1. Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, Singing, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Violin, Cello and MORE in ONE location!
    We are the only school in St. Joseph, MO that offers all of these popular instruments: All acoustic Pianos, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Cello & Strings, Drum set, Voice, Singing, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, Early Childhood Music and Art Classes in one location.  Our newly renovated & expanded Academy has 8 spacious private teaching studios, a large, multimedia classroom and 3 comfortable waiting areas to give you the BEST music lesson experience in St. Joe that no one else can offer. We are a dedicated education Academy, NOT a noisy music store.

2. The most qualified Music Instructors in the area!
We have 14 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 the most popular instruments, 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.

3. Conveniently located at 2027 N. 36th Street in St. Joseph! (Beck Road Center)
Due to its central location, our school is convenient and draws students from St. Joseph, Atchison, Smithville, Savannah, Weston, Dearborn, Elwood, Wathena, Maryville, Stewartsville, Maysville, Weston, Platte City and North Kansas City. We are easy to find, right off the Belt highway (BUS 169), with shopping and restaurants close by. Very close to the Price Chopper and just a few minutes from the North Shoppes!

4. A proven track record of excellence.
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, piano, guitar, voice, singing, violin, cello & drum lessons in St. Joseph, MO year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by hundreds of students & families for over 30 years.

5. Comfortable Parent’s Lounges for our Clients.
With over 2,000 square feet we have the most spacious and parent-friendly waiting areas in St. Joe.
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.

6. Fully stocked lesson room.
Our studio is stocked with everything you need for lessons, including amps, pianos, music stands and we are constantly adding all modern teaching aids via technology (Pro-tools, Finale, Transcriber, Guitar Pro, Play-a-longs, Amazon Prime, Multiple music streaming subscriptions, Apple computers & Musical Apps). Not to mention, one of the largest private music libraries in the region. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studios for everything you need for music lessons!

Technology is also a big part of lessons at the SJAA. Online & Virtual Music lessons allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson using music teaching apps, music software, Skype, Zoom 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. We utilize every available tool 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.

7. Free, all inclusive 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.  Throughout the year, many of our students choose to perform in our regular, monthly studio recitals or as guests in special events and summertime festivals like the Blues & Jazz Festival, JoeStock, Trails West and Bluegrass Battles Hunger. We hold these locally so you don’t have to travel far for recital experiences both casual and more formal. Unlike other schools, there is no admission (Monster and Mansion concerts excluded) or any related fees for these recitals.

8. Professional, “Make You Happy” Customer Service.
Make-you-happy-customer-service-guarantee!  We strive to bring you the best customer service possible, 7 days a week. We are continually adding hours to ensure that we are able to assist you when you call or come to the studio! Our next expansion in our location will feature a full time desk staff who are available at the front desk to assist you during ALL lessons, quickly and professionally. Excellent customer service is what sets us apart!

9. The widest range of lesson times available, sure to fit any busy schedule!
SOON to be Open 7 days a week!  Lessons are by scheduled appointment.

10. Discounts and Best Prices on Musical Accessories.
We are the only music school that offers discounts for our students, which saves you money all throughout the year. You don’t need to worry about finding and purchasing music books, instruments and accessories. All of our current students benefit from our vendor connections that saves them money on all of their music supply needs. We’re here to help and save you the time it takes to find these items, so you don’t have to!

​11. Awards to Recognize & Celebrate Artistic Achievements & Musical Milestones.
We give our students the opportunity to earn special medals, pins and certificates for passing musical tests.  Rewards like these help to motivate and to celebrate accomplishments big and small.  We acknowledge the hard work it takes to finish a book, pass an evaluation,  receive honors or play a first recital.

Most importantly, when our students have a special performance or an adjudication coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. We also specialize in music lessons for adults. We don’t think learning music should be boring–it should be fun!

12. Make Up Classes
Missed a lesson? Out of town? No problem. We work hard to over-deliver on our promises to our students. We currently ask for 48 hours notice to reschedule for missed lessons. If a teacher has to miss a lesson, you will be offered a make-up opportunity or you will be credited that lesson fee for the next month.

​13. 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.

Lessons & Classes by appointment only.

​14. Month to Month Lessons!
Our desire is to inspire our students with the love of music. We do this through teachers and music that our students love. Unlike other programs, we do not require semester minimums for lessons. You can begin anytime! To stop lessons, we just need 14 days written notice.

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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