Music Lessons in Tucson, AZ

Music Lessons for All Ages - Beginners to Very Advanced

Our students range from newborns to many students in their 70’s and 80’s. The Academy music program emphasizes quality, the development of music skills, confidence, and self esteem. Through innovative teaching methods we make music lessons enjoyable and rewarding for students of all ages and levels. We offer a well rounded music education including private lessons, group classes, ensembles, collaboration between departments. Class and lesson curriculum reflect the differing needs of children, teen and adult students.

The top quality Academy lessons Tucson families know and love are now also available online, as well as in person. Learn more about our ONLINE MUSIC LESSONS . Learn more here.

University Trained Teachers

We love to teach and provide the highest quality music instruction. Our instructors come with advanced University Degrees and extensive performance experience, both nationally and internationally. Most importantly, our music teachers bring a wealth of teaching experience from early childhood music education all the way up to the collegiate level giving each student personalized attention in support of their special needs, goals and learning styles.

Frequent Recitals and Concerts

The Academy believes that a well rounded music education includes performing. Performing helps to foster self-confidence, and pride, as well as provide a valuable experience that helps to develop our most important life skills. We offer frequent student recitals. Performance opportunities are varied. More formal recitals, such as the Ensembles Festival Gala and All School Recital, take place at UA Fred Fox School of Music. Several times throughout the year, our students showcase their talents at informal venues such as bookstores, assisted living facilities, and at various public local events in the Tucson community.

Private Music Lessons

The Music & Dance Academy believes that private instruction is the best way for anyone to learn how to play an instrument. Individual instruction encourages the growth of excellent music skills, and provides a foundation for music literacy. Learn more.

Music Ensemble Classes

Beyond just being plain fun, the benefits of supplementing private music lessons with an ensemble class are countless. Music skills like awareness of blend and balance, intonation, accuracy in keeping beat, and attention to detail when reading music are sharpened. Learn more.

Theory Classes/Arizona Study Program

Classes are taught in preparation for exams in all levels of Arizona Study Program.
Royal Conservatory:
• Theory
• History
• Harmony
• Counterpoint and Analysis.

Learn more about our Music Theory classes here.

Early Childhood Program

Academy Pre-school music classes are are the best way to set a foundation for success in private lessons. Our classes are full of laughter and discovery! Music education begins with newborns in our Music FunTime! classes. At age 3 children can begin instrument study in our Suzuki Program. Children ages 5 through 8 are introduced to an innovative creative music theory program.

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Why Choose Us

Highly Trained Faculty & Diverse Curriculum

With a dedicated faculty offering multiple instruments, voice, and dance styles, we can find a teacher or class to fit your unique needs.


All Ages Welcome

The Music & Dance Academy provides a robust music or dance education. Private lessons and group classes are available for all ages, including Music Funtime and Mommy & Me classes for toddlers all the way up to Adult classes and lessons. Families can find something for everyone at our school.


Community & Performance Opportunities

Our relationship with the greater Tucson community provides our students with opportunities to grow their performance skills, participate in events, and volunteer with community service projects to become well-rounded artists.