ABOUT OUR PROGRAM / OUR STAFF

ABOUT GEGISOM

The Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music, Inc. is a non-profit, faith-based charitable performing arts institution, established –

  • To provide a safe, creative facility where at-risk inner city youth can experience social, cognitive and cultural development through music and the performing arts in the underserved community of North Philadelphia.
  • To provide a venue for adults to be trained in music and development of music careers.
  • To provide quality music education / training to schools and organizations in our community through our GEGISOM Young Scholars Outreach Program.
  • Job Referrals 

GEGISOM’S Core Programs Include:

  • Indivudal & Group Music / Dance Instruction on and off site  Piano, Organ,  Keyboard, Guitar,  Percussion, Violin, Voice, Handbells Classes and Ballet, Hip Hop and Praise Dances.
  • Drama Classes on and off site.
  • All dance classes on or off site.
  • Music Tech Classes on and off site where students  can create and record music.
  • Summer Music Camp
  • Camp Youth Leadership Program
  • Out of school music education programming.

Private Music Instruction

We offer private individual and group lessons in the following areas:

  • Ballet I – (Ages 2-6) $25.00 per week; with Free Lunch Letter from school, $5.00 per week
  • Ballet II – (Ages 7-up) $25.00 per week; with free Lunch Letter from School, $5.00 per week
  • Group Drumming – ( Ages 2-7 ) years.   $5.00 per week
  • Handbells – (Ages 9 and up) $5.00 per hour
  • Hip Hop –  (Ages 8 -18 ) $5.00 per week  With Free Lunch Letter from School.
  • Keyboard*
  • Keyboard Lab – (Ages 6- 18) $15.00 per hour (Ages 19-up) $25 per hour
  • Modern/Jazz Dance (Same as Ballet I and II for youth) or  Adults. 
  • Music Tech Class (Ages 13-18) $15.00 per week;
  • Music Theory and Composition $25.00 for 45 minutes.
  • Organ (Allen)*
  • Percussion / Praise Dance (5 and up) $25 wk: with scholarship $5.00 per week
  • Strings  (6 and up)  $15 wk (Group)

REGISTRATION FEE: $25.00 

Private Lessons: $20/30min $40/hr

  • Piano*
  • Voice*
  • Woodwinds*
ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE.

Subsidies available based on proof of receiving free lunches at school or most recent Tax form. . Special group rates for all school students.

OUR STAFF

Stan Drayton – Board of Directors, Chairman

Joyce Drayton, MSW, Founder / Executive Director

 

 

 

  • Stan Drayton – Security (Volunteer)
  • Clay Jackson Saxophone
  • Hazel Jefferson – Voice/ Piano/Organ
  • Levi Rivers – Voice
  • Jade Spence/ Dance 
  • Leah Schick – Strings
  • Dennis Charles Stevenson – Piano
  • Bernard Watson – Percussion
  • Stephen Willis- Strings
  • Turkeesha Harris- Piano/ Voice/ Percussion

Class Schedule

September to June Class Times

Ballet I – (Ages 2- 6 )
Ballet II – (Ages 7 and up)
TBA
Group Drumming Hot Tots (Ages 2-7 )
Saturdays: Noon – 1:00 PM
Hip Hop Saturdays
11:00 AM – Noon
Praise Dance
Saturdays: Noon – 1:00 PM

Percussion
Thursday 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Piano

Tuesday      2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday:   2:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday:   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Strings     Wednesday  3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Voice

Wednesday  3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Thursday 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Woodwinds
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Awards

Address

1628 W Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132

Phone

(215) 430-0435

Fax:
(215) 430-0452

Email

gegisom@aol.com