Altman Music Studio
(Contact by message on facebook fan page.)
At Altman Music Studio you can learn guitar, piano, and keyboard. Lessons include memorizing, note reading, & chording.
Arts Leadership & Management Academy
The goal of the academy is to enhance St. Louis arts and cultural organizations through participation in a strengths-based approach to capacity building and leadership. The focus is on providing training and support for arts and cultural organizations through a series of affordable management workshops that increase skill level and effectiveness.
ALMA workshops will be held in the Centene Center for Arts and Education. Individual workshops are $30. *See schedule @ website link in blue above.*
The Arts & Education Council also houses:
Jazz St. Louis (Suite 260) *See above address*
314-289-4030 – Contact form on website. –
Made possible by a lead contribution from Monsanto Fund with support from the Arthur & Helen Baer Foundation,Ameren Missouri, and the Staenberg Family Foundation, JazzU places talented middle and high school musicians in small jazz combos, which meet weekly between September and May. This competitive program selected 50 emerging musicians from a pool of nearly 120 who auditioned for the 2012-13 season. JazzU meets weekly beginning in the fall of each year (dates and times are determined by students’ schedules). Besides the benefit of weekly instruction from JazzU faculty members, students will have the opportunity to meet and work with musicians participating in the Jazz St. Louis Artist Residency Program, which have included such musicians as Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Esperanza Spalding, Sherman Irby, Byron.
Emerson Jazz In The Schools
Made possible through generous funding from Emerson and support from the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative, the Emerson Jazz in the Schools program brings visiting Jazz at the Bistro artists to area schools at no cost. The artists participate in a number of different activities, including performances, master classes and clinics.
Artists are only available on Thursday or Friday afternoons and are booked on a first come, first-served basis.
*Booking inquires can be made on their “Contact” page.
In addition, their website includes online educational resources and they also have info. on residencies available.
The Drummers paradise, they teach, play, record, sample, program, build, repair, buy, sell, trade and LIVE totally Awesome Drums all day, every day.
Formerly Schmitt Music, they are Exeter Music in O’Fallon, Illinois. As of January 1st 2012, now under new ownership.
They are your local full service music store. With a professional and highly respected lesson program, instrument rentals with fast full service repairs, guitar and percussion supplies, band and orchestra accessories, and a wide collection of sheet music with resources for local music teachers and students just looking to learn– they’re here for you. They will be hosting a large volume of community events. Please check back often.
Helping people to become highly creative, literate, passionate, independent thinkers.
The mission of Freedom Arts & Education Center is to help young people become the highly creative, literate, passionate, independent thinkers they are capable of becoming. We provide arts education, academic tutoring, mentoring and leadership training to the under-served youth of our city. We aim to inspire youth to realize and utilize their God-given talents and worth.
Freedom Arts & Education Center specializes in providing instructors, facilities, and resources for mentoring and leadership training, arts education and expression, and academic tutoring. Education of the arts includes classes and private instruction in all styles and genres of music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, cooking, and more. Tutoring and enrichment in math, reading, writing, history, and science will be provided, as well as mentoring, leadership training, and one-on-one guidance counseling.
A Project of 88.1 KDHX ~ Sustainable Music for Change
The Green Strum Project was formed by Ryan Spearman and Kelly Wells to explore connections between sustainability and the arts in St. Louis. The project aims to raise awareness sustainability and the importance of healthy local economy through events, educational workshops, and musical performances.
Making Music Matters
ken (AT) makingmusicmatters (DOT) com
adrienne (AT) makingmusicmatters (DOT) com
Making Music Matters is a teen volunteer-driven organization that provides after school music programs to St. Louis inner city schools that are unable to create their own. We believe that music is an integral aspect of education and shouldn’t be neglected. While our project doesn’t cross international borders, it reaches deep into the heart of the United States towards the inner city schools.
Enriching lives through the gift of music by setting up local volunteer- driven music enrichment programs at city schools in St. Louis, MO.
Q: How often do you go to the schools?
A: A group of talented teenage violin instructors go to an inner city school to teach violin for an hour every week.
Q.: Do you have enough volunteer teachers for the number of students who want to study violin? or do you need more volunteers?
A.: “Since our group of students is expanding, we are also looking for experienced and skilled high school and college violin instructors in the St. Louis area. We are looking to expand the program to other schools and create a summer music opportunity. We also hope to start an acoustic guitar class next semester.”
