About

Pickering Creative Artists Academy
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Our Story

In March 2020, professional musician and educator Michael Pickering founded Pickering Performing Arts and Entertainment LLC amid the COVID-19 pandemic to offer free music lessons as a beacon of hope and community support. The overwhelming response led him to establish Pickering Creative Artists Academy.  Fulfilling his vision for a modern, comprehensive arts academy, The academy now serves students of all ages and skill levels, offering a diverse range of classes in performing arts, digital production, and entertainment, along with live and digital event experiences.

Our Mission

YOUR TALENT, YOUR TRIBE, OUR TRAINING: YOUR JOURNEY TO FUN, GROWTH, AND SUCCESS STARTS AT PICKERING!

Individuals. Groups. Communities. 
We encourage and empower creative expression in kids of all ages. We do this by providing the most fun and forward-thinking music, performing and digital arts, entertainment, technology, and event experiences imaginable – One song. One stage. One stream. One community at a time. 

We believe in challenging the status quo in everything we do, and by doing so, raising hope, inspiring and nurturing the human spirit, empowering people and their imaginations, amplifying creativity and the inherent value, dignity, and worth of every individual everywhere.

Our Vision

We desire to be the leading provider of Creative Artists education, experiences, and events in this community and one of America’s leading providers in our space, both physical and digital.

OUR VALUES

  • Relationships
  • Fun
  • Education
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Empowerment
  • Perseverance
  • The presence of difference
  • The power of optimistic possibility
Registration

How To Register for Pickering Academy

Getting started at Pickering Creative Artists Academy is a breeze. Simply follow the three steps outlined here and you will be on your way to fulfilling your creative journey!

Call For Inquiry

(720) 513-3158

Mail For Inquiry

info@pickeringacademy.com

01.

Call/text us at (720) 513-3158, email info@pickeringacademy.com or Schedule a Trial Lesson by clicking this REGISTER link.

02.

Select your program lesson interest and provide your contact and payment information.

03.

View our Instructor availability and schedule your first lesson at your earliest convenience. 

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Curriculum

Level UP!

LEVEL UP! IS OUR MUSIC LEARNING RE-IMAGINED CURRICULUM DESIGNED WITH TODAY’S MUSIC STUDENT IN MIND. 

Based on the National Standards for Music Education, (and our innovation) we’ve created a learning experience that engages and inspires students. We’ve created a color-coded “Wristband Roadmap” with clear and achievable goals so students and parents can track both process and progress. Students LEVEL UP! by completing goals and earn a series of scaffolded colored Pickering Academy wristbands to display their progress. We provide cloud access to recorded musical tracks that students can play with at home in between their weekly classes. PLUS – students have opportunities every month to take the stage and strut their stuff through our Open Stage Nights, Student Showcases, Concerts, and other special events.

Rhythm Section Instruments

Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Ukulele one-on-one lessons, and small group classes, Bands, I’m with the Band Intro to Music

Voice

One-on-one Voice, Small Group Voice, Pickering Voices Adult Pop Choir, Audition Prep and more.

Acting

Musical theatre productions, acting lessons, audition prep, Broadway Bound Programs

Strings

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass ono-on-one lessons, small group classes, ensembles

Reeds

Saxophones, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet and more – ono-on-one lessons, small group classes, ensembles

Brass

Trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba and more ono-on-one lessons, small group classes, ensembles

Special Programs

Summer Camps to Master Classes, Workshops, to showcase, concerts, theatrical productions and more.

Summer Camps

Age based programs from K-5, 6-12, and adults – Music, Bands, Theatrical Productions, Concerts, and more.

Theatrical Shows

We produce 5-10 theatrical productions every year. Musical theatre, plays, improv, and more for kids, teens and adults.

Student Showcases

We produce 4 Student showcase concerts every year in which all students of all ages and ability levels can choose to shine in the spotlight.

Fun Nights

We provide opportunities for students, families, guests, and community to come play at the studio. Pizza parties, jam sessions, improv, karaoke, and more.