GMG Music & Arts Afterschool Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 1053 Sparkleberry Ln. Ext.
Phone Number: 803-206-8939
Fax Number: 1-888-563-9382

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GMG Music & Arts Afterschool Academy
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Additional Information

Focus: Music and Arts
Director: Mrs. Gray
Schools Served: Lake Carolina, Kelly Mill Middle, Dent Middle, Summit Middle, Ridge View High, Spring Valley High, North Springs, Center for Inquiry, Center for Knowledge, Rice Creek, Bridgecreek, EL Wright
School District: Richland School District Two
County: Richland
Schedule: 2:30pm-6pm Monday through Friday
Ages: 7-16
Capacity: 32
Membership/Pricing: $250

Music School


GMG Music & Arts Afterschool Academy was implemented in 2008 to give youth the opportunity to be more involved in music & arts in a supervised after school setting. GMG Music & Arts Afterschool Academy is a program under GMG Music Center which was established in 2003 sharing the gift of music to youth ages 4-18.

Program Highlights:

GMG Music Center is offering a creative alternative to after school care with a Music and Arts Afterschool Academy. Now students have the opportunity to experience music and arts at its best! We provide a safe environment where students can get homework assistance, a healthy snack and the added benefits of the arts all in one dynamic afterschool experience! Students will have the option to take up piano, guitar, vocal or drums which will include both group and private lessons. They will also have access to the performance center where they will be involved in the Children's Theater in addition to other group and individual performances. Students will participate in arts and crafts, songwriting and production, creative writing, drama, videograhpy and even digital photography!

Support Services:

Academic support and one on one tuting available


Students participate in music and art activites

Field Trip Destinations: Koger Center, USC School of Music and other destinations to highten and educate students about the arts.
Program Information:

Each day after school, the GMG Music and Arts Afterschool Academy provide its students with homework assistance, the arts and a nutritious snack in one dynamic after school experience.

In addition to daily core activities there are several enhanced programs available for students to participate in such as:

ASAP (After School Arts Performance)
ASAP includes visual arts, music, dance, drama and poetry classes, and features artists/educators-in-residence working with the GMG Music and Arts Afterschool Program children.  Periodically specific programs will conclude with a special culminating performance which will bring together students, families, and community members to celebrate the talent and accomplishments of the children. 

Health Factor
Health Factor provides fun and innovative opportunities for students to learn about being healthy.  Health Factor encourages healthy habits including drinking more water and making healthy eating choices, and teaches kids and parents how to understand and monitor food labels.

PRYDE (Preparing Responsible Youth Determined to Excel)
The GMG Music and Arts Afterschool Academy believes in educating the whole child.  PRYDE is especially designed for youth ages 13-15. Members of the PRYDE Team are encouraged to act as mentors to the younger participants.  They will also engage in teen talk sessions which will closely mirror the real world in which they engage in day to day as they learn to make responsible decisions. 

Impact Music
Impact Music takes participants through the steps of songwriting, production and performance.  They will learn the power of lyrics and are challenged to create songs and poetry that will make a positive and lasting Impact on their peers and community.  The end product is an appreciation for team work, positive creative expression and a CD with their original songs.

YOUth Speak
This program uses poetry and gives youth a platform by encouraging them to engage in poetry not only in written form, but also in spoken word by performing their original work and the works of others. 

Friday Open Mic
Every Friday the participants will have an opportunity to participate in the Friday Open Mic where they can share their talent with their peers.

Slogan: Everyone is a learner.