Exclusive offerings for Summer 2024! Email to enroll.


Musical Discoveries

Dates: July 22-25, 1:30 – 4:00 (M-Th)

Ages: Entering 1st through 3rd grades

Description: Each day, kids will discover a new genre of music through music, story, art, and movement. Featuring guest musicians and student performance showcase! Taught by Cristina Adams.

Cost: $150


Sunflower Music Club

Dates: June 10-13, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (M-Th)

Ages: 5 – 7 years old

Description: Kids will learn about gardening and the natural world through playing and singing songs, games, stories, art, and–of course!–by getting their hands dirty with some gardening of their own. Taught by Natalee Thomas and Christy Miller.

Cost: $150


Values in the Wilderness: Creative Arts Camp

Dates: June 17-20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (M-Th)

Ages: 6 – 10 years old

Description: Taught by local musician, songwriter, and music therapist Holly O. Taylor, this Creative Arts camp incorporates storytelling, original and familiar music, movement, artistic exploration, improvisational expression and values based conversations.

Cost: $150


Blazing Bucket Drumming with Brandon!

Dates: June 24-27, 9:00-11:30 a.m. (M-Th)

Ages: 12 – 18 years old

Description: Students will experiment with, strengthen, and expand their rhythmic abilities by exploring grooves and improvisation through an exciting series of bucket drumming sessions with drummer Brandon Jones. 

Cost: $150


Youth Pop Songwriting

Dates: Tuesdays July 9 – 30, 11am-12pm, with performance on August 4

Ages: 10 – 18 years old

Description: In this weekly camp, students and instructor Matthew Mulnix will analyze and perform modern pop music, in order to better inform their own songwriting. From the Beatles to Taylor Swift, Queen to Billie Eilish, they’ll learn the chord structures, melodies, rhythms, and lyrical techniques pop songs utilize to deliver the most impact. The final project will involve each student composing their very own original song, with accompanying song sheet and recording. Students must have an intermediate knowledge of basic chords on guitar, ukulele, or piano. 

Cost: $100 (Additional $25 discount for current Americana students)

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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