The Academy of Music for the Blind (AMB)
We are proud to announce the debut of AMB ONLINE! A nationwide Saturday Music and Performing Arts Program for musically-talented blind youth.
Blind students from all over the nation are enrolling in the most comprehensive music and performing arts program for the blind found anywhere in the world!
Throughout the 20 years AMB has been holding its on-site program in the greater Los Angeles area, AMB has amassed unparalleled experience teaching musically-talented blind youth. And, now with the successful launch of AMB’s Online Saturday Program, students get a full compliment of lessons in:
- Winds: Recorder, Flute, Clarinet, Sax
- Braille Music / Ear Training/ Theory
AMB teachers are not merely top music teachers of the blind, they are also professional working musicians able to teach students all music genres:
- International Folk
Using the Zoom Meeting platform students effortlessly glide between each class, while AMB’s Technology Officer is constantly present to help resolve any video/sound/connection issues that may occur at the student’s location.
To find out more about AMB Online, to apply for enrollment, or to inquire about teaching opportunities at AMB Online, contact us at:
MISSION & VISION
AMB is dedicated to addressing the unique talents and challenges of blind youth by developing their musical, creative, cognitive, physical and social skills through education in music and the performing arts.
Our vision is a world where a comprehensive education in music and the performing arts will be available to blind youth regardless of economic status or geography. With the development of their unique talents they will be able to integrate into mainstream educational and workplace settings, while inspiring and contributing to the larger community.
Here’s a beautiful short video captured by Josh Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation that tells our story, vision and current needs
How to help
AMB depends on private donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to fund 50% of our operating budget and to provide scholarships to deserving students. We are dedicated to serving every talented blind student that can benefit from our program. You can make a significant difference by sponsoring our students today!
Come see one of our events
Our talented students love to perform! Come and enjoy their inspiring performances at our annual Spring and Winter concerts. Check out our Calendar of Events to get details on all AMB performance dates.
Media, Press & Artist Friends
AMB welcomes artists that would like to support our organization by helping spread the word about AMB’s mission. We are grateful to have amazingly talented artists such as Tina Guo, Marie Digby, Justin Kauflin, Roger Bart, Ivan Rutherford, Julie Garnye and many others visit and perform for our students.