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Grammy Winner Ant Clemons is ‘White Hall Arts Academy’s’ Biggest Success Story So Far

White Hall Arts Academy (WHAA) recently announced the official re-launch of their acclaimed Music4LA program, now called the HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program, running online from March 6 through April 24. Students ages four to 12 years old can enroll in as many classes as they choose including strings (violin and guitar), singing, dance, piano and drums for only $35 per month. Additionally, the academy’s popular Songwriter Series returns on March 4,  featuring special music industry guests like fellow White Hall student and Grammy-nominee, Ant Clemons. 

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White Hall Arts Academy Revamps HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program for Virtual Classes Nationwide

As the nation continues to pivot to make room for pandemic safety precautions, the White Hall Arts Academy (WHAA) does its best to keep student learning and evolving through music. Relaunching its acclaimed Music4LA program, now called HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program, the WHAA is opening its doors virtually to students across the nation....“The main vision for the business is to provide conservatory level art instruction at an affordable price, or if not free, to reach underserved community,” founder of WHAA Tanisha Hall shared.

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Making an Impact on Youth Mental Health During The Pandemic Through the Arts

For three consecutive years, White Hall Arts Academy has been awarded “Best Top 3 Music Schools in Los Angeles” by Three Best Rated. Founded in 2011 by Tanisha Hall, White Hall offers a robust selection of private lessons and group classes, including their popular Music 4LA summer classes, Songwriter Series and more. The academy has been awarded the highly-esteemed Lewis Prize for Music for their exceptional effort to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic and donating instruments to children who could not afford to purchase them, being honored with a grant for $25,000....

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White Hall Arts Academy Partners With Izotope to Build Computer Lab for LA Youth

Top rated performing arts school, White Hall Arts Academy is continuing to break barriers for its performing arts students with the recent announcement of a partnership with leading audio software technology company, Izotope, to build a music production and learning computer lab at its South Los Angeles headquarters. After receiving a $25,000 grant from The Lewis Prize for Music fund in June, White Hall Arts Academy also committed to paying it forward in a collaboration with local non-profit organization, Friends of the Children – Los Angeles.

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2021 HEARTBEATS VIRTUAL ARTS PROGRAM 
Session 1: June 5-26, Session 2: July 10-31 (class times vary)

December 2017


Location:
All classes are held virtually over Zoom

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Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/main_shop.asp?stype=41&pMode=4&reSchedule=&origId=&recType=&recNum= 

 

2021 SPRING SONGWRITER SERIES April 2021 - May 2021 
The 2021 Spring Session features special music industry guests such as: 

5/6      Kelsey Reddick, Creative A&R, Sony Music Publishing

4/29   Jordan King, VP, Community Banking, JP Morgan Chase

4/22   David Grey, EVP / Head of West Coast A&R, Universal Music Publishing Group

4/15   Eric Jackson, Grammy Winning Music Producer

4/8     Andre "MoDre" Brown, Multi-platinum Producer, Songwriter, Music Director

4/1      Tammy McCrary, Founder, Aristology and Former Manager to Chaka Khan


Location:
All classes held via Zoom

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Register for (1) Month: click here

Register for (1) Class Pass: click here

 

2018 WINTER SPECTACULAR Saturday January 13, 2018 3pm - 6:30pm

December 2017


Location:
The Miracle Theater
226 S. Market Street
Inglewood, CA 90301


Tickets: https://whaawinter2018.eventbrite.com

Free Admission.Donations Accepted.

 

INSTRUMENT DRIVE  August 7 - 21, 2017

August 2017


Do you have any old musical instruments lying around collecting dust? Donate them to the WHAA! We are collecting instruments to replenish our inventory. Instruments needed are electric keyboards, guitars, electric bass, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, violins, violas, cello, and drums. All donations are appreciated.

2017 ANNUAL RECITAL Sunday June 25, 2017 3pm - 6pm

May 2017


Location:
The Museum of African American Art
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall
Inside the 3rd Floor of Macy's
4005 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008


Tickets:
General Admission - $10
Siblings of Performers - $5
VIP - $20 (Includes preferred seating and VIP reception)

VIP Reception 2:30pm-3pm

D'ADDARIO FOUNDATION Project MuszEd Grant!

