1. Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice, Singing, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Clinics, Toddler Music & Art Classes in ONE location!

We are the only school in St. Joseph, Missouri that offers all of these popular instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drum set, Voice, Singing, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele and year round ensemble classes in one location. We are also the only school in the Midland Empire that has installed $10,000 worth of LED monitors in each teaching room so that you can bring your iPhone, iPad, or any mobile device to give you the BEST music lesson experience in St. Joseph that no one else can offer.

  1. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in St.Joseph.

We have 20 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.

  1. The widest range of music lesson times available seven days a week!

We are the only music school in St.Joseph that offers music lessons seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Sundays 

  1. A proven track record of excellence since 2003.

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, guitar, voice, singing, piano and drum lessons in St. Joseph, Missouri year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons and we’ve been trusted by 1000’s of families.

  1. A comfortable parent’s lounge for our clients.

With over 2,000 square feet we have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in St. Joseph.

Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent’s lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi, magazines and bottled water service. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child’s lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.

  1. The most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in St. Joseph!

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer soundproofing and large observation windows.

Technology is also a big part of lessons at the St. Joseph Arts Academy. Equipment has cables or bluetooth that can attach to iPods, iPads, or laptops. This allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson using music teaching apps, music software, Skype, and more. Feel free to “Bring Your Own Device to your lesson in addition to your instrument! No other school in St. Joseph offers this technology.

One of the things that has really set up apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. There are so many great teaching apps out there now that we felt we had to update our teaching rooms with that capability, By doing so, our students have never run the risk of being bored by their lessons. It’s a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as teaching apps from the iTunes store, GarageBand, ProTools, you name it, we’re providing a cutting edge lesson experience in the St. Joseph area.

  1. Free music recitals in a variety of locations for featured performers and ensemble showcases!

We are one of the only music schools in St. Joseph that offers free recitals with access to a grand Steinway piano in a first class professional recital hall and modern rock recitals. Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.

We offer performance opportunities year round in a variety of venues from our own “recital room” to stages at local summer music festivals, Missouri Western State University and beyond.

For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in St. Joseph we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.

  1. Professional office staff seven days a week to serve you.

We are the only music school in St. Joseph that offers full time professional customer service for their students seven days a week. Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have three office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.

  1. Trophies, certificates and awards to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music school in St. Joseph that gives their students the opportunity to earn regular recognitions of accomplishments, trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their youngest students with smiling faces (see pictures below) with the “Practice Buddy Program”.   “Practice Buddies” are fun, stuffed animal friends they can practice with, bring to their lessons & show off to their friends.  Older students are coached and rewarded through all-district and state music contest opportunities.

  1. Student Discounts.

We are the only music school in St. Joseph that offers student discounts for their students which saves them money all throughout the year.

The Academy also sells music books, some instruments and accessories. All of our current students receive student discounts that saves them money on all of their music supply needs. 

  1. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

Since we are the largest school in Northwest Missouri, we are able to be a ‘full service’ music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunchtime lesson spots.

  1. Located on 36th Street (one block west of Belt Highway near Price Chopper).

Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of St. Joseph. Close to our school, you will find convenient shopping, dining and professional services. Our location is convenient too and we have many students driving in to study from outside greater St. Joseph (Maryville, Atchison KS, Smithville, North Kansas City, Eastern Kansas and even Southwest Iowa

  1. Picture Day!

We are the only music school in St. Joseph that offers a picture day for their students.

Every Fall we host a free picture day with professional photographer, Tyler Osborn. This is a service that our student’s parents love as they all want quality photos of their children (example pictured right). Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

  1. Month to Month lessons.

The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first served so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

Call us at (816) 974-7656


Email Jason at jason@stjosephartsacademy.com

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Offering quality acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, voice & singing, bass, drums, violin, cello, banjo, mandolin, ukulele lessons, toddler music, pre-school music & art classes in St. Joseph, MO.

Serving the communities of St. Joseph, Atchison, Smithville, Savannah, Weston, Dearborn, Elwood, Wathena, Maryville, Stewartsville, Maysville, Weston, Platte City, North Kansas City, Country Club MO, Amazonia MO, Avenue City MO, Troy KS, Easton MO, DeKalb MO, Rushville, Agency MO, Gower MO, Oregon MO, Union star, Faucett MO, Dearborn MO, Plattsburgh MO & Mound City MO

St. Joseph Arts Academy
2027 North 36th Street
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 974-7656


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