Music Lessons & Voice Training

The Academy of the Arts offers students ages three to ninety-three the most fun, adventure, confidence and academic stimulation music instruction can offer. We teach private, semi-private and group music lessons for people of all ages. Our instrument and voice lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60-minute sessions to all students enrolled in the Academy.

Our Location

We are conveniently located on 23 Mile in Shelby Township.
12400 23 Mile Road
Shelby Township, Michigan 48315

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What to Expect at the Academy of the Arts

Private or Group Lesson

Private lessons – Each lesson is tailored to the specific needs of each student and covers music theory and technique.

Group Lessons – Each lesson is organized to work with the student’s ages, instrument(s), and level of expertise in the group.

One-on-One Instruction

Our music teachers work with students to cover all aspects of music education. Lessons are tailored specifically for each student.

Excellent Curriculum

Our core curriculum is designed to inspire students to incorporate music as a part of their life’s journey.

Recitals, Concerts, and Events

We offer many performance opportunities from Academy sponsored recitals, parties and events to Student Performance Week.

Enriching Events and Competitions

Many teachers participate with extra events such as Music Competitions, Guild Auditions, and Federation Festival.

Access to Exclusive Clubs & Auditions

The Academy of the Arts is an official site for the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival and National College of Musicians annual Guild Auditions.

Virtual or In-Person Lessons

The Academy of the Arts offers virtual, in person or a combination of both options for your convenience.

Online Music Lessons

Our online lessons are as effective and engaging as in-person classes, and adding technology to the mix allows us to explore more topics and activities than traditional lessons.

Inspiring Music Instructors

A strong music education requires a sound foundation and our Academy teachers are here to educate and inspire your student. We cover a wide variety of instruments so you or your child are sure to find the music education, theory, and instructional guidance for your area of interest.

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Our Academy of the arts philosophy

Teaching music is like cultivating a garden. We nurture these seedlings and with a little patience see them grow and become more and more independent, maturing into healthy, well-established plants. The best teachers are able to connect with students on a personal level and support and inspire them as they work to achieve their goals. Our goal is that they become independent, competent, life-long music makers.

Our Pricing

We offer monthly tuition rates for music students attending all year (10 monthly payments), and also offer payment options and discounts for tri-payments (3 times a year) and yearly payments.

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Download Our Calendar

There are always great things happening at the Academy! Take a look at our calendar to see our class schedule and upcoming events.


Our Calendar

Mini Music Makers

Toddlers and children ages 3-5 years can explore music and have fun! Our small groups of mini music makers will discover different ways instruments make sounds and experience a wide range of musical concepts. Each class helps children develop a love of music as we play through a series of activity filled age-appropriate lessons. Contact us to sign up.

Contact Us

Sign Up for Lessons

Ready to get started with music lessons at the Academy? Sign up and get enrolled today. Contact Julie Desrosiers, Academy of the Arts Director, at [email protected] or call 586-731-4544 with any questions you have.

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