Joe’s Academy of Music

We are committed to the goal that all students—regardless of income, age, or disability—are allowed access to the arts.
Jolander and Grantley HeadleyStudent Awarded Certificate

About Us

Established in 1998, Joe’s Academy of Music offers award-winning music and dance classes in Queens and Brooklyn for all ages, including instruction in more than a dozen instruments, voice, and both classical and modern dance. With an alumni of over 9,000 students, Joe’s has continued to be the place in New York City where students find their rhythm over two decades!

We are committed to the goal that all students—regardless of income, age, or disability—are allowed access to the arts. Through our YouthMax Leadership Program and by partnering with the 501(c)3 Major Music International Corporation and other non-profits, Joe’s Academy of Music continues its dedication to ensuring equal access for anybody who wishes to pursue music and dance lessons.

Our staff is the real deal. All instructors are seasoned musicians, trained with practical experience around the globe and formal education from universities both here and abroad. As a Department of Education contractor, Joe’s designs all its curricula to meet Blueprint standard.

Our facilities and equipment provide everything you need. Fully stocked music rooms and professional dance studios are part of the package when you choose Joe’s for your musical instruction.

Our Mission

Our mission is to narrow the gap of unequal access to arts education, eliminate disparities and create a level playing field for all.

Piano lessons at Joe's Academy of Music, New York
Jolander Headley and student award winner

Our Vision

Our vision is to promote diversity in music and performing art forms. We nurture and inspire music minds.  We transform and empower aspiring artists.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is rooted in the fact that we are created on purpose, for purpose. We believe in the worth, self-esteem, dignity and uniqueness of each individual.  We believe in the limitless possibilities as children are nurtured and families are enriched.

Jolander Headley and student