2021 Kalamazoo Music Lessons for Kids: Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Singing Lessons, and More

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Let Kids Explore the Musical Landscape

Has your child expressed an interest in playing the piano or do you find them cranking up the iPod to belt out a show tune?

If you are thinking of getting your child started with music lessons or are looking for a place to have them continue on the musical path they have already started, we have found several places in the Kalamazoo area offering private and/or group lessons.

There are many choices of instruments and music styles, so there is sure to be something to bring a little do re mi to your child’s day. Read on for guitar lessons, piano lessons, singing lessons and more music classes in Kalamazoo:


Directory: Kalamazoo Music Lessons for Kids

We’ve highlighted music studios that offer lessons, classes, and other opportunities. Explore these fun musical options for all ages and interest.

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Kalamazoo Music School in Kalamazoo

Music Teacher, Music Studio

About Music Classes at Kalamazoo Music School

We believe that each person has their own special musical path! Nurturing our students' individual gifts in a supportive community helps them develop the courage and confidence to be seen and celebrated for their unique creativity.

From our midwest roots to our NYC training and back again, we’ve created a safe, welcoming space to play music of all genres. Students study privately starting at age 5, solidify their knowledge by playing in groups, and then share their skills through our many performance opportunities.

KMS is home to the Jazz and Creative Institute, our specialty program for jazz, and Tiny Voice Box, our specialty program for everything singing and songwriting!

Join us - we're creating the music school we wished we had growing up!

T E S T I M O N I A L

"KMS has helped our son find “his voice” literally and figuratively as a person, bringing confidence to his life. He LOVES lessons. Professionalism combined with a family-focused atmosphere."

AGES: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
OFFERING: Singing Lessons, Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Drum/Percussion Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Bass Lessons, Brass Instrument Lessons, Woodwind Instrument Lessons, Private Music Lessons, Group Music Lessons

About Music Classes at Crescendo Academy of Music

Music instruction for all ages and abilities!

Private Instruction on strings, winds, piano, percussion, voice, guitar, and mandolin

Group Classes • Chamber Ensembles

Crescendo Fiddlers • Mando for Kids

Music Together®Mixed Ages, Babies, & Rhythm Kids for ages 0-7

Financial aid is available for all programs! In-person and virtual options available.

T E S T I M O N I A L

"My daughter has been taking online voice, guitar, & piano classes during the pandemic. The instruction has been excellent. Her instructors have been so meaningful to her."

AGES: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
OFFERING: Singing Lessons, Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Drum/Percussion Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Bass Lessons, Brass Instrument Lessons, Woodwind Instrument Lessons, Private Music Lessons, Group Music Lessons, Mommy & Me

About Music Classes at Dan Forbes Music

At Dan Forbes Music, we believe learning music enhances life and should be a joyful experience.

Learn piano, violin, guitar or voice with a broad array of musical skills: sight-reading, pitch identification, music history, theory, performance, improvisation, songwriting, production.

Learn classical, pop, folk, gospel, boogie-woogie, jazz or video game music.

• Optional, fun recitals with games offered twice per year
• Live concert discounts
• Piano tuning and repair services
• Great supplemental technology
• Travel lessons available
• Fun summer ensemble jam sessions
• Unlimited makeups
• Annual festival personal growth opportunities at WMU

T E S T I M O N I A L

“You direct me in the right direction.You break apart the song and slowly put the pieces together so in like 3 weeks I'm playing the song really well.” -William James (10)

AGES: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
OFFERING: Singing Lessons, Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons

Music Lessons

Broughton Music & Art Center | 4528 W KL Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Crescendo Academy of Music | 359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 12, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | Learn More »

Dan Forbes Music | 10073 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

Dan Mervak Guitar Studios | Kalamazoo, MI

Jazz & Creative Institute | 310 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Kalamazoo Academy of Rock | 579 Portage St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

Kalamazoo Guitar Studio | 901 S Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Kalamazoo Music School | 310 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | Learn More »

Kalamazoo Piano Company | 310 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Marshall Music Company | 951 Mall Dr, Portage, MI 49024

Suzuki Academy | 6376 Quail Run Drive, Suite B, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Thompson Tutoring | 251 N Rose St, Ste 200, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

All About Music Lessons for Kids

Signing up for music lessons may seem overwhelming for parents at first, but we have you covered!

Try this list of FAQs so you know how to get started with instrument or voice lessons:

What Age Do Music Lessons Start?

Group music lessons can start at 6 months old through “mommy & me” style music education programs for caregivers and their children.

Private lessons usually begin around age 4 or 5, but some kids may not be ready until 6 or 7. If you’re unsure whether your child is ready, ask for a trial lesson to test the waters.

Also, consider instrument choice: a child who doesn’t take to the piano may thrive with guitar lessons instead. Music teachers are fantastic partners in assisting with instrument choice.

How Much Do Music Lessons Cost?

Costs vary depending upon the skill level of the instructor and additional activities offered. For beginners, music lessons can range from around $20 per half hour lesson to $35 per half hour lesson and up.

  • Least Expensive: In-Home Teachers. They are typically less experienced musicians and may not offer recitals or other development activities for their students, but can offer a lot of scheduling flexibility.
  • Mid-Range: Community Music Schools. These schools offer recitals or other performance opportunities, along with consistency, in a professional setting. Some offer travel opportunities, extracurricular musical events, and other achievement reward systems with a wide range of teachers.
  • Most Expensive: Private Study. Instruction with a high-level performing artist or university faculty member is typically reserved for advanced students only and can range up to $75 per half hour. 

Do I Have to Purchase an Instrument?

You do not have to purchase an instrument to learn one, but you should have daily access to an instrument.

Most experts recommend trying before buying. Rentals are available through local companies or online instrument rental companies. Some public schools also have instruments available to borrow. Renting is also highly encouraged for small children, where the fit can be more challenging.

Ready to purchase? Get advice from a professional. A music teacher’s guidance can ensure your choice is the right one for your child.

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