Academy of Fine Arts

8451 Helgerman Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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About Academy of Fine Arts

Montgomery County’s most exciting school of music, dance and acting!

Launched in September 1995, The Academy of Fine Arts has grown into one of Montgomery County’s premier resources for quality arts education. Formerly named the Academy of Music, the school branched out to include outstanding faculty and programs in Dance and Theater. Three different Academies in one space makes for a lively atmosphere and convenience for parents and students wanting to investigate and excel in more than one discipline. The exceptional faculty, each member chose through a rigorous search and audition process, have trained literally thousands of students over the years and made a significant contribution to the arts in Montgomery County. 

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  • The best faculty and the happiest, most successful students anywhere!
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Music Academy

  • Piano, Guitar, Voice, Singing, Violin, Cello and Flute instruction, all in one location.This often saves our students time and money. We do our best to accommodate multiple family members on the same day. Often, students or siblings are able to take different instrument lessons, dance and acting classes with a single trip.
  • The most qualified teaching faculty in the area.Too often, parents assume that beginning students don’t need a high end teacher. No! That’s when you need the best instruction you can get! Our teachers are vetted through resumes, phone interviews, live interviews, performance and live teaching auditions. We often don’t hire at all and our average is 1 out of every 25 applicants. We are not the biggest music faculty, but we may very well be the best!
  • Monthly Recitals and Honors Auditions/RecitalWhy wait until the end of the year? We have 3 recitals each month! If you and your teacher decide you are ready or want to use a monthly recital as a goal, do it! Also, if you want to compete in our yearly Honor’s Auditions, please do. Winners perform at our Annual Honors Recital.
  • United States Founding School for The Royal Conservatory of Music Assessment ProgramA great motivator, this program allows participating students to check themselves next to other students at their level all over North America! The Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada sends trained musician/assessors to our facility to give the most objective feedback on your progress. This is optional but it is a great motivator and graduating through the levels gives a great sense of forward movement and accomplishment.
  • Group Piano Classes, Suzuki Group/Private lessons/ Group Guitar Lessons availableThe best way to start an instrument is with other children or adults! Our Harmony Road Group Piano Program is fun and engaging for parents and kids. The high energy allows us to run the class for a full hour instead of a typical half hour private lesson. The Suzuki Violin Program is very specialized and requires observation and decision on the child’s part to enroll before the student can begin. The group/private aspect is a vital part of our Suzuki program’s success. Adults! Piano and guitar classes are available. Monthly payments with no long term contract, adult soirees to share with others, and learn at your own pace.


Academy of Music

Adult Classes

Adults: Beginners Piano for Busy Adults

Private Instruction


Group Piano

Harmony Road 1, 4.5-5yrs
Harmony Road 2
Harmony Road 3
Keyboard Musicians 1
Keyboard Musicians 2
Keyboard Musicians 3
Keyboard Musicians 4
Keyboard Prep 1, 8-10yrs
Keyboard Prep 3, 8-10yrs
Music In Me, 3-4.5yrs
Young Musicians 1, 6-7yrs
Young Musicians 2
Young Musicians 3
Young Musicians 4

Theory and Musicianship

Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis
Rudiments 1: Prep, 8+yrs
Rudiments 2: Basic
Rudiments 3: Intermediate
Rudiments 4: Advanced

Suzuki Violin



One Review for “Academy of Fine Arts”

  1. Jim

    The Academy of Fine Arts in Gaithersburg offers a much needed service to the community by providing outstanding instruction in music, dance, theater and art. As a parent who has had two children go through their Group piano classes when they were young, and later move on to private lessons in piano, guitar and music theory as they got older, I have watched them advance to skills well beyond their age. I have recently started taking private guitar lessons and am having a fantastic time. I highly recommend the school to both the young and old (and in between!!!).

    Monrovia, MD

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Academy of Fine Arts

8451 Helgerman Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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