Music Classes and Lessons for Kids in Kansas City

Check out these music classes in Kansas City to experience all the benefits of music education for your family. Classes range from baby and toddler exploration to learning string and band instruments to choral groups.

Bach To Rock - Leawood


Bach to Rock in Leawood, KS provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. Instruments we teach include guitar, piano, drums, violin, voice lessons & more! We are also the home of Beat Refinery DJ School which offers Mixing, Scratching and Music Production. B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! At Bach to Rock, they know that students learn best when they play music they like, whether that be BACH or ROCK or anything in between. Students can join rock bands, ensembles, and glee clubs, where they will be coached in music theory and technique as part of a collaborative team while building their repertoire.

Choral Programs

Allegro Choirs of Kansas City

Since its creation in 1999, Allegro Choirs of Kansas City has grown from one choir of 38 to five choirs with over 200 singers. The five choirs are comprised of young ladies and gentlemen in 1st through 12th grade. Auditions are held each year in April through June.

Located in Bonner Springs, KS
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The Kansas City Boys and Kansas City Girls Choirs

Touted as one of the oldest African American youth choral groups in the region, The Kansas City Boys Choir was formed in 1995. The Kansas City Girls Choir began in 2006.

Located in Kansas City, MO
(816) 474-7464 | Website

Music / Arts Institute

Offers choral groups for kids from 3rd to 8th grade as well as a chamber choir for high school students.

Located in Independence, MO
(816) 836-1998 | Website

Stage Right Performing Arts

Show choir groups are offered for kids from kindergarten on up. Auditions are in the summer but are not required for kids in 6th grade and under.

Various rehearsal locations
(913) 735-7870 | Website

Youth Chorus of Kansas City

Choirs available for kids from kindergarten on up. No audition required for 2nd grade and under.

Various rehearsal locations
(816) 945-2965 | Website

Early Childhood Music Classes

A.L. Studio

Offers Sound Beginnings classes for kids 0-4 and a Let’s Play Music class for kids 4-6. Private lessons available for guitar, piano, and voice.

Located in the Northland
(801) 850-3636 | Website

InJoy Music

InJoy Music was founded in 2003 as a way to reach children of all ages through music. They offer Kindermusik interactive music classes for children ages 0-7 and group piano lessons for children starting kindergarten and older. 

Classes held in Brookside, Leawood, and Lenexa.
(913) 362-8209 | Website

Joyful Noises

Joyful Noises is a music class for children 0-5 and their caregivers.

Classes held in Basehor, Overland Park, and Smithville
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Kansas City Suzuki Academy

Offers and early childhood program for kids age 0-3. Each week children will have the opportunity to experience different instruments through listening and playing.

Located in Prairie Village
(913) 229-4094 | Website

The Kids Creative Space

We offer creative arts experiences in music, movement, and process art for children ages birth through elementary. Our students are lovingly referred to as Creatives and are divided by age into Tinies (0s,1s + Caregivers), Toddlers (Confidently Walking 1s, 2s, 3s + Caregivers), Preschoolers (3s, 4s, 5s + Caregivers Optional), and Early Elementary (5s, 6s, 7s, 8s).

Located in Shawnee
(785) 220-7533 | Website

Music Playhouse

Music PlayHouse is a place where young children fall in love with the exploration of music. It’s a place where engaged and curious kids sing, dance, tell story songs, and explore rhythm instruments for little hands. Classes are for 4 and 5 year olds.

Locations in Lenexa, Overland Park, and Prairie Village
(913) 562-4112 | Website

Music Together Lee’s Summit

Every week in our music classes babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them® come together to play together musically. Little ones love playing along in class, and caregivers love being a part of their children’s growth into confident music-makers.

(816) 600-0586 | Website

Music Together At The Millers

From babyhood through the early elementary years, Music Together nurtures each child’s natural musicality in a playful, musically rich learning environment. Our research-based music classes are designed to be non-formal and non-performance oriented, so your child can learn at his or her own pace, in a way that’s developmentally appropriate.

Located in the Northland
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Kansas City School of Music offers Musikgarten as a central component of our music classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Our certified Musikgarten teachers are experts in early childhood music education.  Classes for children range from birth through 5 years old.

Locations in Lenexa and Overland Park
(913) 888-2444 | Website

Shining Light Music

Offers a twinkle preschool music program for kids age 2-5.

Located in Lee’s Summit
(816) 347-0099 | Website

Stepping Stones KC

Stepping Stones KC is passionate about using music to help children learn and grow to reach their fullest potential!  Our innovative program offers high-quality, development-based Music Therapy services and Music Enrichment groups for children from birth through 18 years of age, with or without a clinical diagnosis.

