Our shared values are the guiding principles of GMAA's teaching and learning environment.

  • Lead by Example

  • GRIT (Perseverance and Passion of Long Term Goal)

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Love what you do

  • Elevate those around you

OUR vision

Generation Music and Arts Academy (GMAA), also known as Dandan Performing Arts Center (DPAC), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides equal access to high-quality contemporary music and arts education from toddlers to adults in the communities of San Lorenzo and the surrounding cities.


The arts surrounds us. However, music and arts are not available to everyone often times due to socio-economic constraints. The opportunity to be immersed in a rich musical environment where an individual can develop themselves to become creative thought leaders of our society are only available to those who can afford them. 


We believe that the arts should be celebrated within our communities and made accessible to all, regardless of their means. We created a holistic program in response to the lack of accessibility to high-quality contemporary music and arts education in the East Bay Area.


The appreciation for the arts is oftentimes missing in today's education system and also in young people's lives.

The Generation Music and Arts Center strives to inspire, educate, and empower the youth to become creative thought leaders of tomorrow.  


We envision Generation Music and Arts Academy as the center of music and arts innovation for the East Bay Area.