9177 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63126
*Email on site. (See “Learn” tab for more options.)
11977 St. Charles Rock Rd.
Bridgeton, MO 63044
*Email on site. (See “Learn” tab for more options.)
Fairview Heights, IL. Location:
79 Ludwig Dr
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
*Email on site. (See “Learn” tab for more options.)
Halpin Music Company
2375 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton, IL.
halpinmus1 (AT) aol (DOT) com
Halpin Music Company- serving musicians of all ages in the Riverbend area since 1961!
Full line, full service music store. Band and orchestra rentals, sales and school music service, guitars, amps, drums, full sound systems and accessories, digital and acoustic pianos, portable keyboards, sheet music and major piano methods. On site, experienced band instrument repair. LESSONS, TOO, ON MOST EVERYTHING THEY SELL! and the best personal service around! Come see why they are the Riverbend’s #1 rated music store!
L.S. Electronics is a full-service electronic and stringed instrument repair shop offering a wide array of services including repairs, warranty work, and custom modifications.
Founded in 1995, they function on the premise that work performed on musical instruments and accessories should be performed by knowledgeable musicians. Over 10 years later, our promise of service “For Musicians, By Musicians” is stronger than ever!
To see their list of authorized manufacturers go to:
For their lesson policies, teachers, or to sign-up for lessons go to:
Midwest Music (636) 527-5558
15977 Clayton Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011
Midwest Music Central (636) 536-2889
17702 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
*Both offer music lessons.
8015 Big Bend, St. Louis, MO. 63119
musicfolk (AT) musicfolk (DOT) com
The scope of the store has expanded greatly in recent years. While still devoted to being the region’s principle retailer of folk and other acoustic instruments, Music Folk now offers an ever widening assortment of instruments including high quality instruments like Martin Guitars, Huss & Dalton Guitars, Weber Mandolins, and Fluke Ukes. In short, they seek a balance of preserving the past, keeping up with the rapid changes in instrument development, and anticipating the future. Be sure to check our their “What’s New” pages to get an idea of what’s happening around the store today. They offer lessons, repairs, rentals, consignment and more.
Music Lessons by Dan Turnbaugh
danielturnbaugh (AT) gmail (DOT) com
Provides guitar, voice, piano and music theory lessons.
“How do you play the guitar? How do you play the piano? How do you sing correctly?” H can answer these questions easily. With over 15 years of experience on guitar and over 10 on voice and piano, he can explain what he’s doing and how he got there.
Nottleman Music 314-631-1486
nottelmannmusic (AT) aol (DOT) com
1590 Lemay Ferry Rd. STL, MO. 63125
*Arnold Location: 314-296-3780
714 Jeffco Blvd. Arnold, MO. 63010
– (Offers private lessons.)
Scales Music is a privately owned music store committed to customer service and providing quality and affordable instruments to beginners and music enthusiasts. They also offer music instruction in their spacious and comfortable lesson rooms with a talented and experienced staff of private lesson instructors. Sign up today for an introductory group class lesson offered on Guitar, Piano, and Violin. We offer individual lessons on Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Low Brass, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Guitar, Electric Bass, Piano.
Scales Music is a proud affiliate rental provider for Music and Arts, the largest band and orchestra company in the nation. They provide a comprehensive rental plan for beginning band and orchestra instruments that is convenient, affordable, and easy. Instruments can be rented in the comfort of your own home and they’ll even ship the instrument to your house. Check out ther website for more information.
Visit them today and check out the supply of quality “LIKE NEW” guitars. Before you pay more for new, they might have what you are looking for at a lower price. If they don’t have what you are looking for, just tell them what you want . . their supplier of USED guitars has over 10,000 instruments in stock. Let them help you find your first (or next) guitar, bass, mandolin, or banjo.
Looking to purchase a quality NEW beginning band or orchestra instrument for the school year? They have “NEW” name brand instruments at substantially discounted prices. All of their student model instruments come with a 5 year warranty.
St. Louis Regional Arts Commission (RAC)6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO. 63112
The Regional Arts Commission is the area’s largest annual funder of the arts, dedicated to cultivating, fostering and promoting the arts in the St. Louis region.
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) promotes arts & culture in St. Louis by awarding grants and helping to market a vibrant creative community. RAC grants help theater, dance performances, visual arts, music, festivals, museums, children’s arts programs, poetry, community development through use of the art, and more. RAC runs Arts Commandos, a volunteer arms for the arts and the Community Arts Training Institute.
