The finest music education available,
from teachers who love to teach!
We are Federal Way's #1 choice for music lessons, providing excellence in music education for over 10 years!
A private locally-owned music school, we are comprised of independent credentialed and experienced music professionals. Our diverse staff members actively perform in national touring bands, as classical concert soloists, in national and local symphonies, as recording artists on albums and movies/games, and as film and video game composers. Please visit our Faculty Page to learn more about our staff and choose your instructor or choose one of our popular group class options!
Our mission is to bring the joy of music to all ages and ability levels!
Our school in Federal Way services happy clients from all over the Puget Sound area including students from the cities of Federal Way, Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, Auburn, Fife, Edgewood, Milton, Algona, Highline, Des Moines, Kent, Mercer Island, University Place, Renton, Issaquah, Olympia, Gig Harbor and more!
- Hours by Appointment -
Monday to Friday: 2pm - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 2pm
In-person visits or registrations are during instructional hours and by appointment only.
Please complete the form or call ahead to make an appointment: 253-279-7844
A music education provides the foundation for a lifetime of artistic expression and creativity.
Getting there takes routine practice, focus, dedication, and ideally, the knowledge and skill of a qualified instructor. A great teacher is someone who understands how to make the learning fun: someone who can impart inspiration that leads to effective practice habits and someone who takes the time to really listen to the student. In doing so they can effectively design unique approaches to different learning styles.
This is why great teaching just doesn't work over the internet or with videos. Nor can it happen with a standardized, one-size-fits-all curriculum. The teachers at Federal Way School of Music are dedicated master teachers and mentors who work one-on-one with each student to ensure that growth is measured, goals are achieved, and the student feels empowered. In this way, a young musician learns to eventually become their own best teacher.
Before you commit to any program, ask your music teacher these important questions:
Do you craft your own lesson plans or is your teaching dictated by a corporate office? You might be surprised by the answer. A teacher who designs their own curriculum is able to impart their passion, not just their knowledge.
How much experience does your teaching staff possess? Blazing solos and flashy technique do not necessarily translate into effective teaching. Your instructor should not only have studied their instrument in some kind of formal program, but they should also bring to the plate an awareness of the realities of earning an income as a professional musician. They should be prepared to handle a broad demographic of students with varied backgrounds and capabilities. Through their experience, they should impart the wisdom of balance between one's music and the rest of life. Our teachers understand this balance and share a collective knowledge to rival any program, anywhere.
About our programs:
♪ We welcome all ability levels, ages, and musical styles
♪ Private Lessons are tailored by to each individual student, at their pace, and are not dictated by a corporate office. Instructors listen to each student's needs and goals and have a variety of lesson plans and styles available to fit any situation or need.
♪ Private Lessons are easily managed directly with each instructor with no "middleman" or hidden registration fees. This is how private lessons are meant to be!
♪ We also offer Group Classes on selected beginner instruments, various ensembles, or classroom-based subjects such as music theory.
A sample of quality Private Lessons and Group Class subjects we offer:
♪ Acoustic Guitar (Rock, Singer-songwriter, Fingerstyle, and more)
♪ Electric Guitar (Rock, Metal, Jazz, and more)
♪ Classical Guitar (traditional note-reading)
♪ Electric Bass
♪ Piano (Classical, Jazz, Rock)
♪ Drum Set
♪ Percussion (Orchestral, Mallets, Hand Percussion, Steel Drums)
♪ Voice (Traditional and Contemporary)
♪ Flute / Piccolo
♪ Oboe / English Horn
♪ French Horn
♪ Euphonium / Baritone
♪ Violin / Viola
♪ Upright Bass (Jazz and Orchestral Bowed)
♪ Music Theory and Ear Training
♪ Music History (Common Practice, 20th Century, Rock, Jazz)
♪ Jazz Studies
♪ Preparation and tutoring for auditions, competitions, college
♪ Preschool Music
♪ Small ensembles
♪ General Music (Music Appreciation)
♪ Music Production and Recording
♪ Music Software Training (DAW and notation programs)
♪ Producing music for film, TV, and video games
Why wait? Get started today!
To learn more about lessons, including rates and currently available appointment times,
please submit the no-obligation application form below!
Private Lesson rates vary based on instructor and program.
Student Application Form
Do you have your instrument ready?
If you are looking for a band or orchestra instrument, please visit our rentals page
to learn about our flexible and affordable rental program!
For other instruments, contact us today so an instructor can help you select an approved instrument.
This way, the student can have the best experience and value in their lessons!