I would highly recommend New Covenant Arts Academy to anyone interested in piano, guitar or voice lessons. All three of my children have been taking piano from Patti Kruse since they were in Kindergarten. My oldest child just completed his eighth year of lessons. Their musical talents are so impressive and they have progressed so well over the years with Patti. Their abilities involve so much more than just playing the notes… they truly feel the music and are a real part of each piece they play. I am so grateful for Patti and what she has given my children year after year… love, patience, dedication, knowledge and guidance. If you have any doubt about whether NCAA is right for your child just attend one of the recitals and you will be blown away at the amount of musical talent with piano, voice and guitar. I know I was!  -Connie

My husband and I have entrusted our two daughters’ musical education to the staff of NCAA since they were toddlers, starting with Kindermusik on up to their being 5th and 2nd year piano students, respectively. Not only can they read music, they display a sense of accomplishment in doing so and play the music with enthusiasm (and excel academically, which we don’t regard as coincidence). The gentle approach of the staff resonates in kids who are then eager to practice at home. We are impressed with the staff’s knowledge of musical styles and trends; each is a remarkably skilled musician in their own right. It is a parent’s joy to hear their children be able to express themselves through the music they play, and NCAA makes that possible. – Anne


“Sing to the Lord, bless His name, tell of His salvation from day to day.”  Psalm 96:2

“Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of His name; give to Him glorious praise.”  Psalm 66: 1-2

“The Lord put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.”  Psalm 40:3


The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.   –Maria Cristina Mena

Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.

Sergei Rachmaninov

The aim and final end of all music is the Glory of God and the Refreshment of the Soul.

J. S. Bach
Don’t settle for just playing the notes, search deeper for hidden meanings.

Wladimir Jan Kochanski