A 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, RAC was founded in 1985 foster and nurture the arts and also contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong presence of the arts.
The mission of the Regional Arts Commission is to create an environment that nurtures artists as well as arts and cultural organizations by:
•Providing funds to promote, encourage and foster the arts and cultural institutions and activities within its boundaries
•Promoting and preserving cultural diversity
•Helping artists and arts and cultural organizations improve quality
•Creating equal access to cultural opportunities
•Insuring consideration of aesthetic issues in local decision making
•Continuing to engage in cultural planning
RAC offers free workshops on how to apply for artist grants & also lists additional free workshops at other locations that also offer different services free of charge that can help you in different areas. They also offer a list of artist-in-residence programs, as well at the below address:
RSVP TO ARTISTSCOUNT OR 314-863-5811 EXTENSION 48
RAC will also be developing a series of workshops in partnership with other organizations, most notably the Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, on various topics to help artists develop their professional, entrepreneurial and business skills.
Be sure to sign up to get more information on these workshops and services.
Workshops for Artists Presented by Other Organizations
Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts www.vlaa.org
- Offers workshops and panels covering general business, employment, negotiation skills, and intellectual property issues. Provides sessions and opportunities to talk with a volunteer lawyer or accountant.
Art St. Louis www.artstlouis.org
- Get Your “You Know What” Together: helps working artists stay organized when entering juried shows or contacting galleries. The workshop teaches how to keep track of money and to prepare for taxes.
The Luminary Center for the Arts http://www.theluminaryarts.com
- TMI: 20 Topics for Success on the Web: allocates 10 minutes per topic on a wide range of subjects that are crucial for web publishing success and improved visibility online.
Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS) www.midwestarts.org
- Creative Exchange: workshops to assist artists in how to find basics like housing, health insurance, and financial management assistance.
Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies www.macaa.net
- MACAA Professional Development Conference: The retreat includes topic-specific professional development workshops and networking opportunities with arts leaders from all over the state.
Openly Disruptive www.openlydisruptive.org
- Disruptive Diner: where emerging themes are explored in a collaborative format.
- Meet-ups: casual social activities to learn more about Openly Disruptive and our members.
- Hands-on Ideas: monthly webcasts with makers, hackers, artists doing innovative mash-ups.
Skandalaris Center at Washington University www.sc.wustl.edu
- IdeaBounce®: post ideas on the IdeaBounce® website and the network of creators, inventors, and investors to connect to transform ideas into reality.
- Coffee with the Experts: provides opportunities to have a 10 minute private conversation with panelists.
St. Louis Artists Project (SLAP) www.stlartproject.org
- St. Louis Arts Project Conference: arts and cultural events and speakers, including an expo piece that offers volunteer opportunities, continuing arts education, and developmental resources.
St. Louisans for Organizing and Understanding Practice (SLOUP) www.stlsloup.com
- Sloup: a monthly soup dinner in that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief.
Rhythm Music & Performing Arts Studio
3333 Rue Royale, St. Charles, MO. 63301
contact (AT) rhythmmusicstudio (DOT) com
They provide a personalized approach to music and performance artistry in a 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of New Town at St. Charles.
“Inspiring Creativity, Enriching Community, and Cultivating Personal Development through our Holistic Instruction of Music and Performing Arts”
ABOUT: They are unique because they offer a diverse choice of professional instruction. Their holistic approach offers lessons in guitar, violin, piano, percussion/drums, flute, bass, upright bass, voice, dance, creative movement, drama and other instruments while augmenting it with classes in theory, song writing, sight reading and stage presence. They instruct ALL AGES AND ALL
LEVELS of experience from beginners to professional musicians and performance artists.
Their Studio: Though they sell retail products, theur focus at Rhythm is their students. You won’t need to navigate through a cluttered store to find a small lesson room crammed in the back. Their studio provides large lesson rooms ideally created for learning and performance. They focus on developing musicians and artists.
Their Objective: To guide students to achieve their personal goals, whether those goals are to learn to play an instrument and read music, or to become a professional performing artist, they have all you need. They offer a whole new level to private lessons and coaching that is not found anywhere else in the St. Louis area.
THEY PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SOLO ARTIST AND BAND DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT through performance coaching, instruction on the music industry, music business management and more.
