Monterey Peninsula Academy of Music | MUSIC LESSONS FOR ALL AGES  
Lessons and Group Classes

The Monterey Peninsula Academy of Music offers private lessons for

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Drums/ Percussion
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Voice
  • Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo
  • Harmonica
  • Ukelele

We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, or 1 hour private lessons. Click here to see our Tuition Policy.

In addition to private lessons, the Monterey Peninsula Academy of Music offers Group Classes in the following areas:

There are several classes available for each topic, and each class size is limited. The sessions last 6 weeks each and are ongoing.

Beginning Violin & Cello

Learn how to play violin in a fun group setting! This class also teaches rhythmic training through movement and how to read music. Ages 7-12.  Call for more info.

Instructor: Arlyn Knapic

Group Guitar Class

Open to all levels, from beginning to intermediate players. Monday evenings 6pm. Call for more info.

Instructor: Tammy Bartlett




Tuition rates differ by instructor and class type. Please discuss with the teacher prior to registration.

Tuition payment is due on the 1st of the month. Cost of books & materials are separate. Lessons are a flat rate, the Academy implements a reschedule only policy; lessons must be rescheduled with more than a 24 hour notice. Make up Lessons must be completed within the same month. It is best to attend all the lessons to get the most out of the tuition.


Personal checks and cash can be accepted for payment of tuition.

If at any time you wish to discontinue lessons, simply inform us in writing one month in advance.


Payment of tuition reserves your instructor's time and a specific lesson time. Please avoid scheduling activities or appointments during the time that your reserved for your lesson. If you experience a continued conflict with your lesson time, contact us regarding the possibility of changing to a permanent time that is more convenient for you.

If an instructor is absent, the Academy will provide a qualified substitute instructor or the lesson will be credited or made-up.

A 24 hour notice for cancellation is required for lesson credit. However, this policy is flexible in the event of a reasonable unforseen circumstance. Please do not abuse this policy.


We offer a 10% discount to siblings, spouses, or parents of students already enrolled.