Youth Ensemble Program

A unique opportunity for kids to learn in a team environment


Stay tuned for COVID-safe Youth Ensemble announcements!


Americana Music Academy started out as a group learning experience providing group classes for Lawrence and regional residents on guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, voice and other instruments. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic we have put many of our group musical activities on hold while we gather more information and wait to see how this medical crisis plays out.


We are excited to get Youth and Group Ensemble Programs back up and running! Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. 

What You Get


Group experience with musical peers!


Focused instruction


A chance to perform!


Meet fellow musicians


You create community

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 $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 for more details and to reserve your sound system and engineer.

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