Sunday, November 16th 2014 – Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale, MI from 2-5pm.

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An Evening with Chad Smith

Monday June 16, 2014 7pm – 9:30pm

at the Berman Center for Performing Arts

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Three community groups have teamed up to bring an unprecedented event to the Birmingham – Bloomfield community.  Bloomfield Hills native Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is heading back to his roots with a visit to Birmingham and surrounding areas on Monday June 16, 2014.  The Birmingham Historical Museum, Birmingham Community Coalition (BBCC) Axis Music Academy and Axis Music Foundation are organizing an afternoon and evening with Chad Smith that will offer the community three different opportunities to enjoy Smith’s company and talent.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit organizations.

Gary Graff, an award-winning music journalist and author, will interview Smith regarding the importance of music education and how music can positively influence kid’s lives.  Following the interview Smith will perform with the lucky winner of the BBCC’s Summer Battle of the Bands, in addition to Axis Music ensembles.  The Battle of the Bands is sponsored by the BBCC Youth Action Board and offers local high school teens an opportunity to compete in Birmingham’s Shain Park as a kick of to the city’s In the Park Concert Series.  For more information about the Battle of the Bands visit

Ticket pricing: $17 for 17 years and under; $27 for 18 years and older.  Seating is reserved; tickets may be purchased at the Berman box office from 10am – 4pm or online or at the Berman on the day of the event up to two hours prior to the event.

Proceeds from the event will support the creation of the Joan and Curt Smith Scholarship at Axis Music Foundation, anti-drug and pro-music programs at the BBCC, and the Birmingham Historical Museum.

Axis Music Foudntation will also hold an instrument drive during the event.  Attendees are encouraged to bring instruments in good or new condition.  Percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, gear, iPads, etc., are encouraged.  All donations are 100% tax deductible and will be used during Axis Music Foundation programs and donated to children with special needs.


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Performance at Children’s Hospital of Michigan Tuesday March 25, 2014 4pm – 5pm

Ali McManus a Student Ambassador for the Axis Music Foundation takes the stage at Children’s Hospital of Michigan on Tuesday, March 25th at 4pm and will be performing a 60 minute set of songs for the children patients.

This singer/songwriter had her first surgery as a baby at Children’s Hospital when she came into the world three months premature and weighing just under two pounds, and is still being treated there today at 17 years old.

Ali was diagnosed with severe scoliosis of the spine as well as severe osteoporosis at the age of 7.  A couple of years ago her spine was literally twisting in on her body crushing her lungs and other vital organs.  At her worst her lungs were at 19% capacity from 145-degree curvature of the spine.  Ali endured a life saving operation that then gave her 30% lung capacity, which has allowed her to live her dream of singing and performing.

Even though Ali has numerous physical obstacles that she overcomes on a daily basis, she has been gifted with the voice of an angel.  She plays piano and guitar and her true passion in life is to sing and bring joy to others.

Ali will be accompanied by Axis Music Foundation Student Ambassador Nick Antonelli, Axis student Gabriella Bahri, and Axis Music Academy and Axis Music Foundation Owner/Founder John Antone.

This is definitely a performance not to miss!  The joy that Ali brings through her music is an inspiration to everyone no matter who you are, or where you come from. Ali is gifted she truly is a gift to all.

Children’s Hospital – 3901 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48201 – (313) 745-5437



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Sharing the Magic of Music at the Berman Center for Performing Arts

Sunday April 13, 2014 2pm – 5:30pm

Axis Music Foundation will hold it’s annual Spring Fundraising Concert “Sharing the Magic of Music” on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 2pm – 5:30pm.  The concert will be held at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts (in the JCC) and will feature student and instructor performances from Axis Music.  Our young artists are of a wide range of styles and genres. There will be popular songs along with original compositions.  We will also have a special guest performance from AMF Ambassador Callaghan Belle a local recording artist recently signed by Sleeping Giant Records.

Our partners include the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition and our benefiting organizations, Special Tree and Friendship Circle.  Special Tree provides rehabilitation care and treatment for children and adults with brain and spinal chord injuries.  Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs.

Axis Music Foundation will provide summer music camp programs to children of Special Tree and Friendship Circle through Music Discovery, Vocal Performance, Music Technology, Band Programs as well as ongoing music workshops throughout the year.  Our programs are at no cost to the benefactors and with the support and contributions of community members we can continue to share the magic of music through these therapeutic programs.  All tickets and donations are 100% tax deductible and can be purchased at the Berman box office

Berman Center for the Performing Arts

6600 W. Maple Rd

West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322


Ticket pricing:

$22 Adults 18+

$12 Children

2013.12.15 fundraising concertFundraising Concert at Local Kitchen and Bar December 15, 2013 2pm – 5:30pm

We are once again honored to have Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale, Michigan host our Fundraising Concert December 15, 2013!  This year we will be featuring the talent of Axis Music Foundations Student Ambassadors as well as Axis Music Academy All Stars.  Solo performances as well as bands will strike the stage from 2:00pm – 5:30pm with a special guest performance from local recording artist Callaghan Belle!  Callaghan, an Ambassador of the Foundation has recently signed a recording contract by the legendary Grammy award winning producer Ken Callait – check out her website at

In addition to a rock’n concert of young local musicians an art exhibit will be held showcasing the talent of students from Paint a Miracle in Rochester MI, all proceeds of the art sold will benefit Paint a Miracle

Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition will also have a booth promoting their upcoming Battle of Bands!

Tickets to this event can be purchase at any Axis Music Academy or at the door of Local Kitchen and Bar.  All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit music programs through Axis Music Foundation.  Help support young local artist and reserve your seats today!  Local Kitchen and Bar is located at 344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Adult tickets 18yrs+ $20

Children $10

Axis Music Academy Southfield 248.799.8100

Axis Music Academy Birmingham 248.258.9100

Axis Music Academy Canton 734.844.0100




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