Music Schools In The USA

Name of School: Music Schools of Northwest Ohio
Location: Perrysburg, Sylvania, Toledo, Findlay
Years in Operation: 5
Area of Specialization: All instruments, voice, early childhood music
Age of Students: all
School Website: www.OhioMusicSchools.com
Contact Email: lukebar@mac.com
Additional Information: The Music Schools of Northwest Ohio were founded with a mission to develop music-makers of all ages who can express themselves through music and enjoy doing it.

We are dedicated to being the premier facility for music instruction in Northwest Ohio. For each student, the school strives to nurture a love for making music that extends long after lessons are over. For preschool age children through adults, beginner through advanced, we provide group and private instruction in piano, as well as lessons in voice, guitar, and orchestral and band instruments. With locations in Perrysburg, Sylvania and Findlay, we reach over 400 students each week who come to us for instruction from a faculty of university music graduates in a professional setting. - Submitted by: Luke Bartolomeo

Name of School: Kate's Music Studio
Location: Columbus, OH
Years in Operation: 5
Area of Specialization: violin, viola, clarinet
Age of Students: 7 - adult
School Website: www.katesmusicschool.com
Contact Email: star85girl@aol.com
Additional Information: Kate's Music School is a studio that just recently moved to the Columbus area from NE Ohio.

Kate has been teaching for more than 5 years, both at her private studio and at Royalton Music in Brunswick. Kate's Music School offers private lessons on violin, viola, clarinet, and music theory. We also offer group classes in music theory, opportunities to practice music listening and theory skills on the computer, and comprehensive music training.

Any questions about lesson times can be directed to us via email. - Submitted by: Kate Hillard

Name of School: Everlasting Talent School of Performing Arts
Location: Conyers, GA
Years in Operation: 5 years
Area of Specialization: piano/electronic keyboard
Age of Students: 4 & up
School Website: www.everlastingtalent.com
Contact Email: contact@everlastingtalent.com
Additional Information: Everlasting Talent is one of the most vibrant, Christ-centered schools of performing arts designed to teach students skills that will last beyond a lifetime. Music fundamentals of sight-reading, ear-training, music technology, combination of classical, jazz chords, praise & worship songs and more. - Submitted by: Urhonda Dakota Smith

Name of School: Forte School of Music and the Arts
Location: Toledo, Sylvania, Perrysburg, and Southern Michigan areas
Years in Operation: Since 1982
Area of Specialization: Music lessons for all at any level, and in any style. All instruments welcome! Lessons available on all popular music software on Mac or PC. Composition and improvisation is our specialty!
Age of Students: Children and adults
School Website: www.fortemusicandarts.com
Contact Email: info@fortemusicandarts.com
Additional Information: Forte School of music and the arts your source for musical instruction in the Greater Toledo area.

Are you In need of music lessons, guitar lessons, art lessons ? We do it all, and then some. Our school offers lessons on any instrument and welcomes all ages and levels of students from beginning to advanced. With an experienced staff of professional musicians, art instructors, and brand new state of the art facility, Forte School of Music is your ideal place for musical instruction and more. Our teachers are currently active in the Toledo music community, and can often be found performing with the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera, jazz groups, rock bands and more. Come see what the rest of Toledo's talking about. Experience the difference, experience the fun, and find your forte.- Submitted by: Sy Winnie

Name of School: Paper Images Music Studio Cafe
Location: Deer Park and Lindenhurst, NY
Years in Operation:
Area of Specialization: Basic Theory, Vocal, etc.


