11 Benefits of becoming an Academy student

1. Convenience!
We are located inside Sunrise Mall #37C at Airline Road and South Padre Island Drive. Just 15 minutes from anywhere in the South side and near all the dining and shopping centers.

2. Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Violin, and Voice lessons in one location.
This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. Other studios offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer all 6 of the most popular instruments.

3. The largest and most qualified teaching staff in the Corpus Christi area.
We have 11 music teachers, all with either University 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 Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Violin, or Voice, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your 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.

4. Open 7 days a week! The widest range of lesson times available to fit your busy schedule.
Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. We are sure our flexible hours will allow us to schedule lesson times that work best for you!

5. A proven 6 year Track Record of Excellence.
We've been teaching students with a standard of professional integrity since 2005. A family oriented environment with over 147 students enrolled. Our mission is to train a new generation of musicians young and old.

6. A comfortable waiting room for parents.
Instead of waiting in a music retail store or someone's home, our clients enjoy a comfortable lobby with TV, reading materials, and Cubicles with Internet connection. We also provide Free bottled water and candy for students.

7. Parents can Monitor the Lessons.
We have an open door policy. A parent can choose to sit in the teaching studio or view the lesson in the Monitoring room with a large 2 way mirror.

8. Fully stocked teaching studios.
Our studios are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including amps, acoustic & electronic drum sets, pianos, stereos, computers, soundproofing, observation windows, and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our academy to offer you the best learning environment.

9. Yearly Recital
Every December, our students have the option of performing in our recital. Students are not required to perform, but many choose to.

10. No Contract or Registration Fee!
Musicians Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student enrolled is on a month to month basis.

11. Recommended & Pre-Screened Staff
Recommended by Guitar Center and South Texas Music Mart. All of our instructors have passed national background checks for your safety and ours.

Learning guitar is fun, develops confidence, coordination, an understanding of music, and develops a life long skill.

Our mission is to train a new generation of musician's young and old, enrich their lives through music education and enhance academic development.

Mr. Danny Pena and his associate instructors have the commitment, experience, and expertise you deserve from a professional music academy.

Register today and begin your musical journey! (361) 993-3428

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Music Teachers National Association Member

Serviced Areas

  • Corpus Christi, Portland, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Alice, Robstown, Calallen, Kingsville

Payment Options

  • American Express, Discover, Personal Checks, Debit Cards, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Danny Pena
  City Corpus Christi, TX
  Zip Code 78412
  Address 5858 S. Padre Island Dr. 37C
  Phone Number (361) 993-3428

Business Representative

Danny Pena

Owner/Head Instructor

Danny Pena is the Owner/Head Instructor and has 30 years experience. He began learning guitar at age 7 and was in locals bands in Corpus Christi and Austin in the mid 70's and 80's. Studied classical guitar for 3 years at Del Mar College with guitarist Javier Calderon (a former student of Andres Segovia). Studied Jazz guitar for 2 1/2 years with the late professor Chester Rupe.

Products & Services

Professional Music Instruction for Children & Adults

Professional Music Instruction for Children & Adults

Corpus Christi's first choice in music instruction.

We teach all levels of guitar, bass, drums, piano, violin, & voice. Music styles include rock, blues, country, gospel, classical, and jazz. University trained instructors.

Customer Testimonials

My son had no musical education prior to working with Danny. He wanted to learn the guitar. So we asked at Guitar Center who they would recommend, without hesitation they said Danny. My son has A.D.D. and this has helped him at home and at school. Danny is great with him and is making great progress.


My daughter has been taking lessons with Danny for several months. He is a talented and personable musician, whose knowledge and patience keeps my daughter excited about mastering the craft.


I was led to Danny through South Texas Music Mart and my son is learning so much and having a blast! He's only been taking guitar lessons for a few months and already wants an electric guitar! He always looks forward to his lessons. Danny is the best!

From Our Website

Musician's Academy is the largest private music school in the Corpus Christi area and we are ready to help you with all of your musical goals! While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a Music Academy student and find out why we are the number one choice for music lessons in Corpus Christi, Texas! We are located at 5702 S. Staples suite #C4 next to Aquatots in the Copperfield Shopping Center. Just 15 minutes from anywhere in the South side and near all the dining and shopping centers.


That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your specific musical needs and goals. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child. The main reason to choose the Academy as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.


If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel 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, posture, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation, and repertoire. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. Monthly tuition must be paid by pre-authorized credit cards, pre-authorized debit card, or auto draft.


We have one of the most professional drum lesson rooms in Corpus Christi, with state of the art Yamaha digital drum kit, one full size Acoustic Drum set and a smaller Jazz kit for younger students. 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 students are encouraged to bring in their favorite songs so they can learn the drum parts and understand the Rhythm and Theory. You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons.


Beginning students can expect to learn on how to Hold the bass, Tuning, Right & Left Hand Positioning, Fretboard exercises, Learning the Eighth Note groove, Rock and Blues patterns, bass clef note 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 bass method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes and also utilize the Internet to have students play along with rhythm tracks or search for their favorite songs.


Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, 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.