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Welcome to RSMA

Message from the Founder:



Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Ron Savage Music Academy (RSMA).  Along with founding the Ron Savage Music Academy, I have worked at Berklee College of Music for over four decades and currently serve as the Dean of the Professional Performance Division.  In my 45 years as a music educator, I have never been more excited about an educational initiative as I am about the growth of RSMA to include an online division.


When my wife, Lois, and I founded The Ron Savage Music Academy in 1999 (formerly ALMI) our goal was make the joy and educational benefits of music lessons accessible to young people in the Cambridge/Boston area regardless of financial status.  Through the generous support of many in our community we’ve been able to carry out that mission for the past 21 years.  We are thrilled about the possibilities created by the addition of the new online division. This Initiative will expand our outreach in ways we never imagined 21 years ago!


Music training opens the doors to creative thinking, strong math and language skills, teamwork, goal setting, leadership, and personal discipline.  As you will read in the testimonials, our students, mentees,and instructors are quite accomplished both in the music industry and in their career life pursuits.

RSMA students have attended many of the world’s most prestigious music institutions.  Our former teacher/mentees now teach and serve in leadership roles at many of those institutions as well. 


Thank you again for taking a moment to learn about our program and do not hesitate to reach out for more information or to have your questions answered.



Ron Savage


"Ron Savage is one of my personal heroes because of his commitment to sharing his vast knowledge about music, life and cultural wealth with the many students he’s taught over the years, as well as his friends, family and colleagues. Abundant Life Music Instruction, the Ron Savage Music Academy and the Cambridge Jazz Festival are important institutions in Cambridge and surrounding areas, fostering art and creative practice as essential and life saving. Ron sets a fine example of strong leadership with everything that he does, diligently serving his community and greater society dynamically and proudly."


-Terri Lyne Carrington

Multiple Grammy Award–winning drummer, producer, and educator


"I was 15 years old when I became a piano student in Ron Savage's music educational program. I would take the train to Cambridge every Saturday morning and walk to the church where lessons were held and take my lessons. This program inspired me to be a well-rounded, insightful and studious musician, as well as one who focused on giving back to my community and other aspiring musicians. As a music professional and professor, my heart goes out to students who have a desire to be musicians but little to no access to quality programming and teachers. With massive budget cuts in the K-12 educational sector for music and arts departments, having a program like this is an invaluable necessity." 


-Chantel Hampton 

Grammy Nominated Vocalist, Engineer

Without a doubt, if you are serious about having a career in music  Ron Savage Music Academy is the right choice for you. I can’t say enough great things about this program.  My primary focus was drums. I learned how to read music, improvise, perform with a band and how to practice for success.  


Due to the high standard of excellence, every teacher in the academy is exceptional.  They use techniques that apply to and accommodate all levels of experience.  I joined with no experience.  Ron Savage Music Academy equipped me with the tools needed to earn a full tuition scholarship to Berklee.  


I would recommend this program to anyone.  Because of this program I have a career in music today. I have been around the world performing different styles of music. Currently today I live in LA producing, writing and performing with various artist in the industry.  I hope the legacy of this phenomenal program continues to spread throughout the music industry.  


Mark Ward (Drums, Bass, Piano)

CEO, Diamond Quality Entertainment 

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