Rochester NY's largest family-owned & family-oriented music school, as featured in:
Winner of three consecutive "Best of Rochester NY" Awards
The Rochester Academy of Music and Arts is an award-winning music school in Rochester NY. Hundreds of happy students take lessons here each week! Students drive from places as far as Syracuse, Mt. Morris, Spencerport, and Ontario to take lessons here. We offer lessons from age 4 to adult.
While you are here researching the best music school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an Academy student and find out why we are Rochester NY's largest family-owned & family-oriented music school!
12 benefits of becoming an Academy student:
Saving you time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. We offer private, one-on-one music lessons for the instrument of your choice, at a family-friendly location that provides students with much more than just a music teacher.
All Ages! All Styles! Beginners are welcome!
Take a look at our Testimonials Section to see what students and newspapers are saying about our music school. We have a proven track record of providing quality music lessons year round. Our full-time mission is teaching music lessons. Trusted by over 1000 families for more than 7 years.
We have over 20 music teachers, all with both college training and professional performance experience. They have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With over 24 years of teaching experience, director Brannon Hungness personally selects every teacher at his music school. Whether you take guitar lessons, violin, piano, drums, or voice, if you take music lessons from the Rochester Academy of Music and Arts, you know you'll always learn the music that you want to learn!
Instead of waiting in a store showroom or a sterile office, our clients enjoy a spacious and cozy waiting room, complete with comfortable chairs, free Wi-Fi, books, kid's toys, television, plus free coffee & bottled water service. Microwave and refrigerator also available. The most parent-friendly waiting area in Rochester, NY!
We offer full-time professional customer service for our students, 7 days a week.
Many music school desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We make sure that you get the help you need by having office managers who are available at the front desk to assist our students quickly and professionally. We care about our students!
6. Fully-Stocked Music Lesson Rooms.
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps for piano lessons, voice lessons, and guitar lessons, stereos, full drum kits, realistic weighted-key electric pianos, and more. Plus, we are the only music school in Rochester, NY to offer hookups for all your favorite mobile devices, so guitar, drum, voice, piano, and violin students can learn their favorite songs on the spot!
Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital. That's why we hold ours twice per year at the main auditorium of the Strong Museum!
Unlike many local schools that charge dues or participation fees, Rochester Academy of Music and Arts recitals are 100% free for students, parents, families, and friends. Recitals are fun and low-pressure, and students of all ages perform. We install a full, professional soundsystem with a mic for voice students, amps and PAs for guitar & piano students, and a full drum kit. Show the world what you have learned in your music lessons!
In August, the Academy will be performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
The Rochester Academy Of Music And Arts is the only music school in Rochester NY to offer a wide selection of events for students. Meet fellow students and get involved in the community with Disney concerts, Halloween parties, baseball games, charity events and more. Visit our Events and Charity pages to learn more.
Plus, the Academy offers a free photo day with a professional photography team. Students can highlight their love of music with a custom musical note backdrop. Voice students can pose with microphones, while piano and drum students have instruments set up for them. Guitar, bass guitar, and violin students can pose with their own instruments.
The Rochester Academy Of Music And Arts does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student is here on a month to month basis. If you have ever wanted to take guitar lessons, bass guitar lessons, piano, drums, violin, or voice lessons, now is the time! If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
Our music school is convenient to all areas of Rochester, New York. We are centrally located right off of 490 in the Rochester NY/Brighton NY area, at 161 Norris Dr. The Academy is handily located near shopping, parks, dining, and more. Right near the new East Avenue Wegmans! Enjoy the convenience of a music school that is only a short drive from all areas in Rochester!
We have partnered up with local Rochester NY music store Sound Source to provide our students with discounts that can't be found anywhere else. Need a new guitar string, piano peddle, voice book, or sticks for your drum lessons? With our discounts, you'll always get the best price in Rochester!
We offer flexible scheduling for our music lessons between the hours of:
9:00am and 9:00pm Monday through Thursday,
11:00am to 7:00pm on Fridays,
10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays.
Additional times may be available by request.
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Lessons are first-come, first-serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
Offering quality electric guitar lessons, acoustic guitar lessons, voice lessons, bass guitar lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, keyboard lessons, percussion lessons, mandolin lessons, banjo lessons, ukulele lessons, cello lessons, viola lessons, and piano lessons in the Rochester New York region.
$30.00 per 30 minute private music lesson held once a week. Recommended for children, teens, and adults.
$60.00 per 60 minute private music lesson held once a week. Recommended for the serious student.
161 Norris Drive, Rochester NY, 14610 (right off of 490).
Offering quality electric guitar lessons, acoustic guitar lessons, voice lessons, bass guitar lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, keyboard lessons, percussion lessons, mandolin lessons, banjo lessons, ukulele lessons, and piano lessons in the Rochester New York region.
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