Your methods are the voice you speak with, not only the tools you use, but the way you use them.  Setting out on the path, students should consider that while the tools can make a difference, it’s the overall perspective you apply to many approaches that’s truly important. Mentors at UPA teach this, encouraging diverse applications and devices.

The mentors at UPA also recognize the need for a higher standard of matching between student and curriculum.  We can quickly assess the situation and provide you with specific, tried and true input on which platforms, devices, and fields of study will elevate your craft.

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We cater equally to seasoned music professionals and brand new initiates to the industry. We make certain to ensure that you are met at the right level and are challenged yet not too uncomfortable. For those that wish, we offer a boot camp treatment that goes the extra mile to ensure your performance.

Andreas Robbins Scholarship

In honor of beloved son, friend, student and brother Andreas Robbins, whose love for music affected all those who were close to him, the UPA is proud to announce an annual scholarship in his name: the Andreas Robbins Scholarship.

UPA Online

We bring studios around the world directly to students, with state of the art video and audio feeds.

New York Facilities

Several active studios in NYC are the setting for our “In the Field” classes.