Music Lessons near Rockford, IL

The Comfort of Our Students is Our Key Focus.

Lessons are taught one-on-one in a relaxed environment that is perfect for learning. Each student's needs are unique! Our Instructors can adapt and interchange lesson materials to fit an individual's learning style.

Why Take Music Lessons?

Music helps us to become people who are compassionate, empathetic, refreshed and less anxious. Students of music are often healthier, happier and more optimistic individuals. Music lessons teach the importance of self-discipline, patience, and the value of hard work. In a Colombia University study, students in the arts are found to be more cooperative with teachers and peers, more self-confident, and better able to express their ideas.*

In a 2000 survey, 73 percent of respondents agree that teens who play an instrument are less likely to have discipline problems† and are less likely to engage in substance abuse further down the road. Music students attend college at a rate that is twice the national average.

Several of our students have received music scholarships. Our latest, Edward Gallagher (who took piano and drum lessons), received $16,000 for one full year of tuition at an engineering school.

Music lessons aren't just for kids!

We have many adults who have experienced the health benefits - both mental and physical - of taking lessons. Over time, music can lower blood pressure and heart rate. It is even used in the treatment of Alzheimer patients.

The best reason to take music lessons? It's fun!

Our students enjoy the time spent at the studio and love achieving their goals. There's nothing like the pride felt when you pass a difficult song or move onto the next level of books!

* The Arts Education Partnership, 1999
† Dr. James Catterall, UCLA


Lessons We Currently Offer

Piano ◦ Voice ◦ Violin ◦ Guitar ◦ Bass ◦ Drums
Cello ◦ Viola ◦ Saxophone ◦ Ukulele ◦ Harp ◦ Clarinet
And More!

Lesson Pricing

Standard Program

  • 45 Minute Weekly Lessons
    Each student is taught one-on-one with an instructor at their own pace. Students will learn music theory by using our music lab's interactive computer applications. They will learn to read, write, and perform solos.
$9300 per month for 1 student/program
$17000 per month for 2 students/programs
$23700 per month for 3 students/programs
$29500 per month for 4 students/programs
  • 5+ Students/programs? Please contact us for special family pricing!

Ultimate Program Best Value

  • 45 Minute Weekly Lessons
    + 30 Minute Practice Session with an Instructor

    Students who use this program come 2 days a week: once for a standard lesson and once for a practice session guided by an instructor. (Both lessons are on the same instrument.)
  • $15400 per month for 1 student
    $26000 per month for 2 students
    • 3+ Students? Please contact us for special family pricing!

    Tryout Lessons

  • Want to have a trial lesson before you decide? We offer a variety of tryout lessons!

  • Need an instrument to practice on? We offer Instrument Rentals!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Class fees are due by the first of the month. Our students who sign up for auto debit have their payments run on the 28th. Class fees must be paid in full before the first class begins. (If a student begins in the middle of the month, we will pro-rate to account for the number of lessons in that month.) Student-fees are non-refundable.

    We teach children as young as 18 months! For the tots, we recommend starting them out in our Parent-Tot Classes that are geared for children aged 18 months - 4 years.

    Wunderkeys is a piano curriculum specifically designed for 3-5 year olds. It combines music and math in 5 fun activities to help your little one understand music and become familiar with the piano. It is the perfect lead in to traditional piano lessons!

    Not sure if your child is ready for traditional lessons? They need to know the English alphabet, be able to count to 10, know their right hand from their left, and have an attention span that allows them to stay on task for at least 15 minutes.

    We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. For your convenience, we offer an auto debit payment option. Monthly tuition will automatically run on the 28th of every month. If your account information changes, please call the front desk (815) 623-1000. To cancel your child's monthly tuition you must notify us by the 27th of the month or charges will be run. Tuition is non-refundable. All students' accounts must be in good standing to attend lessons and programs. A $10 fee will be charged for late payments.
    If you must miss a lesson, please inform the Piano Tunes Music Academy desk at least 24 hours in advance. Make-up lessons are not guaranteed and can be scheduled as space permits. All make-ups are to be used in the month the absence has occurred. We are unable to refund tuition for missed lessons.
    Interested students can start taking lessons immediately. We pro-rate tuition if a student begins lessons in the middle of the month. Just give us a call and we can figure out a good time for your schedule. (815) 623-1000
    Notification must be given to Piano Tunes Music Academy's desk before a student can be dropped from a class. Students assume financial responsibility until this time. If cancellation occurs before the first class, a refund will be offered. All fees are non-refundable after the first week, however a credit or make-up class may be requested. We reserve the right to cancel class at our discretion. Piano Tunes Music Academy also reserves the right to dismiss any family for inappropriate behavior.
    All classes will be cancelled whenever the Kinnickinick School District is closed due to snow. The most updated information for weather related closings can be found on our Facebook page. Students are allowed to schedule a make-up where class space is available. No refunds will be given and make-ups are not guaranteed.
    We often have events for our students and the community to participate in, aside from our regular music lessons. These events can include (but are not limited to): recitals, open-mic nights, overnighters, marching in parades and community performances. See our events page for more information. Our Karaoke Birthday Parties are a lot of fun for the kids and affordable! We also offer Instrument Rentals for those who aren't ready to purchase an instrument of their own.
    Only registered students are allowed in the studio area and must be accompanied by an instructor. Food and drinks are only allowed in the lobby area. Voice students may bring bottled water during lessons.