There are a lot of options in the area for music and drama classes/lessons…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

Theatre Memphis
East Memphis
Theater classes, camps and workshops for ages 5+

Memphis Youth Musical Theater
East Memphis
Musicals for PreK – 7th grade, everyone is cast in the show and auditions are held for the older performers.

SunFish Children’s Theater
Theater classes for ages 3+

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

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

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

vocal music, instrumental music, dance, and songwriting.

Academy of Percussive Arts
percussion lessons in Bartlett

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

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 [email protected]

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

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.

Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts

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 [email protected]

Collierville Arts Academy
Music, modeling, voice and more