The First Note


in 2008 the Academy of the Percussive Arts started, and it has grown in to thriving academy with nine percussion instructors and over 130 students. Our students have had tremendous success and can be found studying at top music schools including, 
Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Manhattan School of Music, Loyola University, Miami University (FL), University of Tennessee, 
University of North Texas, University of Kansas, UT at Martin, University of Memphis, 
Mississipi State, U of L-Layfaette, and many more.


Academy students have received over 

in scholarships!

Teach In Harmony


In 2014, we expanded and started the Academy of the Instrumental Arts, with a two room studio in the adjecent building to APA.

In 2016 we moved in to our new space which features nine teaching rooms and a larger facility to allow us to have recitals, offer group classes, and much more!


The Future Sounds Good


Lots of great things are in the works at APA.

We are continually aquiring more and more equiptment for our academy and will be able to offer more ensemble and performance opportunities for our students!


Not only are we continuing to grow as an Academy, but we are growing in our retail area as well! We are adding more and more product lines to offer the best equiptment, prices and service to not only our students, but local musicians as well! 

Robert Kessling
Founder’s Notes 


2015 is shaping up to be a great year! We are expanding. Lots of great things are in the works. More to come soon. Thank you for being a part of the Academy. We are family, and we appreciate your talents and your friendship.

This is just the beginning of all the wonderful things we want to offer our community this year. Thanks again for being a part of our family.