Americana Music Academy

A Nonprofit School Teaching America’s Music


Americana Music Academy offers lessons, workshops and concerts featuring the music America plays


We are a 501c3 nonprofit arts and culture organization


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Instructors for all musical styles

We have an all-star cast of amazing instructors. Whether you want to learn upright bass, ukulele or how to write, produce and record your own music, we have the best resources in town to achieve your dreams!


Over 20 instructors


Hundreds of years of combined teaching experience


Virtual learning experts!


Flexible schedules and no cancellation fees

Musical Styles

In support of our mission to teach, promote and support the advancement of all forms of American roots music we offer instruction in a myriad of musical styles. Select your favorite type of music below to see find your specialized instructor!

Group Ensembles

Americana Music Academy started in 2002 as a place for the local music community to gather and we want to keep that momentum alive! We offer group ensemble classes for students of all ages

Group Classes

Group classes are an economical way to get started learning a new instrument! Join together with your musical peers of similar experience and ability to work your way to mastery!


Group classes offered in multiple instruments


Contact us to get on a list for group classes or ensembles!


Americana Music Academy is proud to feature annual nominees in the "Best of Lawrence" private music teacher category! Come see why people love our instructors so much. 


I thought about moving the Academy to Kansas City to find a wider audience of people who would be interested in teaching or learning with us. But the Lawrence community is full of amazing musicians and music appreciators alike and I knew that this community needed Americana.

Thom Alexander

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for lessons?

There are three simple ways to get more information about signing up for classes with Americana Music Academy

1. Fill out any of the forms on this website. Someone will get back to you within 48 hours (hopefully much sooner!)

2. Email us at

3. Call us during normal business hours at 785-830-9640. If nobody picks up, please leave a detailed message!


How much do lessons cost?

Private lessons cost $30 per 30-minute session, or $120 per month. If you're a college student, inquire about our college student discount! We also award scholarships, which are open to any student, on six-month cycles.

Where do lessons take place?

We offer in-person lessons at our schoolhouse at 1419 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044. We also have several instructors who continue to offer remote / virtual lessons using the videoconferencing software of your choice (Zoom, Google Meet, Facetime, etc.)

What protocols are in place to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus?

We work diligently with our board of directors and local public health authorities to develop practices to ensure the safety of our teachers and students. We are offering both virtual and in-person lesson options at this time, and teachers establish their own mask policies at this time.

What instruments does Americana teach?

Here at Americana we're proud to teach a wide variety of instruments and musical styles, including improvisation, songwriting and production. For a complete list, please see elsewhere on the website and this list will be updated continuously as we bring more instructors on board!

Do you provide live sound options for corporate events, weddings and private shows?

Americana Music Academy has a state-of-the-art sound system that can provide any live audio that you might need for your event. Please contact us at for more details and to reserve your sound system and engineer.

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