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.

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  • Music Lessons

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Contact Details

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  Person Jim Skelton
  City Conway, AR
  Zip Code 72034
  Address 945 Carson Cove
  Phone Number (501) 450-2931

Business Representative

Jim Skelton

Director

Products & Services

Music Lessons

Students in private lessons are able to learn the type of music they personally are most interested in. Our teachers can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that hand positioning, posture or the understanding of a particular concept are correct. If a student has a particular difficulty in one area, the teacher can work on it without hampering the progress of a class of students and alternatively, if a student is excelling in one area, the teacher can move on. We offer 30 minute and 1 hour lessons.

Our school is equipped to offer music lessons for students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of lessons from classical to jazz and pop. ​

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Son has been attending guitar lessons for the last few years. Very pleasant, helpful and professional.

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If you are looking for a strings teacher (violon, cello), look no further. Ms Lisa is the best and my son looks forward to going each week. Great place to learn

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We have had a great experience here! Blake is awesome! The staff is amazing! Great hours and availability! Definitely recommended!!

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They have some of the best teachers around. They reward their students with wrist bands/trophies which gives the students a feeling of accomplishments (even the adults). Adults and kids alike are welcome to take their classes and it's just great to be able to learn to play guitar as an adult and not be made to feel out of place.

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Conway is a GREAT music school. Caring, passionate staff who know what they're doing and will help you succeed!

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Conway Institute of Music and Mr. Skelton are incredible! I wish every group I've worked with were as pleasant, organized, and professional as they are!

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Customer Testimonials

Can't say enough good things about CIM! I have two children enrolled there in three different classes. They are learning so much! The staff is great and the instructors are wonderful!! If you are looking for any kind of music lessons I would defiantly recommend CIM!


Conway Institute of Music gives you a fantastic opportunity to expand the horizons of your musical talents. Two of my kids are great examples of what CIM can do.


My two girls have been students at Conway Institute of Music for about a year and a half now. The instructors are educated, experienced and most of all they really care about my children and are always patient. If you are trying to decide where to send your children for private music lessons, look no further than Conway Institute of Music!


We love our son’s voice teacher, Sarah. Our son has some special needs and she just jumped right in and he was making huge improvements in a few months. His ability, confidence, learning have made him love music.


Very personable, they provide top notch services. We have only been attending for about 4 months now. I couldn't be more pleased with the care they take in making sure you are happy with your child's sessions, and their instructor. We have gotten to participate in free photo day, where we actually received a free 4x6 photo of our child with the instrument they play. That kind of service doesn't happen very often. I have received phone calls to make sure things are going well and that we are happy with them. I have never received a phone call from dance class and we were there for several years. As we enter into the holiday season, they have a table set up in the lobby with crafts for the children to make a Christmas card for their teacher and stockings for all of the instructors so the child can put the hand made card in the their teachers stocking. Creating excitement for the love of music. I am very pleased with the quality of customer service this establishment provides.


Highly recommended music school. They even have a system where your kids can earn wristbands and trophies for meeting certain goals, kind of like karate belts, only for music! Sure helps parents to keep the kiddos motivated and practicing!


We’ve been getting lessons for 2 years- my children started with guitar lessons and then changed to vocal lessons in the second year- they love it! The teachers accommodate both of my children’s learning style and personality. The recitals are wonderful and a great chance for parents to see what the students have been working on with their teachers. The lessons are 30 minutes, and literally always started on time and ended on time. The make-up lessons are convenient and last an hour and are done in a group setting, which is fun! They recently installed cameras so you can watch your child during lessons and of course I have always welcome to sit in there with them. Jim and the ladies at the front desk are always friendly and willing to accommodate schedules and always check in to make sure things are going well with your lessons. The Musical Ladder system is a great motivator and it’s nice for the kids to be recognized for their achievements. Many different types of classes around town are only offered seasonally, or during the school year- I liked that CIM keeps their schedule year round and we don’t have to keep signing up. It was also really easy to switch the type of lesson that you can take. I would highly recommend them! My children started when they were 5 and 6, I was worried they were too young, but again, the teachers were GREAT!!


Amazing teachers and friendly, helpful staff. Love that they schedule regular recitals for kids to gain experience in building their confidence in playing for others. Also love the photo days. Their photographers have taken some beautiful pictures of my daughter with her musical instruments over the past few years. CIM really provides the complete musical experience for their students.

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From Our Website

We are the largest school of music in Conway, offering private lessons in all popular instruments, as well as voice. We know you are busy and it can be very hard to find a reliable music teacher. That's why we go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in the entire Conway area--so you don't have to! Our staff consists of experienced music teachers, capable of teaching all ages and levels. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities as well as provide on-going support to our instructors to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible musical experience.


Our private voice teachers primarily focus on popular music and musical theatre songs. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel, theatre, or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you! Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, preparing for a theatre audition, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice.


Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.


Whether you want to learn a classical sonatina, rock chords, or popular sheet music, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you. It is ideal if you do have a piano at home before starting lessons, but you can start lessons with our piano teachers by using an electric keyboard to practice on.


Our drum instructors will teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort. All drummers may bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and theory is encouraged. We also offer Percussion Lessons, which is a wonderful addition to any school band program, rock band, or worship band. You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons (though owning one at home will greatly benefit your lessons).


Our incredible teachers are incredibly positive and motivating. They are patient and students love them! You'll learn what it takes to play WITH other instruments, how to listen to each other, and what it takes to perform, all with the encouraging mentorship of an experienced teacher! We have everything you need for Rock Band, including a sound system and microphones. We have a background in performance and sound, so we know what it takes! 5. Spacious rehearsal area with PA. We have a 700 square foot room for rehearsals for the best possible experience!