Ann Arbor Music Center

and Rock Band School


For 17 years, the Ann Arbor Music Center and Rock Band School has existed to teach music in a way that inspires creativity, purpose and meaning in our students. We are not a franchise; founded by Alex Johnson, we are family owned and operated by real musicians. AAMC is currently teaching 650+ students high quality music lessons that are tailored to each individual through realizing the uniqueness of every student's interests, goals and learning style. We have carefully chosen the very best instructors to teach private guitar lessons, drum lessons, piano lessons, bass (electric and upright) lessons, violin lessons, voice (vocal) lessons, saxophone lessons, ukulele lessons, cello lessons, viola lessons, flute lessons, clarinet lessons, rock band classes, blues band classes, and jazz band classes. We teach students the universal language of music so they can communicate musically with other musicians and enjoy playing, understanding, and writing as a lifelong hobby or career. We don’t just teach students where to put fingers for a specific song to get them on stage quickly and “act” like a rock star before they’re ready. We value the importance of our students knowing what it’s like to play music the right way and to understand what they are playing. Like a REAL musician.

More than 650 children and adults are currently enrolled in our various programs. We have 25 of the very best instructors, most of whom are degreed from places like the world renowned Berklee College of Music and U of M.

We have 4 floors of well-equipped studios with over a dozen private lesson rooms and 4 huge band practice rooms in downtown Ann Arbor. There is a large parking lot right across the street, along with street parking.

Our students are people of all ages and levels, from complete beginner to advanced, who are lighthearted or serious about instrumental excellence and musical knowledge. We offer a well rounded music education that takes you from your very first lesson to the stage and beyond, with focus on enjoyment every step of the way.

Our recommendation:

Rent before you buy. Investing in an instrument before you know much about it is not necessary. Students have greater success when they rent before they buy, with the reward of the instrument once they’ve reached a goal. We rent electric (with amp) and acoustic guitars, bass guitars (with amp), saxophones, and violins for a very small fee.

Ann Arbor Music Center is open 7 days a week for private lessons and band classes. Lessons are available by appointment, so call/text/email us and we’ll work out a way for you to study music on your schedule.