Groups located throughout the metro.
(913) 226-6307 | Website

Private Music Lessons

The Culture House School of Music

Private lessons are offered for voice as well as many instruments including bass, cello, clarinet, drums, flute, guitar, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone, ukulele, viola, and violin.

Locations in Olathe and Overland Park
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Greenleaf Performing Arts Academy

Offers private lessons for guitar, piano, and voice.

Locations in Cedar Creek Olathe, South Olathe, and Bonner Springs/West KCK
(913) 397-7071 | Website

Harper Haus Music Co.

Offerings include mommy and me classes as well as private instrument lessons for voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, violin, viola, cello, drums, percussion, trumpet, saxophone, flute, clarinet, piccolo, and trombone. A rock band class is available for middle and high school students.

Located in Platte City
(816) 859-0063 | Website

Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City

The J offers private voice lessons as well as lessons for a variety of instruments including piano, harp, steel drum, violin, and guitar. Available for members as well as non-members.

Located in Overland Park
(913) 327-8000 | Website

Kansas City School of Music

Offers a variety of programs including music theory classes and ensembles. Offers choir programs for children, pre-teens, and teens. Private music lessons for cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, saxophone, trumpet, viola, violin, and voice.

Locations in Lenexa and Overland Park
(913) 888-2444 | Website

K.C. Strings Conservatory

They offer lessons for all levels of violin, viola, cello & bass in classical, jazz, country, Celtic and American fiddle styles. Many instructors are adept at the Suzuki method.

Located in Merriam
(913) 677-0400 | Website

Metropolitan Conservatory

Offers a wide range of private lessons for brass, woodwinds, strings, piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, harp, percussion, and music theory.

Located in Overland Park
(816) 729-5232 | Website

Meyer Music

Lessons available for brass, guitar, percussion, piano, strings, woodwinds, and voice.

Locations in Blue Springs, Kansas City North, and Overland Park.

Music Academy of Kansas City

Offers private music lessons for guitar, piano, violin, voice as well as brass and woodwind instruments.

Located in Overland Park
(913) 735-9507 | Website

Music & Arts

Music lessons offered for a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion.

Locations in Olathe and Shawnee

Music / Arts Institute

Offers private lessons for piano, harp, percussion, guitar, brass, woodwinds, and strings as well as vocal performance and music composition and theory. They also offer ensemble opportunities for harp, percussion, and jazz.

Located in Independence, MO
(816) 836-1998 | Website

Music House School of Music

Music House, in addition to private lesson instruction, offers a world of performance opportunities, group classes, rock bands and specialized ensembles, and a diverse catalog of free weekend music classes.

Locations in Lenexa, Overland Park, and Prairie Village

School of Rock

School of Rock is a music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations. With students ranging from toddlers to adults, School of Rock is where music students grow into real musicians.

Locations in Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, and Parkville.
(866) 695-5515 | Website

Shining Light Music

Offers private lessons for a variety of band and orchestra instruments.

Located in Lee’s Summit
(816) 347-0099 | Website

UMKC Conservatory Academy

Private lessons for students interested in piano, guitar, composition, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.

Located in Kansas City, MO
(816) 235-2741 | Website

Youth Music Academy

Offers private lessons for piano, voice, brass, and strings.

Located in the Northland
(816) 896-2873 | Website

Strings Programs

Kansas City Suzuki Academy

Inspired by the philosophy and humanism of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the Kansas City Suzuki Academy is a growing community of parents, students, and teachers dedicated to nurturing young people through the study of music. The program engages students by working with them twice a week, once for a weekly private lesson and once for a Suzuki group lesson or ensemble course.

Located in Prairie Village
(913) 229-4094 | Website

Metropolitan Conservatory

Offers a youth orchestra program.

Located in Overland Park
(816) 729-5232 | Website

Northland Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Northland Symphony Youth Orchestra is an auditioned ensemble for students up to twelfth grade. Members play advanced repertoire in a full orchestra setting.

Located in the Northland
(816) 945-2436 | Website

Olathe Youth Symphony

Offers a philharmonic orchestra for 11-14 year olds and a symphony orchestra for 14-18 year olds.

Located in Olathe
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String Sprouts KC

Specifically designed for underserved children ages 3 – 9 String Sprouts KC is a FREE music education program created to support school readiness.  Students are provided their very own violin or cello. The revolutionary curriculum uses researched-based techniques to build a foundation for future academic success through 32 weekly group violin lessons annually for 5 years.   Caregivers are involved each week in our after school classes, learning parenting tools that help support their Sprout both academically and emotionally through their musical journey.

Located in Kansas City, MO with locations on the Kansas side as well.

Youth Symphony of Kansas City

This is the premier youth orchestra program in the region and it serves more than 400 musicians in grades 5–12. It comprises four full orchestras, a chamber music program, introductory and advanced chamber orchestras,

Located in Kansas City, MO
(816) 897-0577 | Website

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