“My three children wanted to play different instruments and there are so many instructors at the St. Joseph Arts Academy, it was very easy for us to choose a time and date to fit our busy schedule. The teachers have always been very positive and encouraging to all of my children, which is very important to me.”

-Cindy P.

“St. Joseph Arts Academy is a wonderful place to learn how to play an instrument. Staff are warm and welcoming, the building is very clean. I love the unlimited make-ups aspect. With kids getting sick, it’s nice to know we will be able to make up classes at our convenience. My son’s teacher is the best. My son really enjoys every lesson and learning to play the piano. I’m so glad we found them!”

-Rachael D.

“SJAA is an incredibly welcoming environment that nurtures your child’s love of music in an absolutely positive manner. The staff is very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. My 6 year old can’t wait for her voice lesson each week!!”

-Katherine W.

“5 out of 5 stars. This place is the best for lessons. We love guitar and ukulele lessons. Much has been learned and we look forward to more. Jason is great and such a nice person. We are so impressed and can’t say enough good things about St. Joseph Arts Academy. It’s the perfect place for us.”

  • Sabrina S.

“I give them 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️!! 5 isn’t enough! My little is 6 years old and loved what he learned in his first lesson! He already wants to add more instruments to his learning! Highly recommend using them!”
-Jo P.

“Thank You” to the SJAA, Dr. Frank Nawrot and her first teacher, Ms. Monica. She has learned so much and really enjoys the piano. She randomly runs to the piano throughout the day to play. It brings her lots of joy!

  • Melissa A.

“Man! I think the kids were happy to see you. They came running in jumping down with excitement about the lesson!! Thank you!”

  • Brandi J.


“(Terry) knows his stuff and loves what he does!”

“(Jolie) knows how to teach kids in a way that they can understand it and she makes it fun. I like that she is always positive.”

“(Brent) teaches my son the important skills he needs to know, but also gives him a chance to learn songs that he is interested in.”

“(Brent) is very supportive, teaches the important skills and gives my son a chance to learn things he wants to learn.”

“Highly recommend! Teachers are very professional and easy to work with.”
“His (JC’s) professional ability shows in all he does.”

“Finding JC was an answer to prayer for both me & my parents. Having just moved to St. Joseph from CO, we were looking for a new guitar teacher & just happened to discuss that issue when we visited Calvary Chapel Maryville one Sunday morning. My mom told Jenny, JC’s mom, that we were looking for a teacher & she said that JC was just beginning new classes at the Academy in St. Joseph. We set up a time to try out the academy & fell in love with it immediately. And the rest is history!”

“She (MONICA)is always smiling.”

“Jolie is pleasant and very knowledgable. She always assigns the perfect level of instruction. We absolutely love her! We are so proud of the progress that has been made!”

“Jolie is wonderful for a million reasons.”

“Jason understands how to present information. He shows an interest in what’s going on outside of guitar lessons. He relates well and is always complimenting/encouraging.”

“Jason is the best! His teaching has made such a difference. 100% appreciative!!!!”

“He’s (Jason) really nice and he loves music. He’s patient and he’s a good teacher.”

“Jason Riley is a great teacher; he is a nice guy and is patient with us students.”

Offering quality acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, voice, bass, drums, violin, cello, banjo, mandolin and ukulele lessons in St. Joseph, MO.

Serving the communities of St. Joseph, Atchison, Smithville, Savannah, Weston, Dearborn, Elwood, Wathena, Maryville, Stewartsville, Maysville, Weston, Platte City and North Kansas City.

Contact us to know more about our Testimonials

Call/Text – (816) 974-7656

Looking for great Live music or a Live band for your event?