Ogden Baptist Church

Academy of Music

Ogden Baptist Church Academy of Music seeks to inspire people of all ages to learn and enjoy music.  Exploring and developing their gift to use for the Glory of God in an attempt to serve and reach the lost.  We offer a variety of courses that are typically sought after by the general public.  This includes: piano instruction, organ methods, vocal training, music theory, and conducting.  The courses are generally geared towards ages 7 and up, however, we dont want to leave out kids who are under the age of 7.  For this range, we offer hands on experience with different instruments, games and other musical fun.  All of the courses offered at OBCAM are carefully selected and are implemented in accordance to the North Carolina Music Educators Association Standard Course of Study Framework.

"Toddler Tunes" - A Fabulous, fun and educational musical experience for toddlers! Children have the opportunity to play along with all kinds of instruments.  We provide a profound amount of hands on experience with over 50 instruments, covering all areas from percussion to wind.  Each week we provide a time to be extra creative and artistic during musical centered craft time.  We are proud to have all of our faculty and staff trained and certified in Child Safety and Sexual Abuse Prevention from the Darkness to Light certification program.  Your child's safety is top priority during their time.  Toddler Tunes takes place at the church on Mondays from 9am until 10:30am and Tuesdays from 9am until 10:30am.

Piano Instruction - One on one instruction for ages 7 through adult. Lessons are one hour once a week. We use a variety of teaching repertoire such as John Thompson, David Carr-Glover, Alfred Methods, and others. Lessons generally consist of 30 minutes of Theory Study and application and 30 minutes of Piano technique at the keyboard which includes many styles of music. Periodic Recitals are usually held in the Spring and the Fall. We teach new students and transfers from other instructors.

Organ Instruction - One on one instruction for teenagers through adult. Lessons are one hour once a week. A variety of teaching methods and repertoire are applied here including Bach, Handel, Widor, and popular music and Hymns. General Music theory also couples with the instruction. Students have the opportunity to learn on our new state of the art  3-manual 58Stop Diane Bish Series Allen Organ.