©2018 by Fortress Arts Academy. 

about us

Fortress Arts Academy provides an enriched learning environment that has helped countless students explore their own possibilities. Founded in 2006, we are located in Philadelphia, PA and believe everyone should have the right to explore their innate creativity and curiosity.

 

Classes are taught in both group and individual settings, including music theory, instrumental lessons and ensembles. From the first day, students learn how to communicate and cooperate with others through music, an essential skill for any musician.  

 

We’re proud of our students and staff, who are always eager to learn, create and grow together. Contact us for more information.

Meet THE TEAM

Founding Executive Director | Chief Creative Officer:

Valerie V. Gay 

Administrator:

Pearl Simpson

 

Instructors:

Valerie V. Gay- General Music/Voice

Jeff Monjack- Guitar + Ukulele


Gregory Simpson- Piano/Keyboards


Terrance Young - Drums

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

 

Dr. Amelia Garbisch, President
 

Ingrid Heim, Vice President


Kelly Mobley, Vice President


Jeannel Graham Tillman, Secretary


Laraz Villarose, Treasurer

Valerie V. Gay, Founding Executive Director | Chief Creative Officer