Is your child interested in playing music? If so, consider signing them up for a class. Lessons will help your little one develop language, memory, and complex problem-solving skills while building confidence. There are a few schools in the area where you can start them on their path to musical education. Read below as Crème de la Crème of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, shares this guide to local music classes for kids.

Carere Music Inc.

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Carere Music Inc. instructors have provided music lessons to Peachtree Corners families since 1989. Your child can take in-person or virtual classes on woodwinds, such as the clarinet, brass instruments, such as the French Horn, as well as guitar, piano, percussion, violin, and voice. The staff here are active performers, and many have earned a university degree in music. For example, saxophonist Gary Paulo holds a Master of Music from Georgia State and is a former high school and middle school band instructor, so he’s experienced working with kids.

You can rent an instrument here if your child needs one. Their success depends on having access to premium quality trumpets, drum sets, and more that the staff expertly maintain for optimum playability. Rentals are also affordable for most families, while lesson prices vary by teacher, with most 30-minute classes running $40 and up.

  • Location: 6395 Spalding Drive, Suite H, Peachtree Corners.
  • Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday.

New School of Music

If your child has always wanted to learn to play a musical instrument, now’s the time to sign them up for classes at the New School of Music. Teachers host courses at the Johns Creek Christian Church, focusing on music lessons, rentals, and repairs. Your children can delve into their favorite instruments, including the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and trumpet. Kids can also explore the French horn, tuba, trombone, violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, baritone, euphonium, guitar, drums, and voice.

This recommendation differs from other local programs because its founders, Rick Smith and Robert Trocina, have spent the last 26 years building the faculty and services. Today it’s one of Georgia’s leading full-service music centers, with seven locations in the area. New School of Music teaches roughly 85,000 lessons yearly on the most popular instruments. So students of all ages and abilities can work with qualified and passionate musicians, such as percussionist Scott Douglas.

  • Location: 10800 Bell Road, Johns Creek.
  • Hours: Music lessons are available six days a week by appointment.

School of Rock

The School of Rock is more than just a comedy starring actor Jack Black. It’s a genuine music school in nearby John’s Creek. Your aspiring rocker will get private lessons and group band practice opportunities. Rookies as young as six with no previous musical experience will start by learning the fundamentals of rhythm, chords, and song structure. The online program offers younger kids access to classes with the facility’s proprietary education program.

Whether you enroll them in House Band or All-Stars, your kids will gain musical proficiency and a direct path to the stage if that interests them. You can also sign your children up for summer camp. The School of Rock’s 101 version features exciting activities, such as fun music-based games, for beginners ages 7 to 12. Each of the five sessions will help your children stay active and mentally engaged over the long break, and they can go on to more advanced camp programs, including Metal Camp, Classic Rock Rewind, and 21st Century Modern Rock.

  • Location: 10900 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 107, Johns Creek.
  • Hours: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Southeast School of Music

If your child is more comfortable with private instruction in your home, you’re in luck. Southeast School of Music’s instructors come to you to provide a more individualized experience than you may get with virtual classes. And your children will learn in a safe and familiar environment that’s also convenient for your busy schedule. With this program, your family can take classes on various instruments, such as piano, guitar, violin, viola, and voice, from highly qualified musicians.

Watch your kid’s talent blossom under the guidance of Southeast School of Music’s staff under its founder, Dr. Kate An. This pianist and trained music educator holds many degrees, including a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University. Through her program, teachers focus on your child’s needs while monitoring their progress to ensure each lesson is fun and engaging. Classes match your child’s concentration span, so preschoolers will have shorter lessons than kindergartners.

  • Location: 4725 Fairway View Court, Duluth. 
  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday; 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 1 p.m. to 8. p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday.

Perfect Harmony Health

All students learn differently, and the music therapists at Perfect Harmony Health have the expertise to make playing a new instrument accessible to kids, including those with autism or developmental delay. Neurologic Music Therapy provides individualized treatment techniques for children that address sensorimotor, speech, language, and cognitive rehabilitation. Give your child a chance to express themselves creatively with adaptive music lessons on instruments such as the accordion, bass, brass, clarinet, drums, flute, guitar, piano, steel drums, ukulele, and voice.

This non-profit’s Executive Director, Hannah Rhinehart, leads her team of Neurologic Music Therapists, including Brianne Harper, who is proficient in guitar, flute, and piano. This licensed and board-certified practitioner completed her clinical experiences working with preschoolers and adolescents with diagnoses including behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and Down Syndrome. Each 50-minute therapy session or one-on-one lesson includes instrument playing, singing, and dancing for an enriching experience every time.

  • Location: 1001 Macy Drive, Roswell.
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Has Your Child Shown an Interest in Playing Music?

At Crème de la Crème, we understand the importance of music play in early childhood development. That’s why we offer nine enrichment programs, including Music Studio. Children develop quickly during their early years, and by the time they reach preschool age, their ability to process music is at its prime. So consider exposing your kids to different instruments with our outstanding 30-minute lessons. Your child will sing, dance, and play without being overwhelmed by lengthy classes. If you’d like to learn more about how these lessons benefit your child’s development, contact us today.

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