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. 500 happy students take lessons here each week! We offer lessons from preschool age to adult.
While you are here researching the best music school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an Academy student, and find our why we are Rochester NY's number one choice for music lessons.
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.
Plus, with our new Music FunTime preschool music classes, you can get your family started as young as age 18 months!
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 thousands of families for more than 11 years.
We have over 25 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 30 years of teaching experience, Brannon Hungness, owner and author of the bestselling The Book on Music Lessons, personally selects every teacher at his music school. Whether you take guitar lessons, violin lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, or voice lessons, 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 free Wi-Fi, fresh flowers, inspirational books, television, and a full playroom for the kids. Plus free Starbuck's coffee, gourmet teas, & bottled water service.
Plus, with our unique digital monitor service, you can view your child's lessons from the comfort of our lobby! The safest and most parent-friendly facility 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, by email, and phone to assist our students quickly and professionally. If you need to cancel one of your guitar lessons, make up one of your piano lessons, or upgrade your voice lessons, you will be taken care of right away. 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, microphones, full drum kits, weighted-key electric pianos, and more. Plus, we are the only music school in Rochester, NY to offer interactive Roku monitors in every room, so students who take guitar lessons, drum lessons, voice lessons, piano lessons, & violin lessons 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 the value of lessons is to have their child participate in a recital. That's why we hold ours twice per year at the amazing Main Auditorium at 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. Featuring a full, professional sound system with a mic for students who take voice lessons, amps and PAs for students who take guitar lessons & piano lessons, and a full drum kit for our drum students. Show the world what you have learned in your music lessons!
The Rochester Academy Of Music And Arts is the only music school in Rochester NY to offer a wide selection of free events for students. Meet fellow students and get involved in the community with Disney concerts, Halloween parties, camping, baseball games, charity events and more. We are the only school in New York to have performed at both Carnegie Hall & the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Click here to learn about this year's trip to Hershey Park!
Plus, the Academy offers a free photo day with a professional photography team. Students who take voice lessons can pose with microphones, while students who take piano lessons and drum lessons have instruments set up for them. Students who take guitar lessons, bass guitar lessons, or violin lessons 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!
Musical Ladder© is a patented goal-setting system inspired by karate belts. As students achieve their goals, they are awarded with wristbands, certificates, and trophies. Proven to help students keep motivated and engaged. It's all included for no additional fee.
We offer flexible scheduling for our music lessons between the hours of:
9:00am to 9:00pm Monday through Thursday,
11:00am to 7:00pm Friday,
10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays,
1:00pm to 6:00pm on Sundays.
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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