There are a lot of options in the area for drama and music classes in Memphis. 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 for Drama and Music Classes in Memphis! Take a look at our list of lessons and activities here.
My daughter takes piano from our church organist; it’s worth asking your church musicians if they teach Drama and Music Classes in Memphis. If your kid’s school or preschool is at a church, you may want to ask there, too. (At my kids’ church preschool, a few kids stay after school to take piano from the church organist even though they attend church somewhere else.) When I was in middle school, I really enjoy violin, and in addition to school lessons, my mom asked the student teacher (a college student) to give me lessons over the summer.
Drama and Music Classes in Memphis
New Day Children’s Theater
4630 Merchants Park Cir, Collierville, TN 38017
630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN 38117
Theater classes, camps, and workshops for ages 5+
Memphis Youth Musical Theater
5111 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Musicals for PreK – 7th grade, everyone is cast in the show and auditions are held for the older performers.
SunFish Children’s Theater
Classes are held at various locations around town.
Theater classes for ages 3+
Buckman Performing Arts Center
60 Perkins Extd, Memphis, TN 38116
Suzuki piano and violin classes, vocal and traditional piano lessons, Playhouse on the Square’s After School Acting Program, Roudnev Youth Ballet
Playhouse on the Square
66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104
Playhouse on the Square’s Theatre School Youth Classes are designed to provide a fun and challenging experience for both the beginner and the experienced performer. Taught by local theatre professionals, our classes give students the opportunity to develop and expand their performance skills, including character development, movement, and voice.
Maxine Moore Music Academy
411 S Grove Park Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
At Christ Methodist Day School. Voice, percussion, guitar, string and wind instrument lessons for children.
2918 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Amro does not offer lessons, but they do keep a list of local voice teachers arranged by zip code.
Music for Aardvarks
70 Timber Creek Dr #3, Cordova, TN 38018
Vocal music, instrumental music, dance, and songwriting.
Academy of Percussive Arts
6769 Stage Rd, Memphis, TN 38134
Percussion lessons in Bartlett.
Bartlett Music Academy
7505 US-64 #107, Memphis, TN 38133
Voice, piano, guitar, wind and string instrument lessons for children and adults starting at age 4
Piano lessons at her home in Collierville, at Collierville First Baptist, Germantown Baptist, and Briarcrest. 901-828-0846
Piano lessons, “He is wonderful with young children and teaches at St. Agnes.” 901-605-7353.
Guitar, flute, voice & piano lessons [email protected]
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Germantown, TN 38138
Theater classes, camps and workshops for ages 4 and up
University of Memphis Community Music School
3775 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
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
2000 Appling Road, Cordova, TN 38016
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 their 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
1990 W Poplar Ave #104, Collierville, TN 38017
Music, modeling, voice and more.
Vance Guitar Academy
978 Reddoch Cove, Memphis, TN 38119
Vance Guitar Academy offers voice lessons and many different instrument lessons (piano, guitar, flute, drums that I know of). They are excellent.
Find Your Voice 2
FindYourVoice2 owner/instructor Charlee Graham offers voice, piano, Drama and Music Classes in Memphis, and acting lessons in your home. Studio sessions downtown Memphis are also available. Ms. Graham holds a bachelor’s in music education/vocal performance, a master of music degree in music composition, post graduate studies from Indiana University, and private studies with instructors of Yale, University of Michigan, Harvard, and Broadway professionals. Charlee has 21 years of teaching experience in academies and studios in LA/Santa Barbara, London, and Memphis. For more information please visit the link above or call Charlee at 805.455.0872.
I am a recent graduate of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music here in Memphis and I have my bachelors and masters degrees in vocal performance. I offer voice lessons specializing in classical training, musical theatre, pop, jazz, gospel, and cantoring; beginner to intermediate piano lessons; lessons in general music theory, music reading skills, music history and tutor in French, German and Italian. I teach out of my home, but if you have a piano or keyboard, I am happy to come to you! Please contact me with your questions or to set up lessons! 601.310.3630 or Email her here.
Julie Johnson, Violinist
Violin lessons in Arlington, TN
I am a professional violinist who plays with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra who just moved to Arlington, TN. You don’t have to go all the way into town to get top quality violin lessons. Easy drive from Collierville on 385.
Experienced classical German pianist and teacher who offers piano lessons in the University of Memphis area. Student-centered curriculum. Creative, fun, and nurturing approach to learning. Doctorate in Piano Performance from the UofM and degrees in Piano Pedagogy from German/French Universities. Email her here. (901) 454-6211
For piano lessons, I would highly recommend Judith Pfeiffer.
Emily Reese, Violin
Suzuki violin lessons offered for all ages by Mrs. Emily Reese in Bartlett area. 10 years private lessons teaching experience. $18 per 30 minute lesson. Call 901-605-0923 or email her here for more info.
I would love to share music with your child. I teach beginner piano and voice lessons. My experience includes 21 years teaching children grades KK-11th. I have a teaching license in Tennessee and Mississippi. You can come to my home off Yates or I can come to you. Please text 901-240-5596
James A. Cornfoot
A music teacher at Rhodes, who is now offering piano and voice lessons in your home. He’s fun, skilled, and a great communicator with kids.
The Piano Academy
5152 Barkshire Drive Memphis, TN 38141
The Piano Academy fosters creativity through developing musical talent in a positive environment conducive to learning voice techniques and/or to play the piano. The studio was founded to share the passion and love for music education. We are located in Southeast Shelby County, west of Collierville. Our phone number is (901)674-3271.
The Lausanne Music Conservatory
1381 W Massey Rd, Memphis, TN 38120
I am a Guitar Instructor at The Lausanne Music Conservatory and teach all styles. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance with emphasis on Classical guitar and can teach anything from Fur Elise to “Bad to The Bone”. Contact me if you’re interested and I can talk to you more about it and get you in touch with the Music Coordinator at Lausanne.
Salvatore Guerra offers violin and piano lessons in Germantown in the mornings to homeschool students. He also teaches at St. Mary’s and PDS in the afternoons. He studied for 10 years at an Italian conservatory and graduate work at the University of Alabama. He and his wife have group violin classes on Thursday evenings at St. Mary’s. All of his students are welcome to attend. Call 901-335-0702 or email here for more information.