Atlanta Music Academy was founded by Mrs. Young Hae Kim, who has studied piano since she was five years old. She was accepted to Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1978 and was mentored by many wonderful professors: Mrs. Tinka Knoff, Mrs. Ellen Mack and Mrs. Dolores Bryan. After completing her study at Peabody Conservatory of Music, she returned to her hometown of Atlanta, where her family resides.
She began humbly teaching piano out of her home. Then, was selected to formally teach piano at Woodward Academy in College Park where several of her students were selected as Conference Recitalists. Conference Recitalists are the highest recognition given at Georgia Music Teachers Association Competition.
Mrs. Kim got the inspiration to open her own studio, Atlanta Music Academy (AMA) once she married and had children. Her empathy for parents who had to shuttle children to various places for outstanding music lessons gave her the idea to start a music academy of her own, a music academy with the finest teachers at competitive prices for a growing family. This is true today as many former AMA students are returning to the studio with their own children!
We are committed to helping the community. Students service the community in various ways such as visiting nursing homes and by performing in local events. Creating opportunities for students to serve the community with their talents, we are able to help build their confidence in performing while still having a great time.
AMA has now partnered with Ronald Sachs Violin Company to provide the finest stringed instruments in violin, viola, cello, and bass. AMA is also partnered with Music and Arts, providing all band instruments to our students. Quality is important to AMA, and we strive to provide superior lessons through quality-certified instruments.
Thriving to give all the students the finest music education in orchestra and band. More importantly, creating confidence and a positive attitude is a priority to our elite group of passionate teachers. For any help in rental, lessons, or even repair, AMA works hard to deliver the best musical service to all.