There are a lot of options in the area for art, music and drama classes…and a couple of places that do a mixture of these, so I’ve grouped them all in one post.  Please feel free to post feedback and additional recommendations!


Two brothers jam at School of Rock

Bartlett Music Academy
voice, piano, guitar, wind and string instrument lessons for children and adults starting at age 4

Maxine Moore Music Academy
at Christ Methodist Day School.  Voice, percussion, guitar, string and wind instrument lessons for children.

Amro Music
Amro does not offer lessons, but they do keep a list of local voice teachers arranged by zip code 

House Of Talent
Dance, voice, piano and acting lessons.  Cordova

Academy of Percussive Arts
percussion lessons in Bartlett

School of Rock (East Memphis | Germantown)
Guitar, keyboard, drum and vocal lessons.

vocal music, instrumental music, dance, and songwriting.  Cordova

Carole Tidwell
Piano lessons at her home in Collierville, at Collierville First Baptist, Germantown Baptist, and Briarcrest.  901-828-0846

Scott Sadler
Piano lessons, “he is wonderful with young children and teaches at St. Agnes.” 901-605-7353.

Tiffany Cadenhead
guitar, flute, voice & piano lessons

Memphis College of Art
summer art camp (ages 4-16), Summer Academy (high school students), Saturday School during the school year (ages 5-16), and 16+ year olds can take adult classes

Flicker Street Studio
Art classes: Saturday Studios (ages 16+), camps and workshops (ages 5-18)

Plié Pump and Palette
Ballet, fitness and art studios in Germantown.

Singleton Community Center in Bartlett.
Classes for adults and children, starting at age 5
“Julie teaches art classes for kids that my 7-year-old loved”

The Art House at the Jewish Community Center is great!!
Mommy and Me classes (age 2-3) plus art, photography and sewing classes for ages 4-18.  Membership is not required, but does get you a discount.

Art Stew in Midtown
Art Classes: Summer Camp and school-year Saturday classes for ages 6-12

Germantown Community Theatre
Theater classes, camps and workshops for ages 4 and up

Theatre Memphis
Theater classes, camps and workshops for Kindergarten and up

Collierville Arts Academy
Piano, dance and art lessons as well as fitness and modeling classes.  They offer a “Mommy & Me” class for two year olds and classes for ages 3 and up.

Children’s Ballet Theater
Classes in vocal pop performance and theater

Buckman Performing Arts Center
Suzuki piano and violin classes, vocal and traditional piano lessons, Playhouse on the Square’s After School Acting Program, Children’s Ballet dance classes

Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Art classes for preschool to 5th grade, after-school programs

University of Memphis Community Music School
music classes for all ages from infants to adults, Kindermusik, Suzuki violin and piano, traditional private lessons on all instruments/voice parts. Financial aid available based on income.

Mr. Spangler
My husband is a music teacher and gives lessons of any of the following instruments; violin, viola, cello, bass (upright and electric), guitar, and any brass (trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba). He charges $20 for 45 minutes. The child must have there own instrument and be at least 5 years old. Before we moved to Memphis he had two of his bass students qualify for the Arizona All-State Honor Orchestra after only playing for 1½ years. Degree in both music and education. If interested let me know by email at