The French Academy Establishes Partnership with MacPhail Center for Music

Every classroom will incorporate premier music instruction in 2011-2012 school year

Online PR News – 12-June-2011 – – The French Academy of Minnesota and MacPhail Center for Music announced today a partnership to enhance music education for students of The French Academy. In addition to standard music instruction in the classroom, a MacPhail instructor will work directly with each class to build students’ musical literacy.

"We take great pride in providing the best education and language immersion instruction to our students,” said Véronique Liebmann, founder and director of The French Academy. “Music is a language in itself and we are so happy to have MacPhail, the education and music experts, joining us!”

Nora Paoli will be working with the students. Paoli is an early childhood music teacher and community partnership educator at MacPhail. She has been in music education for the last 10 years, with experience teaching preschool and school age students. Music classes will consist of students learning to work with instruments, vocalizations, drum beat patterns, dance methods and more. Learn more about MacPhail Center for Music by visiting

About The French Academy
The French Academy was established in 1998 and is the only school in Minnesota offering a total French-immersion curriculum from preschool through fifth grade, and the only school accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Located in St. Louis Park, The French Academy provides a private, friendly and language-enriched environment for students based on critical thinking, problem solving, the acquisition of civic responsibility and the development of life values within an international community. Learn more at