THEIR PHILOSOPHY: To provide students with holistic music and performance development beyond the rudimentary lesson to a professional level is one of the many services they offer that defines and elevates us above others in the industry.
Scales Music is a privately owned music store committed to customer service and providing quality and affordable instruments to beginners and music enthusiasts. They also offer music instruction in our spacious and comfortable lesson rooms with a talented and experienced staff of private lesson instructors. Sign up today for an introductory group class lessons offered on Guitar, Piano, and Violin. We offer individual lessons on Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Low Brass, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Guitar, Electric Bass, Piano.
Scales Music is a proud affiliate rental provider for Music and Arts, the largest band and orchestra company in the nation. They provide a comprehensive rental plan for beginning band and orchestra instruments that is convenient, affordable, and easy. Instruments can be rented in the comfort of your own home and we’ll even ship the instrument to your house. Check out our website for more information.
Visit today and check out their supply of quality LIKE NEW guitars. Before you pay more for new, they might have what you are looking for at a lower price. If they don’t have what you are looking for, just tell them what you want . . their supplier of USED guitars has over 10,000 instruments in stock. Let them help you find your first (or next) guitar, bass, mandolin, or banjo.
Looking to purchase a quality NEW beginning band or orchestra instrument for the school year? They have NEW name brand instruments at substantially discounted prices. All of their student model instruments come with a 5 year warranty.
School Of Rock St. Louis
14560 Manchester Road, Suite 1
Manchester, MO. 63011
srinaberger (AT) schoolofrock (DOT) com
The School of Rock St. Louis is teaching music by getting students into a group setting to perform legenday rock songs. Each group will play in a live venue at the end of each 12-week session. Throw away your lesson book and let’s get rockin’.
Saint Louis Drum Lessons & Percussion
407 South County Center Way, St. Louis, MO. 63129
Lordsteven39 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com
His mission: To make drum lessons fun and educational for the student
while being valuable for the parent.
Steven taught at Drum Headquarters (and independently) for over ten years. He currently have 35+ students on my roster, most have been with me for over five years.
Please view my promotional video (under 10 min.):
to see what happens during my drum lessons.
Availability is limited.
Please feel free to call me on my cell: 314-766-6991 for more information.
StlGuitarLessons.com by Sean Trost.
Impress the neighbors w/ your new-found guitar skills!
Guitar lessons available from beginner to advanced.
All-ages accepted, all styles taught.
In home lessons also available.
STL Songwriters Anonymous
stlsongwritersanonymous or 314-640-9381
St. Louis Songwriters Anonymous is a resource for songwriters in the St. Louis Metropolitan area that aims to develop and showcase the talent being cultivated in the community. SLSA takes a collaborative approach to maximizing the creative potential of its members as well as booking and promoting performances to bring the community into focus on the local music scene.
The Strings Attached project began in October, 2009 providing guitar lessons and music education to area youth. “Strings Attached” creates performance and musical mentoring opportunities for youth, while providing a community space for musical gatherings – recitals, Sunday “jam” sessions, and other music outreach efforts to the community. The project will include guest lectures, field trips, and explores America’s roots music history. The project currently operates at two locations, at a church in North County St. Louis and in the Tower Grove area. Please take a tour of this site for class schedules, upcoming events and involvement opportunities.
CONTACT US :
St. Stephen’s Church at stringsattachedproject
LESSONS, WORKSHOPS, RECITALS ARE AT
33 NORTH CLAY, FERGUSON, MO, 63135
Please also join our FACEBOOK page at “Strings Attached project” for videos, photos and updates on our activities.
TWITTER US @ GUITARKESTRA
Please follow this link to watch a short video presentation on Strings Attached: Strings Attached & Earthdance Mission Award
Tower Music 636-343-2222
TimWoest (AT) towermusicinc (DOT) com
360 Biltmore, Fenton, MO. 63026
(Music lessons offered also.)
– See website about their “Tower Jam” –
Wentzville Music, LLC & Academy Of Music, Art & Education
950 Corp. Pkwy. Suite 100/102
Wentzville, MO. 63385
*Full service music store that specializes in instrument repair, be it vintage or new. They also offer a wide variety of lessons!
(Contact page on website or message on facebook fan page.)
One may find additional resources by visiting HERE which is a Google search using the key words “Saint-Louis-Metro-Area-Music-Lessons”. Also, be sure to check out our lists for “Music Instrument Retailers“, “Music Schools” and “Music Classes“.