30th Anniversary Special

Music Lessons in Brandon, Manitoba.

The Academy of Music now offers Online, In-Home or Studio Lessons in Brandon, Mb. The Academy of Music has been offering quality in home music lessons at reasonable tuition rates for over 30 years starting in Winnipeg in 1990. We now offer on-line instruction via Skype or FaceTime as well as in-home and studio lessons in Brandon Manitoba 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 lessons!
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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 on-line lesson to encourage you to try it at no obligation. We have found many benefits to learning on-line as most of our students have switched to online learning. Please visit our on-line lessons section for more information.

Brandon gives residents a small-town feel while still offering the staple amenities of a large city. With a population of roughly 50,000, it has a lot to offer. Residential areas are quiet and remote, but there are two major shopping centres with fine dining restaurants nearby. The Wheat City sits on the banks of the Assiniboine River in the south-western region of Manitoba. Brandon is a great place to gain an education – it has three high schools and four post-secondary institutions. For those looking to learn about how to play, read, and compose music, Academy of Music offers music lessons in Brandon. 

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 Brandon music lessons, 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. At-home lessons are becoming more popular with many of our students. From Linden Lanes to the East End, we are prepared to bring the beauty of music to your home in the safest way possible. 

Piano Lessons

Brandon has no shortage of things to do – it features many recreational facilities that support activities like hockey and the performing arts. Interested in piano lessons in Brandon? 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 Brandon piano lessons both in-home and online.


Guitar Lessons

This city has deep roots in music; it was memorialized in The Tragically Hip’s hit song, Wheat Kings. Learning the guitar on your own can be challenging and frustrating. At Academy of Music, we offer guitar lessons in Brandon. We have instructors that will make this process natural and fun for students of all ages. Our Brandon guitar lessons are tailored to meet your skill level and goals. Speedy learners will enjoy Hal Leonard’s Fast Track guitar course. Beginners love learning how to play with Alfred’s Basic guitar course. For experienced players who want to achieve technical accuracy and emotional depth, we offer the Royal Conservatory Classical Guitar program. Whether you want to learn electric or acoustic, we offer lessons to accommodate your interests. If you are an adult and just beginning, don’t worry! Many of our students are seniors who are learning to play these instruments for the first time. 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. 


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. With our music lessons, one day you may be performing at The Westman Centennial Auditorium!

What is your policy on lesson cancellations?

At Academy of Music, we understand that unexpected events can arise. Brandonites lead busy lives! 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?

For each 30-minute lesson, we charge $25. 45-minute lessons are $37.50, and 60-minute lessons are $50. In-home lessons come with an additional $5 fee for the travel. You can receive up to 4 lessons per month. 

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 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 have to anymore.

Are your lessons only for children, or are they also offered for older 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 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. Brandon is an affordable city with a low cost of living, so we know that you’ll appreciate what our free trial lesson has to offer!

What month of the year do you offer lessons?

Our lessons correspond to the school calendar. They begin during the week of Labour Day and conclude at the end of June. We also offer summer 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. When you attend the Brandon Jazz Festival or the Brandon Folk Music Festival, you’ll hear the 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 lesson plans can be tailored for those who are just starting out. 

How do I register?

You can use the link on our website to register online today! Whether it’s the middle of the month or the beginning, you can join at any time