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Published on March 3rd, 2021 | by Crystal Willis


Grammy-Nominated Songwriter Ant Clemons is White Hall Arts Academy’s Biggest Success Story So Far

Award-Winning White Hall Arts Academy Launches Nationwide ‘Heartbeats’ Virtual Program to Bring Arts Education to Youth During Pandemic

White Hall Arts Academy (WHAA) recently announced the official re-launch of their acclaimed Music4LA program, now called the HeARTBeats Virtual Arts Program, running online from March 6 through April 24. Students ages four to 12 years old can enroll in as many classes as they choose including strings (violin and guitar), singing, dance, piano and drums for only $35 per month. Additionally, the academy’s popular Songwriter Series returns on March 4,  featuring special music industry guests like fellow White Hall student and Grammy-nominee, Ant Clemons. Students ages 13 and up can enroll for an entire month for $85. The program, which teaches basic songwriting concepts and music theory, has featured celebrity guests and executives from Atlantic Records, Sony/ATV, Universal Music Publishing Group and many more.

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum, Billboard chart-topping singer-songwriter, Ant Clemons is one of White Hall Arts Academy’s biggest student success stories. The rising star recently performed his single “Better Days,” alongside superstar Justin Timberlake during President Joe Biden’s 2021 Presidential Inauguration Day TV Special. Clemons’ credits include a growing number of collaborations with hit-artists such as Kanye West, Ty Dolla $ign, Camilla Cabello, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Diplo.

“We’re so grateful for the much-needed support of corporate sponsors and private donors that make it possible to provide this invaluable education to kids around the world,” expressed Tanisha Hall, Founder and Executive Director of WHAA. “At a time like this, it’s never been more important to encourage the creativity and discipline of our youth through the arts. Having been taken out of their normal learning environment, this instruction can vastly improve their development, mental health and school performance.”

For three consecutive years, WHAA has been awarded “Best Top 3 Music Schools in Los Angeles” by Three Best Rated. The black woman-owned non-profit offers a robust selection of private lessons and group classes. In 2020, the academy was awarded the highly-esteemed Lewis Prize for Music Grant for their exceptional effort to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing them to donate instruments to children who could not afford to purchase them.

Recently, White Hall Arts Academy hosted their virtual Winter Spectacular Showcase, an annual recital of WHAA’s private students, that was live-streamed on February 13. Replays of the performances throughout Act 1Intermission, and Act 2 are now available for viewing.

For more information about White Hall Arts Academy, to register for classes, or inquire about making a private donation, visit WHAA’s official website.

About Tanisha Hall, Founder of White Hall Arts Academy

Tanisha Hall, Founder of White Hall Arts Academy, has spent nearly two decades in the entertainment and arts education industries. Hall has provided management, production, and operations for GRAMMY Award® winning musician and record producer Keith Harris, Chaka Khan Believes, Warner Bros Records, Edmonds Entertainment Group and more. The White Hall Arts Academy, founded in 2011, has been home to successful artists that have topped the Billboard Charts, and many students who’ve been featured on talent shows like America’s Got Talent, American Idol, and The Voice.


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About the Author

Crystal Willis is an Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Entertainment Publicist and CEO of The Omni Firm. She is also a Transformational Life Coach and Founder of The Crysalis. Her personal story has been seen by millions of people on media outlets like Marie Claire Magazine, PBS, Blaze TV, Daily Signal and more.

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