In 2001 Seacoast Academy of Music was founded at Drake Farm as a school where teachers and students of all ages would feel comfortable and inspired. At the Drake Farm we hosted free Sunday afternoon concerts which included classical string quartets, operatic baritone, Don J. Bravo, jazz saxophonist, Lou Bosco, slide guitarist David Tronzo and a Latin/Jazz Dance demonstration by Donna White.
Although surrounded by thousands of books, Drake Farm had severe limitations, so in January of 2005 Seacoast Academy of Music move to Centennial Hall in the heart of North Hampton. On the main floor we built our music lesson studios and utilized the adjacent large hall for workshops and recitals. The magnificent Grand Hall upstairs is complete with solid wood flooring and a stage. It will seat 250 once the renovation funds are raised by the building owners, Friends of Centennial Hall (FOCH).
The time has passed presto a presto since 2001. Today, our top notch music teachers continue to share their knowledge and love of music with dedication, integrity and professionalism and each day our studios resound with musical styles including Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Hip Hop, Blues, Broadway, Celtic and Pop. We have a complete Suzuki string program, early childhood music classes, Centennial Hall Jazz Band, a Cello Ensemble, Celtic Fiddling and ukulele groups.
At Seacoast Academy of Music we’ve spent more than fifteen years spreading our knowledge and love of music to students of all ages with dedication, integrity, and professionalism. Many of our graduates have become life-long musicians; some are engaged as career performers, arrangers, or music teachers and some are members of their community choruses, bands and orchestras. We are proud to offer a wide variety of programs to suit the diverse and unique needs of each and every student who passes through our doors and our mission remains, as always, <em>Music Lessons for Everyone</em>.