How We Got Started

Deanna Branaman, RMMA Director, has dreamed of starting a music school in Sedona. She taught music in the Verde Valley, including at Big Park School, where she started the Garbage Can Band and Machine Shop, a steel drum performance group. She also taught choir, band, percussion and general music. She has continued to teach guitar and piano at Southwestern Academy, a private international boarding school located on the outskirts of Sedona. 

Deanna leads music at The House Church, and approached the congregation about starting a music school. She was met with overwhelming support, and thus Red Mountain Music Academy was born! She currently leads a staff of five instructors at RMMA.. 



 Teeny Tiny Tunes - 2-3 years old

Tiny Tunes - 4 years old

Little Musicians - 5-6 years old 

Steel Drums - All ages

Beginning Guitar Class - 8 years old and up

Ukulele Class - 6 years old and up

Children’s Choir - 8 - 12 years old

Percussion (Drumming) - 8 years old and up

Band Instruments - 10 years old and up

Piano - 4 years old and up