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Are We The Right Music School For You?
* Lakeland School Of Music is Lakeland’s largest music school with over 14,000 lessons taught annually!
* Our dedicated & qualified music instructors offer quality instruction on more than 25 different instruments, all at one location!
* We’re the only school in Polk County licensed in the Musical Ladder System, rewarding students with wristbands, certificates, and trophies!
* We currently have a 100% success rate for students auditioning into the Harrison Art's Music Program for Classical Piano, Violin, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Upright Bass, Musical Theater, and more!
While you're here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an L.S.M. student…
14 Benefits of Becoming an LSM Student
1. Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Violin, Jam Band Classes, and much more all at one location!
We are the only music school in Lakeland, FL that offers all of these popular instruments: Piano, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Voice, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, Flute, Violin, Saxophone, Trumpet, and year round Jam Band Classes all in one location, guaranteeing a FIRST-CLASS music lesson experience for the whole family!
2. Trophies, certificates, and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.
We are the only music school in Lakeland that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies, AND certificates for passing musical tests. No other music reward system inspires students with smiling faces (see pictures to the right) 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. We also specialize in music lessons for adults.
3. Recitals & Open Mic Performances
Our Recitals and Open Mic Events are a ton of fun, and give students the opportunity to perform in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. These events are open to students of all ages and skill levels, and are a wonderful way for students to grow in their gifting and artistry.
We offer two formal recitals each year in Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, as well as host a variety of other performances such as Open Mic Events, Annual Children’s Day Festival at Munn Park, Downtown Lakeland Saturday Market, and more!
4. Getting to work with our highly qualified teaching faculty
We have some of the top music teachers in the area, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, and are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
5. Harrison Arts “Audition Prep Course” (100% Success!)
We are the only music school in Polk County that offers a prep course for preparing students for Harrison Arts auditions in voice, vocal theater, piano, classical guitar, jazz guitar, double bass, violin, & drums. We know exactly what Harrison Arts requires from all applicants, and we know how to best prepare each student for the audition. We’ve helped dozens of students gain acceptance into this prestigious high-school music program, and currently have a 100% success rate!
6. A proven track record of excellence
We have a proven track record of offering quality music and voice lessons in Lakeland, FL year round, and have helped prepare many students for College and State University music programs, local and statewide theatre productions, as well as teaching and music performance careers. Our full time mission is helping others reach their goals, trusted by hundreds of families for over a decade!
7. Nationally Recognized Standard of Musical Excellence
Lakeland School Of Music participates in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. This program provides a nationally recognized standard of musical excellence through graded assessments which students are able to earn merit certificates at each level of study. Participation in the assessments are optional, and usually will begin only once students have completed 1-2 years of private study. For more information about the Royal Conservatory Music Program visit www.rcmusic.com.
8. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students, and working professionals
Enjoy the convenience of taking lessons during an early or mid morning weekday, or even on your lunch break. We offer lessons as early as 9a.m. Monday - Friday and we see many students between the hours of 11a.m.-2p.m.. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student, or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.
9. Award winning music program for little ones… (18mo - 7yr)
We are the only school in Polk County licensed to teach MusicFunTime – an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum, which has music classes for kids 18 months to 7 years old. MusicFunTime is not a simple play group where children sing, dance, jump & play instruments. Our program is based on Johns-Hopkins Research that children 7 and under can learn to read music notation and symbols, play instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science as they develop. Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Call 863-640-2810 to schedule your child, or click here to read more about MusicFunTime.
10. Positive role modeling and mentorship in every lesson
Lakeland School Of Music is set apart from other music lesson services in that we place great value in demonstrating positive role modeling with everyone of our students. Our guarantee is that you will never have to worry about our teachers or staff promoting negative lifestyle choices that are so popular in today's culture. When choosing new songs for students to learn, our teachers will always make sure that lyrics are age appropriate. At Lakeland School Of Music we believe music is an art meant to edify and exhort humanity, and we take very seriously making our lessons a safe and encouraging place for our all of our students to learn and grow.
11. Centrally located next to Southgate Shopping Plaza
With its central location, our school is convenient for students traveling from all areas of Lakeland as both the north and south side of town are just a few minutes drive away. Many of our parents and students make the commute each week from nearby cities such as Bartow & Mulberry, and some even travel from as far as Frostproof and Davenport to ensure their child gets the best possible music education. With Publix being right next door, it’s quite common for parents to get a little grocery shopping in just before or after their child’s lessons, and if a little pep in your step is what you’re looking for, the new Star Bucks just across W Oak Dr is an excellent option, and within walking distance!
12. Annual Picture Day
We are the only music school in Lakeland that offers a professional photo shoot to all of our enrolled students. Every year in September LSM students are invited to our school on a Saturday morning to have their photo taken by Emily from “Emily Rose Portraits”. Students pose with their instrument, and we capture a handful of beautiful portraits which can be ordered, and shared with family and friends. The event is free to all of our enrolled students, and snacks and drinks are also provided. Many of the pictures you see here on our website were taken of students during our annual picture day. We also frame and hang many of the students portraits around our school to show off our young, blooming musicians. This years annual picture day is scheduled for Saturday Sept 21st!
13. A comfortable waiting area for our clients.
Instead of waiting in a noisy music retail store, our clients enjoy an inviting atmosphere, with comfortable couches and chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi, magazines, and complimentary bottled water. If you prefer, you may also sit in on your child's lesson anytime you like. If you ever have any questions, scheduling needs, or concerns of any kind during you or your child’s lesson time, our front desk administrators are always available and happy to assist.
14. Month to month lessons
Lakeland School Of Music does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. All we ask for is a two week notice if at any point you decide you would like to discontinue lessons.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here, and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
It's easy to take the next step:
Lessons are first come, first serve
so contact us today to schedule your one-time trial lesson!
115 W. Oak Dr., Lakeland FL, 33803
(Directly Across from the Southgate Publix entrance)
Lakeland's Premier Source for music lessons in guitar, piano, voice, bass, drums, violin, flute, ukulele, and more!