Are we the right music school for you?
The Ada Piano Academy is the longest established private music lesson facility in Ada, Grand Rapids Michigan where hundreds of students have learned music. Students drive as far away as Rockford, Lowell, Belding, Lowell and Grand Rapids to take lessons here. We offer lessons for ages 2.5 to adult.
We were awarded for "Best of Piano Lessons/Instruction" for 2013 and 2014.
While you are here researching the best school for you,
please consider the benefits of becoming an Academy student
and find out why we are Ada's number one choice for music lessons.
14 benefits of becoming an Academy student:
1. Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Pre-K and more all in ONE location!
We are the only school in Ada, Grand Rapids Michigan that offers all of these popular instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Pre-K music lessons and much more. We are also the only school in Forest Hills to begin lessons at age 3.
2. A proven track record of excellence since 1983
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it's closed.
The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, violin, clarinet, saxophone, flute, oboe, bassoon and Pre-K lessons in Ada, Grand Rapids Michigan year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 1,100 families for over 31 years.
3. The widest range of music lesson times available five days a week!
We are the only music school in Ada, Grand Rapids that offers music lessons five days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.
10am - 9pm Monday - Thursday.
10am - 6pm Friday.
4. A comfortable private parent's lounge for our clients.
With teaching in a home, we have the most quiet and comfortable waiting area for parents in Ada, Grand Rapids.
Instead of waiting in a large music facility, while hearing many lessons at once, our clients enjoy a private, quiet, in-home parent waiting lounge with a comfortable couch and chair, Wi-Fi and bottled water service. We also provide an opportunity for your to hear your child's lesson from the lounge area or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
5. The largest and fully stocked music lesson room in Ada, Grand Rapids!
Our large, colorful music room is stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including large screened computer with speakers, microphones, keyboards, upright clavinova piano, music stands, music computer games, hand held instruments and room to move around. All you have to do is bring your books, ipods and instruments.
One of the things that has really set us apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, fun, new, and engaging. Our students never run the risk of being bored by their lessons. It's a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as YouTube, music apps, computer games and other instruments, you name it, we're providing a cutting edge lesson experience in the Ada, Grand Rapids area.
6. Free music recitals!
We are the only music school in Ada, Grand Rapids that offers FIVE free recitals and allows family members to perform.
Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital (optional).
In May, June, July, August, and December many of our students choose to perform in our recitals. For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in Ada, Grand Rapids we do not charge recital participation or admission fees and family members may perform with the students. This can only be found at the Ada Piano Academy.
7. We Welcome All Beginners
We love our beginning students! The beginning stage of any private music lesson program is the MOST important part. We cater to your needs of getting the most out of your lessons right from the start. We allow you to switch different instruments until you have found the one you enjoy; with free instrument evaluations. We will teach you the proper techniques, embouchure, fingerings, care of, music theory, note reading and parts of the instrument right from the start.
8. Pre-K private music program (ages 3 - 6)
We are privileged to be the best Pre-K private music program in Ada, Grand Rapids since 2004. Parents LOVE this program because their children are learning to play/sing their favorite songs independently without having to take a class and share their time with others. And, children LOVE our program because they are busy learning a real instrument all by themselves, learning their favorite songs, learning music terms in a fun way, learning to read real music and students LOVE their instructor. Your child may play piano, violin, cello, guitar, and singing in a fun, easy, and creative lesson time. You have the option to study two instruments in one lesson time which is not found anywhere else in town.
9. 24/7 Assistance while you are practicing at home
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/Instructor with any questions as many times as you wish. It is all about you!
10. Learn two instruments in one lesson time
We know many eager students who love to learn two instruments at once. That is why we offer you the opportunity to learn two instruments during your one lesson. This saves our students money and time. Our Academy gives you the opportunity to try as many instruments as you wish without having to change teachers, lesson day/time or charging additional lessons fees.
11. Free practice sheets, 24/7 help, practice techniques, certificates, rewards, stickers, conferences, instrument evaluation, recitals, and more!
We offer you many free extras while learning your favorite songs. From free Wi-Fi, bottled water, weekly practice sheets, 24/7 assistance, practice techniques, computer music lab, instrument evaluations, conferences at any time, recitals, school/outside try-outs, chair try-outs for band/orchestra, certificates, stickers, rewards, etc.
12. 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 and many area preschools.
13. V.I.P. for our academy students
We believe in rewarding our students with certificates and special awards for their accomplishments. And, student's friends make some of the best students. Therefore, we reward our students with $25.00 per referral who signs up for lessons. Read more on refer your music friends.
And, if that is not enough, we give our families (who have two or more students taking at least two lessons per week from the same household), a $1 off per lesson, per student, per week! WOW! You won't find that anywhere else.
14. Month to month lessons
The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every students here is on a month-to-month basis.
Starting at only $25 to $62 per lesson (depending on your lesson length)
20, 30, 40 and 60 minutes available (60 minutes for serious students or those studying two instruments)
20 and 40 minutes lessons only available from 10am - 3pm
All fees must be pre-paid
One student may take up to two instruments during one lesson session/one teacher
One-time registration fee of $30 per student (max $60 per family)
No semester contracts
HOURS (by appointment only)
Monday - Thursdays: 10am - 9pm
Fridays: 10am - 6pm
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 and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
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 TWO years we have been honored to be awarded with the 2013 and 2014 Best of Ada for piano lessons/instruction.
Learn the songs YOU want to play!
Offering quality music lessons in:
Piano - Keyboard - Guitar - Violin - Viola - Cello - Clarinet - Flute - Saxophone - Oboe - Bassoon -
Beginning Brass -Pre-K music and much more!