Location: We are located at 1537 Webster Street. Short term parking is available in the rear of the building next to AFE Fire
Ozzy's Music Academy
Students at OMA will be functional musicians prepared to share music with age appropriate peers prepared to play and perform
OMA prepares students through a curriculum ____ hosting tiered afterschool programming for instruments, kid through adult band creating & coaching, open mics, jam sessions,
We at OMA believe in
Ozzy, Joseph Osborne, is a musician, music educator, and philanthropist bringing music to the East bay and beyond.
Growing up, Joseph was playing piano daily and singing at school in choirs, classes and at church.
His Father was a passionate hobbyist singer who participated in and had many friends in the various choirs at church in the local Barbershopper chorus and quartets.
Joseph studied Education and Music at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, completing his undergraduate degree at Wayne State Teachers College.
His teaching career took him to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State for a few years of scenic beauty and music before moving to Oakland to pursue his Master's Degree in Music and Pedagogy.
Since completion of his Master's Degree in Music Curriculum and Instruction at Holy Names University, he has taught privately and in Charter and Public schools. He is also excited playing in multiple hobby bands as a guitarist, keyboardist and bassist. He also plays low brass, the trumpet, alto saxophone, the trap-set, and is a local vocal jazz artist.
Along with the Academy in Alameda, his most recent teaching project is Emotive Arts Oakland, a 10-day workshop that centers on Social-Emotional skill building through performing and visual arts skits. This workshop shows students they can embrace a new identity as an artist in everything they do, embodying mindfulness, self-awareness, and communication skills to enrich their lives.
He works with families and individuals of all ages to connect them to their inner artist and build the practices necessary to grow in regular, successful making music.
He shares the liberating joy and connection of music making that brings people and families closer to themselves and one another through his workshops, lessons, and projects.
Ozzy is one of the most Optimistic people I have ever met.
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