Age of Students:
School Website:
Contact Email: PaperImagesMusicStudio_MusicCafe@msn.com
Additional Information: Instructing those in Basic Theory, Vocal, etc.. Keyboard lessons coming soon. - Submitted by: Ms. Melodie

Name of School: Music Institute of Long Island
Location: Manhasset, NY
Years in Operation: 16
Area of Specialization: Suzuki & traditional
Age of Students: 1-20
School Website: milimusic.com
Contact Email: miligirls@aol.com
Additional Information: Music Institute of Long Island has been offering music instruction both Suzuki (3years plus) and Traditional methods in violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, recorder, saxophone, clarinet and jazz piano and improvization in addition to Kindermusik (creative music appreciation classes for ages 1- 7 years old), for the past 16 years. Our instructors are highly qualified, have gone to the best conservatories, have won numerous awards, have performed throughout Europe and the United States at the best concert halls including Carnegie Hall. We have selected our faculty members because of their wonderful background and for their love of teaching students of all ages and abilities. Your children will make outstanding progress within one semester at the Music Institute of Long Island. - Submitted by Geri Kushner

Name of School: Portland Conservatory of Music
Location: 116 Free Street, Portland Maine
Years in Operation: 11
Area of Specialization: all instruments and styles, including classical, jazz, and suzuki classes
Age of Students: 2 - 80
School Website: www.portlandconservatory.net
Contact Email: pcm-info@maine.rr.com
Additional Information: Let's Play at the Portland Conservatory of Music! The Portland Conservatory of Music is centrally located in the Arts District of Portland, Maine. We enroll over 300 students per semester in classes, ensembles, and private lessons. - Submitted by Dr. Deirdre McClure

Name of School: Hollywood Academy of Music
Location: Los Angeles
Years in Operation: 5
Area of Specialization: Private and Group Music Instruction - All Instruments
Age of Students: 2 - 70
School Website: www.hollywoodacademyofmusic.com
Contact Email: info@hollywoodacademyofmusic.com
Additional Information: Hollywood Academy of Music specializes in private music instruction with lessons customized to meet the individual needs of each student - from beginner to advanced.

In addition to private instruction in piano, keyboard, guitar, voice, drums, violin and bass, and all band instruments, Preschool Music group classes for children under the age of five years are also available. School of Rock-Band 101 teaches the skills necessary for playing and performing music in a group setting. Our new Recording Artist Program gives students a chance to record in a professional studio environment and get tutoring in Pro-tools and Reason recording programs. Regular recitals give interested students a chance to experience performing in front of an audience. - Submitted by K. Nebel

Name of School: Bravo! Academy of Performing Arts
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Years in Operation:
Area of Specialization: group classes for kids, private lessons (piano, guitar, violin, viola, flute, drums, choir, voice)
Age of Students: 2 - adults
School Website: www.bravoacademy.com
Contact Email: bravo@bravoacademy.com
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Name of School: Eastman School of Music
Location: NY, USA
Years in Operation: 85
Area of Specialization: Classical and Jazz
Age of Students: 18 and older
School Website: http://www.esm.rochester.edu
Contact Email: admissions@esm.rochester.edu
Additional Information: The Eastman School of Music is the Professional School of Music of the University of Rochester, offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degree programs in Music.

Full details about program offerings are available on the Eastman School of Music website. - Submitted by: Adrian Daly

Name of School: Eliason School of Music
Location: Portland, Oregon
Years in Operation: 10
Area of Specialization: Piano and violin
Age of Students: 5 to 65
School Website: http://www.eliasonmusic.com
Contact Email: eliasonmusic@aol.com
Additional Information: The Eliason School of Music in Portland Oregon offers piano and violin lessons to students of all ages. Our teachers are University trained and use a combination of note reading and learning by ear. Students learn the classics as well as other styles of music and may participate in free recitals twice per year. Call us at (503)293-2390 for more information or visit us at http://eliasonmusic.com. - Submitted by: Brian Eliason

Name of School: Accent Music School and Studio
Location: Memphis TN & surrounding areas
Years in Operation: 30
Area of Specialization: piano, voice, theory
Age of Students: K-Adult
School Website:
Contact Email: praisesong3@yahoo.com
Additional Information: Study Piano, voice, Theory, Keyboard with a nationally known Instructor. Preparation for pageants, stage, recording, CD's. All styles of music, all ages accepted - Submitted by: Charlotte Wilson

Name of School: Key Music Center
Location: Norcorss
Years in Operation:
Area of Specialization: guitar, piano, violin, sax, voice, & more
Age of Students: 5-Adult
School Website: http://keymusiccenter.com/main/index.php
Contact Email: info@keymusiccenter.com
Additional Information:The instructors at Key Music Center are professional musicians that offer fun and easy to follow lessons in guitar, piano, bass, violin, saxophone, cello, viola, clarinet & voice. Whatever your goals are I know that we can help. Contact us today & get a FREE lesson with 1 month enrollment.

