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SOUNDS Academy

SOUNDS teaches, mentors, and provides students with musical opportunities to enable them to pursue their aspirations in the field of music.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Education
  • Location Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

SOUNDS is a non-profit music education program for students in grades 3-12. Students receive individual lessons, group classes, and participate in public performances. Students also meet with different professionals in the field of music, as well as local and touring artists. SOUNDS provides music education opportunities to a wide variety of children and aims to remove any barriers that children may have in receiving quality music education.


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    Kirk Johnson
    Executive Director

    Kirk Johnson is the Founder and Executive Director of SOUNDS (Students Opening Up New Doors with Strings). He began his musical journey in Boston, Massachusetts where after graduating from FOCUS, was able to take violin lessons with Project STEP. Kirk graduated with a BM in Viola Performance and a MEd from Indiana University. Kirk began Owen County SOUNDS in the Fall of 2003. He is currently the director of SOUNDS Academy in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ.