Are we the right music school for you? 7 Benefits Of Becoming An Academy Student:

1. Guitar, Voice, Piano, Bass, Violin, Drum Lessons and More...All in One Convenient Location. This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. We offer private, one-on-one music lessons for the instrument of your choice. Other studios offer multiple instruments, but we offer the largest selection of music lessons in Rochester, New York.

2. Experienced, Qualified, and Friendly Teaching Staff. Our staff of experienced, professional music teachers all have either University training or professional performance experience. They have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With over 24 years of teaching experience, staff director Brannon Hungness supervises every teacher at his music school. When you take music lessons from the Rochester Academy of Music and Arts, you know you'll learn the style of music that you want to learn!.

3. The widest range of lesson times to fit your busy schedule.
4. Free, all inclusive, "optional" recitals so that your family and friends can share in your musical journey.

5. A Comfortable Waiting Room for Students and Families. If you arrive too early for your music lesson or want to wait for your children, don't sweat it! Our clients enjoy a spacious waiting room complete with comfortable chairs, free Wi-Fi, magazines, playing cards, and a water cooler. Feel free to bring the whole family, as we also have a selection of children's toys and books.

6. Professional Office Staff Waiting to Assist You. Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We make sure that you get the help you need by having office managers who are available at the front desk to assist our clients.

7. Fully-Stocked Music Lesson Rooms. Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kit, realistic weighted-key electric pianos, and more.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Experience A Musical Journey
  • All Ages! All Styles! Beginners are welcome!

Serviced Areas

  • Greater Rochester Area

Contact Details

  City Rochester, NY
  Zip Code 14610
  Address 161 Norris Drive
  Phone Number (585) 506-9437

  • I would recommend this business

A great music program. Voice, piano and strings to name a few. Activities and events constantly for the students to share their progress! I wanted to add that my daughter takes voice but wanted to learn ukulele as well so her teacher worked it into her lesson. In the spring she sang and played ukulele at the recital!

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  • I would recommend this business

The staff is so friendly and accommodating. I believe their lesson rates to be pretty on-par with other local schools. My teachers have been terrific so far. They make learning a new instrument as an adult fun ... and they let me go at my own (turtle speed) pace without trying to rush it. The staff has always been VERY accommodating and upbeat. The only complaint I have is that the space is so cramped (they are located above Sound Source) and the lesson areas are set up as several small adjacent rooms, with numerous students playing simultaneously on busier days/times. This can be really distracting when it comes to hearing drums or voice lessons right next door while attempting to concentrate. It can be somewhat chaotic, but I think they're trying to expand some. They make the best of the tight quarters and have a small waiting area with stuff to keep kids entertained and for parents to hang out. They also host and support TONS of local and destination events, from camping to picnics to typical recitals to cruises to a chance to play Carnegie Hall. They donate a lot of proceeds from fundraisers to a local animal rescue, which is fantastic in my opinion. I'm surprised they don't have more positive reviews... I think they're super!!

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Customer Testimonials

Starting lessons at the Academy was the right choice. They make learning fun. I'm very happy with everything and can't wait until next week!

If I could describe this school with one word, it would be "SUPERB!" My two daughters have been taking music lessons in another State, as well as locally, and Rochester Academy of Music & Arts is by far the best school I have experienced for my girls. I am particularly impressed with dedication of the owners and their attention to details. Thank you for your hard work and efforts. As a parent, I appreciate all you do for my daughters. They absolutely love their music teachers!

A good progression of learning from basics and scales mixed with songs and current sounds. Prompt, courteous and patient.

I can honestly say that I rate my experience at Rochester Academy of Music & Arts with the best of my training. If you or your child wants to learn an instrument, you are in the right place.

The teachers and staff at RAMA make me feel welcome and comfortable as a learner and valued as a member of the community. I love the positive energy here. As a beginner in singing, I am so grateful that taking voice lessons at RAMA has been an opportunity for me to open up and grow as a person. It's a big deal for me.

My son has been taking guitar lessons here for about 4 months. We love it here! RAMA welcomes you with warm friendly faces, and caring teachers who are excellent at what they do. The music instruction is very high quality and individualized for each student. The teachers are professional and make it fun to learn. The office is smoothly run by friendly, professional staff. RAMA gives students many opportunities to perform and give back to the community. They are excellent at hosting many family friendly events to get the whole family involved and having fun! It is a GREAT place to learn!

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The Rochester Academy of Music & Arts has been the most supportive & positive music school we have taken lessons at! My daughter's progress & self-esteem has increased, as has her desire to continue with lessons, all because of this school! RAMA has helped my daughter with her confidence and her grades have improved to straight As. She is now involved more with the community. It took only for her to walk in the door of RAMA and feel like being a part of an extended family. Brandon (Left) is able to share his musical interests with them and play or sing songs he has chosen, what a huge difference this makes because he is having FUN while learning too!

Twice per year, we hold free, all-inclusive recitals for our students. Performing is optional, but all students are welcome to participate! Recitals feature a professional sound system and sound engineer, exciting lighting effects, stadium seating, keepsake programs, & more. Our recitals are fun and low-pressure. Students get to choose what song to perform, and they can bring their family and friends! Find out why dad Tim S. calls our recitals A caring & completely supportive outlet for students!

The Rochester Academy of Music & Arts prides itself on being an active member of the Rochester, NY community. In addition to our free recitals at String, we provide students with many fun events year-round. Scroll down to learn about some of our events. Every year, RAMA takes music students on a magical, musical tour of Lake Ontario! Perform your favorite Disney, Star Wars, or Marvel song, dress in costume, get a scenic tour of the Lake Ontario Shoreline, and more! Our most recent event was held at Boulder Coffee Co., and was named by the Democrat & Chronicle as one of the Top Ten Halloween Activities in Rochester!