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We welcome you to experience the Academy of Music Difference! Our goal is to foster confidence and creativity in students of all ages through an exceptional music learning experience.  With our state of the art facilities and excellent instructors, we work to develop lifelong skills, transform lives, and bolster our community with fun and engaging lessons that encourage the love of music.  With convenient locations in Grand Rapids and Jenison, an online lesson management system,  and flexible hours, we are able to accommodate busy families.  Browse through our many benefits to see why we are West Michigan’s #1 choice for music lessons!

Top Award Winning Music School in West Michigan!

Nationally recognized for Music Academy Success and Voted #1 Music Studio by Grand Rapids Kids (


How Does This Work?

Contact Us

First, contact us and tell us what you are looking for. You can call, text, or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

 (616) 265-5887
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Teacher Match

Next, we will carefully match you to our recommended teacher, based on your age, experience, and the instrument you want to learn.

Start Making Music

Finally, you can get started within 1 week! Enrollment is always open and we will do our best to match you to a lesson day and time that works best for your schedule.

(Lessons are at the same time and on the same day each week, but can be changed if sports or other schedules require you to move spots!)

Instruments We Teach

Guitar | Piano | Singing | Voice | Drums | Bass | Ukulele | Violin | Viola | Cello

16 Benefits Our Students Enjoy!

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1. We Teach 10 Instruments All In One Location

Families With Multiple Musicians or Instruments Save Time & Money

Our students at Jenison Academy of Music save time and money on lessons. An entire family can take lessons on numerous instruments all within the same day. Some studios offer multiple instruments but don’t offer all of the most popular ones. Our academy, on the other hand, has Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, and Violin. We offer all of this in a professional, convenient environment with highly qualified instructors. Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Cello lessons are also available. The teachers at Jenison coach music lessons to all ages and abilities, from children to adults and beginners to advanced musicians.

Violin Student in Jenison

2. Most Qualified Music Teachers In West Michigan

More than 45 Professional Music Teacher All with College Training or Performance Experience

All of our music instructors have extensive experience and credentials. We are dedicated to developing a connection with each student while learning about their personal goals and helping accomplish them. Jenison Academy of Music has several teachers available for each and every instrument which means we are confident that we have the perfect teacher to meet your musical needs and aspirations. Our friendly and warm instructors are committed to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn.

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3. Widest Range of Lesson Times Available

Open Six Days A Week
The Academy of Music in Jenison, MI offers lessons six days a week. In order to accommodate busy schedules, lessons are available from early in the afternoon to late at night. We also offer additional scheduling options apart from our after-school hours for our homeschoolers and retiree musicians. Lunch hour and late evening lessons are made available for business professionals, college students, and other working adults.
  • Monday-Thursday 1 pm – 9 pm
  • Friday 11 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Guitar Student in Jenison

4. Proven Track Record of Excellence Since 2003

Our Full-Time Mission is Teaching Music Lessons
To see what other students have to say about our Academy, visit our Testimonials page. Time and time again, aspiring music academies open up to close just a year or two later. We have a proven success history at the Academy of Music since 2003. By offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, drum, and string lessons, we have gained the trust of hundreds of West Michigan families in Grand Rapids, Ada, Caledonia, Kentwood, Jenison, Grandville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Walker, Byron Center and more. Our full-time mission is to teach music lessons and help individuals fulfill their musical ambitions.
Music Academy Waiting Area in Jenison

5. Family Members Wait in Comfort

Enjoy Comfortable Chairs, Kids Activities, Wi-Fi and FREE Coffee
The Academy of Music offers the most spacious and family-friendly waiting area in the Jenison, Grandville, and Hudsonville communities. The newly designed space improves the music lesson experiences for both our students and parents.
Students and families at Jenison Academy of Music are provided with a professional waiting area furnished with a digital screen for announcements, comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, filtered water cooler, and complimentary coffee/tea. When the weather is suitable, there are also three 6′ benches for families to wait outside.
In addition, parents are able to observe their child’s lesson through our observation windows. You may also sit in on their lesson if you prefer. There is no need to wait in a music retail store showroom or in an in-home teacher’s driveway or living room when working with us.
Music Academy Studio in Jenison

