Americana Music Academy

Teaching America’s Music

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

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We are a 501c3 nonprofit arts and culture organization

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Contact us today for volunteer and employment opportunities!

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Please include your instructor’s name and the month you are paying for as a note with your payment. Thanks for being part of the AMA family!

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Banjo

Bass

Cello

Dulcimer

French Horn

Fiddle

Guitar

Mandolin

Percussion

Piano

Production

Songwriting

Slide Guitar

Trombone

Ukulele

Voice

Viola

Violin

Interested?

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! 

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Over 20 instructors

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Hundreds of years of combined teaching experience

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Virtual learning experts!

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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!

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Group classes offered in multiple instruments

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

Testimonials

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

Contact us today to learn more!

Americanamusicacademy@gmail.com

 

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 americanamusicacademy@gmail.com

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 $25 per 30-minute session, or $100 per month. Group lessons are significantly less expensive but AMA instrurctors need to have at least three students enroll to have a group lesson run.

Where do lessons take place?

As of March 19, 2021 all lessons at Americana Music Academy are taking place virtually unless specific plans have been made between the students and their instructor. We hope to get back to in-person lessons at our headquarters (1419 Massachusetts St in Lawrence, KS) as soon as it is safe to do so.

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

We have been working diligently with our board of directors and local public health authorities to design a plan to combat the spread of COVID-19. Due to the infectious nature of the virus and the nature of music instruction (playing and singing in enclosed spaces), our board of directors has suspended in-person lessons for the time being and all of our lessons are conducted remotely via videoconferencing software such as Zoom, Skype, Google MeetUp or FaceTime.

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 americanamusicacademy@gmail.com for more details and to reserve your sound system and engineer.