SWMI Kids Music Lessons: Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Singing Lessons & More

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Music Lessons in Kalamazoo

359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Suite 12, Kalamazoo MI 49007
📧 information@crescendoacademy.com

💬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.

Crescendo Academy of Music has been your source for music education for 36 years!

Crescendo provides music instruction to students of all ages throughout Southwest Michigan. Through scholarships, an instrument loan program, and more, we make music accessible to everyone.

Our music lessons and classes are taught by professional teaching artists and performers who are dedicated to every student’s musical growth and enjoyment.

We offer:
• Private Instruction on 18 instruments and voice
• Group Classes
• Chamber Ensembles
• Crescendo Fiddlers
• Music Together® Mixed Ages, Babies, & Rhythm Kids for ages 0-7
And more!

Need-based financial aid is available.

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

Music Lessons in Plainwell

321 S Woodhams St, Plainwell MI 49080
📧 rebekahhillstudio@gmail.com

Bringing professional voice lessons to Southwest Michigan!

Rebekah holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and is currently pursuing her Master of Music at WMU. From complete beginners to advanced singers, Rebekah is passionate about building confidence through singing and has students pursuing degrees in music and performance across the country.

In-person lessons in Plainwell.

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

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:

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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 guitar may thrive with piano 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.

When is it too Early to Start Piano Lessons?

While every child is different, many piano teachers will suggest ages 6-9 is the optimal age to start learning the piano.

While some kids may be ready at a younger age, many are still developing the fine motor skills and aren’t quite ready. Playing the piano also requires sitting still for extended periods, which can also be challenging with younger kids.

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
Crescendo Academy of Music 2023 Music Guide
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
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
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
The Vocal Studio of Rebekah Hill
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321 S Woodhams St, Plainwell, MI 49080
Thompson Tutoring
251 N Rose St, Ste 200, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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