Enrich your life: listen, learn, and perform.
Rochester Academy of Music was created to provide positive, memorable opportunities for students of all skill levels to explore their interest in music through a rewarding progression of discovery.Learn More
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 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.
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.
The drum kit is an energetic instrument that cultivates precise playing and strong music fundamentals. Learn to create fun and complex beats while developing healthy technique.
From classic to contemporary pieces, our instructors will help you master the bowing and finger technique needed to excel at playing the violin.
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.
Let our teachers be your guide.
Our instructors are skilled artists themselves and experienced teachers that are committed to our students success and growth. Teaching is a conduit for our amazing staff to pass on their passion for music and the arts.
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We love Rochester!
It is a great Music School, My daughter and I enjoyed all classes 🙂
So glad we found you!
My daughter started learning the violin. Her teacher is great with children, she loves her lessons! I am glad we found the academy.
Very professional and heart-warming staff! Thank you for the great times we spend at your school! Highly recommended place and teacher(s)!
I enjoy the lessons and appreciate the time that my instructor will take to explain a musical technique or concept that I do not understand.
Why is Rochester Academy of Music the #1 choice for you
No other music lesson provider teaches as many instruments as we do! With over twenty different instruments, you’re sure to find a good match. Our versatile faculty can teach you or your child: piano, voice, guitar, drum set, bass guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, band percussion, banjo and mandolin.
MORE student recognition
We are the ONLY music school in southeastern Minnesota licensed to use the new, cutting-edge Musical Ladder System ®. Every three months, all of our students take a test with their teacher for cool awards such as certificates, wristbands and trophies. All included in tuition!
MORE learning opportunities
We are the ONLY music lesson provider in the area authorized to offer free, unlimited, one-hour music enrichment classes for when students have to miss a regular, weekly lesson. Students may even make up their lessons before they go on vacation!
MORE ways to take lessons
Going away on vacation, or moving out of state? No problem! Take lessons via the latest technology Zoom at Rochester Academy of Music.
For your peace of mind, we are the SAFEST music school in the area! All teachers undergo a state, federal and national sex offender background check, in addition to a Social Security number verification. We have installed observation windows in each studio door. We have gone to the extent of installing a security camera in each studio.
Welcoming you to music lessons in Rochester, Minnesota!
The Rochester Academy Of Music is the most complete music school in Rochester, Minnesota. We teach almost 200 students in a week, ranging in age from 5 to adults. If you want to learn an instrument, the chances are we teach it; we offer piano, guitar, drums, brass, woodwinds, voice, and ukulele for starters! We do this all in one location in NE Rochester.
We have the distinct honor to be endorsed by world-famous flutist Sir James Galway.
We offer private/one-on-one music lessons to get the most our of your lesson time.
It’s easy to take the first step!
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long-term contract.
Enrollment is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk to serve you. There are no long-term contracts, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
Lessons are first come, first served, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson! Call or stop in person to pick a day and time for weekly lessons, set up billing on a credit card and sign the paperwork.