Irena's Music Academy - Professional Piano , Guitar, Saxophone, Drum and Theory lessons
About Us
Irena's Music Academy is locally owned and operated music school in Monroe, Louisiana.
Established in 2001 like a small piano studio, within a few years grew into large educational center. Irena's Music Academy (IMA) is owned and directed by it's founder MgA. Irena Jones, LCTM, NCTM 
who's credentials, teaching experience and very successful students has been undoubtedly reason for continuous flow of new students. 
Located at Paul Hewitt Music, Inc. - the largest Northeast Louisiana dealer of Yamaha pianos and all keyboard instruments - the IMA is providing professional lessons in piano, voice , guitar and music theory. Specialized in classical music, our spectrum is enlarged to pop, gospel, country and any requested types of music.
Our team teachers are also active performers - as soloists (solo recitals) and also as entertainers - playing at weddings, funerals, religious events (conventions) and all kinds of events where piano , voice and/or guitar presentation is needed.
Irena's Music Academy is presided over by MgA. Irena Jones, LCTM, NCTM, graduate of University of Performing Arts in Prague,CZ where she was awarded the credential of MgA - Magistr of Arts academic degree. In year 2011 she accomplished very important step in her career - passed National Professional test for music teachers and was awarded with the title of NCTM - Nationally Cerified Teacher of Music. Through the many years of her career there have been  more than hundred students who could call themselves as Ms. Irena's student, many of them achieved top prizes in national and international competitions, quite few of them continued studying piano at various Universities.
Irena's Music Academy team of teachers:

     John Farmer


John Farmer is a working jazz/classical guitarist in the Northeast Louisiana area. He 
has performed in chamber ensemble, solo, jazz big band and Broadway pit orchestra events.
Currently he maintains a rigorous gigging schedule, playing seven days weekly at the 
Warehouse No. 1 and Copeland's of Monroe, performing jazz and classical repertoire for 
solo guitar. He has taught students who have successfully auditioned into jazz guitar
programs at ULM, UNO and UNT.

He has extensive teaching experience with people of all ages, and offers
recital opportunities throughout the year. John has a passion for guitar education,
and seeks to share his passion for the guitar and music education with every 
student he encounters.

Joshua Huff
Josh is an excellent musician and teacher with passion for excellent music. Expert for jazz and contemporary music.


 Jessica Harper
IMA's former student. Her achievements and passion for music have proved that she is capable of teaching students with high professionalism and enthusiasm. After finishing her studies at La Tech she has come back and become part of IMA.


Aaron Begay - drums

 Studied music at ULM with focus on percussions, currently finishing his degree in Music Education. Very passionate about music and dedicated to his role as a teacher. His students have the benefit of using the great facility of ULM Band Building. IMA is fortunate to have this teacher in our team.

Irena's Music Academy belongs to a National professional group of musicians - MTNA (Music Teacher National Association)
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
1504 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Lessons and visitors by appointment only.
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