​Since 2000 we have helped hundreds of students begin and continue on their musical journey. We offer piano and saxophone lessons as well as Rock Band instruction. 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 San Antonio area--so you don't have to!

Contact Details

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  City San Antonio, TX
  Address 4622 Manitou Dr
  Phone Number (210) 268-8373

Products & Services

Piano Lessons

Try the Joy Academy of Music, a totally different learning experience!

​​Using the latest technology to make learning AWESOME!

The emphasis is on FUN & TRUE NOTE READING
Every lesson is like a JAM SESSION with a live band!
Play the songs YOU want to learn
End EVERY LESSON with a fun game
Less pressure & more motivating
Learn ANY song (I will transcribe it!)
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, Dance, Movie & Game music, Praise & Worship and more!
AFFORDABLE (only $80/month)
CONVENIENT (central location)
Flexible schedules PRE-K TO ADULT!


Music Lessons

Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.

If you enroll here for lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don't know where to begin, we can help!

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play.

  • I would recommend this business

Our daughter is excited about her piano lessons now vs us doing the encouraging!! Great Job!!!

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After experiencing a couple of options for my 8yr old, Mr. Sean was the teacher my daughter enjoyed and loved the most. She loves the fact that classes are kid friendly. In less than a yr she has learned to read music!!!!! We LOVE piano forte.

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Makes the lessons fun and easy to follow for My 6-year old daughter.

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I have been taking lessons for 2 years at PianoForte Music, first in individual lessons, then in a group setting. He makes learning piano and keyboard fun, adapting the music to the season, and to the interest of the student. As an older adult, playing piano has added a new dimension to my life, and has been a mind/body/soul experience. I participated in a recital last year where I heard other students play; and highly recommend him for all ages!

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Customer Testimonials

Sean has a true gift for teaching and a passion for music. My daughter only took piano for a year but in that time she had so much fun learning and playing the songs. She was always so excited to come home and play the pieces she had worked on in class. I highly recommend Joy Academy of Music to any student who is wanting to learn the piano and have fun at the same time.


Joy Academy of Music is an excellent piano school. He taught both of my daughters to play the piano very quickly and they always enjoyed his fun and entertaining classes. His studio is very comfortable and even includes a T.V. and video player and an area for siblings to do their homework. I would highly recommend Joy Academy of Music for anyone of any age or skill level to learn piano.


Joy Academy of Music has very good teaching skills for young students. My son has always wanted to learn piano and even though it's only been about three months of learning I can tell he has accomplished so much. I love how Pianoforte Studio has the studio setup and how the parents have a separate waiting area.


Sean has taught piano to both my children for over 10 years. He is an excellent teacher, very professional and great with kids. He makes learning fun for them. I highly recommend him.


I was a student at the Joy Academy of Music starting from age 6 until I graduated from high school and I had a great experience! I was kept interested inspired even when things got busy with school and other activities and now I can work on and play almost any music I find! If I get the chance, I would love to return for more lessons in the future.


Great teacher! Works well with kids.

Videos

AJ Fenton Winter Wonderland

Here is one of my students jamming out to one of my favorite Christmas songs...


Joy Academy of Music Offers Piano Instructors in San Antonio, TX

Joy Academy of Music Offers Piano Instructors in San Antonio, TX. We offer Piano Lessons, Bass Lessons, Jazz Music Lessons, Private Music Lessons, and more.

Welcome to Joy Academy of Music, your number one source for music lessons in San Antonio, TX and the surrounding area! When it comes to proper music lessons, no one does it better than the teachers at Joy Academy of Music. No matter what your goals may be, we want to help you reach them. Our goal is to inspire you and motivate you to keep learning. Are you tired of the same old boring piano lessons? If so, you are at the right place. Joy Academy of Music offers a one of a kind learning experience. We use innovative methods and the latest technology to make learning a fun experience for our students!

From Our Website

The best thing about group classes is that they are fun! Small group classes are a great way to learn music because there are so many great activities and games that, while helping to learn the elements of music, can also provide the social element missing from private lessons. I have found that a group atmosphere is often more beneficial and enjoyable for beginning to intermediate level students because they are motivated by their peers, but are also allowed to progress at their own rate. They also get to play exciting ensemble pieces, even as a beginner, which motivates their creativity.


After experiencing a couple of options for my 8yr old, Mr. Sean was the teacher my daughter enjoyed and loved the most. She loves the fact that classes are kid friendly. In less than a yr she has learned to read music! We LOVE Joy Academy of Music. Sean has a true gift for teaching and a passion for music. My daughter only took piano for a year but in that time she had so much fun learning and playing the songs. She was always so excited to come home and play the pieces she had worked on in class.


Missed a lesson? Going to be out of town? No problem! Our makeup lessons are on select days and times throughout the year. You will receive an email reminder 2 days before the lesson. Our music class credits never expire and you can take the class even before you miss a lesson.


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.


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 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).