About UpBeat Music Academy
UpBeat Music Academy is a 4000 square foot facility located in the heart of Midland Michigan’s Center City. Our beautiful facility houses four large classroom spaces and four intimate private lesson rooms, making scheduling multiple family members for different classes on the same night possible. Home to twelve of Midland’s best music educators, UpBeat specializes in both group and one on one music instruction for students ages 6 months to adult!
Group classes at UpBeat center around our Harmony Road Music Curriculum. As the only certified Harmony Road School in the state of Michigan, we proudly sing, dance, tap and shake your sillies out throughout our play based group music classes. Designed for every learning style, Harmony Road classes emphasize rhythm, ear training, singing, music reading, and of course early piano skills. These group classes start as young as 6 months old through our unique “Baby Beats’ classes, move through toddlers and preschool classes and on up through adults! We also offer group guitar, ukulele and flute choir classes for students to surround themselves with other developing musicians.
Private lessons at UpBeat offer every student the one-on-one attention and direction that they need to develop and master the instrument of their choosing. Our teachers are specialists in their particular instrument and will provide students with endless knowledge and resources to strengthen their skills.
Beyond music lessons, UpBeat is a community of music loving families! We join together for UpBeat sponsored events such as our popular “Coffee House Nights”, formal students recitals, student practice challenges and incentives, community halloween party, spring carnival and more! Welcome to the UpBeat Family!
MEET THE OWNER
With over 20 years of teaching and professional music experience, Cora is an early childhood music specialist. As a graduate of the world renowned Interlochen Arts Academy and equipped with a BM from Michigan State University, Cora is passionate about music being a vital part of every child's education.
Cora is a mother of four, married to her college sweetheart and has three cats, Sookie, Albus and Ginny, and a fluffy bunny named Prince Sheldor the Conqueror.