6. High Tech & Fully Stocked Music Rooms

Modern and Engaging Lesson Experience Available

Everything you may need for your lesson is included in our music rooms. Whether that be an amp, stereo, full drum kit, keyboard, or a piano, we have it all! It is only necessary to bring your own guitar, drum sticks, ukulele, or string instrument. The Jenison music rooms are fully equipped with professional soundproofing. Large observation windows are also available for those who wish to observe.

Jenison Academy of Music also delivers a cutting edge experience by integrating technological advancements. Each music room is  equipped with an iPad.  This technical advantage allows our students to engage in lessons using teaching apps, music software, and much more.  We also encourage our students to bring their own devices to lessons along with their instruments.

In addition, our instructors have easy access to technology that allows them to quickly pivot to an online Live Video lesson when students are not able to attend in-person. Instructors can also create a video recording for students who miss a lesson.

Music Recitals in Jenison

7. Free Recitals in Local Professional Venues!

Perform On-Stage With a Grand Piano & Dynamic Acoustics
Jenison Academy of Music offers free recitals with a Steinway grand piano in first-class professional recital halls. We are one of the only schools in the Jenison, Grandville, and Hudsonville area to do so.

We understand that it is important for parents to know that their child is making progress in their musical talent. Your investments are revealed through their participation in recitals- whether that be displayed through the guitar, ukulele, bass, piano, voice, drum, violin, viola, or cello.

Music recitals at our academy are free for the student performing and our guests. We do not charge admission fees.

Music Recitals in Jenison

8. Destination Recitals

Perform On-Stage in a Legendary Music Hall
Academy of Music is the only music school in Jenison that offers unique performance opportunities at famous music halls in the United States. Academy of Music students have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC,  the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, and at the Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, TN. These destination recitals encourage personal and musical growth through a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Music Academy Staff in Jenison

9. Professional Office Team Members

Full Time Customer Service, 6 Days a Week

It is common for music studio desks to be staffed by a teacher or even an answering machine. However, at the Academy of Music in Jenison, we offer full-time customer service, six days a week for our music students. We are the only music school in Jenison, Grandville, and Hudsonville that offers this level of service. Our friendly, professional, and efficient office team members are available full-time to assist our students and parents.

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10. We Celebrate Achievement

Trophies, Certificates, Award Wristbands & Positive Affirmation
We offer our students color wristband bracelets, certificates, AND trophies as a reward for passing musical tests (kids and teens love them!). Again, we are the only music school in the Jenison, Grandville, and Hudsonville area that gives students this special opportunity as they make progress in their musical journey. Trophies and certificates are provided at a few schools, but not full color, Musical Ladder® wristbands that students can show off to their friends. You can only receive a Musical Ladder® education at our academy as it is our unique motivation tool.
As musical tests get closer, students begin to practice more, making their teachers and parents proud. In this case, everyone is winning with the Musical Ladder® approach. Additionally, our adult students receive recognition for achieving their goals.
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11. Automated Lesson Management System

Save Time With 100% Online Registration, a Teacher-Student Message Platform, One-Click Live Video Lessons, and more!
Academy of Music families appreciate our fully automated lesson management system. Key features include 100% online registration, a private messaging platform for teachers and students, easy DIY options to manage your account, choose a Live Video Lesson, schedule make-up lessons, change your lesson day/time, and more!
Voice Student in Jenison

12. Early Afternoon & Lunchtime Lessons

Perfect For Homeschoolers, College Students, Working Adults, and Retirees
In order to accommodate busy schedules, our academy offers music lessons six days a week. For individuals like homeschoolers and retirees seeking earlier scheduling options, we provide that as well. Lunchtime, early afternoon, and late evening music lessons are made available for college students, business professionals, and other adults.
Music Academy Front Entry in Jenison

13. Safe & Accessible Location

On Riverview Dr. in the Heart of Jenison
Our school is conveniently located in the heart of Jenison, Michigan, north off Baldwin near Main Street. We currently serve students all over the Greater Jenison area.
We have 9 classrooms, at Jenison Academy of Music, which means that on our busiest days, there’s room for more than 100 students. In spite of that, there is always plenty of parking.  Additionally, Meijers and other retail stores are nearby.

