The Bulverde Academy of Music, BAM! is a unique music instructional facility located at 28152 HWY 281 in the Hill Country Square shopping area. We offer serious music lessons, with an emphasis on live performances in several genres.
Our instructors are all accomplished professional musicians with a combined stage performance history that is decades long. Our curricula cover all spectrums of the live performance fields which include Bluegrass, Country, Western Swing, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Fusion and Orchestral/Classical.
Violin, Viola, Cello, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Drums and Percussion (Kit, Marching, Mallets), Piano, Guitar, Voice, French Horn, Trumpet, Steel Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Dobro, Breakdown & Western Swing Fiddling. Along with applied live performance techniques, we teach harmony & music theory, composition and transposition.
The BAM! objective is to provide students with an individualized program designed to provide the best over-all advancement opportunities and that means being flexible rather than rigid in our approach. So, we teach by notation as well as playing by ear. We have developed teaching methodologies that combine the traditional with methods that are uniquely our own.
BAM! features our own String Orchestra, String Quartet, Horn Ensemble, Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Fiddle Group, Percussion Group and several Lab Bands in many genres (Bluegrass, Rock, Jazz, Big Band, Latin, etc.). Students are able to compete for positions in these groups.
This academy is a dream come true for me. When I first started getting serious about music in my early teens I had to go to a university for basic theory. I also had to track down advanced improvisation mastering friends to study with and also took private lessons on two instruments at two different places with two different instructors. It's exciting to offer all of this in one location by the best teachers around, who are also top-notch live performers. With our stage experience, we're able to save our students years and are able to customize their training for their specific targets and goals. Our reputation for success at BAM is amazing. With a world-class recording studio on location, we're also able to offer the latest Pro-Tools audio training courses as well as student rates for CD's, demo's, etc. We also offer courses for engineering and producing. Everything a serious music student (at any skill level) would need is here and it's such a reward for us to see so many of them out touring, recording, composing and making a difference in our community and abroad.
- Bobby Flores, Owner/Director.