Cedric Thomas is a musician and producer
who has played, peformed,
and directed music his entire life.
He studied music performance and theory at
Shoreline Community College and has worked
with multiple groups such as the
Eriam sisters Michelle Lang and Stillwater.
When he is not producing music you cam always
find Cedric playing for multiple churches and
various events around Seattle .
He has also been apart of the summer musical
programs at Langston for the past five years.
Cedric is a dedicated person who loves music and to work with young people.
Most of all, Cedric believes that to achieve your goals you must work hard,
be reliable and work with a smile because Gods got it
Live Music Academy presents third annual Christmas in Bellevue Concert. Join Breath of Aire Choir, Yuri Litvinchuk and Cityhill Band with a full symphony orchestra! One day only so mark your calendar on December 23, 2016 at 5:30 and 8pm.
- Andre Hovnanyan Armenia
Represented Armenia in Eurovision 2006 and took 8th place with a song without your love. Andre has also recorded duets with Armenian famous singers such as Varduhi Vardanyan, Hasmik Karapetyan, Eric and famous American singer Samantha Jade.
Don't Leave Me dedicated to children sick of cancer, was in the first place on TV charts for 10 weeks in a row. For recognizing children with cancer the song got Special Award, Armenian Song of the Year, at Moscow, Russia. Also Andre has received Honorary Artist of the Republic of Armenia which is given for high skills and great merit in promotion of arts. He has won many other awards and 1st places on TV charts. Andre has made a world record in history of X Factor by being the only judge throughout the history of X Factor that entered the final with the three participants at the same time. In 2016 Andre pariticipated in Daf BAMA Music awards, where he again won "Armenian Best Male Act" award. Currently Andre is in LA working on his own reality TV Show called "Andrenaline".
-Elena Maque Seattle
Being a student of the legendary Russian jazz giant Gennady Golshtein, she was offered to join his big band "Saxophones of St.Petersburg", which carried in it some of the finest musicians of the city. Combining classical music, jazz and funk styles led Elena to creating a unique and individual sound. She started working with famous Russian and European Djs as well as her own quartet playing jazzy house, soul and electro funk in Russia and Europe. Currently Elena is traveling and performing with her new band MaqueAttack.
- Yuri Litvinchuk pianist, composer, singer and founder of Live Music Academy. Performs with instrumental band City On A Hill, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. Tours both in America and Europe.
-Breath of Aire choir members come from across the state of Washington and range from students to retirees, many of whom are professional musicians. Dr. J. Bayard DuBoi has been conducting Breath of Aire since it was formed in 1999. Bring your friends and family as we celebrate together Christmas and New Year
Dont miss this incredible opportunity to experience the joy of holidays with your favorite songs and carols in different languages. You will hear traditional English Christmas songs, Armenians, Jewish, Italian, contemporary medleys and Ukrainian and Russian carols.
Ticket price - $22-45
Kids and Seniors - $14-25.
11100 NE 6th St
Live Music Academy is offering one FREE lesson for new students. This offer will expire soon so call us to schedule a free lesson with one of our instructors.
Its an honor to introduce Live Music Academy teachers. Each of them have a heart for teaching kids and adults, from beginner to an advance levels. With years of education and experience, together they are setting high standard of education at Live Music Academy. This fall Semester 2016, we have 11 instructors teaching different instruments. Piano is the most popular instrument so far, we do have highly experienced 4 instructors Elaina, Diane, Nathaniel, Jhauvon are teaching Monday through Friday. Guitar is also as popular as piano, many adult students and teens take guitar lessons at LMA. Currently 3 instructors are teaching on Monday Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly Thursdays. Kareem, Chaz, Aleks each of them specialize in a different styles. Our guitar teachers can teach acoustic, electric and bass guitars. Drum lessons by Jhauvon seem to be a lot of fun, as well as hard work. Check out our new Violin instructor Adam and Saxophone instructor Elena. The last but not least our Voice lessons instructors are Bridget, Zach and Jhauvon. We have a group lessons and individual lessons depending on your age and level. .
Additional to one-on-one lessons LMA also teaches subjects like theory and performance in a group environment. Click on the instrument that interest you, for more information. You can also read more detailed biography of each instructor at LMA.
At LMA we take individual approach to each student. After consultation, our instructors will chose the program best suitable to you or your child. Schedule your free consultation.
