Since kindergarten, Lillian had dreamed of playing the piano. Today, she is beaming from ear to ear as she accomplishes song after song with ease. She loves piano! Her confidence has increased which means she is wanting to practice more at home. You should see how excited she becomes when she plays her favorite solos from the Sound of Music. "Doh a deer a female deer"...humming and singing along; even memorizing some parts. What a joy and privilege it is to watch Lillian week after week! Something new she is doing during her lesson time is playing on our new music gaming app. She is inspired to achieve songs quickly to obtain the three gold stars rewards for accomplishing every song. But what really fascinates her, is her ability to send her mom the completed performance recording in an email with a photo from the piano bench during lessons. When she leaves the academy, she frequently asks her mom, "Did you get my email?" One thing Lillian cannot wait for is to return each week to lessons to see her instructor and learn some more.
If you'd like your son/daughter to beam from ear to ear with musical victory we'd love to have you join our program by clicking on the "ENROLL NOW" button below or to your left. Or, maybe you would like to send us an email or talk to us on the phone, the choice is yours. Either way, we want YOU to schedule your lesson TODAY.
While you are considering which music school to enroll in, please consider what makes us a great place to start your musical journey and see why thousands have learned music with since 1983.
Success Stories from our academy parents!
This is Brandon's 4th year taking lessons and he absolutely loves his lessons with you.
He is privileged to be one of your students" - Sandy G., Grand Rapids, MI
Ms Betz has been an amazing teacher. I am extremely pleased with how well my 5 year old daughter both plays and understands the music after only 8 months of lessons. Ms. Betz is a very caring and patient teacher and my daughter looks forward to her lesson every week." - Heather T., parent, Ada, MI
What you gain by becoming an academy student:
Piano, Guitar, Strings, Woodwinds, Pre-K music, Singing, Recorder and More all in ONE location!
Create many smiles and happy moments as you learn to play music. We offer private lessons in Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Pre-K, Sinigng, Recorder and much more. You may even take two instruments within one lesson saving you time and money.
From age 2 to adults you can learn to play an instrument with success and ease. How would you feel to learn how to play during your very first lesson? All our students leave with big smiles upon their faces and so can you! We will get you all set with an instrument and music before even coming to your first lesson. We want you to be successful right away.
Spots are filling fast! Don't be left out
Photo below: Judah has been taking piano lessons since he was in kindergarten. Four years later, he has completed 8 piano lesson books and many, many fun solo material of which he chose. Judah enjoys memorizing some of his pieces and performing in our free concerts. His newest conquest is using the academy's latest gaming app which offers him over 2,500 song/exercise and 50 method books free. His face says it all!
How about going home with all the correct information needed to practice successfully for 6 days? Or better yet; having free 24/7 access to your instructor (you won't find that any where else!) We are here to help you every step of the way. You will have a free weekly practice sheets, 24/7 assistance, practice techniques, computer music lab, instrument evaluations, conferences, five recitals, school/outside try-outs, chair try-outs for band/orchestra, certificates, rewards, prizes, etc. Students even have access to our free apple ipad practice gaming app (worth $59.99) while home or during your lesson. So, what is stopping you from scheduling your lesson today?
A proven track record of excellence since 1983
Visit our Success Stories to see what our students are saying. We like every student to feel cared for and part of a family atmosphere. We like to personally say "hi" to our students by name when we see you in and out of the academy.
The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, and Pre-K lessons in Ada, Grand Rapids Michigan year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 1,300 families for over 33 years.
Kids have a rewarding experience! It's exciting!
Photos: Joni began with piano lessons while he was 4 years old. He zoomed through effortlessly with four lesson books in less than two years. He is now going into 7th grade. He has continued to play the piano accomplishing another 6 lesson books. In 6th grade he played the clarinet in band and changing to saxophone for 7th grade. His younger brother began piano lessons when he was only 3 years old and has accomplished 5 lesson books. Both brothers have performed in countless concerts and just love to perform. How long will your child stay and how many instruments do they want to learn?
Joni's mom writes: "I have wanted to write to you to tell you that he really enjoys playing piano. One day he told me “mommy, I love piano”..I had never heard that from him before. I always had to explain to him why he had to go to piano…Now I find him practicing all by himself. Actually he has gotten to the point where he knows more than I do. I really enjoy listening to him. His brother (3 years old) has been excited to finally been old enough to begin piano lessons with you." - Bertha B., Grand Rapids, MI
Prestige Pre-K private music program (ages 3 - 6)
Does your child sing/dance at home? Or maybe they bang on items around the house or sing at the top of their lungs. Then you need to sign them up for music lessons with us. We encourage you to watch your child learn to play an instrument successfully while having fun; start at age 3. We will be here for you as you practice at home; you'll never be alone to figure things out during the week. How about reading music or learning two instruments at once? Parents LOVE our program because their children learn to play/sing their favorite songs independently without having to take a class and share their time with others. And, to see the smiles upon the kiddos faces is just priceless.
24/7 Assistance while at home
This is our favorite offer academy parents talk about. We care about your music lesson experience and want you to learn your favorite songs faster. Therefore, as long as you are taking private lessons at our Academy, you may contact our Director of Music/Owner with any questions as much as you wish. It is all about you! We want you to succeed, be encouraged and inspired to play an instrument.
Free music concerts!
We are the only music school in Ada, Grand Rapids that offers FIVE FREE concerts and allow family members to perform too.
We want you to be proud of your child and encourage them to perform in our concert performances five times per year. All concerts are free to perform in and free to attend; no hidden charges. We give all students the opportunity to perform for family members and friends. Students pick their own pieces to perform and learn how to put on a concert.
Academy concerts are held in March, May, June, July, August, December.
The widest range of music lesson times available!
We are here for you. Rather you are a young student, mom/dad, home schooled, business owner, etc. we have a day/time just waiting for you. From early in the morning to your lunch break, or after school or later evenings we are here five days per week just for you. We take weekends off to spend quality time with our own children.
10am - 9pm Monday - Thursday
10am - 7pm Friday
Located in the heart of Forest Hills
Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of the Forest Hills school district. Close to our school you will find many popular neighborhoods off Ada Drive and 1.5 miles from the Village of Ada. We have students from Ada Vista, Ada Elementary, Thornapple, Pine Ridge, Meadowbrook, Knapp Forest, Northern, Eastern, Central Woodland, Goodwillie, Collins, Ada Village and many other schools.
One student may take up to two instruments during one lesson session/one teacher
No semester contracts
HOURS (by appointment only)
Monday - Thursdays: 10am - 9pm
Fridays: 10am - 7pm
Closed Saturday and Sundays
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here. Limited spots available; first-come-first-served.
It's easy to take the next step:
Lessons are first come, first served
6249 Adacroft Drive SE, Ada, MI 49301
(Between Ada Drive and Adacroft Drive)
(Between Ada Christian School and Forest Hills Central Middle off Ada Drive)
For THREE years we have been honored to be awarded with the 2013 and 2014 Best of Ada for piano lessons/instruction and 2015 Best of Ada for Music Schools.
Learn the songs YOU want to play!
Offering quality music lessons in:
Piano - Keyboard - Guitar - Violin - Viola - Cello - Clarinet - Flute - Saxophone - Oboe - Bassoon -
Singing - Pre-Instrumental - Pre-K music and more!