The Academy of Music prioritizes safety throughout each and every lesson. Our staff follows a Family Safety Plan which includes five background checks for all employees, observation windows for every music room, and video surveillance in every music room and lobby area. At least one administrative team member is also present during all lessons for security purposes.

Music Academy Front Entry in Jenison

14. Your Choice of Make-Up Options

Make-Up Options Never Expire
No need to stress if you missed a lesson! We offer four options for missed lessons:
1. Request an online Live Video lesson.
2. Request a recorded video lesson.
3. Sub-lease your spot to a friend, neighbor, or relative.
4. Register for a weekend Group Make-Up Class.  These group make-up classes are available all year for your convenience. They are informal and are offered in a small group setting. Group make-up class benefits include an opportunity to get to know other musicians at the school, an opportunity for an informal performance, an opportunity to meet other Academy instructors, and an opportunity to review skills or learn a new one.
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15. Professional Student Photos

Free Student Photos With a Professional Photographer
Jenison’s Academy of Music has free picture days for our students. Once again, we are the only music school to offer this.

We acknowledge that parents desire to have quality photos of their student with an instrument. We encourage students to bring their own instruments to photoshoots and wear whatever they wish. Adult students are welcome as well.

If you would like to be featured in our print and online marketing, just let us know. On multiple occasions throughout the year, we choose student academy photos to be the Face of the Academy in our marketing.

Drum Student in Jenison

16. Month-to-Month Lessons

Easy to Start – Easy to Stop – No Long-Term Commitments
The Jenison Academy of Music does not require semester minimums for music lessons. Instead, every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
We want students who want to learn. So if you are ready to start your musical journey, join the Jenison Academy of Music. Commitment to a long-term contract is not necessary, and you have nothing to lose!

Well Designed and Comfortable Professional Space

Our academy offers a newly updated space with 9 classrooms, a comfortable waiting area, two bathrooms, and a kitchenette for free coffee or tea.  Between the pianos, keyboards, full drum kits, to the amps and stereos, our soundproof studios are fully equipped with everything students need. Along with this, we provide observation windows for parents to sit in on their child’s lesson. Our spacious lounge is furnished with comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, a screen with rolling announcements, and kid activities. 

Meet The Owner

As a mother of five and music teacher with a master’s degree in music education and more than 40 years of experience teaching music, I understand what parents need to know about helping their children experience real success in music.

Since 2003, I have dedicated myself to offering an exceptional music lesson experience for students in West Michigan.  What began as an early childhood music and piano studio is now the largest professional music school in the area and includes both the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids and Jenison Academy of Music. I’m most grateful for our fabulous teachers and hundreds of students in such a supportive community who trust us each week with their music education.

Barbara Hendricks
Founder, Owner, and Director

Academy of Music in Grand Rapids
Jenison Academy of Music

Barbara Hendricks - Owner of Academy of Music Jenison

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It’s Easy To Get Started


Lessons are first come, first served, so CONTACT US today to arrange your first lesson.

Sign-up is easy and parent-friendly with our 100% online registration system.  You can browse all of our teachers and their schedule availability to help you find the right spot. Our friendly front desk staff is also available 7 days a week to serve you.


Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performances fees, and no semester minimums.

$33.50 / 30 minutes
Lessons are available seven days a week and are scheduled once a week.
A one-time registration fee is $30 (due only at the time of registration).