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Welcoming back Miss Kirstin, Spring Recital Highlights, Summer 2020

Academy of Sound looks ahead to summer 2020 and beyond

We miss all of you, and are thinking of you and your families. We hope you're all safe and healthy, and finding new ways of "being." These have been challenging times, and you have all been so supportive and appreciative.

Thank you for sticking with us -- We are deeply grateful! 

On May 17th, our spring recital, the 17th annual and first-ever offered entirely online, raised  $1,185 to date, which will support youth in our community who need assistance accessing music lessons through the Academy of Sound Foundation. The virtual recital is posted at, where donations to the scholarship fund continue to be accepted.

Here's a highlight: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," performed by 3rd grader Wesley, accompanied by family and friends, including AOS teacher Adam C.


Academy of Sound, LLC and Academy of Sound Foundation, Inc. stand unequivocally against racism and systemic oppression.

Together we support our Black students, families, and community.

We value listening, and believe wholeheartedly in the power of music to unite and heal our world. But there is more work that must be done.

We join our voices with the chorus around the world affirming that Black Lives Matter.


Instructor Miss Kirstin (voice) Returns, Summer 2020

Mezzo Soprano Kirstin Roble completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Hailed as a “mellifluous mezzo,” (Mike Fisher, Journal Sentinel), she is an accomplished performer in opera, musical theatre, and recital. Kirstin has worked with students from ages five through adult. Her patient, enthusiastic manner resonates well with a wide variety of ages and interests. Ms. Roble’s students are placed in top choirs at their schools, singing roles in shows, and have won talent competitions and scholarships. Kirstin teaches Classical Private Voice and Piano as well as Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Rock, and Introduction to Jazz. Ms. Roble also teaches acting, character building and improvisation. Kirstin has held positions with the Wauwatosa School of Music in Wauwatosa, WI and the Madison Music Foundry. In addition, she has also worked as a group voice and musical theatre instructor at the First Stage Children’s Theatre in Milwaukee. She is a member of the Madison Opera chorus. Ms. Roble maintains professional membership in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists). Kirstin joined Academy of Sound in 2017.

Welcome back for the summer, Miss Kirstin! See our openings to register with her today.


Important dates to remember

Academy of sound will continue to operate virtually (online lessons only) throughout summer 2020

Monday June 15: Summer session begins

Thursday August 27: Summer session ends

TBD: Summer recital (online/virtual)

We are currently planning for fall 2020 and will announce school-year enrollment dates as soon as they are finalized.

You can always see the latest, and sync with us, at


Academy of Sound Store Features Free Local Delivery

Our store is now completely online, including La Mancha guitars (with more coming directly from Germany soon!), plus music books, accessories, and more.

Visit to browse our catalog and place your order today.


Keeping in Touch

Now, more than ever, it is important that we stay in touch. Since we don't have a chance to connect with you each week in the waiting area, please remember that we are here via email, phone, or video chat, for any questions, concerns, or things you just want us to know throughout the week. 


Add some music to your social media feed!

Join the Academy of Sound group on Facebook to connect with other families & events.

And we always appreciate reviews on Facebook, Google, or Yelp!


Refer a friend and receive a $25 credit for each student who signs up for lessons!


Support Academy of Sound Foundation

A portion of your purchases at will support music scholarships through the Academy of Sound Foundation. There's no extra cost, and you will be helping area students in need to access music lessons.

Click the link or logo to begin shopping.


Reporting absences

Write to or call us at (608) 371-9030 to report absences.

Review our policies at Any questions? Let us know.

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