Are We the Right Music School for You?
Smithville Music Studio is the fastest growing music school in the Kansas City North area offering lessons in guitar, piano, ukulele, banjo, drums & more. Students drive from as far away as Gladstone, Nashua, Platte City, Kearney, Liberty and Weston to take private lessons with us. We offer lessons for ages 6 to adult.
While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a Smithville Music student and find out why we are the fastest growing music school in the area!
By Smithville Music Studio Director,
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We have a number of 2nd generation students (former child students now bringing their children). Our music students come from many surrounding communities including: Gladstone, Nashua, Platte City, Liberty, Weston & all of Kansas City North!
Our teaching staff includes some of the most experienced music instructors in the Midwest. Some are former public school music teachers and degrees from some of the finest music schools in the world including Boston's Berklee College of Music and UMKC Conservatory of Music. See below to learn about our (STUDENT TEACHER PROGRAM)
Our teaching studios have everything needed to for the music students, guitar amps, cables, high quality sound systems, upright bass, electric keyboards and a vintage Steinway Grand Piano for the student musician.
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.
Smithville Music Studio has a proven track record of offering quality music, guitar, voice, drums, banjo, bass, woodwind and piano lessons in Smithville, Missouri year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by hundreds of students for over thirty five years.
Drop off or stay and listen with our "open door policy".
We have Wi-Fi and magazines or a chance to meet others in our music family.
Easy access from 169 and 92 hwy.
Plenty of parking in our well lighted strip mall located just across from McDonalds, Sonic and the Platte Valley Bank.
Our lessons begin before the lesson begins:
• How is the student walking in?
• Is the student smiling and talkative?
• How is the student sitting, where are they looking?
• Clues to how to handle todays lesson you'll never catch online.
Depending on the instructors specialty: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Bass, Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano, Music Theory, Song & Lyric writing.
Jazz, Classical, Blues, Rock, Country, Bluegrass
Have a student hoping to go to State this year? We have staff that have been adjudicators for school MUSIC CONTESTS for a number of years. Recitals are held at least yearly. Other performance opportunities, solo and ensemble.
Depending on teacher availability, lessons are scheduled Monday thru Friday, 11:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. No contracts, all lessons are monthly, same time and day each week. Payment is monthly at the 1st lesson of the month.
Manageable traffic, friendly small town people and only a short drive to the beauty of Smithville Lake.
All this and the highest quality of private Music Instruction within a few minutes of the Kansas City Northland.
Smithville Music Studio has a number of homeschool music students from Smithville and surrounding areas.
They enjoy the ability to schedule music lessons into their school day.
We only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract. Schedules are busy and lessons are first come first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson. 816-873-2313
STUDENT TEACHER PROGRAM
We support a program to help beginning teachers refine their skills as they develop into professional teachers. Only advanced long term students who are music majors or preparing to study music at a college level are screened for this program. Not only are their music skills considered but their goals and their abilities to communicate with others, especially younger student musicians. They hone their skills under the watchful eye of a mentor instructor and have access to address any teaching concerns they may encounter. Through this program we will advance the art of teaching music while allowing student teachers opportunity to earn financial support in their chosen field.
"She really has learned a lot from Tim...in a rather short amount of time. She plays beautifully and picked up a lot of techniques really quickly. I’m always amazed at the vastness of her artistic talents."
- Wendy Assel, Smithville, Mo.
"I'm and older student of Tim's. I didn't start taking lessons from him until I was 69 years old. I have no musical talent but wanted something to do. Tim has amazing patience with me and a great sense of humor.
I look forward to every lesson. It's the highlight of my week. If guitar is something you've wanted to pursue but weren't sure, give it a try. Tim won't disappoint you.
He's a terrific teacher and I'd recommend him to anyone."
- Bonnie Green, Smithville,Mo.
"Tim is a wonderful teacher"
- Mary Foster, Smithville, Mo.
I am very grateful for Onalaska Music Academy - Mrs. Maher emphasizes the fundamentals of piano, which has helped my daughter not only sight read but also challenge herself with new pieces. Having to practice daily has taught her discipline and responsibility, which translates to her schoolwork.”
- Jessica R. (Parent)
OMA helped get me where I am today because the teachers push me with each song
and give me confidence as I grow older.”
-Maddie M. (Student)
Mrs. Maher's musical knowledge and patience with our kids lead us to choose OMA for piano lessons.
Our kids have excelled under her guidance.”
-Mark M. (Parent)
Lynn does a very good job pushing Ali to develop her piano skills and get the most out of playing piano.”
-Darrin H. (Parent)
I like that I can sing with my teacher.
-Gabriel B. (Student, 6 years old)
“I think it’s fun to do lessons. It’s also fun to wait for your turn...so you can listen to all of the music.”
- Noah H. (Student)
“Mr. Witz is an amazing teacher and I’ve learned so much from him since i’ve started taking voice lessons. He also makes it fun to learn. I love taking my lessons here.”
- Anna H. (Student)
“Taking music lessons has helped out alot in school and gives me something to do when I am bored.
Thank you OMA!”
- Alex H. (Student)
“My Voice teacher is very nice and very kind. He is also very funny.”
- Austin N. (Student)
“Mrs. Maher (Piano) will give you all the tools you need to be the best musician you can be!”
- Gralyn S. (Student)