The Santa Monica Academy of Music is headed by husband and wife team of Buzz and Jessi Spike Gravelle. Both have extensive musical performance and education backgrounds. Its studio here teaches piano, guitar, string instruments, wind instruments and voice. Children as young as three and four can join the toddler group classes. Ages 5 and older receive individual instruction in the studios, which are located next door to the office, at 2412 Wilshire Blvd., #202. The curriculum meets the California Performing Arts Content Standards and uses the Orff-Schulwerk process. All students are given the opportunity to perform at semiannual recitals.