Rochester NY's largest family-owned & family-oriented music school, as featured in:
Winner of three consecutive "Best of Rochester NY" Awards
Do YOU want to become a part of a Music School that’s FUN and EXCITING?
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 number one choice for music lessons.
13 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 and amazing events year round. Our full-time mission is providing our community with the finest service in music lessons available. Trusted by thousands of families for more than 13 years.
We have multiple music teachers for every instrument, 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, coloring activities for kids, bottled water, and professional cleaning and disinfectant services.
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 or more commonly by voicemail. 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 and text to assist our clients quickly and professionally. If you need to cancel one of your piano lessons, make up one of your voice lessons, or upgrade your guitar 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 guitar lessons, music stands, microphones for voice lessons, audio playback equipment, full kits for drum lessons, weighted-key electric pianos for piano lessons, 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. We also have a dazzling video background to accompany your performance. Show your family and friends what you have learned in your music lessons!
For students who prefer remote performances, we offer Zoom recitals live-streamed. Featuring celebrity guests, customized video introductions, teacher performances, and more, they are events not to be missed!
The Rochester Academy of Music & 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, food drives, and more. We are the only school in New York to have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Kennedy Center, and Hershey Park!
9. Photo Day
Twice a year, the Academy offers a free photo day with a professional photographer. 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 & 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, voice lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, or lessons on another popular instrument, 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. (See map at the bottom of the page). The Academy is handily located near shopping, Cobbs Hill Park, dining, and more. Kids in voice lessons? Take the opportunity to get your shopping done at the new East Avenue Wegmans, just two-minutes away. Enjoy the convenience of a music school that is only a short drive from all areas in Rochester!
Even though we have a large community of students, our clients are constantly saying how they enjoy the personal touches and the way they are treated at the academy. We want you to feel like you’re a part of a fun, exciting family when you take music lessons at the Rochester Academy of Music & Arts.
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
Additional times may be available by request.
It's EASY to take the next step:
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.
$31.00 per 30 minute private music lesson held once a week. Recommended for children, teens, and adults.
$62.00 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, saxophone lessons, harmonica lessons, trumpet lessons, trombone lessons, flute lessons, clarinet lessons, and piano lessons in the Rochester New York region.
Learn the music YOU want to learn!