Stickandstrum Music Academy reopens under new management

By NATHAN HOWELL | Special to the Reporter

HOOVER – Katherine Fowler has been teaching music to children at the Stickandstrum Music Academy since she was 14 years old, but now she has taken a bigger leap by buying the company and taking over as its manager.

The academy offers a wide range of lessons including drums, bass, guitar, ukulele, voice and songwriting. Coming out of the restrictions placed on businesses because of the COVID-19 epidemic, they have just recently begun offering their lessons again.

Fowler’s love of music and desire to share that love with others is what drove her to teach in the first place. She explained that stickandstrum gives children an opportunity to grow and develop a passion for playing.

“It is a unique opportunity for students to build relationships with their teachers and other students while strengthening their passion and education in music,” Fowler said. “At Stickandstrum, we tailor our curriculum to the individual student to create a more engaging and affective learning experience.”

The academy has several teachers, however Fowler currently teaches instruments herself like piano, guitar and ukulele.

The academy is going to offer a unique experience called “Rock Band Camp,” which will run June 16-18. This class will allow for more experienced students to learn play together with others as a unit.

According to her assistant Morgan Patrick, “this is really an opportunity for kids in the community to come together and get to know each other and learn to play together.”

The academy offers private and group lessons for ages four and up. To get more information about lessons and events you can visit Stickandstrum.com.