Art & Music Classes in Nashville

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Looking for arts and music classes or courses in the Nashville area? We’ve got you covered with our list to help you find the right one for your family. Some offer classes for adults in addition to children lessons.

Art & Music Classes in NashvilleArt & Music Classes in Nashville

ARTS

Adonai Arts Academy
510 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37120
(615) 255-1289 ext. 111

Providing Christian arts education in music, art, and dance to students of all backgrounds with the mission of pointing them to our Lord and providing good, healthy, and God-honoring ways of expression. Our veteran art instructor offers an art class on three different days: Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Friday morning. She alternates the curriculum every semester, but often includes pencil, ink, oils, acrylics, watercolors, and multi-medium.

AR Workshop
101 International Drive Ste 105
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 285-4292

“AR Workshop®: a boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home décor from raw materials.  Join an instructor-led workshop to make custom wood signs, framed signs, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, tote bags, and more!  AR Workshop will help you take your home décor to the next level and have fun while creating it!”  Best suited for older school-age children and adults.

Brushfire Pottery Studio
4004 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 385-5334

Brushfire is the perfect place to create your own hand-painted works of art. If your kiddo can hold a paintbrush, he or she will have a blast making something one-of-a-kind.  Studio fee is $7, and then you have over 400 pieces of pottery from which to choose (prices range from $5-$95).  When you finish, the pottery is glazed, fired, and ready for pick up in about a week.

Cheekwood
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 356-8000

Tots! Every Tuesday- Saturday you may drop in anytime between 10am-12pm to participate in story time and an art or garden activity. These activities change weekly and are free with admission. Perfect for your budding artist and/or botanist! This program is geared towards toddlers but all are welcome to join.

The Clay Lady’s Campus
1416 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 242-0346

The Clay Lady offers pottery classes for all experience levels ages 16+. These classes last 9 weeks and are offered in Summer, Fall, and Winter.  Also available are the Summer Kids Clay Classes designed for kids of all ages.  Children 5 years and under should be accompanied by an adult. These classes last 1.5-3 hours depending on the activity.  See website for additional information.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
502 SE Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 890-2300

“The Studio” is a permanent exhibit of the Discovery Center and is packed with paint, clay, chalk, cardboard, and paper for endless creative fun!  Guided lessons are available on Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Cost of admission is $12, and children under 2 are free. 

Firstlight Arts Academy
1710 General George Patton Dr. Suite 108
Brentwood, TN 37207
(615) 678-6745

Firstlight offers 30 classes weekly for ages 4 and up!  Courses are available for beginners, intermediate, and advanced artists and are offered throughout the year.  The courses follow a school-year schedule from August to May, but you may join at any time. On the first Saturday of each month, we have an Open Studio for both registered students, and prospective students. See the Happenings page for details. We also have additional workshops and camps during the Summer.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 244-3340

Inside the Frist Center, you will find the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. The mission of the Martin ArtQuest® Gallery is to create a fun and engaging learning environment where visitors of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities experience hands-on activities that promote connections, creativity, and critical thinking. An additional bonus: Admission to the Frist Center is always FREE for kids ages 18 and under!  

Hatch Show Print
224 5th Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203
(615) 577-7710

Kids and parents can learn the basics of relief printmaking from Hatch Show Print staff members.  Then, using a selection of the shop’s working collection of blocks, participants get to make posters, cards, and more!  Kids 5 and under are free.

Little Art House
2104 Acklen Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 933-9644

Little Art House creates a space for people of ages to imagine and create! Instructor-led classes are offered as well as creative free play.  It is locally owned by two sisters who are licensed, experienced art teachers.  They are passionate about art education and fostering confidence in art-making.

Nashville Children’s Art Classes
7149 Nolensville Rd
Nolensville, TN 37125
(615) 975-3677

From the website: Nashville Children’s Art Classes offers nine-month programs of study to include painting, drawing, design, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and much more. Introduction to Art has been designed for 5 to 6-year-old children to introduce your child to art skills, strengthen their knowledge in art, and develop art vocabulary. Beginning Art has been developed for children 7- 8 year-old. Art 1 through Art 4 begins the portfolio building stage of your child’s art education and are perfectly suited for adult art education as well. Through this comprehensive curriculum, you or your child have the opportunity to work in over 40 areas of art.

Paint + Canvas
6913 Lenox Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 499-0543

From the website: Summer classes are available for kids. Most Saturdays from 11am to 12pm, we have open painting sessions for children at $25 per child. Student’s choice from one of our children’s painting. Check their calendar for updates, spaces are limited. Ongoing education classes are also available for children. These classes will last for the duration of Fall semester or Spring semester. Classes are held once a week for two hours.

The Pottery Place
2615 Medical Center Pkwy, Suite 1765
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 893-5556

Artists of all ages and skill levels choose from a huge array of unfinished pottery to create a unique painted masterpiece! Studio fee is $6 (Tuesday $3!) plus the cost of the pottery. Once completed, you’ll leave the piece at the studio for firing and glazing.  They are ready for pick-up after 5-7 days.

The Center for the Arts
110 W. College Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 904-2787

The mission of the Center for the Arts is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing cultural and economic enrichment through the arts. Since its opening, the Center for the Arts has been presenting theatrical productions, visual art exhibitions, music concerts, dance performances, and educational classes. The Center for the Arts is dedicated to its mission of spreading the arts through education initiatives and putting on quality, accessible performances for the middle Tennessee area. Center Stage Academy is The Center for the Arts’ youth arts enrichment program where students learn performing and visual arts skills. Center Stage Academy classes run all year, offering Fall, Winter, and Spring after-school classes and camps in Summer.

