“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art” – Claude Debussy, French Composer

Applause Music Academy was established in the city of Glendora in 2018. After teaching privately for over 20 years in various music schools and colleges, Dr. Tigranuhi Arakelyan decided to invest her talents in her own community. She is committed to helping students pursue their musical dreams and instill in them a life-long passion for musical arts. With our dedicated teachers and a talented student community, we are confident in the quality education, guidance and a friendly network you will find here.

Applause Music Academy provides a unique and highly personalized method of learning by creating an environment to nurture, educate and encourage students to achieve the highest level of success. We focus on each student’s talents, needs, and special interests to give them an enjoyable learning experience. You will also find our Academy to be a friendly, accommodating, and a safe place to learn and make lasting friendships!

  • Once a Week, 30 Minute Sessions ($156 per month / $39 per session)
  • Once a Week, 45 Minute Sessions ($234 per month / $58.50 per session)
  • Once a Week, 60 Minute Sessions ($312 per month / $78 per session)


  • No Contracts or Registration Fees!
  • Tuition is collected on month-to-month basis.
  • You may begin lessons at any time and the tuition cost is prorated.
  • Applause Music Academy is a proud vendor for several Home and Charter Schools. Contact us today to learn more!
  • We are a year-round school! Our enrollment is always open, so call us anytime!
Academy Policies (PDF)