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ROOTS is excited to introduce our newest voice and piano mentor, Emmoe Doniz. Emmoe Doniz (voice • piano) finally comes home to Nashville to join the ROOTS team as its newest mentor. Emmoe began singing at age 13, leading worship at 16, and after joining the band D. Clea, discovered a passion for teaching music.… Read More »

We are thrilled to announce that we are in the final stages of purchasing our own building…the new and forever home of ROOTS Music & Dance Academy.   After five years of growth, overflowing lobbies, unavailable parking spaces and managing two locations, we are finally getting our own building and a permanent home for ROOTS… Read More »

We’re so excited to welcome a rock star team of instructors to our ROOTS Summer Dance Intensives this year! JESSICA STILLMAN – LEAPS AND JUMPS ROOTS Mentor & ROOTS Dance Company Coordinator, Jessica Stillman, brings her expertise and mentorship to Summer Dance Intensives to train dancers in leaps and jumps. Jessica has been with ROOTS for… Read More »

Some of you may know of Jeremy Cowart and his work. In his career, he’s taken portraits of many familiar names such as Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, and Ryan Seacrest, just to name a few. His clients, mostly entertainment based, include ABC, FOX, A&E, F/X, Discovery Channel, ESPN, People, US Weekly, VIBE, E!, Universal Records,… Read More »

2017 ROOTS Dance Recital Ingram Hall @ Vanderbilt University June 21-24, 2017 After nearly ten months of hard work, we come together, on stage at Vanderbilt’s Ingram Hall to showcase the gifts and talents of our ROOTS Dancers. Friends, family, grandparents and neighbors are all invited to join us at one (or more) of the… Read More »

We are less than one month away from the 2017 ROOTS Dance Recital: RISE. Our dancers have been working so hard, and we cannot wait to watch all of their time and dedication come to life on the Ingram Hall stage. We’re excited to announce that Recital T-Shirts and Memory Books are officially open for… Read More »

Free Trial Week is back by popular demand! That means YOU are invited to try out any instrument for one 30-minute lesson during the week of June 12-16. To celebrate, the music mentors rolled out carpool karaoke, ROOTS’ style. (See the video below!) Whether you sing in the car or in the shower, you can up your… Read More »

Music lessons are so much more than just a fun extracurricular or past-time. Picking up an instrument has major benefits on the brain. Check out this TED-ED by Anita Collins to hear how “fireworks go off” in a musicians brain every time they pick up their instrument, and the long-lasting effects of learning and playing… Read More »

You already know not all summer camps are created equal. When you’re choosing a summer camp for your child, keep the following 7 markers of a quality program in mind. 1. Safety. Anyone who works with children should undergo a background check. Check to see if this comes standard with the employees of the hosting… Read More »

The ROOTS Summer Camp experience is one your child will remember forever. While a week of fun in music or dance (or both!) are planned, there are some intentional ways personal growth and development are nurtured. Here are a few benefits of ROOTS Summer Camps. Summer camps give students: A chance to put away the… Read More »

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