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West Chester Music Academy

West Chester's 
Largest Music School

We offer lessons for piano, guitar, drums, bass, ukulele, voice, violin, & more!

Get started with learning your favorite instrument today!
All ages & skill levels are welcome!

West Chester Music Academy is West Chester's #1 choice for music lessons!

The West Chester Music Academy is West Chester's largest music school, having taught hundreds of students from ages 2 to adult. Whatever instrument you or your child wish to play, we teach: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Ukulele, Violin, Voice, & more, all taught under one roof or online in your home!

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Instruments & Instruction In:

Piano, Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, Classical), Drums, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Violin, Voice, & More

Piano Keyboard

12 Benefits of Becoming a
West Chester Music Academy Student

Piano Lesson

1. Piano, Guitar (Acoustic, Classical, & Electric), Drums, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Violin & Voice in ONE location!

This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day.  We offer the a variety of music lessons in West Chester, Pennsylvania for all of the most popular instruments: Piano, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele Violin, and Voice!



Enroll in music lessons with a Music Academy instructor direct into your home with our online lessons program!

Music instructor Nick Soak

2. The most qualified and dedicated teaching faculty in West Chester.

Our university-trained 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, are extremely friendly, and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson. 

Teacher Giving Guitar Lessons

3. The widest range of music lesson times available seven days a week!

Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Request a time to come in and take a free tour!

Happy Drummer

4. A proven track record of excellence.

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed.
We have a proven track record of offering quality music lessons in West Chester year-round. Our full-time mission is teaching music lessons.

man teaching kids

5. A comfortable waiting area for parents.

We have the most spacious and parent-friendly waiting area in West Chester.

Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, and coffee service. 

Violin Class

6. Fully stocked music lesson rooms in West Chester

We are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, keyboards, and more. All you need to bring is your instrument.  Technology is also a big part of lessons at the West Chester Music Academy.   Integrating technology allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson using music teaching apps, music software, Zoom, and more. Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson in addition to your instrument!

kids playing violins

7. Free, all-inclusive music recitals.

Every May and December, our students have the option of performing in our recitals. Students are not required to perform, but many choose to. We hold these recitals at prestigious auditoriums, such as West Chester University, as they have a grand Steinway piano and world-class acoustics.

​Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.​

Parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.

guitar lesson

8. Early morning and lunchtime lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students, and working professionals.

Since we are the fastest growing school in Chester County, we are able to be a 'full service' music school.

This allows us to offer lessons as early as 10:00 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.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.

girl holding guitar and smiling

9. FREE Picture Day

We are the only music school in West Chester that offers a picture day for their students.

Every Fall we host a free picture day with a professional photographer.  This is a service that our student's parents love as they all want quality photos of their children.  Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

West Chester Music Academy parking lot

10. Located at 7 N. Five Points Road in West Chester, PA

The West Chester Music Academy is conveniently located off of 202 and Rt 3.  WCMA music lessons are easy to find with plenty of free parking.  Close to our school, you will find great shopping and dining at the West Goshen Town Center.

young girl having drum lesson

11. Month to Month Lessons

West Chester Music Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. 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.

music award wrist bands

12. Trophies, certificates, and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music schools in West Chester that give their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies, AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces 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.

Nick Doak's family

Meet the Director

The ability to play an instrument or sing beautifully offers a lifetime of benefits. Music lessons also foster a student’s personal, social, and academic development. West Chester Music Academy has made substantial investments in its facilities and elite faculty to provide an uplifting environment designed to foster creativity, confidence, and joy.

If you’ve been told you are tone-deaf or uncoordinated, we're here to inform you that everyone can improve their musical skills. We've witnessed thousands of students transform their lives in ways they never imagined possible. We make it our mission to help West Chester Music Academy students explore and develop their talents, wherever their curiosity and interests lead them.

Nick Doak
West Chester Music Academy

Annual Winter & Spring Student Recitals

Our Students love performing on West Chester's biggest stages!

Every parent wants to know how their child is progressing. That’s why, twice a year, we present our Red Carpet recitals in professional recital halls equipped with a Steinway grand piano (at no added fee). And at our Winter Recital, your child can perform at the West Chester University Wells School of Music Ware Family Recital Hall. Bring your family and friends to share in the fun.

young girl playing guitar and singing

Music Lessons: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Ukulele, Violin, Voice & More in West Chester, PA

Looking for Music Lessons “near me”? #1 choice in West Chester, PA! Youth & adult lessons and classes. All skill levels! Serving West Chester, Malvern, Downingtown, Exton, Chester Springs, Coatesville, Glen Mills, Media, and all of the greater West Chester area.


Andrea P.

My 7 year old son Brian started his piano lessons for some time now and I am amazed by not only the fact that this little guy can read music and play but the huge amount of confidence he has gained. He volunteers to play in music class at school and feels proud to play at home for his family. He has gained just so much enjoyment from playing. That comes directly from the infectious joy of music the staff and his teacher share with him during his lessons. The entire staff is so friendly and a pleasure to be around. They make music fun and encourage development in the instrument; from games to little rewards and trophies the encouragement is unbounding. I am so thrilled to have found West Chester Music academy for my son and really cannot recommend them enough!


Joanne G.

We’ve only been as WCMA for about 2 months. We’ve already had a wonderful recital and right now my child is getting an hour group make up lessons since we’ll be on vacation next week. AMAZING. Normally we would just miss out when we were away but WCMA goes the extra mile. The communication is outstanding! It’s easy to go online and see what’s available when our schedule changes. My daughter LOVES her teacher and is learning so much. Highly recommend! I would give more stars if I was allowed!


Nidhin D.

Excellent academy. They conduct recitals at the west chester university every quarter and it’s such a beautiful thing to see our kids learning something and performing on a stage and the school arranges it. In matter of couple months training at west chester music academy, my son was able to do his first performance without any prior experience

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