The Academy of Music at String Connection — located in Okemos, Michigan — has an active enrollment of over 200 students. We offer lessons for ages 5 to adult.
While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an Academy student and find out why we are Mid-Michigan’s number one choice for music lessons.
10 benefits of becoming an Academy student:
1. Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice, Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Ukulele, Songwriting, Theory, and String Ensemble in one location, saving you time and money.
We are the only school in Mid-Michigan to offer all of these popular instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice, Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Ukulele, Songwriting, Theory, and String Ensemble. This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. Other music studios offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer all of these most popular instruments.
2. Adjacent to Happendance, enroll one student in music and one student in dance at the same time.
Happendance is one of the most popular dance studios in the area, with hundreds of students of their own. Happendance offers many different styles of dance. Many of our students, their siblings, and friends take both music and dance lessons at our location.
3. Fully qualified faculty who will teach you the songs you want to learn.
We have 15 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 several music teachers for most every instrument, we confide 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 are dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
4. The widest range of lesson times available to fit your busy schedule.
We are the only music school in Mid-Michgan that offers music lessons six days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.
11:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday – Friday.
8:30 – 4:00 pm on Saturdays.
5. A proven track record of excellence since 2000.
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, electric & acoustic guitar, piano, drums, voice, bass, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, ukulele, songwriting, theory, and string ensemble lessons in Mid-Michigan, year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 1,500 families since 2000.
6. Free, all inclusive, “optional” recitals so that your family & friends can share in your musical journey.
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.
Every May, August, and December, our students have the option of performing in our recitals. Students are not required to perform, but many choose to. Parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.
For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in Mid-Michigan we do not charge recital participation or admission fees. This can only be found at the Academy of Music at String Connection.
7. Professional office staff six days a week to serve you.
We are the only music school in Mid-Michigan that offers full time professional customer service for their students six days a week.
Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have four office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.
8. Located at the corner of Hagadorn & Jolly Rd.
Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of Mid-Michigan. Close to our school, you will find great shopping and dining. We have many students from as far away as Portland to the west, Charlotte to the south, St. Johns to the north, and Flint to the east.
9. Student Discounts.
We are the only music school in Mid-Michigan that offers student discounts for their students which saves them money all throughout the year.
The Academy also sells music books, instruments, accessories, and has a full service repair shop. All of our current students receive a student discount that saves them money on all of their music supply needs.
10. 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 serve
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
3444 Hagadorn Rd. Okemos, MI 48864
(Just west of Okemos High School at the corner of Hagadorn and Jolly)
Offering quality Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice, Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Ukulele, Songwriting, Theory, and String Ensemble lessons in Mid-Michigan.
Offering quality music lessons in:
Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice, Bass, Violin, Viola, Cello, Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Ukulele, Songwriting, Theory, and String Ensemble.
$26.00 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week.
$39.00 per 45 minute private lesson held once a week.
$52.00 per 60 minute private lesson held once a week.
Learn the songs you want to learn!