Founded in 2007 and established in 2008, the mission of G-Clef Music Academy is to provide a nurturing environment while developing and enhancing the music skills of its students. We believe that an education in the arts is one of the most essential and enriching experiences a child, youth or adult can enjoy. We started this mission on the island of St. Thomas and later expanded, in 2019, to the island of St. Croix.
G-Clef Music Academy is dedicated to providing students with an exceptional educational and artistic experience while fostering a lifelong appreciation of and commitment to excellence in music. We also strive to foster creative expression, promote personal enrichment and encourage a love of music. We use music to teach music. We also use encouraging incentives to help students grasp concepts and grow in their musical journey. Whatever your age, or your music level, you can learn to play an instrument music at G-Clef Music Academy!
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A Melodious Mission
James H. Gumbs, Jr., the Academy Director of G-Clef Music Academy, holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Clark Atlanta University and has worked in the education system of the United States Virgin Islands for over 18 years. James is an accomplished musician. In the early part of his career, he performed with jazz music giants, such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles. Through James’ leadership, G-Clef is the largest privately run music school in the U.S. Virgin Islands with locations on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Beginners to advanced students are taught by qualified, patient and skilled music instructors who teach the music style that students love. He founded the school, because of his sincere passion for teaching music and developing quality musicians.
Meet the Academy Director
James H. Gumbs, Jr.
G-Clef Music Academy Director
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