One-on-One Private Music Lessons
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A One-On-One Lesson Is The Single Most Important Service That ROOTS Music Academy Provides to our Students. These Private Lessons Conducted By Some Of The Best Teachers In Nashville!

Our private lessons are taught with the utmost professionalism. ROOTS Academy music teachers—we call them Mentors—always seek to inspire and encourage each student. Our faculty don’t just teach the lessons, they embrace the entire process as a unique opportunity to develop a well-rounded student in all aspects of music.

Private Lesson Details

ROOTS Academy provides 30-minute and 60-minute music lessons on piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, violin, viola, cello, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin.

  • 30-minute lessons are great for young children who are at least 6 years old, beginners and/or students who have had one-to-three years of prior lesson experience.
  • 60-minute lessons are ideal for serious music students, or students preparing for auditions or competitions.

Private music lessons are currently available Monday through Thursday from 2:00pm until 8:00pm, and Fridays from 2:00pm until 6:30pm. Saturdays are currently not offered, but please mention your interest.

Try a Lesson First

ROOTS welcomes new students to schedule trial lessons to experience our award winning lessons and studio.

Lesson & Recital Schedule

Private lessons are scheduled weekly and run year-round. ROOTS takes several scheduled holidays and breaks throughout the year. On average students receive 46 weekly lessons a year.

  • Fall semester starts in August and runs through December, ending with our annual holiday showcase (recital) the first weekend of December.
  • Spring semester starts in January and runs through May, ending with our annual Spring showcase, usually the first weekend of May.
  • Summer semester starts in June and runs through July, with no end-of-semester showcase.

Summer at ROOTS

Our Summer semester runs from June 1 through July 31. We offer summer lessons packages as well as summer music camps. A variety of summer camps for beginner and intermediate students are available starting the first week of June. Click here for more information.

Music Showcases (Recitals)

Showcase participation is strongly encouraged, but optional.

Our music showcases are hosted at ROOTS Academy in a completely transformed 2400 square foot space that contains a beautiful stage, lighting and seating for 150 parents, friends and family members. Click here for more details.

Each student has a chance to perform one song for every lesson or instrument taken. Every student receives a certificate of participation to commemorate their performance, along with a chance to take a picture with their mentor on the red carpet. So fun!

Because recitals are optional, there is a participation fee of $40 per student (no family discounts apply), per showcase. This fee covers event setup, rentals, additional pay for mentor participation and other studio related expenses.

Makeup Lessons

Students who cancel their lesson at least 24 hours in advance are allowed one makeup lesson per month, regardless of the number of lessons missed within the month. Makeup lesson availability are based on the mentors availability and can be booked within our parent portal.

Students who cancel their lesson within 24 hours are not given a makeup credit. Refunds are not issued for missed lessons—no exception.

In the event that a mentor is unable to teach their lesson, a substitute teacher will be provided. In the rare event that one cannot, you will be credited makeup lesson per lesson missed, or you can request a refund.


Tuition is $140 a month for a weekly 30 minute private music lesson. 60-minute lessons are $280 a month.

Families that enroll in at least 90 minutes of private music lessons are eligible for a 10% multi-lesson discount.

ROOTS utilizes an automated billing system to process monthly payments. In the event that we are unable to charge your credit card, payment is due within 7 days. A $15 late fee will be assessed to all past-due accounts on day 10.

We accept bank drafts, Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover and checks.

All students are subject to a $50 one-time registration fee; each additional child is $25.

Inclement Weather

During inclement weather, please monitor your email, text messages and our social media channels for closure or late start announcements. We do not follow the school systems decisions for weather closures, however we do heavily consider their decisions when making our own.

Unfortunately, refunds or makeups cannot be offered in the event that we close due to weather.

We are committed to our faculty and customers safety. We heavily weigh the decision to close and default to stay open whenever possible.

Music Lesson FAQ

How do I choose which instrument is right for me? 

  • We know that making that first step in choosing your instrument is a tough one. Don’t let that stop you! We offer a one-time free trial private music lesson to all new students to give you the opportunity to try out an instrument to see if it’s a good fit for you or your child risk-free.

How do I know my child is ready to start music lessons? 

  • Private Music Lessons may begin as early as age 6. Our mentor team can help determine if a student is indeed ready for one-on-one instruction in a Free Trial Music lesson.

I’m an adult, but I’ve always wanted to take music lessons. Is it too late? 

  • Absolutely not! It is never too late to begin music lessons. We have many adult students who have made great progress in the instrument of their choice. It’s never too late to check things off that bucket list! You’ll be so glad you did.

Lessons have been going great, but we really need a break. How do I withdraw from my current music lessons? 

  • Life gets crazy, and we understand that you need a break sometimes. Students are committed to lessons once that month’s tuition has been paid. As long as we are notified of your decision to stop before your next billing date, we can stop your future billing and lessons. You can find details here. If you are unhappy with your mentor or are thinking about trying a different instrument, let us know, and we will be happy to work with you to find a better fit!

Music Mentors

The ROOTS music teaching team consists of professional musicians and educators who bring a passion and love for teaching to the ROOTS community. We have singer/songwriters, educators, artists, touring musicians, and studio musicians who all offer a variety of approaches to teaching. Yet, each of them are trained to follow the ROOTS Philosophy and methodologies.

Each Mentor has been hand selected to join our team. We recognize that these aren’t just teachers, but influencers, and we take that role seriously.

Click here to learn more about our mentor team.

Student Stories

Here at ROOTS, we believe in instilling confidence through creativity in all of our students. The arts have a way of allowing people to see who they are in a way that nothing else does. Music has the power to change lives. We believe this for all of our students.

Meet, Ella Kinder.

Ella is a bundle of energy, a ray of sunshine, and a bright light to any place or person she comes in contact with. We at ROOTS have had the privilege of getting to know Ella over the past few years and watch her find her voice through music and dance.

At the heart of creativity is individuality, and Ella is a unique joy. She has a way about her that is special, and that has certainly changed us for the better.

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