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Teaching Teens
Ages 13-18

Our teachers love working with teenagers and helping them to explore all different styles of music. Whether they are interested in classical, jazz, or rock music, we can help them develop their skills and grow as musicians. In our lessons, we focus on teaching students how to read music and understand the theory behind it, so that they can play any style they want! 

What to Expect


The First Lesson

Our teachers make it a priority to get acquainted with your student's abilities, interests, and goals in music while teaching proper technique on their instrument. They will sit down with you and your child, to find out what they hope to achieve from learning music. They have the experience to help them reach their goals no matter their ability level. 

Lessons are held in a very relaxed environment. Parents are welcome to join their child’s lesson, but it is not required. 


Music Styles We Teach

At the Arts Academy we make it a priority to teach all styles of music! We believe that it is important to expose each student to different genres, so that they learn about different cultures and music. 

We aim to tap into each student’s natural abilities so that they have fun learning while achieving success and learn life skills like teamwork, perseverance, and discipline. Your child will be playing their favorite piece of music before you know it! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is not only to educate students in music, but also to help them become well-rounded individuals with proper ethics and values while stimulating creativity at all levels.  Music teaches responsibility, patience, determination and perseverance. 

Do you have teachers that will help my teenager learn their favorite songs/favorite genre?

Yes! We have a wide rage of teachers that teach multiple varieties of music from Rock and pop to classical, jazz or folk music. We do our best to pair your student with the teacher we believe will be the best fit for you child and what they want to learn. The great thing about our academy is with almost 30 different teachers, you can always find the right fit for you.

How long does it take to learn a musical instrument?

Learning an instrument is a journey. It takes hours and years of practice to perfect the skill and everyone learns at different paces. To increase your learning pace we recommend practicing everyday using our 100 Day Challenge to track your progress. Practice is the best way to improve your growth and learn a musical instrument.

Are music lessons for my child worth it?

Music lessons can do a lot for your child. Learning music can improve their skills in math, memorization, and listening. When a child is learning a musical instrument it engages the whole brain helping your child’s brain to develop and learning an instrument also improves motor skills and coordination. Music can also help kids have better social and communication skills.

Can my child choose their own songs to learn?

Yes! Your child will have the opportunity to choose their favorite songs or even compose their own music. Parents are encouraged to attend student recitals (which are held twice a year) so that you can see how far your child has come in their musical journey, and to get an up close view of his/her progress.

Do you have teachers that will be able to connect with my child and make lessons fun?

Yes! All the teachers at Arts Academy are excited to connect with your student and cater the lesson to their individual needs. We believe that each student learns differently so our teachers adapt each lesson to work for the individual student. Our teachers build a relationship with each one of their students so the students are encouraged and excited to come back to their music lessons each week.

Are your teachers qualified?

Our teachers are highly qualified professionals who have many years of experience teaching children to play the various instruments at all levels. We pride ourselves on having the most devoted teachers with an unwavering commitment to our students' success in music. All our teachers know how to get the best out of their students. Our teachers use innovative teaching methods that will help your child achieve their musical goals at whatever level is required - whether it's playing by ear, learning basic technique on piano, guitar, violin or other instruments or simply getting introduced to music & its various facets using MIDI keyboards & other computerized musical instruments.

Any other important information I should know?

Discipline, routine, and regular practice are required for success in playing an instrument. We encourage parents to take part in this, too!

What are lesson rates?

$47.50 per 30-minute private lesson held once a week. There is a one-time registration fee of $50.00.

Our Locations

All of our locations have convenient hours throughout the week.

Happy Valley

14654 SE Sunnyside Road

Happy Valley, OR 97015


15605 SW 116th Avenue

King City, OR 97224


8261 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070


Start learning music today!

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