Name of School: Arts Academy at FBCD
Location: Duluth, GA
Years in Operation: 7 years
Area of Specialization: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Drums, Band & String Instruments, Kindermusik & Master's Academy for homeschoolers
Age of Students: All ages
School Website: www.duluthacademy.com
Contact Email: artsacademy@mac.com
Additional Information: Highly qualified, Christian teachers tailor lessons to meet your personal musical education goals.

Visit our website at www.duluthacademy.com for more infomation, or call 770.476.3788 ext. 267. The Academy of Arts provides music & arts education for your whole family...at a price you can afford! - Submitted by: Kathleen Innes, Administrator

Name of School: Independence School of Music
Location: Independence, Ohio (Cleveland)
Years in Operation: 10
Area of Specialization: Affordable small group lessons - guitar, violin and school band and orchestra instruments
Age of Students: youth & adult
School Website: independencemusicschool.com
Contact Email: independencemusic@hotmail.com
Additional Information: Independence School of Music is centrally located to provide private and group music lessons to students in Brecksville, broadview Heights, Seven Hills, Parma, Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, Bedford, Maple Heights, Valley View, Walton Hills and the South Hills area of Cleveland Ohio. We offer small group lessons for guitar, violin, brass and woodwind; and a "school of rock" format jam session lessons. We also have "garage band" practice area for aspiring local bands and jam sessions. We have three recitals per year. - Submitted by: Bob Collett

Name of School: Calliope
Location: Hamden, CT
Years in Operation: 2
Area of Specialization: Singing, dance, performance
Age of Students: 5-11
School Website: www.calliopekids.org
Contact Email: aliciarichards@gmail.com
Additional Information: Calliope is a Greater New Haven children's choir. We are a performance based choir that incorporates music, dance, and acting. No auditions are required other than a love of music and an eagerness to learn.

Submitted by: Alicia Richards

Name of School: Valley Christian Conservatory of Music
Location: San Jose, California
Years in Operation: 30
Area of Specialization: Instrumental, jazz, vocal
Age of Students: 14-18
School Website: www.valleychristianconservatory.org
Contact Email: conservatory@vcs.net
Additional Information: Valley Christian Conservatory of Music offers an Honors Program for music students. It is the only music program of its kind in the Bay Area, offering full college preparatory high school classes as well as a focused honors curriculum in music. Submitted by: Vicki Wagner

Name of School: McNally Smith Music College
Location: St.Paul, MN
Years in Operation: 23
Area of Specialization: Music Performance, Recording Technology, Music Business, Composition
Age of Students: College Age
School Website: www.mcnallysmith.edu
Contact Email: info@mcnallysmith.edu
Additional Information: McNally Smith Music School offers music instruction programs in music performance, recording technology, music business and composition.

Contact us for more information. Submitted by: Nicole St. Martin

Name of School: The Virtual School of Music
Location: Online
Years in Operation: 2
Area of Specialization: all instruments
Age of Students: youth to seniors
School Website: www.thevirtualschoolofmusic.com
Contact Email: info@thevirtualschoolofmusic.com
Additional Information: The Virtual School of Music® is your online source for live music instruction.