January 2017

 

Project MuszEd is honored to receive a grant from the D'Addario Foundation to support our 2017 Music 4LA  program. Thanks to this grant, over 100 children in South LA will receive weekly music instruction and instruments. Special thank you to Suzanne D'Addario-Brouder!

 

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS WHAA/Project MuszEd donation!

March 2016

 

Native Instruments, a technology company that develops software and hardware for music production and DJing, has made an extraordinary donation of over $20,000 of equimpent and sofware to the White Hall Arts Academy/Project MuszEd Music Production program. We are very grateful to Native's Jonathan Stumbles for his gracious and generous interest in supporting youth through the arts and technology.

 



 

WHAA student JORDYN SIMONE on American Idol Farewell Season

January 2016

 

We are very proud of our voice student Jordyn Simone who was featured on the farewell season of American Idol which premiered in January 2016. Jordyn was called "A phenomenon" by the judges!
 

16 year old Jordyn has been studying at the WHAA with Ms. Tanisha since she was 11 years old. "I will never forget the day she walked up to the door. This bold little girl with a huge smile and even bigger voice!" recalls Ms. Tanisha. "Working with Jordyn has been a treat. She's extremely hard worker with an exceptional gift, but that is not without it's challenges." Through the years the two have worked to expand Jordyn's range and focus on her learning how to use her "big voice" in a healthy way. "Jordyn loves to belt!" says Tanisha. "Belting is fine, if the underlining support and flexibility are there."

 

We are excited for many more wonderful things to come from Jordyn.

SARAH ALICE BURNS Master Classes June & July

June 2015

 

Come learn expert stage performance techniques from performer/choreographer Sarah Alice Burns who has shared the stage with Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Pit Bull, Usher, Ne-Yo and many more!

Sarah will be at the WHAA for a 3 Master Class Series. The first class on June 27th is already SOLD OUT. The second and thrid will be July 11th and 18th at 1pm. $60 per class ($100 for package of 2 classes).

Sarah is also available for 2-hour Private 1-on-1 sessions with WHAA Students for the exclusive discounted rate!!!!

Music LA Summer 2015 Session with Project MuszEd @ WHAA

May 2015

 

Mark your calendars for the 6-week SUMMER 2015 SESSION of Music LA at the Manchester Jr. Arts Academy located inside the historical Leimert Park Vision Theater! Classes start JUNE 22nd. Registration is THURSDAY JUNE 11th at the Vision Theater from 5pm  - 7pm. Classes are 2 days a week, choose from guitar, piano, drums, voice, song writing, woodwinds, Hip Hop/music production, music theory, jazz ensemble and stage performance!

 

To register, email at mlamjaa@gmail.com or call (424) 235-0665. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

White Hall Arts Academy Annual Recital!

April 2015

 

Recital time is here! Our annual student recital will be on Saturday April 18th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at Liberty Baptist Church. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

 

We are excited to see all of your family and friends come celebrate your achievements with us!

Music LA Spring 2015 Session with Project MuszEd @ WHAA

February 2015

 

Mark your calendars for the 8-week SPRING 2015 SESSION of Music LA at the Manchester Jr. Arts Academy located inside the historical Leimert Park Vision Theater! Classes start APRIL 13th. Registration is THURSDAY APRIL 2th at the Vision Theater from 5pm  - 7pm. Classes are 2 days a week, choose from guitar, piano, drums, voice, woodwinds, Hip Hop/music production, music theory, jazz ensemble and stage performance!

 

To register, email at mlamjaa@gmail.com or call (424) 235-0665. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

BLACK NATIVITY a music celebration December 20, 2014

December 2014

 

Join us for an evening of soulful music and amazing talent of the White Hall Arts Academy presents the Black Nativity: a musical celebration. We have partnered with Liberty Baptist Church to bring forth this creative adapation of the Langston Hughes' classic. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit Project MuszEd.

