At Middle C Music, you’ll find a path for acquiring the skills and confidence to play the instrument of your choice. Located in historic downtown Washington DC, we have everything you or your child needs to grow musical talent — a variety of instruments, accessories, sheet music, instruction and performance opportunities. Music lessons for kids and adults are available.
Our teachers specialize in a variety musical styles and instruments. Whether you want to belt the latest Broadway tune, burn on a jazz standard, or shred today’s chart hits, Middle C Music is the place to learn.
We offer music lessons on Guitar, Drums, Violin, Voice, Piano, Ukulele, Woodwinds and Brass Instruments all in one location for both adults and children.
The piano is both approachable for young beginners and richly complex for advanced players, and is perfect for learning to read music and building a strong musical foundation.
Guitar & Ukulele
One of the foundational instruments of contemporary music, our guitar instructors teach across genres and will equip you to play for yourself or as part of a group.
The vocal instrument is a complex living system and healthy technique is the key to lifelong enjoyment. Let our instructors guide you on your journey of expression and discovery.
Violin & Viola
From classic to contemporary pieces, our instructors will help you master the bowing and finger technique needed to excel at playing the violin.
Cello lessons will help you to develop strong fundamentals and play without tension to create a clear and beautiful sound on this soulful instrument.
Drums & Percussion
Learn to play the drum kit and other percussion instruments. Create fun and complex beats while developing healthy technique.
The low pitch of the bass guitar holds down the groove in almost all styles of music. Learn to play different styles and techniques.
Learn how to play the trumpet, cornet, tuba, trombone and more. Private brass lessons are a great supplement to school music programs. Study your favorite genre with your teacher.
Develop a beautiful sound on the saxophone, clarinet, oboe or flute. Study the musical style of your choosing with our highly qualified woodwind instructors.
“In addition to utterly wonderful staff, this place is indescribably beautiful and is a beyond outstanding choice for your musical needs. Go check it out!”
“Great music store and amazing workers! I would like to spotlight Mike for his outstanding hospitality toward me and my son. He not only helped him pick out an instrument but he got him to take lessons as well. Thank you so much and we will be sure to come back again!”
“Michael, the Floor Manager is a great guy. We’ve been speaking on the phone and he’s quick to answer any and all questions. Staff is great. I always get a email reply the same day and it’d be more fun if I came in person. Thank you guys for running an amazing business! I couldn’t been more happier!!”
“Have been shopping at this store for about 6 years and have always loved the place. The staff is extremely helpful, informed, and extremely nice.”
“Outstanding service, friendly staff; made us feel like FAMILIA!!! It just happened to be my son’s sweet 16th and THEIR Sweet 16th Anniversary and THEY GAVE HIM A CALENDAR and some Mozart socks!!! It was amazing and made my boy’s day! I hope we can have an Open Mic Nite there in May!!!”
“Had a wonderful experience today! Bought my daughter her first ukulele today and we were serenaded out by the staff! Love the mom&pop shop feel.”
“Great local place with in-house expertise. Friendly and fun folks to help you with all your musical needs. Good prices too!”
“Wow! This place is awesome. Great variety of instruments, a bit of gear and lots of sheet music. Staff was super helpful and the rest of the staff was nice and interactive. You can tell these folks really take pride in what they do!”