Instrument Lessons

11400 W. Huguenot Rd., #105,  Midlothian, VA 23113   Phone: 804.409.2091
Instrument lessons are available for all instruments from classical to rock using our well-balanced curriculum. We believe in making learning music fun so once a student passes a level, they will receive a plaque and a 30 minute recording session. At Bach to Rock, we transform music and music lessons into a social experience, adding a strong group incentive to playing, learning, and practicing. We have found that maximum progress is achieved through a blend of individual instruction, playing with one’s peers in bands and offering frequent performance opportunity.

3041 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond, VA 23233  Phone: 804.334-6241  
“Music is what feelings sound like” — and at Melody Magic, the sound is complete delight! Instruments lessons have been proved to increase self-esteem, improve academic skills, and refine discipline and patience. Melody Magic offers private lessons in piano and guitar for ages 6 and up, as well as beginning group piano lessons for the young beginner ages 4-6 years. The youngest musicians can join Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear on a wonderful adventure of beginning piano. The joy-filled Music for Little Mozarts curriculum has an all-inclusive approach to piano instruction for preschoolers and Kindergarteners.  The curriculum is specifically designed to teach young beginners using a combination of a piano technique, musicianship, listening skills, singing and musical games. Older students will enjoy private lessons with dedicated teachers who cultivate a love of all things music — from favorite songs to engaging lessons and even excitement over home practice. And it all happens in a family-friendly “magical” environment that parents have come to love and trust.

Two locations:
•  4300 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060   Phone: 804. 212.3900
•  13154 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, Virginia 23113   Phone: 804.419.4925
School of Rock inspires kids of all ages to rock on stage and in life. They believe the best way to learn music is to play music. They take students of all ages from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

2 Convenient Locations: Near Carytown & West End   Phone:  804.837.9355.
Private or Group Lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Harp, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Organ, Percussion.  Young Artist Conservatory Program, Ensemble Opportunities, Music History & Theory Classes, Performance Opportunities and a Preschool Music Program ages 2.5 years  and up.  They also have summer camps.

4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059  Phone: 804.360.2687
The Center for Creative Arts is on the campus of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in the West End. They offer private music lessons in piano, guitar, electric guitar, bass, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, sax, drums and voice. Our instructors are professional musicians and experienced teachers. Suzuki classes available in piano and violin. Student recitals occur in December and in the Spring.

2808 Fox Chase Lane, Midlothian, VA 23112  Phone: 804.744.2801
Offers classes & private lessons in music, dance and drama for ages 3 to adult.  SCAPA’s dance classes include Kinder Dance, ballet, tap, jazz, Irish, modern, and hip hop.  Private lessons are available for flute, guitar, organ, piano, strings (cello, viola, violin), and voice.  SCAPA also offers drama and children’s music classes and summer camps.

Two locations:
•  13224 Courthouse Road,  Hanover, VA  23069   Phone: 804.537.5800                       
•  Also at Melody Magic Music Studio (MYC only), 3041 Lauderdale Dr., Richmond, VA   23233  Phone:  804.543.3247
The Talent Developing Studio exists to provide a family-oriented environment for kids of all ages to develop their musical potential.  Private music lessons are offered in flute, piano, voice, and strings.  The TDS is also the exclusive provider in the Richmond area of the Music for Young Children (MYC) program- a keyboard-based, comprehensive music education system for children ages 3-9 and their parents.

9109 Dickey Dr. Mechanicsville, VA 23116   Phone: 804.442.6158
Greater Richmond School of Music is a comprehensive music school that offers instruction in many areas of study including piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, guitar, and percussion instruments.  They also offer Early Childhood Music Programs,  Music Theory, Homeschool Music Programs , Private and Group lessons for ages 10 months to adult, and Music Appreciation.  Day and evening instruction available.  Quality trained faculty. Multi-family member discount.

2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060  Phone:  804.261.ARTS The Cultural Arts Center offers youth classes in drawing, ceramics, culinary arts, writing, and music.  They also offer summer camps.

5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226   Phone: 804.285.6500 The Weinstein JCC offers a variety of music classes and lessons for children ages 2-5 and grades K-8.  Families are not required to be members to take advantage of classes.  Visit the website for more details and current schedules.

weMUSIC Academy
401 North Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229  Phone: (804) 754-0734  E-mail:
Private lessons in Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Strings, Saxophone and Voice are taught by highly skilled teachers in a Christian environment.  Summer Strings, Vocal Performance and Arts Camp offer group instruction for all ages in the summer months.

3508 Crossings Way, Midlothian, VA 23113   Phone:  804.379.6906
Let’s Play Music is a music theory course that emphasizes total musicianship through piano play, singing, classical music, note reading and ear training–and it’s all done through PLAY!  As musical concepts and skills are presented in a playful, joyful setting, children absorb knowledge and ability.  Let’s Play Music is a 3-year sequential curriculum starting when children are 4-6 years old.  Children exit the program at age 7-8 playing piano at an intermediate level, reading notes and intervals, composing their own music, transposing their favorite songs and playing in 3 different key signatures!  For your younger kiddos (age 2-4), “Sound Beginnings” is the Let’s Play Music’s perfect program to get them ready for kindergarten and a life-long love of music, at the same time!

10300 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060  Phone: 804.358.1929
Richmond Piano’s Music Education Center offers lessons for piano, guitar, violin, and voice for all ages and levels. Lessons are taught in our state or the art sound proof studios in our beautiful new facility conveniently located on West Broad Street in Glen Allen! Our instructors each have 10 plus years of teaching experience and offer top professional private instruction. Please call or stop by our showroom for a tour of our studios!  Enjoy the art and discipline of music.

Studio: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226  Phone: 804.740.5676
Musikgarten offers classes for early elementary age children that help develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. Small group lessons at the keyboard capitalize on your child’s delight in making music with others. Classes include singing and dancing so children come to the piano ready to play the songs they love!

Richmond/Henrico, VA  Phone:  804.266.2288
Located in Henrico County, Johnson Drum Instruction offers drum lessons on snare, drum set, and mallet percussion. Lessons are taught by a professional drummer with extensive performing and teaching experience.  Johnson Drum Instruction prides itself in offering in-depth drum lessons above and beyond the usual course of study. Lessons are conducted in a creative environment designed strictly for educational purposes. Mention “Completely Kids” and receive your first lesson free of charge!

1925 Grove Ave, Richmond VA 23226 Phone: 804.358.1938
Grove Avenue Piano is a  group of piano teachers in the heart of city dedicated to teaching children music through piano the fun way! Featuring special books and methods for the young and a unique online scheduling and account managment system. Free Trial Lessons make it easy to try it without a commitment. They also offer piano tuning and students always get a discount! Visit the website and see what makes them special.

3046 Stony Point Rd, Richmond, VA 23235   Phone: 804.571.1973
The Music Tree is Richmond’s Premier Music School in Central Virginia offering private music lessons in all instruments and voice, taught by degree’d music educators. Large soundproof rooms provide the best learning atmosphere in the area and an on-site recital hall is ready for 3-4 recitals per year for the students. They even have a store to buy instruments and accessories and rent band and orchestra instruments.

The Richmond Symphony’s flagship educational program, founded in 1962, consists of four youth orchestras providing beginning to advanced musical training. As the premier orchestral training program of central Virginia, students participate in weekly rehearsals, coaching and masterclasses by Richmond Symphony musicians, and other musical and social activities. The Youth Orchestra Program is open to elementary through high school students. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday afternoon September through May. Annual auditions held each spring.