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WE ARE OPEN, WE ARE OPEN, WE ARE OPEN - while there is construction taking place in our complex, we are open our normal hours to meet all your music needs whether you are taking lessons, renting instruments or purchasing books and accessories. Follow the yellow brick road behind our annex to access our main building and we will take care of you -

Summer Camp information

We are preparing for Summer 2015 and have a number of camps to thrill and accommodate a range of ages.  In addition, our private lessons are year round so if you cannot find a camp that works for you, consider enrolling for one-on-one enrichment!

The Garrett Music Academy presents. . . .

Music Theater Camp 

This is a 2 week camp that gives participants an opportunity to understand that music theatre production is not just about learning lines and songs but it is staging, costumes and set design.  Director Ms. Nancy Elliott, voice and piano teacher, has been involved with a number of productions both on the stage and behind it.  The camp will end with a performance for parents and friends.  Children will learn the process collaborating with a seasoned professional while having fun.  This is a camp for those looking to get a head start preparing for auditions for Fall school productions.

Requirements:  Must prepare individual song from a musical to be refined and polished for individual performance.  Group production selection and assigned numbers will be distributed the first day of camp

Location:  The Garrett Music Academy 2021 Chaneyville Road Owings, MD

Date: July 27 August 7

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.             Price: $400       Ages: 9 13 (open enrollment)

50% deposit due at enrollment, balance due one week prior to camp start date

Enroll now! Call the Garrett Music Academy @ 410-286-5505 or email us

Welcome to The Garrett Music Academy

We are a premier music school, located in Owings, Maryland, teaching all instruments including voice.  Our philosophy centers on developing physical ability as well as musical knowledge, in tandem, so they remain balanced.  We pride ourselves on putting our students first, tailoring our private lessons to the individual student's abilities and goals.  So, welcome to our website and continue your tour to find out more about us, what we have to offer, and how we can be a part of making your musical dreams come true. 

Instrument Rentals and Other Services

As an affiliate for American Student Rentals/Music and Arts, we have access to all the instruments school bands need.  Order your instrument on-line and pick up at our location.  Call ahead and we will have waiting books, accessories and music stands so you can be in and out in no time!  Want to get started?  Click on the link below to begin a school year full of music and fun!



Our lessons are held year round and we are currently 
enrolling for our winter semester - and we have gift certificates and studio sessions available as gift ideas...
Call today to reserve your slot!

2014 at GMA, Ten Years and Just Getting Started! 

Classes, lessons, ensembles, and programs at GMA!
Even with Government shutdowns the music continues.  That's because we have seen how important music lessons are in the lives of our families.  Music lessons make a difference, quality music lessons make the difference

The Garrett Music Academy is Southern Maryland's premier facility for music education, offering private lessons on all instruments and voice as well as additional classes and ensembles that allow students to apply what they are learning.  

Our prep programs have proven to be the absolute best in the region when it comes to preparing students for All County, Tri County, All State, Solo and Ensemble, theatrical performances, auditions, church performances, and College auditions.  

That being said we welcome any students to the Academy, including young beginners and adults. 

Music lessons at GMA are affordable, only $28 per half hour once weekly, and we offer the best quality teachers you can get anywhere, yes we mean anywhere. Our teachers are selected for their education and unique experience.  What they are able to help students accomplish in the classroom is more then noteworthy.  

Expert teachers and cutting edge approaches!
Times are changing and the Academy offers the most modern evolution in our approach to a music lesson including the incorporation of the most useful and cutting edge technologies. People just don't feel comfortable anymore going to a strangers house or having one come to the private spaces in their homes.  Further, the Cantor at the Church often does not have the tools and training to help a student get the most out of his or her experience with music lessons and often leads to bad habits and even more unanswered questions. At GMA we understand that and are constantly evolving.  The daily exchange of information between the expert teachers here benefit the families who walk into our facilities each week.  

The bookstore at GMA! 
We also offer a small music store where we carry instruments, accessories, and books and sheet music that band directors and students in the region need. This makes obtaining anything from a new electric guitar to a hard to find French Horn method book easy.  Our prices are better then what you find online or with a large retailer.  

School band rental program!
GMA has partnered with Music and Arts Centers as an affiliate to offer a school band rental program with the best quality instruments and lowest prices that one can get in this region.  

Special community programs and classes by the semester!
Our special programs are also unprecedented.  We offer a weekly music program for the ARC of Southern Maryland, and the Autism Project. 

We have also built music programs and unique curriculums for some of the regions most prominent private schools such as The Calverton School and The Tidewater School.

Career exploration!
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the music industry? No problem! We offer our state of the art pro tools recording studio for semester long studio engineering classes in addition to others that expose students to potential careers.   

College prep!
Preparing students for college at music schools such as Berklee or Peabody is another task we take pride in, and our summer programs and camps are among the most popular music camps in the state.  

This is only a sampling of what you'll experience at The Garrett Music Academy.  All of these resources are available right here at our facility in central Calvert County.  

Contact us today to get on the schedule!
Please give us a call or email us to find out what we can do for you.  We would love the opportunity to help you bring music to life in your lives.  


Krista Garrett
Dean of Students 

We are proud to be an active part of our community trusted by families, band directors, church leaders, teachers, and colleges and to prepare quality music students to all parts of it! 

       Evan Dice preps his students before a recital                                       Bill and Wyatt performing during one of Mr. Resnick's recitals

         Mr. Dice leads his youth orchestra who performed at Linden                      Mrs. Elliott's students performing at Anne Marie Gardens

                    Alex Bizzarro with his Pop Ensemble at GMA                                    Mr. Garrett and students at The Westlawn Inn in North Beach