We provide one-to-one music instruction in the areas of woodwinds, brass, guitar, bass, percussion, keyboard, and voice. Other individual classes include music theory, jazz improvisation, music education courses for music teachers and our new College Prep Programs. Group classes are available in the areas of music theory, basic jazz improvisation or sectional workshops. Check our class listing for specific class and instructor details. - Submitted by Carol Johnson

Name of School: Sounds of Joy
Location: Commerce City, Co. 80022
Years in Operation: 14
Area of Specialization: Piano, Guitar & Choir
Age of Students: All ages
School Website: www.SoundsofjoyMusic.com
Contact Email: Chris@soundsofjoymusic.com
Additional Information: We teach private and group guitar and piano lessons. We teach all genres of music, including rock, country, blues, jazz, contemparary christian, classical, folk & more. We specialize in music theory and song writing. We also offer voice lessons in the form of Kids Choirs which includes solo and duet work. - Submitted by Christine Churches

Name of School: Charlotte Academy of Music
Location: Charlotte, NC
Years in Operation:
Area of Specialization: piano, voice, guitar, all brass, all woodwind
Age of Students: 4 to adult
School Website: www.charlotteacademyofmusic.com
Contact Email: info@charlotteacademyofmusic.com
Additional Information: Private and Small Group instruction, all ages and levels.

Academy Children's Choir, state-of-the-art Music Education Computer Lab. Experienced, professional faculty. Incentive program to keep students motivated and achieving their best. - Submitted by Regina Ziliani

Name of School: Music Makers of the Midlands
Location: Irmo, SC
Years in Operation: 1 1/2 years
Area of Specialization: Kindermusik, Dance, Drama, Music Lessons
Age of Students: Birth - adults
School Website: www.MusicAndDanceIrmo.com
Contact Email: musicmakers@sc.twcbc.com
Additional Information: Kindermusik, Dance, (Creative Movement, Ballet, Lyrical) Drama, Puppet Workshop, Music Appreciation, Music Lessons (Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Voice, Clarinet, Recorder, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Euphonium, Percussion (Snare & Mallet) - Submitted by Janna Abbott

Name of School: The Recording Conservatory of Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Years in Operation: 7 years
Area of Specialization: Audio Engineering, Music Production, and Music Business
Age of Students: 18-55
School Website: www.trcoa.com
Contact Email: admin@trcoa.com
Additional Information: The Recording Conservatory of Austin is a premier audio engineering and music production school utilizing a one-on-one mentorship approach to best teach students.

With a personal approach and a large emphasis on entrepreneurship of the student, TRCoA focuses on developing top notch audio engineers who can obtain clients and continue on to a successful career - Submitted by John Stinson

Name of School: Los Angeles School of Guitar
Location: Los Angeles
Years in Operation: 10 years
Area of Specialization: Audition Preparation - Guitar Lessons
Age of Students: 10-99
School Website: www.laschoolofguitar.com
Contact Email: info@laschoolofguitar.com
Additional Information: Cultivate Your Talent. Challenge Yourself. Audition Brilliantly. Face the challenge of applying for music school with the confidence to succeed and assurance that you are taking the right steps toward a long and successful music career. The Los Angeles School of Guitar offers college-preparatory guitar and music theory courses. - Submitted by David Irelan

Name of School: The Hartt School
Location: West Hartford, CT
Years in Operation: 90 years
Area of Specialization: Music, Dance, Theatre
Age of Students: all ages
School Website: www.hartford.edu/hartt
Contact Email: ziccardi@hartford.edu
Additional Information: The Hartt School is the comprehensive performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford that offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. With more than 400 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances and musical theatre productions a year, performance is central to Hartt’s curriculum. - Submitted by Sheri Ziccardi

Name of School: Kathryn Brickell Music
Location: NYC Metro Areas
Years in Operation: 25 years
Area of Specialization: music lessons all instruments
Age of Students:
School Website: kbmusiclessons.com
Contact Email: kbrick@nyc.rr.com
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Name of School: New York Jazz Workshop
Location: New York
Years in Operation: 3 years
Area of Specialization: Jazz Music, Ensembles
Age of Students: all ages
School Website: http://www.newyorkjazzworkshop.com
Contact Email: info@newyorkjazzworkshop.com
Additional Information: The New York Jazz Workshop Mission is to create opportunities for musicians, amateurs, and professionals alike, providing the ability for adults as well as younger audiences to get together, learn music individually as well as in a band setting under the guidance of an excellent faculty.

- Submitted by Marco Chelo