Gee, it's fun learning to play!
(Semi-Private & Group Classes)
Piano Steel Pan Guitar Bass Guitar Drums Saxophone
Preschoolers learn music (Ages 3-5)
About G-Clef Music Academy
Launched in 2007, the mission of G-Clef Music Academy is to provide a nurturing environment while developing and enhancing the music skills of its students. We believe that an education in the arts is one of the most essential and enriching experiences a child, youth or adult can enjoy.
G-Clef Music Academy is dedicated to providing students with an exceptional educational and artistic experience while fostering a lifelong appreciation of and commitment to excellence in music. We also strive to foster creative expression, promote personal enrichment and encourage a love of music. One new exciting way that we are promoting the life-long love for music is through our new G-Clef Music Club. Whatever your age, you can learn music by playing fun music theory games. Get more information about G-Clef Music Club.
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James H. Gumbs, Jr., , the Academy Director, holds a college degree in music education from Clark-Atlanta University and has worked in the education system of the Virgin Islands for 15 years. James is an accomplished musician. In the early part of his career, he performed with music giants, such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Cab Calloway and Ray Charles. Currently, he is also the Conductor of the Virgin Islands Philharmonic and the director of music at his church. He loves music theory and utilizes technology to assist students in understanding music, so they can enjoy playing and discovering what they can achieve.
Meet the Academy Director
Meet the Violin Instructor
Leah Aronin started playing violin at the age of five. Later, she participated in a number of youth orchestras, including the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. At Duke University, Ms. Aronin participated in the symphony and studied under Eric Pritchard, first violinist of the Ciompi Quartet. When she moved to the Virgin Islands, Leah began playing violin at weddings and other special events. She has taught violin at G-Clef Music Academy since Summer 2011. In addition to her music endeavors, Ms. Aronin is a Graduate Student in Education at the University of the Virgin Islands and is the President of the Virgin Islands Philharmonic.
James H. Gumbs, Jr.
G-Clef Music Academy Director
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Meet the Guitar Instructor
Whitt Vicena have been an independent professional guitar player from January 2006. Whitt attended Berkeley City College and studied History of Popular Music. He later studied at Merritt College and took up courses in Piano and Music Theory. Whitt didn’t stop there, he went on to Diablo Valley College and took additional classes in Music Performance. In June 2008, Whitt was the music department volunteer/hired community educator at Redwood High School until 2011. Whitt is a guitar and bass instructor that teaches and coaches beginning and intermediate guitar and bass students at G-Clef Music Academy.