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Academy of the Gifted 

319 S. Columbia Street

Gastonia, NC 28054

Tel:  (704) 691-7730

Email: academyofthegifted@gmail.com

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Our Vision & Mission:

To provide a "one Stop" faculty to educate and inspire a passion for music and arts that will leave a mark in children, youth and adult lives that can never be erased. We seek to forge strategic partnerships with visionaries, schools, youth organizations, music stores, professionals, community agencies, and churches that share our vision and goals. We promote our collective spiritual, social and economic responsibility to ensure that our children, youth, and adults live full and meaningful lives. Then, we pass the torch as their legacy to pass on!

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At The Academy of the Gifted we offer each child an opportunity to explore, create, and learn how to play guitar, drums and piano through private and group instruction. We also offer music production, which teaches them how to use computers and music software (Reasons, Logic, Pro tools) to create musical masterpieces. While creating beats and sounds we use the power of music technology to teach counting, discipline, integrity, and build self-esteem in achievement. Through our network of instructors we also offer modeling, drama, acting and dance for those interested in the none instrumental aspect of the arts. We have just added digital arts which includes photography and videography/film using today's latest DSLR cameras and necessary software (Adobe Light room, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc.)

The Piano course is taught by William Blount himself with the help of Paul Whitley. Students learn from Intermediate to Advanced skills.

At the Academy of the Gifted, the Theater program engulfs the imagination of each child and allows them to outwardly express their creativeness through script writing, Acting and Set Design.

The Academy of Gifted Cosmetology courses offers a wide range of course work for students 12-17! Taught by Kaile D. McGree

The Guitar course is taught by Paul Whitley. Students learn from Intermediate to Advanced skills. Full songs and improvisational.

Academy of the Gifted new Digital Arts program embraces the fields of photography and videography (film). The course is taught by Arnez Edwards. Arnez is a songwriter, vocal artist and band member

The Academy of Gifted Visual Arts course offers a wide range of course work for students covering paint to drawing dynamics! Taught by Kristie Hewlett.

At the Academy of the Gifted, Drumming is one of our most highly sought after courses. The course is taught by Drummer and Producer Perry Lemmon Jr.

The Academy of the Gifted our music Production teacher is music producer and artist Qymeer Blount. The Music Production course covers multiple Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) such as Logic Pro X and Reason.

The Academy of Gifted Visual Arts course offers a wide range of course work for students covering paint to drawing dynamics! Taught by Kristie Hewlett.