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
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