Kalamazoo Music Lessons for Kids: Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Singing Lessons & More

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Kalamazoo Music School

324 N Rose St, Kalamazoo MI 49007

Our kids have been through so much these last couple years, and PARENTS, we’ve got you!

Our new Performing Artists program deeply nurtures your child and builds them up with everything a holistic education in the arts has to offer: confidence, character, creativity.

Creativity is absolutely your child’s birthright! We know how to develop their innate gifts and unlock joy through the power of music. Your child’s self-awareness, confidence and connection to others will grow exponentially through this comprehensive program that progresses from Pre-K to 12th Grade.

As their musical abilities increase, they blossom into skilled, courageous performers of beautiful artistic expression. This one-of-a-kind program is an unparalleled opportunity for your child to thrive and be enriched by the essential building blocks of the performing arts: musicianship, performance skills, personal growth, and creative expression. Join us today!

“We love Kalamazoo Music School, they have harbored a safe environment for my children to grow in their musical endeavors. Learning confidence and technique.”
- Amy D

Music Lessons in Kalamazoo

Crescendo Academy of Music

359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 12, Kalamazoo MI 49007

Music instruction for all ages and abilities!

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

Group Classes • Chamber Ensembles • Crescendo Fiddlers

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

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

"Our family has been a Music Together family for over four years now and it's one of our favorite things. It's definitely a bright spot in our week."

Music Instruction FAQs

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.

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 interests.

Broughton Music & Art Center
4528 W KL Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Crescendo Academy of Music
359 S Kalamazoo Mall Ste 12, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Dan Forbes Music
10073 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Dan Mervak Guitar Studios
Kalamazoo, MI
Gilmore Piano
Jazz & Creative Institute
324 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
324 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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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

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