Adam Syed eAdam Syed has devoted himself to teaching and performing the violin for more than a decade. He is new to the Pacific Northwest and originally hails from Ohio. Himself a child of the Suzuki Violin Method, Mr. Syed began his first violin lessons at age 3 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Syed began his undergraduate training at the Ohio State University, where he studied under the late Michael Davis, who was first prize winner of the Carl Flesch Violin Competition, as well as concertmaster of both the Scottish National Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony. After three years, Mr. Syed transferred overseas to his teacher's own Alma Mater, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied with the world renowned pedagogue Yfrah Neaman and completed his B. Mus. degree with Honors. His Masters studies brought him home to Ohio, where he received the tutelage of David Updegraff at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Since completing college, Mr. Syed has performed in orchestras, and taught, extensively. He recently completed a decade's worth of tenure with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra as a core member of the violin section. In addition to also performing regularly with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, he has performed with the Ohio orchestras of Canton, Youngstown, Opera Columbus, Opera Circle Cleveland, Mansfield, Ohio Valley Symphony, and River City Symphony as well as Huntington WV. In 2004, Mr. Syed embarked on a 3-week tour of Taiwan as a member of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra.
Mr. Syed has personal friends and professional contacts in the Pacific Northwest, and in 2014 decided his life needed some new adventure, and from the flat wheat fields of Ohio, the mountains and Puget Sound appeared very appealing, and, realizing that one can play and teach violin anywhere, decided to embark upon a new chapter of life's journey. In his short time so far in Seattle, Mr. Syed has performed with the orchestras of Tacoma, Yakima, Lake Washington, Federal Way, Pacific Northwest Lyric Opera, in addition to chamber ensembles for weddings and other events. In addition to being a new faculty member of PNSM, Mr. Syed has been regularly serving as orchestra violin coach in the music program at Bellevue's Newport High School.
Mr. Syed is thrilled to be in a position to artistically serve the musical communities and programs of this most beautiful and culturally diverse part of our country.
"Aleks began playing the guitar during his early teens. He studied guitar from prominent folk guitarist Anatoli Iakovenko and later began developing his own personal style by fusing traditional folk techniques with more modern sounds.
Currently he is an active member at City on a Hill church and is involved at various other bands around the south Seattle area. He has also recorded for local artists around the pacific northwest and writes and records music at his home studio."
Live Music Academy is celebrating 4 years in Federal Way. Our new semester starts this September 7th, 2016 so register soon. We are excited to introduce new instructors and new students this fall. We want to welcome back our teachers Diane Quick, Nathaniel Dybevik, Jhauvon Harrison, Zack Trandum, Bridget Hermano, Elena Maque and Chaz Rogers. We are adding few more instructors to our team this fall so please meet Elaina Malcolm our new piano and guitar instructor. Also a good friend and an amazing electric and acoustic guitar player and teacher Alex Kazadayev.
We continue to teach piano, drums, guitars, voice, violin, saxophone, clarinet, ukulele, theory and performance classes. We have adult students and kids as young as 5 years old. This year we are looking forward to many great performances, concerts, recitals and a lot of fun.
We are working hard to schedule everyone so if you still need to register please call us 253-642-6147 or visit our website at www.livemusicacademy.net
If you are not sure that Live Music Academy is right for you then try our free lesson/consultation and meet our instructors for a 30 minute lesson/consultation. Our goal is to help you develop your talent and find your calling.
• Worship Band Camp
July 18-22 (9:30am-2:30pm) price: $175
WORSHIP BAND Come join the fun in this weeklong version of our teen worship band! The Worship Summer Camp focuses on making music as a group. This includes those who play piano, keys, guitar, drums, percussion, bass, sax, violin, and other instruments. (Must have 1-2 years of instrument lessons.) Vocals are also welcome as you are going to sing the popular worship songs to the live band. It’s a great way to make music fun while working with peers! Call us today for more information or to see if this group would be a good fit. Ages: 8+ • Instructor: Yuri Litvinchuk, Jhouvan Harrison, John Dunn. Time: 9:30am-2:30pm • Dates: July 18-22 Performance: July 22nd 1pm • Price: $175
• Kid’s Music Camp: Piano & Introduction to Music - Ages 4-7
July 25-29, 2016 (10:00am-12:00pm) price: $120
KID’S MUSIC CAMP: INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC, PIANO & VOICE (AGES 4-6)
Kids will enjoy learning the basics of music. During the week campers will learn basic vocal techniques and piano. They will be learning the music alphabet. During the week they will interact with music and each other through games and fun activities, which will help, expand their understanding of music. It’s a great way to start learning music. Are you not sure if your child ready to start individual piano lessons? Find out through this camp. Age: 4-7 years • Instructor: Diane Quick • Time: 10:00am-12:00pm • Date: July 13-17 • Price: $120 per student
• Drum and Rhythm Camp
July 25-29, 2016 (10:00am-1:30pm) price: $140
DRUM CAMP (AGES 7-16) All the drummers are welcome to join summer of fun at Drum camp. Campers will learn to play drums in a group, rhythm and theory. Individually students will play a beat to a favorite tune performing for their parents and friends. They will have an exciting time of creating music while working with their peers. Age: 7-16 • Instructor: Jhouvan Harrison Time: 10:00am-1:30pm • Date: July 25-29 Performance: July 29th at 1:00 pm • Price: $140