Why Pickering Creative Artists Academy?

We help you overcome life’s noise with the most fun and inspiring music & performing arts lessons on the planet so you can experience personal fulfillment, realized potential, and inspiration for life!

Why Pickering Creative Artists Academy?

Our Story

Professional musician and educator, Michael Pickering founded Pickering Performing Arts and Entertainment LLC in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that brought life to a standstill. Feeling a need to help provide hope, encouragement, empowerment, optimism, and community, Michael began to provide free music lessons to anyone interested. 

The response was overwhelming. After offering free lessons for two weeks and sensing the value of this mission to the community, Pickering began to organize Pickering Creative Artists Academy, initially offering private lessons in keyboard/piano, voice, music production, songwriting, and music business. With over 70 students as of the end of December 2020, plans for adding more Instructors and learning domains are underway!

Mission | Vision | Values

Our Mission

Inspiration for Life

Individuals. Groups. Communities. 
We encourage and empower creative expression in kids of all ages. We do this by providing the most fun and forward-thinking music, performing and digital arts, entertainment, technology, and event experiences imaginable - One song. One stage. One stream. One community at a time. 

We believe in challenging the status quo in everything we do, and by doing so, raising hope, inspiring and nurturing the human spirit, empowering people and their imaginations, amplifying creativity and the inherent value, dignity, and worth of every individual everywhere.

    Our Vision

    We desire to be the leading provider of Creative Artists education and events in this community and one of America's leading providers in our space, both physical and digital.

      Our Values

       

      • Relationships
      • Fun
      • Education
      • Creativity
      • Innovation
      • Empowerment
      • Perseverance
      • The presence of difference
      • The power of optimistic possibility

      Founder Biographies

      Michael Pickering, M.A., Music Business, ACUE 

      BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

      Michael Pickering, Founder/Instructor of Pickering Creative Artists Academy, LLC, President and Chief Creative Officer of Lionsong Entertainment, Inc., and former Director and founder of the Music and Entertainment Entrepreneurship program at the Community College of Aurora, is a creative leader, entrepreneur, educator, and musician. He holds a Master of Arts in Music Business Degree and a B.P.S. in Interdisciplinary Music Studies Degree from the Berklee College of Music, a Post-secondary professional certification in Performing Arts, and national certification in Effective Teaching Practices from ACUE (Association of College and University Educators). He has served on the boards of local arts and entertainment organizations, authored post-secondary music curricula, and spoken at many local and national music industry events. He also provides music and entertainment business and performance consulting services. Michael and his wife, Amy Pickering, remain active as national headline music and clean comedy performing artists for corporate, theatrical, educational, outreach, cruise, and private clients worldwide — www.michaelandamy.com.

      Amy Pickering - B.A., Musical Theatre 

      UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO 

      Amy Pickering, Vice President of Lionsong Entertainment, Inc., and Theatre Director at Englewood Middle and High Schools is a performing artist, entrepreneur, educator, and musician. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre Degree from the University of Northern Colorado and is a Colorado State certified K-12 Theatre Teacher. She has served as a private Instructor with local arts and entertainment organizations and has been a featured performer at numerous local, national and international events. Further, Amy is a certified Beachbody Master Trainer, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor. Amy and her husband, Michael Pickering, remain active as national headline music and clean comedy performing artists for corporate, theatrical, educational, outreach, cruise, and private clients worldwide — www.michaelandamy.com.