About Music & Dance Academy


If you’re looking for music lessons or dance lessons in Tucson, Arizona, you’re in the right place! Since 1995, thousands of students have taken music and dance lessons at our two Tucson area locations. We started as a small studio, but have grown to become the largest music and dance school in Tucson. We realize you have a choice between several different music and dance schools. Here are 3 reasons why our school has been chosen more than any other music and dance school in the area

5 reasons to choose Music & Dance Academy


Outstanding instructors

We bring together a community of distinguished international faculty that offer personalized attention through private lessons, group classes and ensembles, as well as master classes and workshops. Whether you are a dedicated student, or only casually curious, you will discover a style of teaching that fits your personality, and your personal goals. It’s no wonder we’ve been voted “Best of Tucson” two years in a row!

Community matters

Music & Dance Academy works together with Tucson and Oro Valley arts organizations, businesses, and associations to bring education and enrichment opportunities to our students and the community at large. Each year we offer students and faculty concerts, workshops, and master classes with leading educators. To name a few:

– Public Recitals and Gala Concerts
– Community Festivals
– Appreciation Day
– Faculty Artist Concert Series
– Magic Rug Children’s Concert Series
– Fables, Tall Tales and Music for Me!
– Music and Dance Workshops

Our students are trained for success

Combine our outstanding instructors and ample opportunity for community involvement, and you get well rounded students with bright futures. Academy students have received honors and scholarships for advanced studies, and have gone on to excel in many areas of life as professionals, community leaders, and teachers.

Music & dance classes under the same roof

Imagine the convenience of having music and dance lessons under one roof! No more running all over the city. You can schedule instrument/ voice lessons and dance classes for multiple students, all in the same location.

Personalized instruction

Experience our student-focused, goal-oriented instruction, built just for your needs. Individual lessons or classes are tailored to the needs of each student, focusing on the best path to help our students achieve success and personal fulfillment. You can choose in person or LIVE online lessons, to best fit your needs.

“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

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