European Academy of the Arts (EAA) is a unique institution of musical and artistic education in Northern Virginia, open to students of all ages and levels. We share our knowledge and passion for the fine arts with the students, their families and the community. Our belief that every student is unique and possesses talents awaiting discovery underlies our commitment to nourishing every student's curiosity and appreciation for the arts and music as we work collaboratively to help them develop their talents to their fullest potential. is at the core of our stride to nourish those talents to their fullest potential. We relish seeing our students grow artistically and develop self-confidence as they express themselves through fine arts, and help to make the world a more refined and beautiful place.

Choosing the right school either for your talented child or for your own learning and enjoyment is no simple task. We created European Academy of the Arts, seeking to offer you professional learning experience, best teachers, instruments, performing opportunities. We offer the largest choice of courses, from early sing-along classes to electronic music and song-writing, exciting opportunities arising from partnerships with such organizations as Young Concert Artists, WIPF, Embassy Series, Phillips Collection Music Series, the Juilliard School and Curtis Institute of Music. Our goal is to serve you, music listener, music lover, music student and a member of Northern Virginia community. Led by EAA’s artistic director, Dr. Edvinas Minkstimas, graduate of both the Paris Conservatory (CNSM de Paris) and the Juilliard School, a team of exceptional professionals welcome you to join us. A plethora of individual and group courses will satisfy the needs of any student, from the youngest and least initiated, to an “Aspiring Artist”, someone who dreams of a professional career.

Some of the features of the European Academy of the Arts include:

  • World-class faculty
  • Plentiful performing opportunities and competitions
  • Modern, clean, professional classrooms and facilities
  • Highest-quality acoustic pianos, regularly tuned and maintained
  • Performing and recording facilities
  • Special events, including upcoming summer and winter programs
  • International exchange programs
  • Instruction offered for most of Western classical instruments
  • Huge selection of world-instrument studies offered: sitar, pipa, guzheng, harpejji, among others
  • Custom-tailored studies based on students’ needs
  • Level system for those who wish to follow either the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, or the Russian method
  • Early-childhood music appreciation classes
  • Aspiring Artist program
  • Partnership with local symphony orchestras
  • Partnerships with leading music organizations
  • Masterclasses by famous artists and musicians
  • Community concert series
  • Composition studies
  • Studies of different music styles - classical, jazz, ethnic, modern

Conveniently located at 4080 Lafayette Center Drive, Suite 170B, Chantilly, VA, 20151, just off US-50 and Pleasant Valley Rd intersection, the European Academy of the Arts welcomes you and your family to visit its premises, meet our faculty and staff.

You can visit our site at, or contact us by e-mail, and we will be delighted to answer questions you may have.