Stubbs Music Center is in their 43rd year of providing the best music education to the Tallahassee community and surrounding areas, and this year, they’ve expanded their offers to dance and music for babies and toddlers too, with the introduction of TA-DA Dance Studio and Jingle Jam. Learn more about all arts for all ages when you continue reading…
Stubbs Music Center
Offering music classes and private instruction taught by one of twenty professional music educators within the finest facilities available. Stubbs’ Music Center is dedicated to bringing the fun and enjoyment of music to students from birth to adulthood. We provide a warm, caring, learning environment which features:
- Five private piano studios
- A acoustically precise recital hall
- A thirteen station music theory computer and learning lab
- Two group piano studios
- A percussion studio
- Jazz Piano
- Guitar (Acoustical, Electric and Bass)
- Violin and Cello
- Woodwind Instruments
- Brass Instruments
- Music Theatre
TA-DA Dance Studio
- Hip hop
- Irish Step Dancing
- Non-competitive Dance Team
- Non-competitive Flag Team
Beginning Ballet (ages 8 – 10): This class is for the middle elementary age student just beginning ballet. Basic terms and technique are focused on as well as posture, musicality, rhythm and flexibility. Students learn skills at the barre as well as on the open floor.
Advanced Beginning Children’s Irish (ages 5+ one year required): This class follows our Wee Ones Irish Class, building on the skills learned during the first year. Dancers are introduced to hard shoe and will learn more complex set and choreographed dances.
Irish Kids’ Company: This class is for students who have had several years of Irish dance training and are ready for a more intense study of this dance form. Solo steps, heel clicks, ankle rocks, swivels and much more will be learned during this soft shoe / hard shoe combination class. These dancers will have opportunities to perform in our local community.
Adult Irish Dance: This class is a soft shoe / hard shoe combination class and is taught to the ability of the students in the class. A GREAT form of exercise, have fun learning jig and reel steps that make up progressive and celidh (kay-lee) dances as well as choreographed dances.
We created Jingle Jam to provide a high quality music program that keeps children motivated and stimulated with singing, playing, musical instruments, and moving to music. The classes assist children in expressing their emotions, gain self-confidence, increase vocabulary, learn to memorize, develop artistic appreciation, enhance socialization skills, follow directions, learn to pretend, participate in creative movement, improve physical coordination and listening skills. This program is designed for students between the ages of 6 months to 5 years of age with specialized attention to your child’s particular stage of development. Jingle Jam is a no-fail learning experience whereby all children will be successful while discovering the exciting world of musical sound and rhythm in high-energy classes.
Stubbs Educational Foundation, Inc.
The Stubbs Educational Foundation was established as a community foundation and provides an avenue for all local music teachers to offer their instructional programs to scholarship students. Currently five music schools and Tallahassee Community College provide instruction to SEF scholarship students. To date, the foundation has awarded 60 scholarships valued at $483,954, has established 27 endowments, has established their annual fundraising event, Variety Extravaganza, and has partnered with various community organizations such as Good Samaritan, Boys Town of North Florida, Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend, Lighthouse Children’s Home and Tallahassee Community College.
How can you become involved in supporting the Stubbs Educational Foundation? There are several ways:
- Spread the word about the foundation to those you know in our community.
- Become involved in music and arts education in our community through your child’s school, after school activities and attending performances and shows. (A great resource for this is COCA.)
- Advise school music teachers of your interest in quality music education for all children in Tallahassee and surrounding areas
- Know that music is fundamental to the development of a child’s mind and spirit.
- Donate to the foundation in any amount you can.
- Plan to attend (or contribute to the Silent Auction) the Variety Extravaganza, the annual Mardi Gras Ball, celebrating music in our community, and fundraising for the important work we do, providing scholarships to students desiring to receive a strong music education.
- Call to schedule a performance by the scholarship recipients at your event or home.