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2021 Chaneyville Road 

Owings, MD, 20736  |  United States

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MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MISSION

Garrett Music Academy is the little engine that could. My mission is to serve all the “fighters” that have a desire to play music, regardless of their age, circumstances or ability.  Our doors are open to all!

Krista Garrett | Piano & Voice

  • Owner of the Garrett Music Academy, married with 3 children, two of which are twin girls

  • Graduated from Suitland School of Performing Arts for Piano and Vocal Performance

  • Received Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland

  • Received Master’s degree with honors at Johns Hopkins University for Developmental Psychology

  • Former adjunct professor at Montgomery College and the College of Southern Maryland

  • Has taught private lessons at the Garrett Music Academy for over 12 years

  • Director of the ARC of Southern Maryland therapeutic music program

  • Specializes in early childhood music and developmental and cognitive disability programs

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MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF AGE, ABILITY OR CIRCUMSTANCES.

my JOURNEY | krista garrett

I studied music early in life and it was difficult. I had to practice more than the other students and felt inadequate because of talent comparisons I would put myself through with peers and those evaluations I was subjected to by teachers.  I was fortunate to go to an arts high school but the rigorous of comparison tore at my self-esteem and I left music behind.  With no funds for college, I started working a secretarial job to make money to attend the local community college.

As I earned my degree in psychology, I found myself drawn to music.  I would periodically work on compositions as the inspiration would strike me, but nothing serious.  I would later continue my education to complete my Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology and incorporated music in my therapeutic interventions with children and adults.  I was fascinated with the relationship music had with brain development/injury and development & recovery.  

I found myself teaching Psychology at the local community college for extra money and I would later meet a talented guitarist that had just started a music academy in our county. 

To hear him talk about his work and his students, it renewed my passion for music on another level.  I decided to join him at the Academy and I eventually took ownership of the Academy.  Garrett has overcome many obstacles over the years; a potential business partner and full-time teacher (and best friend) died just as we were finalizing our partnership, the lease to a new and larger space was abruptly terminated and a fire in our business complex destroyed 50% of my classrooms, equipment, and inventory.

Garrett Music Academy is the little engine that could and as a result, my mission is to serve all the “fighters” that have a desire to play music, regardless of their age, circumstances or ability.  Our doors are open to all!

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Garrett Music Academy teachers are degreed professionals that use their specialized training to teach all instruments including voice.  It is our mission to continually be far-reaching & innovative in our teaching of classical methods of reading, technique, and theory outside the box.

 

Always looking to be innovative to teach classical methods of reading, technique, and theory outside the box; we offer lessons at our Owings, Maryland location as well as virtually through a variety of online methods that make communication convenient for the student. 

 

This has allowed us to hire exceptional teachers in other areas of the country to continue to bring quality music lessons to students  from all over the country.

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