30th Anniversary Special

Music Lessons In Saint John, New Brunswick

Saint John Music Lessons

The Academy of Music now offers Online Music Lessons, In-Home Music Lessons or Studio Music Lessons in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Academy of Music has been offering quality in-home music lessons at reasonable tuition rates for over 30 years starting in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1990. We now offer online instruction via Skype or FaceTime as well as in-home and studio lessons in Saint John on the piano, guitar, voice, violin, drums, ukulele, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, oboe, bassoon, euphonium, tuba, French horn, viola, cello, double bass and electric bass!

It is our mission to offer the highest quality, enjoyable musical education and to make them convenient and affordable for everyone! As we celebrate our 30th anniversary during these unprecedented times, we are happy to offer you a free online music lesson to encourage you to try it at no obligation. We have found many benefits to learning online as most of our students have switched to online learning. Please visit our on-line lessons section for more information.

Did you know that Saint John is the oldest incorporated city in Canada, established by royal charter on May 18, 1785, during the reign of King George III?

The city has always been a traditional hub for the arts on the east coast, boasting many notable artists, actors and musicians, including Walter Pidgeon, Donald Sutherland, Louis B. Mayer, and Miller Brittain. What is considered the golden age of the Saint John arts community was during the post-war era from 1940 to 1970 when the city produced renowned artists and writers such as poet Kay Smith, painters Jack Humphrey, Miller Brittain, Bruno Bobak, Fred Ross, and sculptor John Hooper and folk-singer Tom Connors. Poet Bliss Carman once wrote about Saint John, “All the beauty and mystery of life were there, adventure bold, Youth, and the glamour of the sea, And all its sorrows old.”

For those looking to learn about how to play, read, and compose music, Academy of Music offers music lessons in Saint John.

During these challenging times, we understand that many families are not comfortable travelling to a studio for lessons. That’s why we offer in-home music lessons in Saint John, making our services convenient, safe and accessible. Our instructors take steps to ensure the safety of students by washing their hands before each lesson, disinfecting instruments, maintaining physical distance, and wearing PPE. Having lessons in the comfort of your own home is more advantageous than you might think. You’ll feel relaxed in a familiar space, which can help you retain the skills that your instructor teaches. It offers an unparalleled level of convenience – the lessons are brought right to your doorstep! If you enjoy playing the grand piano that you have at home, you may feel more comfortable using your own instrument. In-home music lessons are becoming more popular with many of our students. We are prepared to bring the beauty of music to your home in the safest way possible.

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Interested in piano lessons in Saint John? Young learners ages 6-12 will enjoy Alfred’s Premier piano course. For adolescents, we offer Alfred’s Adult piano course. Our instructors at Academy of Music can help you prepare for the notoriously challenging Royal Conservatory piano examinations. Learning the piano is a rewarding experience; it allows you to play any song that you like on this beautiful instrument. You can play classical pieces or modern pop songs – with the piano, the choice is yours. Academy of Music offers Saint John piano lessons both in-home and online.


Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

At Academy of Music, we offer Saint John guitar lessons either at home or online. Those interested in classical music may be interested in The Royal Conservatory Classical Guitar program. Our teachers will help you prepare for these challenging exams that require precise technical accuracy and emotional depth. For those who are just starting to play guitar, you will enjoy Alfred’s Basic Guitar Course, which is designed to make this learning process easy and fun. Are you a fast learner? Then you may be better suited for The Hal Leonard’s Fast Track Guitar Course, which teaches a variety of techniques and styles. The guitar is a versatile instrument that allows you to play a variety of genres. Blues, rock, jazz, country, or pop – guitars can accompany all sorts of styles. At Academy of Music, we can help you play at whatever level you are comfortable with. Master scales and conquer chords with our guitar lessons in Saint John!


Will I learn how to read music?

Absolutely. For piano and guitar lessons, we offer varying modules that can help you understand the intricacies of music theory and read the notes on your sheet.

What is your policy on lesson cancellations?

At Academy of Music, we understand that unexpected events can arise. As long as you notify your teacher 24 hours in advance, a make-up lesson will be given. We offer a maximum of 3 make-up lessons per year.

Which instrument should I choose?

This is a personal choice, but it can be tough to decide with so many options available! It’s a good idea to consider what kinds of music you like so that you can emulate your preferred genre using your instrument of choice. When you’re passionate about what you create, you’ll find it easier to absorb the material of the lessons. Pick an instrument that inspires you the most.

What are your rates?

Please visit our Tuition & Policies page for our current rates.

Do you offer online lessons?

Yes! Learning online means that you can study music in the safest way possible. There are many advantages to online music lessons, the main one being that they are extremely convenient. You can practice immediately following the lesson instead of having to wait until you drive home. By using your computer, you can record lessons for easy playback at a future date. If your parents or siblings used to drive you to the studio, they will enjoy the fact that they won’t need to anymore.

Are your lessons only for children, or are they also offered for adults?

We teach a variety of lesson plans that will cater to any skill level. Depending on your goals, we adjust our curriculum to match your desired outcome. Music is enjoyable at all ages! From young children to seniors, our instructors are adept at teaching all ages and levels of students.

Do you offer a free trial lesson?

If you sign up for one of our online music lessons, then your first lesson will be free! This allows you to decide if music lessons are right for you. You’ll be able to experience a full lesson without any obligations. We know that you’ll appreciate what our free trial music lesson has to offer!

What month of the year do you offer music lessons?

Our music lessons correspond to the school calendar. They begin during the week of Labour Day (First Monday in September) and conclude at the end of June. We also offer summer music lessons on a limited basis.

What are the benefits of music lessons?

Whether you want to take up a new hobby or hone your craft, learning music is an experience that enriches your life. It helps build a sense of community in social settings, where many people can join in on a freestyle jam or sing-along. For children, learning music will expand their cognitive and imaginative abilities. You’ll hear songs in an entirely different way once you understand the mechanics behind the music. It also teaches patience, since mastering an instrument requires practice and discipline.

What instrument do you recommend for a beginner?

Selecting your first instrument to play music with can be challenging. You want to pick one that calls to you, but isn’t so difficult that learning to play it feels impossible. Many people choose to start with the piano or guitar. These instruments are versatile enough that they suit many different music preferences, and our music lesson plans can be tailored for those who are just starting out.

How do I register?

Head over to our registration page to register online today! Whether it’s the middle of the month or the beginning, you can join at any time.