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

Some Music Quotes for your pleasure… because they are so inspiring!

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

Music give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. –Plato

To play without passion is inexcusable! –Ludwig von Beethoven

Music is in all our hearts… and if we listen carefully, we can hear each other’s song. –Elizabeth Lucas

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and give it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul. –Anonymous

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. –Thomas Carlyle

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. –Martin Luther