Would YOU like to have a BLAST learning music you like?


The Wichita Music Academy offers fun, private music lessons both on-site and online.

Did you know that making music reduces anxiety and stress, gives your immune system a boost and may help fight off disease? Scroll on down to read about music lessons, or click on the contact buttons and get started over the Internet in the next day or two!

Discover what hundreds of other students found: The 15 benefits of taking music lessons at the Wichita Music Academy:

  • • Piano, guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, brass, woodwinds, strings, & vocal (singing) lessons all in our location or online - all the most popular instruments!

    • This saves YOU time and money, as your family can take lessons on multiple instruments on the same day. If you have multiple devices, you can take multiple lessons from your home at the same time!

  • • One of the most qualified teaching staffs in Wichita.

    • Our teachers are either university-trained teachers or have professional performance experience; most have both. They are dedicated to learning about your musical goals and helping you achieve them.  They want you to enjoy learning the kind of music you want to learn.

  • • A wide range of lesson times.

    • Lessons are available not only during the daytime but evenings and weekends as well.

  • • A proven track record

    • As an organization, we've been teaching students to play since 1997.  Every year, some well-meaning home-based musician will start teaching a little bit "on the side", and a year or two later they've stopped.  But our "real" job is teaching students to make music.  Last year, students of all ages took more than 15,000 music lessons from us. 

  • • A comfortable waiting room, if you're taking lessons on-site when this is all over.

    • You don't have to wait in a retail showroom or sit on someone's living room couch; we have a nicely appointed waiting room with tables, comfortable chairs, magazines, free wi-fi and a bottled-water cooler.  

  • • Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

    • We are the only music schools in Kansas that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristbands (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool "Musical Ladder" wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder is our unique method of music education that you can only get here.

    • More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here.

  • • A student discount card to Garten's Music.

    • We are the only music school in Kansas that offers Garten's Music discount cards for our students. This saves them money throughout the year. Garten's sells music books, supplies and accessories. All of our current students receive a student discount card that saves them money on all of their music supply needs.  

  • • Morning and lunch time lessons for home schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

    • Since we are a full-service music school, we offer lessons as early as 9 a.m., and we teach many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a home school parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our morning and lunch time lesson spots.

  • • A family safety plan for your security!

    • If you're studying onsite, all of our studios have observation windows in every door so you can watch your child's lesson without disrupting the educational process. (Of course, you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.) All of our teachers have undergone four state and national background checks. Plus, all our teaching studios have A/V security cameras! We take our students' safety seriously.

  • • Fully stocked lesson rooms for on-site learning.

    • All lesson rooms are equipped with everything you need, including (if appropriate) amps, keyboards, pianos, and more.  (You will want to bring your own instrument if you're not studying piano or voice.)

  • • Free Student Showcase concerts.

    • Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing.  And every child deserves the opportunity to perform in front of others.  The best way for this to happen is with one of our biannual Student Showcase concerts.  A far cry from the "recitals" of old, these concerts are fun, optional, low-pressure and stress-free.  And, they are free. Unlike some music schools, we don't charge admission fees for concert participation.

  • • Picture & Video Day.

    • In conjunction with our concerts, we offer a free picture day, using professional backdrops and lighting. This is a service that you will love.  Adult students are welcome too!  Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like 

    • We also shoot video of our students' performances for the benefit of friends and family that cannot attend our concerts. (See link below.)

  • • Professional office staff.

    • Many studios are staffed only by the teacher, or more commonly, their voice mail.  We have office staff who are available at the front desk to assist our clients.

  • • Easy access from Kellogg (US54) or I-235.

    • We are conveniently located on Central in West Wichita (map), but have easy access to all areas of the city.  Nearby, you'll find great shopping and dining opportunities, including Towne West Square.

  • • Month to month lessons.

    • We don't require semester minimums or long-term contracts; our students are welcome here on a month-to-month basis.

Contact us today to begin your musical journey.
It's easy to take the next step! Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

Quality piano lessons, keyboard lessons, guitar lessons, bass lessons, ukulele lessons, violin, viola & cello lessons, brass & woodwind lessons, drum & percussion lessons, and voice (singing) lessons in Wichita, KS.

The latest Showcase Videos are online! Check them out!

Showcase Videos


Contact us

Call : (316) 942-1337
Text : (316) 661-6605
Store Hours 9:30-5:30 Tues.-Fri. 10:00-4:00 Sat.

Email: info@gartensmusic.com

Location: 4235 W. Central
Wichita KS 67212