Happy Valley just got more musical as the ribbon was cut at the new facility for the Happy Valley Arts Academy on Jan. 24.
The Happy Valley Arts Academy's new facility has more than doubled the space available to meet the growing demand for musical instruction. There are 10 large practice rooms in the space at Southeast 147th Avenue and Sunnyside Road where kids can learn to play any number of musical instruments.
"We've got over 20 teachers teaching a range of instruments, including piano, guitar, violin, voice and drums," said David Martin, the co-owner of the Happy Valley Arts Academy. "We offer the full range of instruments to over 400 kids."
Martin and his co-owner wife told KOIN 6 News their focus is on teaching. Awards and recognition are what he feels is fueling the academy's success.
He said the Happy Valley Academy is now the largest music school on the east side of the Portland area.
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