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Dance & Music School Serving Tucson, AZ

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Providing thousands of students with the highest quality arts education since 1995.

If you’re looking for music lessons or dance classes in Tucson, Arizona, you’re in the right place! Since 1995, we have provided thousands of students with the highest quality arts education.

Bringing together a community of distinguished international faculty, we offer personalized instruction through private lessons, group classes and ensembles, as well as master classes and workshops. Whether you are a beginner, or an advanced student, you will discover a style of teaching that fits your personality, and your personal goals.

Music Lessons

Voice

Voice

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.

Piano

Piano

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

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.

Violin

Violin

Whether you want to learn the classics or contemporary pieces, our instructors will help you master the bowing and finger technique needed to excel at this captivating instrument.

Cello

Cello

Cello lessons will help you to develop strong fundamentals and play without tension to create a clear and beautiful sound on this soulful instrument.

Woodwind

Woodwind

Develop a beautiful sound on the saxophone, clarinet, oboe or flute. Study the musical style of your choosing with our highly qualified woodwind instructors.

Drums

Drums

Learn to play the drum kit and other percussion instruments. Create fun and complex beats while developing healthy technique.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Individual instruction encourages the growth of excellent music skills, and provides a foundation for music literacy. 

Music Ensemble

Music Ensemble

Gain music skills like awareness of blend and balance, intonation, accuracy in keeping beat, and attention to detail when reading music are sharpened.

Music Theory

Music Theory

Classes are taught in preparation for exams in all levels of Arizona Study Program.

Music FunTime

Music FunTime

Academy Pre-school music classes are are the best way to set a foundation for success in private lessons. Our classes are full of laughter and discovery.

Dance Classes

Nurture excellence in music and dance within a diverse, community-minded school for lifelong learning.

Let our teachers be your guide!

Our dance & music instructors are skilled artists themselves and passionate teachers. They are committed to your success and growth. Teaching is a conduit for our amazing staff to pass on their passion for dance to the next generation.

Meet our Teachers

“My daughter has been attending Music & Dance Academy since January 2023. She started with and is still taking tap and ballet. She loves it! She looks forward to going to each class, especially with Miss Giulia! On days she has dance her eyes shine in anticipation.”

— Donna

“My three kids enjoy their lessons here! Everyone is friendly and Ms. Tamara and Mr. Santacruz are very talented musicians and teachers.”

— Lynn

“My kids have been learning piano at the Music and Dance Academy for about 6 years now. I have to say it’s a great place for learning and also to build expertise in music. We have had a great experience with the teachers there.”

— Manju

What do we offer?

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Music Lessons

Our students range from newborns to many students in their 70’s and 80’s. The Academy music program emphasizes quality, the development of music skills, confidence, and self esteem. Through innovative teaching methods we make music lessons enjoyable and rewarding for students of all ages and levels. We offer a well rounded music education including private lessons, group classes, ensembles, collaboration between departments. Class and lesson curriculum reflect the differing needs of children, teen and adult students. Learn more about our music lessons.

Dance Classes

We offer dance classes for ages 3 to adults. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, performing group, preschool dance, adult dance and more. Learn more about our dance classes.

Online Music & Dance Classes

The top quality Academy lessons Tucson families know and love are now also available online, as well as in person. We offer online music & dance classes.

Community Events

Music & Dance Academy students and faculty participate with performances in various festivals, fairs, and events throughout the greater Tucson region. Events include Tucson Meet Yourself!, Tucson Children’s Museum FAME event, Oro Valley Children’s Museum events, Town of Oro Valley Kids Concert Series and Oro Valley Arts in the Park to name a few. Learn more about our community.