There are many benefits for children learning to play music: a more keen ear that aids in reading and speech, improved academic performance, and increased creativity and creative thinking skills. In addition, music lessons can lead to lifelong hobbies or careers in music. Here are five music classes in and around the Alpharetta area that your kids are sure to love.

Bach to Rock

A young girl plays the piano at a music class in Alpharetta, Georgia

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With a name like Bach to Rock, you know this school covers practically every type of music there is and gives children a diverse music education. You can register your child for many different programs at this school, which was voted Best of Atlanta in 2018. This school offers group lessons both in person and online, that way they can take a class when and where it’s most convenient for you and your family. Plus, all classes, whether online or in-person, are taught by experienced music professionals and instructors.

Kids in elementary school and up can take group or private lessons in guitar and bass, piano, drums and percussion, singing, brass, woodwind, or string instruments. They learn how to read sheet music, differentiate different notes, and use proper playing techniques. They even get to join a band to play classical music or jam out to rock tunes, depending on the instrument they play. Tots can take a rock-themed music appreciation and basic theory class, and kids ages 5 to 7 can join the Kids and Keys class where they learn the basics of playing keyboard and piano.

You can also sign your children up for a music camp or have their next birthday party be a rock band tour at the facility. Find Bach to Rock at 12315 Crabapple Road #118 in Alpharetta. 

Alpharetta Music School

The Alpharetta Music School has been teaching music students of all ages how to play a variety of instruments, improve their technique, and become more confident players for many years. This school only offers private lessons and group classes for four instruments: piano, violin, viola, and guitar. That means this school specializes in these instruments and is one of the premier destinations to learn.

In addition to getting lessons, your children can also participate in recitals to show off how much they’ve learned. Alpharetta Music School now holds music recitals both in-person and via video chat so students can show off their skills and play for friends, family, and fellow musicians in a safe way.

Alpharetta Music School is located at 11180 State Bridge Road, Suite 403 in Alpharetta. 

Atlanta Music Box

Atlanta Music Box has been offering music classes for the youngest of the young since 2013. They specialize in teaching music appreciation and the foundations of music theory to children ages 4 months to 6 years old. These classes are full of tunes, dancing, singing, and fun musical games that help develop young kids’ motor skills and communication skills, boost confidence, and create a community of kids who love music. Their primary goal is to instill a lifelong love of music and spark an interest in pursuing formal music lessons after they age out of Atlanta Music Box classes.

Classes are offered online and are specially designed to engage young music students through virtual technology. Depending on the age group, your child may learn pitch and rhythm, practice recognizing notes and reading sheet music, understand concepts of dynamics and tempo, as well as discover a new instrument every few classes.

Atlanta Music Education Center

Atlanta Music Education Center has been offering private and group lessons for over a decade, making it a staple in the community for high-quality music education. Like many local music schools and instructors, Atlanta Music Education Center offers both in-person and virtual lessons. What’s more, you can even get lessons in your own home, meaning no having to drive back and forth from the studio.

Your kids can explore a wide variety of instruments with this music school. They can learn how to hold a tune, read sheet music, and play instruments like piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, as well as drums and percussion instruments. And if you have older children taking lessons, you can sign your younger ones up for the Little Lessons, which are short, 20-minute classes on music exploration and appreciation for pre-K kiddos.

In addition to learning to play instruments, your kids can also take lessons and group classes in songwriting, sight-reading, music theory, puppetry, dance, acting, and creative writing. That makes this local music school a one-stop-shop for all things kids creativity. You can visit the Atlanta Music Education Center at 1425 Market Blvd. #1380 in the King’s Market Shopping Center in nearby Roswell.

Atlanta Irish Music School

The Atlanta Irish Music School specializes in teaching children of all ages how to play instruments commonly found in traditional Irish and Celtic music. Your children can take classes and private lessons in violin, fiddle, whistle, flute, piano accordion, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and concertina. Students at this school join the band, called the Atlanta Junior Céili Band. These talented young musicians perform at local parades and festivals, including those that honor St. Patrick of Ireland, compete against other ensembles around the state and country, and travel to locations like Universal Studios in Florida to show off their fantastic skills.

Being part of the ensemble helps teach students responsibility, discipline for playing, and commitment to their craft and their fellow musicians. That’s because students are required to make all performances and dedicate their time and effort to being part of the team. 

Currently, classes are being held in Alpharetta, but the school is located at 11285 Elkins Road in nearby Roswell.At Crème de la Crème of Alpharetta on Haynes Bridge Road, we know how important music is in a child’s education. That’s why our whole-child approach includes music-filled activities, helpful songs to learn new things, and our very own music studio where you kids can explore rhythm and melody. Contact us to learn more about how our curriculum uses music to help your child learn and develop a love for music.