Create. Even in a crisis.
About Arts Academy
We are so excited to announce the establishment and opening of the MIFAL Arts Academy this school year. We will be offering virtual classes, individual training and virtual performance opportunities for our students. Open to ages 12 and up (exceptionally gifted younger students welcomed on a case by case basis.)
Reaching beyond basic instruction in the arts, the MIFALAA aims to provide quality visual, performing and culinary arts education for individuals and groups. All virtual! Live streaming interactive classes and access to all materials online for home study and practice.
We also offer Music Appreciation and Fine Arts Appreciation online courses for home schooling or hybrid high school scheduling. Complete the Registration form below to receive more information based on your creative education needs.
Music Instruction For All Learners, Inc.
Music Instruction for All Learners, Inc. nurtures the creativity, artistry, and scholarship of students and faculty; educates students to achieve excellence as performers, composers, and scholars; and enriches the education of all students through the study and practice of music. The historic and continuing commitment of Music Instruction For All Learners, Inc. infuses a fundamental commitment to the teaching of comprehensive musicianship into all aspects of the curriculum. The School provides opportunities to understand, participate in, and enjoy music. It has a responsibility for fulfilling this mission, not only for the citizens of Baltimore, MD, but also for its constituency regionally, nationally, and someday internationally.
Our Instructors come with years of experience in their craft as well as educators. We are confident that you will be able to learn and grow artistically and technically under the care of our incredible academy instructors.
I am a Safe Serve Certified Chef and I'm 28 years young. My business Is Tiffony's Delectable Delights. I have 4 beautiful daughters who I plan to leave a legacy behind to. My goal is to provide a fusion cuisine that everyone can learn to love. Fusion cuisine as a cuisine that combines elements of different culinary traditions and gives you a chance to be able to branch out and combined them all to make a beautiful dish. In MIFALAA's virtual culinary arts classes and workshops, I will show you how to prepare different meals and desserts that they can create for themselves or even their families.
Beginner Ballet, Jazz,
Tap and Modern
Nia Pretto has been dancing for 16 years in various styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, and modern. She trained at the American Repertory Ballet as well as Body and Music School of Performing Arts where she later became an instructor when she was just 14 years old. While in high school, Nia always performed in her school’s musicals such as The Little Mermaid (Jetsam) and Oklahoma (Dream Laury). Nia also performed in American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker (Polly, Chinese, Candy Cane) and Swan Lake (Flower girl). Nia continues to be a part of the performing arts through Choir Psi Phi’s Catonsville Chapter where she recently performed My Shot Hamilton Concert (Eliza). Nia now double majors in Dance Performance and Choreography and Exercise Science at Towson University under the direction of Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell, Vincent Thomas, and Runqiao Du. Nia dreams of continuing her dance career on Broadway and then going to medical school in order to bring medicine to those who need it most.
Dean DeTrece Lavender
Vocal & Guitar
Ms. DeTrece Lavender is a true go-getter when it comes to music. She works with vocal students on proper technique, studio technique performance skills, harmonizing, and songwriting. Ms. DeTrece was elevated to the position of the Dean of MIFAL Arts Academy during the summer of 2020. When she was approached with the idea of starting a new program as part of MIFAL INC she didn't even blink an eye. That show's true dedication to the arts. We are truly glad to have her taking on such a great position to help us continue the arts even in the midst of a pandemic. Create even in crisis.
DeTrece (affectionately called "Ms. Dee" by her students) Lavender is a native of Miami, Florida. When her family moved to Sarasota, she was afforded the opportunity to study music and the performing arts as a middle and high school student of the Westcoast School. It was then that she began to understand the power of the creative arts as an effective form of emotional expression and release. By middle school, DeTrece began fine tuning her natural talents by studying classical voice which earned her several starring roles in the Sarasota Youth Opera, The Aslo Theater and the Players Theater. She is also a proud former member of the Westcoast Black Theater Troop in Sarasota, FL. Under the caring leadership of these opportunities, she was able to combine musical and life experiences in order to offer a more well rounded educational and musical experience for her students.
She was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she received a dual Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy and Vocal Performance (Class of 2003). It was through her service as a music therapist, Millieu (residential) counselor and music teacher in the Boston City Public Schools/Greater Boston Metropolitan Area, that she began to feel the call toward a greater understanding of the gravity and role of the socio-emotional needs of students (and their families/villages) in urban settings. This call brought her to Baltimore, MD where she enrolled in the Pastoral Counseling Masters of Science program at Loyola University. In addition to her studies, she currently teaches Elementary and Middle School choir/ Musicianship teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids Program. She has also served as Minister Of Music and Arts at several local churches.
MIFAL INC is proud to announce its new affiliation with TFC Tuition Fiancing. TFC Tuition has been providing student-financing programs for over 40 years and is proud to have over 500,000 students at over 2,500 schools and colleges as clients. With full-service operation centers in both New York and San Francisco, TFC is the national leader in private financing plans for education. We take great pride in our industry-wide reputation for professional excellence.
At TFC, we thoroughly understand the needs of schools and colleges and have developed unique and flexible programs allowing tuition financing approval for almost every student. We partner with you to help enroll, retain and graduate more students, who will achieve more successful futures, while increasing the success of your school.