Third Coast Clay at The Factory
230 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 599-2200

A paint-your-own pottery studio located inside The Factory in Franklin, TN.  Select your piece of pottery, choose your colors, and create a unique masterpiece! Studio fee is $8 per piece, plus the cost of your pottery (pieces range from $8-$68 each). Pottery is left with the studio for the finishing touches, and the item can be picked up in 7 days (or shipped for a fee).

Williamson County Parks & Recreation

Multiple locations throughout Williamson County

A wide assortment of art classes/workshops take place throughout the year for ages 4 and older.  They include drawing, acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolors, Color Wheels (art history, techniques, and styles), performing arts camps, music lessons, and more.

Art & Music Classes in NashvilleMUSIC

Adonai Arts Academy
510 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37120
(615) 255-1289 ext. 111

From the website: Private music lessons available year round.  Classes available for the following: guitar, voice, drums, piano, violin, woodwinds, and trumpet. Providing Christian arts education in music, art, and dance to students of all backgrounds with the mission of pointing them to our Lord and providing good, healthy, and God-honoring ways of expression.  (Adonai Art Academy is located at First Church of the Nazarene.)

East Nashville: Our Davidson County location is Nashville First Church of the Nazarene, in the heart of East Nashville. At this location, we offer group classes in beginning piano, drums, and guitar. We also offer private lessons in piano, drums, guitar, violin, cello, voice, woodwinds, and theory & composition. Email [email protected] if you have questions or would like to schedule lessons.

Hermitage/Mt. Juliet: Our Wilson County location is transitioning, but we are proud to offer music lessons to our Wilson County families. Email [email protected] if you have questions or would like to schedule lessons.

We partner with Warner Elementary School, an East Nashville magnet school. Every week, Adonai Arts Academy offers a free afterschool choir to the students.

Bach to Rock
1475 N. Mt Juliet Rd
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
(615) 903-9658

From the website:Bach to Rock in Mt. Juliet, TN provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels living in, but not limited to, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hermitage & Green Hill. Instruments we teach include guitarpianodrumsvoiceviolintrumpet & more! B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones! We also have early childhood classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Take your skills to the next level in a Glee Club or Rock Band. B2R offers opportunities for students to perform in venues around Nashville and Wilson County.

Grand Staff Music School
1912 Columbia Avenue Suite C
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 300-5927

Music studio in Franklin offering private music instruction in electric/acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums and percussion, voice, piano, violin, viola, and mandolin.  Songwriter workshops and summer camp available.  Family discounts with two or more enrolled!

In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee
“The Groove Room”
3668-A Central Pike
Hermitage, TN 37076

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In Harmony Music Therapy
3601 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205
(Located inside Blakemore United Methodist Church)

‘Music Together’ is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for children of all ages.  Music Therapy services for children with special needs are offered at the West End location for ages birth through 21.

Mobile Music Academy
Email: [email protected]
(615) 301-8589

Mobile Music Academy offers in-home private music lessons as well as workshops and group music lessons located around Nashville, TN. Additionally, there are several daytime options for homeschool groups.  MMA contracts with local instructors throughout the Middle TN area.

Music City Strings
Franklin, TN
Email: [email protected]
(615) 948-0455

Music City Strings is one of the top educational string-performance ensembles in the country, and they maintain a regular schedule of rehearsals, performances, and touring.  It is a nonprofit program conducting classes, workshops, and public performances in order to encourage high-level music education for students in the Middle Tennessee area.

Nashville Music Academy
2716 Westwood Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 521-1937

Nashville Music Academy describes itself as “an eclectic, yet uniquely formal, Nashville music school” located in Berry Hill.  NMA offers music lessons, acting workshops, and voice coaching for all ages and a variety of instruments.  Music lessons are individually designed for each person depending on his or her unique skill level.  NMA also offers a program for those with special needs.

Nashville Violins
5109 Georgia Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 292-5196

Nashville Violins offers lessons for violin, viola, cello, bass (upright or electric), guitar, piano, keyboard, percussion, theory, mandolin, ukelele, fiddling, and Suzuki.  Lessons are taught in their private studios.  Rentals available for instruments.

Rock Zone School of Music
11902 Lebanon Road
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
(615) 562-0070

From the website: Rock Zone & TV Kids are a FUN After School Program! Music & Acting Clubs-  Students will explore all the instruments found at Rock Zone within a daily group lesson. Students get to learn the foundations of music such as rhythm, melody, and lyrics. Club activities also include STEM activities such as robotics and building projects.  .

ROOTS Academy
320 Southgate Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 804-1177

Offering private music lessons for ages 6-adults. From the website: At ROOTS, we are passionate about growing confident musicians through lessons tailored to fit each students’ unique gifting and interests. Our team of Music Mentors focuses on technique, ear-training, and goal-oriented progress in our state-of-the-art facility to help each student achieve their goals and become not only musicians but artists.

Sound Start Early Childhood Music
NashvilleTN 37219
To schedule a free observation class, you can self-schedule your visit on our registration pages, call our office at (615) 777-9314 or email our office at [email protected].

From the website: Sound Start Early Childhood Music offers weekly music classes for children ages newborn to five years to enjoy with a parent or caregiver. We feature talented, kid-approved, well-trained and FUN instructors, award-winning curriculum (created by The Music Class, Inc.) and high quality instruments and props. 

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