system 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 rewards here. Call us for more details about the very sweet rewards our enrolled students get through our Special Events and Student Benefits package.

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, lunchtime, and evening lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and busy 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 9:00 a.m. and as late at 7:30 p.m.  We provide midday private lessons for all ages.  Adults and seniors can learn how to play the piano in one-hour weekly group lessons offered on Thursdays at 1:00pm and at 5:45pm.  If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible (or busy) schedule, take advantage of our early morning, midday, and late night time lesson spots.  Call us today to set up your lesson time!

14. Located on Mandela Circle in the Heart of St. Thomas

We are centrally located on the island of St. Thomas , U.S. Virgin Islands. Our school is conveniently located in Mandela Circle, across the street from Wendy's and Yacht Haven Grande; near major grocery stores, banks, restaurants, and great retail shopping including the Havensight Mall 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.  Call the the department at (340) 774-0930 and ask for the Office of Child Care.

18. Music Learning is FUN - We reinforce music theory through fun and exciting music games, songs and quizzes

Besides using the traditional methods of teaching music theory, G-Clef Music Academy takes it up a level and utilizes games, songs and quizzes to reinforce music theory

​19. Ice Cream Day - Students get two scoops of FREE ice cream

We are the only music school that treats its currently enrolled annual students with TWO FREE SCOOPS of delicious ice cream on Memorial Day (in May) from an ice cream truck on G-Clef's premises.  It's a sweet treat to celebrate each student's success! 

20. Summer Music Camp Blocks – Can Vacation Get Any “Funner”?

This summer, get immersed in our intense, yet fun way to learn how play an instrument! Children ages 6 to 14, get 90-minute group music lesson blocks that will teach them how to play and perform on an instrument; plus they'll learn how to read music.  Six instruments to choose from:  piano, guitar, drums, steel pan, voice, and violin.  Whether your child is a beginner or has some music experience, this summer camp will give them an opportunity for intense growth in their instrument.  Camp is held Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 2:30pm.  Each camp day has three 90-minute blocks.  Select one, two, or three blocks per day.  Select one day, two, three, four or five days per week.  You can also select the number of weeks your child will attend Summer Music Camp.  It's summer camp, BUILT YOUR WAY! After-camp care also available to 5:30pm.

Our camp is like no other.  Campers learn music, gain friends, and have fun.  Our camp also encourages positive self-esteem and social skills.  Students get the opportunity to perform their instrument in our G-Clef Music Hall.  The camp closes with our exciting RECITAL WEEK and EXTREME FUN DAY.


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!
​Email: gclefacademy@gmail.com


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 guitar, drums, violin, ukulele, piano lessons in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.  We also provide instruction in brass and woodwind instruments.

1. Playing a musical instrument (as opposed to only listening to music) engages practically every area of the brain at once.

2.  Playing music engages the visual, auditory and motor cortices of the brain.

3.  Disciplined, structured practice in playing music strengthens brain functions.

4.  Playing music requires the use of fine motor skills, which are controlled in both hemispheres of the brain.

5.  Musicians solve problems more effectively and creatively, in both academic and social settings.

6.  Musicians have higher levels of executive function, which involves planning, strategizing and attention to detail.

7. Musicians exhibit enhanced memory functions.

Source: “How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain” by Anita Collins
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From GCMA Parents
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"When Bryah started G-Clef Music Academy, she liked music.  Now she LOVES music!"
                      --Norecia Callwood
"My 9 year-old daughter, Yuanelis attended the camp last summer as a first time player.  From the first day, she felt like she belonged.  The summer camp was a gift to our whole family.  The atmosphere was beautiful, the people so friendly, and the learning was fun.  LOVE it!"      
                               -- Niurka Ba'ez
Beginners and Intermediate students explore music during summer camp on the piano, guitar, woodwind/brass instruments, steel pan, drums, violin and voice.
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Reasons Why MUSIC 
is GOOD BRAIN FOOD
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G-Clef Music Academy has received repeated requests to expand its music school to the Big Island of St. Croix.  In year 2019, we'll make this dream come true.  G-Clef is announcing its plans to open a St. Croix location at the Sunny Isle Shopping Center.

Academy Director, James H. Gumbs, Jr., said, "G-Clef has been on St. Thomas for over 10 years, so we're excited about expanding to St. Croix. We have a dynamic team to provide music lessons in the most perfect location."  The new location, in Sunny Isle, is next to the mall's amphitheater and playground area.  It's also the key site for major events, like the center's annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  Sunny Isle is in the center of St. Croix, boasting numerous shops, restaurants, banks, a movie theater, and more!

The new St. Croix music school will have eight teaching rooms and a lobby, with plenty of parking.  G-Clef welcomes Cruicians of all ages to take advantage of the new available music lesson time slots.  If you reside on St. Croix, call us now to reserve and lock in your time slot.  If your child is currently a G-Clef student, and you have family and friends who live on St. Croix, we have an exciting offer for you.

Click here to read MORE about St. Croix Expansion

G-Clef Music Academy Announces Plans to Expand to St. Croix 
G-Clef's Holiday Christmas Gift Drive Gives Gifts to Children in Crisis
G-Clef is holding its first Holiday Christmas Gift Drive.  We need your support to donate Christmas gifts that would brighten the smiles of children at Nana Baby Children's Home and The Family Resource Center.

Simply bring your gift for a child (ages range from 1 to 14) wrapped or unwrapped, and we'll make sure to safely deliver your gifts to the centers.  PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE THE AGE AND GENDER ON EACH GIFT.  We will be accepting your gifts at G-Clef, located in Mandela Circle, Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, December 8, 2018.  Bring your gift today to SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER...CHRISTMAS IS NEAR!