 

When:     7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm)

Where:    Liberty Baptist Church, 1500 W. 51st Place, Los Angeles, CA 90062

Cost:        General Admission $10.00 in advance / $15.00 at door - OPEN SEATING

                 VIP $10.00 in advance / $30.00 at door - GUARANTEED FIRST 2 ROW

 

 

Music LA Winter 2015 Session with Project MuszEd @ WHAA

November 2014

 

Mark your calendars for the 8-week WINTER 2015 SESSION of Music LA at the Manchester Jr. Arts Academy located inside the historical Leimert Park Vision Theater! Classes start JANUARY 26th. Registration is THURSDAY JANUARY 15th at the Vision Theater from 5pm  - 7pm. Classes will be 2 days a week, choose from guitar, piano, drums, voice, woodwinds, Hip Hop/music production, music theory, jazz ensemble and stage performance!

 

To register, email at mlamjaa@gmail.com or call (424) 235-0665. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

 

 

Music LA Fall Session with Project MuszEd @ WHAA

August 2014

 

Mark your calendars for the 8-week FALL 2014 SESSION of Music LA at the Manchester Jr. Arts Academy located inside the historical Leimert Park Vision Theater! Classes start SEPTEMBER 15th. Registration is THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4th at the Vision Theater from 5pm  - 7pm. Classes will be 2 days a week, choose from guitar, piano, drums, voice, woodwinds, Hip Hop/music production, music theory, jazz ensemble and stage performance!

 

To register, email at mlamjaa@gmail.com or call (424) 235-0665. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

 

 

SOCA JAM FIT now at the WHAA!!!!

July 2014

 

Are you ready to burn up to 1,500 calories in 1-hour??? Then you are ready for Soca Jam Fit! Created by 2 time Olympian and certified personal trainer Natasha Mayers, Soca Jam Fit blows any other cardio dance workout out of the water. Bring your flag and great ready to party while you trim your waistline. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm - 8pm. Your first class is FREE!!!!! Regular class fee is $5, monthly unlimited class card $50.

 

 

Music LA Summer Session with Project MuszEd @ WHAA

June 2014

 

SUMMER IS HERE!!! If you attended our intensive summer session last year, you know how much fun we had. This year we are excited to announce we have expanded our 1-week intensive to a 6-week intensive through our partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Music LA Program. Get ready for 6-weeks of INTENSE training in voice, songwriting, guitar, drums, stage performance, piano and hip hop production. The 2014 Music LA summer session at the Manchester Jr. Arts Center (located inside the Vision Theater) in Leimert Park begins Monday June 30th 2014. To register, email Jacques Lesure at jacqueslesure@yahoo.com or call (213) 290-1046. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

 

 

Music LA Winter Session with Project MuszEd & WHAA

January 2014

 

Are you looking for FREE and fun music education this winter? If so join your favorite WHAA instructor at the Music LA winter session at the Manchester Jr. Arts Center in Leimert Park. Classes begin January 27th 2014. To register email Jacques Lesure at jacqueslesure@yahoo.com or call (323) 290-1046. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!!

 

 

Thumbtack.com Spotlight

November 2013

 

Exciting news! WHAA founder Tanisha Hall has been Spotlighted this month on Thumbtack.com. 

"I had the wonderful opportunity to see two of my voice students, a twin duo, Chrystal and Chyna, perform at the Hollywood Bowl with Natalie Cole a couple weeks ago. Among my most inspiring projects has been piano student Xavier Swenson, a retired vet gravely wounded in Iraq. He came to me to learn piano to help rehabilitate his hands after sustained injuries and numerous surgeries. 3 years ago he was bed ridden......"

 

Click "Read more" to read out the rest of the article on Thumbtack.com!

 

NAACP Act-So Auditions Coming Soon!!!!!

​November 2013

Are you an African American high school student interested in entering the 2014 NAACP Act-So Competition? If so, contact the WHAA quickly for details about the upcoming parent orientation meeting and application deadlines. Local winners compete to receive $2,000 (1st place), $1,500 (2nd place) or $1,000 (3rd place) in 25 categories!​

If you are interested in learning more information about the upcoming Act-So Competition, click the "Read more" link below to contact the WHAA.

Chase Mission Main Street Grants
October 2013

The WHAA has entered to win a grant from Chase Mission Main Street. To be eligible to receive a grant, each organization must receive 250 votes by November 15th. 


Voting is very simple, just click the "Read more" link to go to this website then use your Facebook account to enter your vote. Thank you for your support!!!

 

https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/11946.

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