Academy of Music

Director of Music: Kristin Kliewer,

The Academy of Music offers programming for students of all ages, birth to adult. Services include private music lessons, group classes, and performance opportunities throughout the year. Academy of Music programs are Academy Music, Suzuki & Strings, and Kindermusik. For more information, contact Kristin Kliewer.

Academy Music Program

Our excellent instructors meet with students on an individual basis for private lessons. As part of a special music internship program, we also offer lessons with upper-level university music students upon recommendation of their professors. These instructors are identified as Apprentice Instructors. Upon registering, students will set up lesson times and days with the instructor. Current Academy Music instrument offerings are listed below. Interested in an instrument that’s not listed below? Let us know!

  • NEW! Harp – Judy Mace (Harps available at BCAPA)
  • Piano – Kristin Kliewer, Judy Mace
  • Flute – Kenna Graber
  • Trumpet – Evan Koch
  • Percussion – Brad Shores
  • Guitar – Brad Shores (Electric, Acoustic), Evan Koch (Acoustic)
  • Vocal – Marial Mortimer (Apprentice Instructor)
  • Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano – Matt Lind (Apprentice Instructor)

Suzuki & Strings Programs

BCAPA's Suzuki & Strings Program is comprised of highly skilled instructors. Many are specifically trained as Suzuki instructors and have upper level music degrees. Students have the option of learning traditional or Suzuki technique. Students can also participate in String Ensembles. Our full listings are found in the Registration Packet.

Traditional Strings - Students participate in weekly private lessons and perform in a String Recital at the end of the term. Students are also eligible to participate in BCAPA orchestras.

Suzuki School of Music - The Suzuki philosophy involves a special partnership among student, parent, and teacher using the techniques of listening, practicing and performing. Suzuki violin and viola lessons are offered for students of all ages and levels of experience. Suzuki lessons involve a private lesson and mandatory group class, both meeting once a week. Group repertoire classes work on technique and ensemble skills. Through the development of these skills, students are prepared for our group performances. 

String Ensembles - Pioneer String Orchestra, Newton Youth Orchestra, Cello Group, and Tour Group

  • Violin/Suzuki – Jenny Bowen, Daniel Colwell, Dan Grove, Janel Harms, Rebecca Schloneger, Kara Tann
  • Viola/Suzuki – Jenny Bowen, Daniel Colwell, Dan Grove, Kara Tann
  • Fiddle –  Jenny Bowen, Daniel Colwell
  • Cello –  Seth Girton


BCAPA offers several levels of Kindermusik instruction. For Kindermusik questions, contact Kristin Kliewer.

 Ages 1.5 - 3 with an adult

Ages 1.5 - 3 with an adult

 Ages 3-5

Ages 3-5

 Ages 5-7 or Kindergarten/First Grade

Ages 5-7 or Kindergarten/First Grade